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Check out Jonocade’s awesome Rhythm Core Alpha 2 cover of Dubmood’s “Mario Airlines”!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Rhythm Core Alpha 2 artist Jonocade has just released a video of his great cover of Dubmood’s “Mario Airlines”, which he premiered by playing live at Freq. Fest. 5 in Los Angeles over the weekend!

 

Rhythm Core Alpha 2 confirmed to exhibit at MAGfest 2016!

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

We will once again be at MAGfest in National Harbor, Maryland this February exhibiting “Rhythm Core Alpha 2″!
For those who don’t know, MAGfest is the Music And Games Festival, a crazy ~20,000 person party celebrating all things games, but especially game music! It is truly an event “by fans, for fans”, and commercially oriented at all, so we are very pleased to be chosen to present at this amazing event.
We had to skip last year because we didn’t register a hotel room in time and it all sold out, but we didn’t make that mistake again this year!
So, all of our east coast US fans, please come out and see us at MAGfest! We’ll be in the indie arcade section of the massive  dealer room / video arcade  / console game room / etc.! We will have some limited edition Rhythm Core Alpha 2 stickers to give away, and will be doing tutorials all day, every day!

Timon Marmex performs with RCa2 at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach January 3rd!

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

I’m performing as Timon Marmex using Rhythm Core Alpha 2 at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach tomorrow (Sunday, January 3rd) night!
https://www.facebook.com/events/163067800722113/

Happy New Year, 2016!

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Happy New Year to all of the Rhythm Core Alpha and Rhythm Core Alpha 2 fans out there! We look forward to hearing all of your great music in the new year!

Timon Marmex performs with Rhythm Core Alpha 2 at “Haskell’s Prospector” in Long Beach, California on December 1st, 2016

Monday, November 30th, 2015

SoftEgg’s “Timon Marmex” will be performing with Rhythm Core Alpha 2 at Haskell’s Prospector in Long Beach, California again on December 1st, 2016! It is a bar show, so 21+! Come on out!
https://www.facebook.com/events/774409676020876/

Now able to sell “Rhythm Core Alpha 2″ download codes!

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

I am pleased to announce that, at long last, we are finally able to sell “Rhythm Core Alpha 2″ Nintendo eShop download codes directly! This means we will finally have something to sell at all of these shows we have been doing!
Special thanks to Alex Palomares and Shamus O’Leary at Nintendo for making this happen!

Did you know you can redefine the control buttons? Do you use it?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

 

Did you know you can change what the face buttons and the + Control Pad do by tapping on the little "+" in the corner of the button? Do you use this awesome power that I give you?

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“Rhythm Core Alpha 2″ supports MAGquest!

Monday, May 11th, 2015

We went to the organizational meeting MAGquest in Santa Clara, California. They are organizing the west coast version of MAGfest, pretty much the largest, most insane music and games party in the world!

I’m not sure how we can help them out, but I told them “You have my axe!” The event they put on was a lot of fun, so I am sure whatever they put together is going to be awesome!

Don’t forget about “Import Block” / “Load Block”!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Just a reminder to folks that you can use “Import Block” (sometimes called “Load Block”) to load a single block (loop) in, and I gave you 92 loops that you can use in your own songs. These aren’t your standard portable keyboard cheeze either, a lot of these came from my own song sketches and experiments. A few I really liked are:

“8-Bit Ecstacy” – My attempt at a very traditional sounding chiptune song with basic square, sawtooth and sine waves, and C64 drum samples. You can mute track 17 (and maybe 19) if you want a plain backing to jam over. It changes key really well! “8-Bit Ecstacy 2″ is a bit more harsh and not as good to my ear…

“Electroclash” – After being reminded of the awesomeness of classic electro by Ladytron’s “Turn it On”, I wanted to make some too!

“Dark Dancer 1,2″ – I wanted to see if I could do something in the vein of Benny Benassi’s “Satisfaction” after hearing Mike Bleeds cover of it at a chiptune show.

“Guiding Raise” – A “Krautrock” one-note jam that reminded me a little of the song “Guiding Ray” by Yamo (and countless other krautrock songs, really.) But then I added a bunch of melody parts that are muted initially.

“Negative Space” – After seeing the “Pants-off-men” video parody for the song “Panzermench” by On One, I really wanted to do something with that kind of a strong industrial bassline.

“Mirror Shades” – Not only is Kraftwerk’s “Computer World” my favorite album of all time, it is also the first record I ever bought with my own money (on cassette, no less). The “organ sound with long decay” you hear in this is directly inspired by that album, even if the rest of the backing is not.

“Never an Angel” – After I wrote this, I realized that it kind of reminded me a little of “Send Me an Angel” by Real Life, which is really great 80′s dance tune. This song also has a solo bit that is initially muted.

“Panic Club” – A dark dance loop with a lot of muted parts you can unmute as you play to build up the song.

“Rock 1 A,B, & C” – Three loops in a kind of “classic rock style” that works really well with the chord changing functions. Layered electric guitar sounds to good effect!

“Trentstep” – I got some great industrial drum sounds by repitching ordinary drum sounds way outside of their normal range and thought it sounded just a little Nine Inch Nails-ish. Then I tried it with the dubstep “wub wub” sounds and it really seemed to work! Hence the name…

“Yoroshiku!” – A big brassy loop that is supposed to sound kind of like you might hear in an anime theme song. Tina keeps saying she is going to finish this song someday…

You can make your own library of loops as well… just save them with “Export Block” / “Save Block”.

Enjoy!

Last Minute Show: Deezmaker Makerspace Grand Opening May 3rd, 2015

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Last minute show announcement! Timon Marmex will be improvising chill background music jams with Rhythm Core Alpha 2 at the opening of the new Deezmaker Makerspace in Pasadena this Sunday!
Event page

Timon Marmex plays Rockage in San Jose, California this Friday at 9pm!

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

SoftEgg’s Timon Marmex will be playing live at Rockage in San Jose this Friday at 9pm! Even better, he will be doing demos of Rhythm Core Alpha 2 all weekend long! This is a great chance for all the Northern California folks to not only catch Timon Marmex in action, but also to learn the ins and outs of Rhythm Core Alpha 2!

Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1490442117910144 
Also: http://rockagesj.tumblr.com/