It's been a while, NG.

2015-01-28 21:29:17 by CapnCoconuts

Seems I've been gone for quite some time. Anyways, I've got a few new things to upload. I hope you enjoy them!


Organ Trail has put me in a strange mood

2013-08-07 16:55:42 by CapnCoconuts
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Suddenly I have the urge to make moody music that would fit in a post-apocalyptic environment. I've released two chiptune pieces already and I want to make more.

Nuclear Holocaust
Nuclear Winter

Despite the names, you could potentially use them for any general end of the world setting. The latter one might be best suited for nuclear stuff nonetheless, given its use of a gieger counter as percussion.

If you like either of these, consider following me and/or buying something on my BandCamp.



The only 8-bit anything I was exposed to as a kid was the NES (although I did watch Atari 2600 gameplay for a 15 minutes at most, but I barely remember anything about that).

Just recently, I downloaded Deflemask, a tracker that can emulate several different chipsets. One of those is the Commodore 64. Despite only having 3 channels to work with, musicians have made awesome music for the Commodore 64, and you can expect me to do the same in the future. I fell in love with its audio almost instantly upon watching videos of the stuff on YouTube.

By the way, if anyone knows of a means of making Atari POKEY chip music on a Windows machine, please do not hesitate to tell me.



I am totally not used to this program at all (my primary software is Game Maker 8), but I think I'm slowly getting the hang of it. I've wanted to make some Flash/HTML5 games but Game Maker Studio's HTML5 module is prohibitively expensive for me at the moment (and I don't know of any support for the Newgrounds API), so it looks like I'm using Stencyl.

At any rate, you can expect me to branch out from submitting music and art to to submitting something a little more interactive. Don't worry, I have enough sense not to make lazy, dolled up installments of Stencyl examples.

Speaking of which, let me leave a note for those of you who are making lazy edits of Stencyl examples: if I come across your game, I will vote 0, and I will leave a negative review. If you don't like it, tough. Make something that has actual effort put into it. I encourage everyone reading this news post to discourage lazy Stencyl example edits as well.

If you don't know what the Stencyl examples are, download the free version of Stencyl today and see for yourself. THE MOAR YOU KNOW!


I HAVE AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE

2013-07-19 20:09:39 by CapnCoconuts
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A very important message!

So important that the fate of the world--nay, the UNIVERSE depends upon its transmission!

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I like grapes.

you should totally follow me btw



Follow CapnCoconuts for list updates and other things he posts.

The following musicians were nominated and selected for inclusion into the Audio Underdog List. These artists need more love. You can give them more love by writing reviews for their music, sharing that music with your friends, and/or sharing this list with your friends. Try to get your friends to nominate users!

For your convenience, nominators have selected one song written by each nominee which they felt was most suitable for expressing the talent of their nominated artist. For being such good sports, I've also listed the nominators after their nominees. Some of these guys happen to be underappreciated musicians as well, so how about you check them out?

Underdogs are listed with the more recent updates being first; underdogs within those updates are listed chronologically in order of nomination.

UPDATE 2

All entrees were selected by the list manager due to lack of nominations. Reader, you can help by nominating someone.

DarkantheHero, nominated by CapnCoconuts
- Caustic Synths Man! (Dance Song)

djadj50, nominated by CapnCoconuts
- Dont You See (Hip Hop Song - Modern)

FlyingColours, nominated by CapnCoconuts
- Of Strange Lands and People (Solo Instrument Song)

UPDATE 1

MockOff, nominated by Wurfel-Waffles
- Conformity (Indie Song)

Krautergeist, nominated by Wurfel-Waffles
- Warfighters (Cinematic Song)

Bspendlove, nominated by Wurfel-Waffles
- The City (Cinematic Song)

Nimble, nominated by Bosa
- [Nim]Act 2: Downtown (Cinematic Song)

industrialplayground, nominated by LichLordMusic
- Murder Me (Industrial Song)

MobiusIII, nominated by CapnCoconuts
- Showdown (Video Game Song)

SpinWires, nominated by FustigateM
- I Don't Care I Love It (Pop Song)

Self-nominations are still forbidden, but you can still get a link to your profile on the list by nominating someone else.

