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Bandwagoning - self thoughts on file(z) in FFR
Posted on: April 21, 2012, at 01:38:09am

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Nightrain - FUCKING FINALLY. The first batch I sent this to dates back to early 2009. Original version was considerably more dense and layered than the in-game one by about 100 arrows, but the in-game one is by far way more fun (seems the community thinks so too :D) The first part of the song mostly follows the guitar with layered drums. The difficulty in the song comes mostly from the middle section with layered piano and whatever that harmonic instrument is. Then the end kind of combines the harmonic thing, guitar and drums. Full song is about 6 minutes long.

Trisection v2 - Kind of a dump, but a much needed one. Originally it was a complete dump - the jumpgluts were handgluts, the 24th stream was more densely layered with drums and there was an ugly polyrhythm from a 16th jack in the second last 24th part. I toned it down A LOT and kept refining it, and boom, accepted. Some elitists might prefer any one of Yesssss' charts, but I knew the jack style chart wouldn't fly with the judges, and I'm not him (however much I may try to emulate him...). I still feel that I did this amzin song the justice it so patiently waited for and I like the result. Frankly that's all that matters.

Let's Go - Quickly stepped because of how simple the rhythms are, yet extensively playtested to cater specifically for one-handed players. Spread players will notice that the patterns are kind of wonky but it's only because of the one-hand thing. Currently pretty much the only file in FFR and one of the only ones period stepped specifically for one hand; we'll see if there will be more.

Feelings From the Air - My favourite song from the one artist I've stepped the most. The overlayered dumps in the Stepmania scene do not fit this song at all, so this easier version should strike a few chords with people familiar with those. Nice and simple file, nothing complicated, just the way it should be.

WiLD PLANET - Every good step artist steps an OSTER Project file somewhere along the line, right? Here's mine. In a similar vein to Nightrain, this is a rather technical file but is not quite as dense. Still has some funkyish elements to it that I really enjoyed listening to and stepping. I'm extremely happy with how this file turned out. It's the most fun file I've made since Kirby Pack 2. And to think I was uncertain about the layering through the entire thing.

Umlaut Ampersand - I'll be honest. I did not expect this to get accepted. The song is just so weird and the file is equally weird. The one 64th roll sticks out like a sore thumb but it is accurate. Definitely the weirdest file I've ever made. I guess it's pretty much supposed to be weird. This was released before I sent in fixes but I suppose they would have been minor.

Time to Sleep - Short and sweet. Middle section is somewhat boring. For being the first file I've pumped out in a few years, it's pretty good. Reminds me a bit of my Kirby files from 2010; simple, 16th patterns, nothing fancy, executed well. Just add jumptrills...

[Unreleased] V2 - Needed. The minijacks help to distinguish this from the ancient SM file. Not much else to say. Nothing fancy or really of note here.

I am working on more, it's just.. finding a suitable song and sticking with it through to the end and and and and and