Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

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Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by DRW » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:23 pm

There is a self-created song that someone gave me. And I think a certain part of the song reminds me of some NES game, but I cannot find out which game it might be.
I attached an NSF file of the relevant part:

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If you listen to it, do you know of which game it might remind me?
It's probably not an exact recreation, but if you know of a song in a game that sounds similar, please tell me.
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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by Controllerhead » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:28 pm

DRW wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:23 pm
If you listen to it, do you know of which game it might remind me?
It's probably not an exact recreation, but if you know of a song in a game that sounds similar, please tell me.
It reminds me of the Shatterhand stage select
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecSmu3KF2t8

It has a very Stage Selecty vibe in general, to me. Good music!
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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by Bregalad » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:38 am

It doesn't remind you of any existing song I know of. Nice song by the way.

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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by DRW » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:28 am

The "Shatterhand" stage select wasn't the song that it reminded me of.

But I do believe that the song indeed comes from one of those futuristic platformers, like "Mega Man", "Shatterhand", "Shadow of the Ninja", "Power Blade" etc.
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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by Drag » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:08 pm

The composition itself sounds very Capcom-like, but so far, the only direct "this does the same musical thing" comparison I have is that the second half of the loop does something similar to the main section of Deja Vu's gameover screen.

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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by DRW » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:33 pm

No, that wasn't it either.

When I listen to that song, I have some intro scene in mind. Something in a big city. Like in "Power Blade 2" when the main character is riding his motorcycle. But I already checked. That wasn't the scene either.
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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by turboxray » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:39 am

DRW wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:23 pm
There is a self-created song that someone gave me.
What NES tracks did they train it on?

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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by DRW » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:10 pm

What does "train it on" mean?
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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by Controllerhead » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:09 pm

turboxray wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:39 am
DRW wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:23 pm
There is a self-created song that someone gave me.
What NES tracks did they train it on?
I think he is asking if it was generated by a neural network, or something to that degree?

Was the song generated by an algorithm or composed by a person?

I was under the impression it was composed by a person.
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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by DRW » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:52 am

It was composed by a person for my game. The uploaded part is just a small section of a longer composition. But this specific part somehow reminds me of something. And now I want to find out if there's really some song in a game that sounds similar.
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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by turboxray » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:14 pm

Controllerhead wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:09 pm
turboxray wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:39 am
DRW wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:23 pm
There is a self-created song that someone gave me.
What NES tracks did they train it on?
I think he is asking if it was generated by a neural network, or something to that degree?

Was the song generated by an algorithm or composed by a person?

I was under the impression it was composed by a person.
Well, the phrase "self-created" is very awkward and specific thing to say, if you mean say "someone made.." or a "friend made..".
Sounds close the ML "language" when talking about training and creation (I had a few friends use ML to create new music in the same style as it was trained on), so I just assumed haha.

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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by DRW » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:29 pm

Yeah, English isn't my first language. I used "self-created" in the way that the person created the tune himself, as opposed to simply recreate an existing song.
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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by Fisher » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:43 am

That's a nice sound.
It reminds me of the action and adventure games from back on the day.
Specifically the keyboard sounds vaguely like some Castlevania sound...
Blood Tears maybe?
But different, with a kind of "futuristic" feel.

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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by DRW » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:39 am

Yeah, I also thought of one of those futuristic platformers.

It's not "Castlevania". I would say I know most of the music from these games.
It's probably either something from "Mega Man" or from one of those lesser-known titles ("Shadow of the Ninja", "Shatterhand", "Vice - Project Doom", "Power Blade" etc.)
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Re: Does this song remind you of a song in an NES game?

Post by TmEE » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:58 am

Soundswise it is a lot like Duck Tales and some other Capcom games but the actual melodies etc. I couldn't recognize but I do experience some sort of familiarity moment too.

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