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joeyhugg
September 25th, 2013, 05:47 PM
Here is something I recently discovered that can help with your games. This is very useful and converts to a .wav file (BTW, .wav is supported by RMXP). So, let's get started!

Step 1) Find a MIDI file!

This one is both easy and hard at the same time. For the most part, you can just google the song in MIDI format and there will be a result. But some don't show up, as I saw. I will be using the Attack on Titan opening for this tutorial.

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/Joeyhugg/Tutorial%20Screenshots/8bit1_zps25734841.png

Step 2) Download GXSCC

This one is a bit tricky, as it's a Japanese program. The program is in English, but the website is not. To download, click here: http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconValley-SanJose/8700/P/GsorigE.htm

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/Joeyhugg/Tutorial%20Screenshots/8bit2_zps98fcfa9f.png

Step 3) Drag the MIDI over GXSCC

As simple as it says. It takes a whopping two seconds.

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/Joeyhugg/Tutorial%20Screenshots/8bit3_zps340268f0.png

Step 4) Exporting it to a .wav

This part is easier than it sounds. All you have to do is click the "Authoring" button in between Pause and Config.

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/Joeyhugg/Tutorial%20Screenshots/8bit4_zps739d0a93.png

Step 5) ???

Step 6) Profit!

BTW, here are the song downloads:

MIDI download (http://www.mediafire.com/?a2s9w7oc9magylp)

Finished Product (http://www.mediafire.com/?4k27jnnmpw6a2ss)

Varion Bluefire
September 30th, 2013, 08:31 AM
No. No. No. No.

This is the WORST kind of 8Bit, it's not even real, you'd be better off usuing NES soundfonts in FL Studio, and rendering it to a .mp3 and it will sound somewhat better quality than, GXSCC.

Seriously though, apologies if this sound round, but GXSCC is bad. :l

joeyhugg
September 30th, 2013, 12:54 PM
It sounds fine to me, and FL Studio costs money. :/

It's really just personal preference, though.

Edit: After thinking about it, I should've put chiptek instead of 8-bit...

Varion Bluefire
September 30th, 2013, 01:59 PM
There's a free version of FL studio, from what I've seen, it's not different to paying.

GXSCC may sound like chiptune/8bit, but thge instruments are not functioned correctly, making it slightly out of 8bit standard.