A new list will be posted next week. Help the list by finding more users that need some publicity! If you have a suggestion that isn't too difficult to implement, or just want to make a comment, go right ahead.

To nominate people for this list, please post in this topic here: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1343613


The Audio Underdog List--Update 1

2013-07-08 00:43:46 by CapnCoconuts
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Follow CapnCoconuts for list updates and other things he posts.

The following musicians were nominated and selected for inclusion into the Audio Underdog List. These artists need more love. You can give them more love by writing reviews for their music, sharing that music with your friends, and/or sharing this list with your friends. Try to get your friends to nominate users!

For your convenience, nominators have selected one song written by each nominee which they felt was most suitable for expressing the talent of their nominated artist. For being such good sports, I've also listed the nominators after their nominees. Some of these guys happen to be underappreciated musicians as well, so how about you check them out?

Underdogs listed in chronological order of nomination.

MockOff, nominated by Wurfel-Waffles
- Conformity (Indie Song)

Krautergeist, nominated by Wurfel-Waffles
- Warfighters (Cinematic Song)

Bspendlove, nominated by Wurfel-Waffles
- The City (Cinematic Song)

Nimble, nominated by Bosa
- [Nim]Act 2: Downtown (Cinematic Song)

industrialplayground, nominated by LichLordMusic
- Murder Me (Industrial Song)

MobiusIII, nominated by CapnCoconuts
- Showdown (Video Game Song)

SpinWires, nominated by FustigateM
- I Don't Care I Love It (Pop Song)

Self-nominations are still forbidden, but you can still get a link to your profile on the list by nominating someone else.

A new list will be posted next week. Help the list by finding more users that need some publicity! If you have a suggestion that isn't too difficult to implement, or just want to make a comment, go right ahead.


The New Underdog List

2013-06-30 13:43:36 by CapnCoconuts

I spent some time looking in the archives and found a topic about a list of underdog audio developers. For some reason, the guy maintaining that list stopped doing so about 4 years ago, but the topic kept going in spite of that, and it was eventually locked.

Since I haven't seen anyone else attempt to start it up again, and since the mod that locked the topic said that it was OK to make a new topic, well... I think I'll volunteer, with this being the new topic. So now, without further ado...

Welcome to the New Underdog List!

The purpose of this topic is to find and showcase works made with talent that have been buried by the loads of not-so-talented stuff on the portal. By doing so, hopefully the underdogs will be a little more mainstream, and a bit easier to access by people people who want good music.

What Should be Considered an Underdog?

This is one of these things that can be subjective in certain circumstances. Nonetheless, for the sake of order and decency, there has to be some objective criteria for nominations to the list. So, I submit to you the following:

1) The musician must have composed at least 3 songs, each of which should be of respectable quality.
Having a few songs to listen to is nice, as it allows others to get a feel for the composer's style. It'd also be nice if those songs were actually pleasant to listen to.

2) Pick the song of theirs which you think is best and link to it.
That song will be recommended on the list. Alternatively, pick a song that has gotten much less attention than the others.

3) No more than 5 reviews for each of the four most recent submissions.
Or three, if the nominee only has the bare minimum of songs. On another note, please don't nominate an artist that's submitted loads of music that's gotten loads of reviews who just happened to submit 4+ songs a few hours ago. OF COURSE he's not going to have enough reviews on his new songs.

4) Only nominate active artists unless your potential nominee is totally awesome.
If they haven't submitted audio in a month, they might not care about submitting audio anymore, and thus might not care about being an Underdog... so unless your dude is totally rad, look for someone else to nominate.

5) DO NOT NOMINATE YOURSELF.
Sadly, the majority of the Underdog nominations on the old topic were self-nominations, which kinda made that topic suck. Sorry, but you can't self-nominate here. If you want to self-advertise your audio, there's a topic for that.

How This Works

Nominations and debate on those nominations will occur in this thread. Periodically, I will make news posts containing the lists on my user page. Links to list updates will be provided. And with that... happy nominating to the nominators, and may all of you as a whole enjoy all that the list has to offer!

(This is a repost of the forum thread. Please go there to nominate people for the list.)