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Gryzor87, musician of the game Hydorah and "L'Abbaye des Morts" has made a 95 pages manual (in english and spanish) in full colour, explaining how to use the program PXTone to make music for videogames. But it is not just a simple guide to show you step by step how to use the program, it is a full document filled with advices, tricks and indications to create compositions that will fit and sound good for your concrete videogame. The download pack includes the manual, the program and a collection of examples.

Gryzor87, compositor de la música de Hydorah (un matamarcianos que ya comentamos en Pixfans) y de L’Abbaye des Morts, ha publicado un manual (en español e inglés) de 95 páginas a todo color en el que explica cómo utilizar el programa PXTone para crear música para videojuegos. Pero no se trata de una simple guía que paso a paso enumera las características y funcionalidades del programa, se trata de un documento en el que se dan consejos, trucos e indicaciones para crear composiciones que queden bien con un videojuego concreto. El pack de descarga, además de incluir el manual, trae consigo el programa PXTone (para Windows) y una colección de ejemplos.

http://www.gr87.com/?page_id=64

Note: I have not use (still) the program, I am just writing here the link and text taken from one of my blogs. Please, fell free to check it and tell us about it.
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Re: How to create cool music for videogames
« Reply #1 on: 2010-Dec-27 »
Cool. But I'm sure that it helps if you're not tone deaf! :P
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Re: How to create cool music for videogames
« Reply #2 on: 2010-Dec-29 »
Thanks for the link ampos - very useful!
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Re: How to create cool music for videogames
« Reply #3 on: 2010-Dec-29 »
looked into this app some time ago, gave a few shots into it, but with such a "manual" it will sure be an add to the collection....thanks

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Re: How to create cool music for videogames
« Reply #4 on: 2010-Dec-29 »
Gryzor87, musician of the game Hydorah and "L'Abbaye des Morts" has made a 95 pages manual (in english and spanish) in full colour, explaining how to use the program PXTone to make music for videogames. But it is not just a simple guide to show you step by step how to use the program, it is a full document filled with advices, tricks and indications to create compositions that will fit and sound good for your concrete videogame. The download pack includes the manual, the program and a collection of examples.

Gryzor87, compositor de la música de Hydorah (un matamarcianos que ya comentamos en Pixfans) y de L’Abbaye des Morts, ha publicado un manual (en español e inglés) de 95 páginas a todo color en el que explica cómo utilizar el programa PXTone para crear música para videojuegos. Pero no se trata de una simple guía que paso a paso enumera las características y funcionalidades del programa, se trata de un documento en el que se dan consejos, trucos e indicaciones para crear composiciones que queden bien con un videojuego concreto. El pack de descarga, además de incluir el manual, trae consigo el programa PXTone (para Windows) y una colección de ejemplos.

http://www.gr87.com/?page_id=64

Note: I have not use (still) the program, I am just writing here the link and text taken from one of my blogs. Please, fell free to check it and tell us about it.

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Re: How to create cool music for videogames
« Reply #5 on: 2011-Jan-03 »
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Cool. But I'm sure that it helps if you're not tone deaf!

I'm kinda with you on that one, same goes for graphics
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Re: How to create cool music for videogames
« Reply #6 on: 2011-Jan-11 »
Gracias, de momento me guardo el link para más adelante :)

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Re: How to create cool music for videogames
« Reply #7 on: 2011-Jan-29 »
This program is great, thanks! I loaded it up to see what it was all about and before I knew it 4am had passed. The manual is really good too.

I've been looking around for pxtone related stuff:

http://www.geocities.jp/pepo4649/  - there is a good pack of samples/voices on this website, go to music on the menu.

http://pistonsource.iiichan.net/ - "PiSTON SOURCE is a netlabel that releases music made with Piston Collage (or PxTone for short), a chiptune/lo-tech music editing program for Windows. Its purpose is to show off the ways in which this little program can be abused". Some of this stuff is pretty out there. My favourite release is PS028 - Candlelight by John Baken. Track 2 is brilliant.

http://pxtone.haru.gs/english/index.html - "This website is for the exhibition of music made with "Pxtone Collage".
You can contribute your music and instrument and listen to music from many other composers." They also have a few instrument packs if you click on the support link at the top.

Great stuff!

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Re: How to create cool music for videogames
« Reply #8 on: 2011-Jan-29 »
PX Tone is cool.
You also have musagi from dr. Petter (of Sculptris fame): http://www.drpetter.se/project_musagi.html

Personally I would reccomend a setup consisting of Ableton Live, Reason (rewired from Ableton), Energy XT (as a VST for Patchbuilding) and a few cool vst-synths (Sylenth1, Twin2, PolyAnna, Nexus 2, the Arturia Collection of analog emulations  ...).
Personally I also use some hardware-synths (Korg x-50, Proteus MPS+, Korg Poly-61), and a few differente guitars.
This gives the best quality, but if you don't want to spend a lot of money, you can definetly make some cool music with PX Tone or Musagi ;)

I also use a lot of free high quality vst-plugins. Both synths and effects. I could start a thread that list up a perfect free music-production setup if anybody are interested.
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