It’s hard to explain why I’m so drawn to making highly distorted soundfonts. I think that I have a serious love for music that mixes noise and melody without losing the important elements of either, though it could just be that I just derive childlike glee from pressing a key and hearing something crazy. Either way, here’s another distorted soundfont that I made.
As with the last soundfont I posted, Evil Diadora is a single instrument in order to bring down the file size and make it as easy to run as possible.
Just click the above link. If that doesn’t work for whatever reason, try right-clicking and hitting “save link as,” or something like that. Different browsers say different things because they’re made by angry dinosaurs, but I trust you to figure it out.
Why call it Evil Diadora?
A long, long time ago, I found a bunch of older foreign games that never made it to America. Radical Dreamers was one of those games, as was Fire Emblem 4. A fan-translated version of Fire Emblem 4 was actually my introduction to the Fire Emblem series, so the fanatical love that comes across in my many Fire Emblem reviews on this site is the result of my experience with 4. It’s safe to say that it’s one of my favorite games ever.
Diadora is a character in Fire Emblem 4, and her theme has a choir sound that I always loved, even despite the low sample quality. There’s just something about it that’s always seemed special to me somehow, so I eventually found a way to take the ROM and dump the samples from it. It was tedious going through all of the sounds, but I eventually made a Fire Emblem 4 soundfont (and a separate one with the Diadora choir sound). Evil Diadora is actually a distorted (and kind of sinister-sounding) version of that choir from Fire Emblem 4, thus the name.
What you can do with it
I suppose this would normally be called “license” or something, but I’m horrible with official-sounding stuff. Okay, here are the rules:
I HEREBY GRANT YOU THE RIGHT TO USE EVIL DIADORA FOR THE PURPOSES OF MUSIC, FENDING OFF STRAY BEARS, AND PRETTY MUCH ANY OTHER REASONABLE USE A REASONABLE PERSON COULD THINK OF. IF YOU’RE A SCHEMING, CONNING DOUCHEBAG, HOWEVER, YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO USE IT BECAUSE I SAID SO. THAT BASICALLY MEANS NO CHARGING FOR IT, THOUGH IF YOU WANT TO PRETEND THAT YOU CREATED IT IN ORDER TO FEND OFF BEARS (BY MAKING THEM THINK THAT YOU’RE A JERK NOT WORTH EATING), KNOCK YOURSELF OUT. ALSO, IF YOU WANT TO SPREAD EVIL DIADORA AROUND TO SHARE THE DISTORTED LOVE, IT’D BE NICE IF YOU LINKED YOUR BUDDIES TO THIS PAGE. I SUPPOSE YOU COULD JUST COPY THE FILE AND GIVE IT TO A FRIEND, BUT LINKS ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATED.