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Author Topic: A couple semi-musical musings  (Read 21432 times)
jsmith71
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« on: March 04, 2007, 03:24:22 PM »

Just two songs I recorded over the past couple days. The first one's a mellow acoustic sort of thing, probably derived from listening to too much Jack Johnson. Pretentiously happy. Tongue
http://www.distractionware.com/josiahtobin/files/Sunny_Island_(v2_mastered).mp3

I won't harbor any ill will if you guys hate me for this next one... :lol:
It's a cover of a Silent Hill 2 song called Angels Thanatos-- I haven't actually played the game much, but a friend showed me the song from the soundtrack and it was just too cool not to cover.

Now here's the catch... Ultimate lo-fi horribly recorded trash rock production! This song is meant to sound like a crappy, clipped, over-compressed first take of a garage rock band's demo on an old dusty vinyl being played on a turntable with half-blown speakers.

For some reason I really like how it sounds. It sounds like shit, but intentionally so, and... I dunno, maybe I'm just gaining an appreciation for stupidly lo-fi stuff. :lol: Anyway, here's the link:

http://www.distractionware.com/josiahtobin/files/Angels_Thanatos.mp3

Don't blame me for any damage to your ears.

~Josiah

EDIT:
Here's a version of Angel's Thanatos with redone guitars, hi-fi drums and none of the layers of distortion and noise:
http://www.distractionware.com/josiahtobin/files/Angel_Thanatos_clearmix.mp3
Since people on other forums seem to find the lo-fi one to be a bit much. :p
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moochthemonkey
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007, 02:52:46 AM »

the first was pretty nice sounding...I didnt like the vocal much but it was a pretty cool sounding song...
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2007, 05:54:05 PM »

Hell March Redux. I guess I'm obsessed with covering this song.
http://www.distractionware.com/josiahtobin/Hell%20March%20Redux%20mix1.mp3
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007, 11:52:18 AM »

Very cool - sounds much "fuller" or something than the other version I remember you doing. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2007, 03:08:34 PM »

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Very cool - sounds much "fuller" or something than the other version I remember you doing. Smiley

That other version was actually recorded by a friend; I just mixed and mastered it for him. This version is mine. :p It's not done yet though... There's a whole second half I cut out of this version because it wasn't done yet; I have a couple friends doing some absolutely ripping solos for it. (I think that's the first time I've used the phrase 'absolutely ripping')
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007, 09:44:52 PM »

Crap, only the sunny island file loaded. Quite nice Smiley. I have wondered for a while, if I get my act together and starting to work on my fps for real, would you mind making a track for it?
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2007, 04:38:18 PM »

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Crap, only the sunny island file loaded. Quite nice Smiley. I have wondered for a while, if I get my act together and starting to work on my fps for real, would you mind making a track for it?

Hey, sure thing. Depending on what kinda music you want, I might be willing to make you up a whole soundtrack, since I'm trying to do lots of stuff I could put on a resume sometime down the road if I ever pursue my dream of composing music for games. (Not to say that I'd just throw together random shit as resume filler; I would feel terrible for doing that. I always try to do my best Wink)
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2007, 05:28:14 PM »

The Mick Turate project has been put on the shelf for a while. The weapon sprites was a pain in the ass and drained to much energy from me really. I will resume work on the game when some of the other projects we have is done. And we have a whole bunch of other projects and I don't think that Freemax want's or have time to do all the soundstracks.
I was thinking if you feel like helping out with some music for The Tales of Sophy II instead perhaps?
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2007, 05:41:19 PM »

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I was thinking if you feel like helping out with some music for The Tales of Sophy II instead perhaps?

Sure, I could give it a shot. Any particular style you have in mind-- real instrumentation, tracked...? If you have a list of some of the songs you'll need, that'd be helpful too.
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2007, 07:45:03 PM »

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Sure, I could give it a shot. Any particular style you have in mind-- real instrumentation, tracked...?
Sophy's gonna run around in a gothlike castle fighting monsters (much like in the first game) so something dark and not to happy would be great Smiley.
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If you have a list of some of the songs you'll need, that'd be helpful too.

What songs I can come too think of as for now is:
A title song - shouldn't be very long
Main themes - the songs playing when running around. Loopfriendly. I'm not sure how many I will need as I'm not sure on how long I want the game too be.
Battle songs - One for ordinary enemies and one for bosses.

That's what I can think about now.
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2007, 08:33:15 PM »

Alright, I've got some ideas. What format do you need them in? I can do .IT (and other .Mod variations), .Ogg, and .Mp3. I'm just assuming that .Wav is out of the question as it usually is, y'know, given its size. Wink
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2007, 08:58:02 PM »

Yeah, .Wav is out of the picture.
I'd say .Mp3.
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2007, 09:20:06 PM »

Alright... though I'd assume you won't be able to loop them easily, unless I'm missing something.
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2007, 09:47:56 PM »

Looping is no problem at all. I'm using FMod and if I remember correctly you only need theese lines of code to loop it Smiley
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FSOUND_Sample_Setmode(mysample, FSOUND_LOOP_NORMAL)
FSOUND_Playsound(FSOUND_FREE, mysample)
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2007, 10:41:26 PM »

Well, I was mainly referring to the difficulty of looping mp3s in any program, really.
Regardless though, here's a short-ish piece I just finished (I prefer to work on my songs in a single sitting when possible):
http://www.distractionware.com/josiahtobin/castle_mix1.mp3
I'm not sure if it's too mellow and/or depressing for what you had in mind, but hey, just throwing it out there.
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