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Offline Soundman

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Tracker music
« on: April 24, 2020, 19:53:49 »
Why is tracker music always so demented, dark and depressing? Why don't people make uplifting music with music trackers? And what is with the satanic kids enterprise link in the link section of Saga Musix personal website https://sagamusix.de/en/links/? That doesn't exactly motivate me to use OpenMPT, because I'm not satanic and I don't want anything to do with satanism. Why can't people just make happy music without this evil stuff? Perhaps people need love, hope and light in their lives.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2020, 21:24:30 by Soundman »

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Re: Tracker music
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2020, 21:34:42 »
You should give the music from those Satanic Kids Enterprises people a try. It's actually very upbeat and uplifting and not depressing at all.
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Re: Tracker music
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2020, 21:39:38 »
Why is it called Satanic Kids Enterprise?

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Re: Tracker music
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 21:45:21 »
I'm not really sure how to explain this to you, but most music groups in this world don't choose names that describe what they are. My friends in SKE are neither kids or satanic, nor are they an enterprise. You know, just like the members of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are neither kings nor wizards (or lizards). Is it really that hard to understand?
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Re: Tracker music
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2020, 21:48:11 »
Why is it called Satanic Kids Enterprise?
It's just a group name, it doesn't have to reflect on how they are and what they stand for in real life. Just like band names!
Also there is a lot of uplifting positive tracker music out there, probably even more so than "dark depressing" music. Melancholy, depression etc are all part of a natural life at some point, so why should this not be expressed through music?

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Re: Tracker music
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2020, 21:51:14 »
I kind thought they were using they name that way, because I looked at the sight and it doesn't really look satanic at all, perhaps just a little subcultural. I have been into amiga mods since the early 90's, and yes there is some good music out there, it is just hard to find, because there is also a lot of stuff that is very dark and depressing. As a person who struggles with depression, I make a point to stay away from dark depressing music.

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Re: Tracker music
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2020, 21:55:19 »
Why is dark and depressing music "bad" music? Without bad, there is no good. Without sadness/depression, there is no happiness. These are all pretty much neutral things, and it's not like listening to depressing music will make you chronically depressed, or listening to dark music will make you evil.
EDIT: I didn't see the last part of your post before I replied. Yes, if you're actually struggling with depression, then depressing/dark music might not make you any happier.
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Re: Tracker music
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2020, 22:14:14 »
When I think "tracker music" my mind goes to these kinds of songs, the kind that makes you want to get up and jam, not feel depressed. What gave you that impression?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9STiQ8cCIo0

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Re: Tracker music
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2020, 01:01:37 »
I just mean that some tracker songs have dark ominous depressing sounding synth sounds. I just find that some synth sounds have a dark negative sound. But yes there are some that make you want to dance.
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Re: Tracker music
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2020, 10:29:53 »
What I find also funny is that tracker music need to sound like a old tracker type of song. No, you can make all types of modern music with.
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Re: Tracker music
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2020, 23:50:47 »
Why is tracker music always so demented, dark and depressing?

Does it sound depressing?  :)
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Re: Tracker music
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2020, 00:16:53 »
When I think "tracker music" my mind goes to these kinds of songs, the kind that makes you want to get up and jam, not feel depressed. What gave you that impression?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9STiQ8cCIo0

If we talk about chiptunes... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ5bjuRAPfU