Category Archives: LSDJ

More Shit Orchestra

I’ve been having a lovely time making some music with my Shit Orchestra of Small Instruments!  Come and have a listen to what I’ve shat out…

This is a cover of Dub Be Good To Me using my new Korg Volca FM!

This was an original tune I made because I was in a good mood!

And here’s a tune I made for a one-button game jam.  You can play the game here!

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Live Jamming with Small Instruments

Started making music with lots of little beepy things.

Here we have a DMG Game Boy running LSDJ, an iPhone running iKaossilator, and iPad 2 running Animoog, a PO-20 and a Kaoss Pad Mini – trying to do a cover of John Carpenter’s theme from Assault on Precinct 13

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Motet – GBJam4

Hello!

I teamed up with a lad called Tselmek to enter GBJam #4.

GBJam is a competition where people make as authentic a Game Boy game experience as possible but modern machines are allowed.  There’s specific restrictions which one must adhere to, like limited colour palette authentic to the original DMG Game Boy, and must sound like a Game Boy too.

That’s where I come in!  So I used LSDJ to create the title theme and the in-game ambience, as well as using it to create some sound effects by pissing about with the noise and pulse wave channels.  I should do that again, it turned out quite nice.

I think the element I’m most proud of in this music is creating a hummable theme in the style of the sort of tune you’d have on a title screen in 1989.  Catchy, a bit cheap, a bit crummy but rather likeable.  Although you be the judge!

motet

The game is a fantastic, original little puzzler.  The gameplay is reminiscent of a combination of Soko-Ban and Deflektor.  You control an adventurer who must use the beams of light from a limited number of jewels to illuminate ancient artifacts thus completing a level.

There’s thirty levels and each one is genuinely fun and original.  They get blissfully tricky too, so why not download it (it’s free!), vote for it, and have some 8-bit monochrome fun!

You can visit Motet on its GameJolt page here.  You can also hear my tunes on that page too.

I was very proud to be a part of this and I hope in future to collaborate with Tselmek again on more Game Jams.

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New Game Boy / LSDJ tune – Geranium

Here is a new tune I did on my Game Boy with LSDJ.

The main goal for this one was to try and get a decent sounding kick drum in the mix.  I also wanted to try something a bit more tough and slow.  But it ended up going fast anyway 🙂