M-DRIVE is a varied collection of music and sound effects that are inspired by a certain classic 16-bit games console of the early nineties. You know, the one with a controller that looked like a fat boomerang and a TOTALLY RADICAL spiky blue mascot. Yep, that one.
Each of M-DRIVE's music tracks and sound effects has been lovingly crafted using the same synthesis method as the original console's Yamaha sound chip, in the styles of many of the games I grew up loving. When composing, I tried to hold the idea of an action RPG in mind, but the pack is open to several different game genres. M-DRIVE's audio is optimised for use with RPG Maker, but can be used in any game engine.
14 melody-rich, dynamic tracks by Snowy Fox, ranging from pumping 90's-esque J-rock to serene or eerie background pieces
5 jingles, for specific in-game events: game over, resting, two for finding items, and a victory fanfare
16 sound effects for menu screens and a few common actions, such as attacking, taking damage, and moving from map to map. Some are abstract, some diegetic – if retro-sounding!
All instruments have been hand-crafted using FM synthesis or bit-crushed drum samples, trying to achieve a sound reminiscent of the pack's 16-bit console inspiration, without the constraints of its limitations
Carefully mastered for consistent timbre and volume between each track, jingle and sound effect
Includes multiple versions of each track suitable for various environments and game engines, or just for listening
Music and jingles come in MP3, Ogg and M4A formats
Sound effects are provided in Wav, Ogg and M4A formats