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SoftEgg

SoftEgg

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SoftEgg

#2

SoftEgg commented on Review: Rhythm Core Alpha 2 (DSiWare):

@Shane904 Hey, I worked on the thing for 3 years, plus the 18 months that went into RCa1. I think it is probably worth a lot more than $10, especially considering what some other companies are charging...
I'm glad that you liked the video! The video was supplied by Lucky Button Pusher in Germany, who also supplied us with 5 demo songs AND translated the German product text and manual! He is an amazing fellow and we are very grateful for all of the work he has done and continues to do for us! I'm also grateful to Vance Hill for helping to edit the video (we added some additional product footage).

SoftEgg

#3

SoftEgg commented on Improved Rhythm Core Alpha Hitting PAL Regions...:

I don't want to spill the beans until I have Nintendo approval for it, but I have a plan to make sure that everyone who buys the presently available version of Rhythm Core Alpha in the Americas will be able to get an even more enhanced version than even the EU version as a freebie (or as close as they will let me). But Nintendo hasn't seen or approved this plan yet, so it is not yet official.

Rest assured, I intend to reward my loyal users!

Tim

P.S. I am going to be at MagFest in Alexandria, Virginia this Thursday-Sunday showing Rhythm Core Alpha to everybody, and if anybody asks I'd be glad to show off some of the new features. (Rest assured, I do all my normal demos with the current Americas release, though!)

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#4

SoftEgg commented on Improved Rhythm Core Alpha Hitting PAL Regions...:

kurtabestos:
It's not that hard! You tap the spots on the grid, and drum beats come out! If you wanted to do that in Rytmik, you'd have to build each drum's track separately without being able to see the other tracks. How would that be easier? And you have to do it in chunks of 4 tracks for some unknown reason...
Plus, we have all the note tracks on the same screen, so you can make sure they line up on the right beats. Again, the other programs make that really complicated.
The reason the graphics are so basic is because I have used all of the available characters to render the drum and chord names that appear as tiny text. This gives us a lot more info on the screen, but there are no characters or space left for making it pretty. Now, since the purpose of the program is to make music, I am unwilling to sacrifice program capability just to make it pretty
Honestly, watch the videos and then give it a shot. You'll find that it is actually easier AND more capable than any other music program on the DSi. In fact, it's actually got some features that even the big pro packages don't have, because it is all about being able to perform live with it.
Oh, let's not forget. I've got the only program that actually lets you adjust your sounds. The only other program that does that on the DSi is Korg DS-10+, and that is only 4 synth notes at a time, not nearly as good sequencing, soloing, and no pattern mode at all. It cost 5x as much and is about equally as ugly.
Really, I've tried very hard to make the most capable music product on the Nintendo DSi. The other programs out there are just toys in comparison.
Try it. You'll see.

Tim

SoftEgg

#5

SoftEgg commented on Rhythm Core Alpha to Turn DS "Into a Musical I...:

I'm glad everyone is looking forward to our product. We'd love to be able to support the SD card slot, but alas, Nintendo rules prohibit 3rd party applications from doing so. We are working on a solution for sharing that works within the rules that we hope to make available after launch.

Currently, Rhythm Core Alpha is in the Nintendo approval process, and we hope to ship later this month at a projected price of 500 Nintendo points.

Please check out the website at http://www.rhythmcorealpha.com/ . It is still a work in progress, but we've got some good screen shots and information on it already.