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#1 ATeX

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 03:12 AM

Hi!


What do u people think of some movie music, using HQ Orchestra Samples. If u want to know how it sounds, here are some links to the homepages of some libraries. U can download several demo-songs from it.


http://www.soundsonl...html?sku=EW-155

http://www2.vsl.co.a...ntroduction.htm


I'm wanting to use such samples in a suitable style for the game. What do u think of it?

#2 Micah

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 09:25 PM

I think it is definitely an idea to entertain. Most recently, we've been after the music department to produce some kind of orchestral theme (specifically based off G. Holst's "Mars") to put in intro, outro, and ingame cinematics. Are you proposing we use some of the music on these collections? Or will you make something similar from scratch?

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Posted 29 December 2003 - 03:10 PM

hmmm, I'd prefer to make something from scratch. But if u really would like me to add orchestration, then that's also ok.

I'm also uploading a demo song now. It's a combination of the guitar music that Whitewashed made with my orchestration on it. Just a simple tryout, nothing special. ;)

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Posted 29 December 2003 - 07:07 PM

Yeah, I was trying to ask if you were going to make original stuff. Sorry it came out funny :P

#5 ATeX

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 04:19 AM

hehe ^_^ perfect! I'll be back on target in about 3 weeks (due to the exams now :( ) and then I'll see what I can do ;)


btw, in case I won't be online anymore the next few days:

happy newyear everyone!!! :D

#6 ATeX

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 12:44 PM

Hmmm, I've been listening to Mars from G. Holst. Nice style idd, a bit old and militaristic. So u need that old sounding arrangement. Or do u want something more futuristic, like for example in the Matrix movies?

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 06:14 PM

I think the older style, or at least not the most futuristic (like Matrix), will do well for Xenocide. If you want to know for sure, ask Raven Squad.

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 01:22 PM

hi atex,

i own the vsl orchestral cube (actually i worked for them as sample editor, twas a if-you-see-Kayed up job i can tell you :hammer: ) if you need something orchestral im the right one :P...

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 06:11 AM

hmm, interesting :)


I still need a few things indeed:

- piano samples (Steinway, Bösendorfer, or same quality)
- choir (men, women, everything u got :) )
- solo violin


But that won't be for now. I still need to save some money for those

Anyways, great to have someone who works with the same kind of stuff :D

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 10:01 AM

hi atex,

i got solo violin, you could send me a midifile and i ill program it... helping each other is the thing... choir would be great but i dont have anything like this :(

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 11:25 AM

I have the Edirol HQ Orchestra VST. It's not as good as those linked in the first post (the Bach tunes with the Vienna Symphonic Library knocked me unconscious with their awesomeness), but I think the sound quality will be enough for this project. :) I'll try to come up with some examples as soon as I can so you can hear.

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 02:42 PM

youre right theyre unbelievable... i got the vsl now for 2 weeks and im still lightyears away from this kind of output :P

anyway, if you need somthing...

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 02:45 AM

Yep, Bach was one of the very best composers. We'll never reach the level of contrapoint he could handle. So many voices, so correctly placed. That guy was just a genius.

The sound on the other hand, I think we can manage to get that level, but it'll take some excersise :wink:

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 07:38 AM

Bach is great!

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 11:55 AM

Thought I should show you approximately what my music will sound like when I finally get some done, heh.

So I made this snippet from "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (by Bach, surprise surprise!) and, well... the song itself is not suitable for Xenocide, but I hope the sound is. That's what I want you to judge. ;)

http://www.agagames..../orchestral.ogg

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 01:21 PM

well, it's very nice, but it could be better done because it still sounds a bit too digital, especially because it's a classical piece. When playing classical, it's very very hard to get a good sounding interpretation of the piece. But the samples sound indeed very good :D

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 01:45 PM

Heh, yeah, that was kind of my point. It was a rush job, so the "performance" is very synthetic, but these samples mixed with some guitar/drums/electronica should be just fine, no? :)

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 02:02 PM

well, yes, of course, listen to my new concept demo of the geoscape music ;)

is that what u mean?