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Post by Crush » Sun May 21, 2006 11:29 am

i think the background music from ragnarok online is a quite good example for us. they show that real instruments combined with synthesizer sounds and even voice samples can fit well into a fantasy enviroment.
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Post by Modanung » Sun May 21, 2006 11:58 am

Why not just simple nostalgic synthesised music? What's wrong with that?
http://www.desertplanet.com/
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Post by Rotonen » Sun May 21, 2006 8:28 pm

Ragnarok Online has an excellent soundtrack, but it lacks a bit coherency, I think.

And if we could contract a band to do our soundtrack, it would pay off (if not used in game, as an OST anyway).
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Post by Falcon_Amanatay » Mon May 22, 2006 9:33 am

Modanung Wrote:

Why not just simple nostalgic synthesised music? What's wrong with that?
http://www.desertplanet.com/
This sounded really good.
I only listened to the first pages' music...but I liked it.
A few songs like that wouldn't hurt. lol. :idea:
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Post by Ultim » Sun May 28, 2006 1:15 am

Well, what's wrong with the old-school music, though very nostalgic, is that it's just that- old school and old hat. I refer to a common quote: If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. New school gaming music is catchier and "better" to many gamers of today (although I too do love the game music of the past). It's similar to why we have to have good graphics and good gameplay instead of good gameplay alone now... new gamers place higher value on good graphics. In the same respect, our music must be both good and modern.
Pajarico wrote:Sorry, I never understood the adjective of "outdated" applied to music; to me either it's good or it's bad .
The binary good/bad may be adequate for personal processing of music, but for the production of music for TMW more parameters are necessary. Remember the discussion we're having concurrently in the graphics section about uniform guidelines to our graphics? Good graphics are being thrown by the wayside because they do not fit in with the other graphics. In the same respect, music must be good but also related to the other music. We could have Beethoven's fifth, Fatboy Slim's "Harder, Faster, Stronger", White Riot's "Cum On Feel the Noise", and the theme song from Tetris, but while they may all be good, they aren't necessarily good together.
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Post by Modanung » Sun May 28, 2006 3:31 am

Ultim... we're not trying to make a modern, next-gen game here. We're making an old-school RPG, but in MMO form.
If I understand correct you are suggesting we do exactly the same as all big companies are doing NOW. And I think it's better to do something that has been done a while ago (and almost forgotten by some people) with a twist then create something the world is being flooded with today. And 'old-skool' synthesised music fits with that idea, it's nostalgic.

Oh and "Harder Better Faster Stronger" was a song by DaftPunk. Fat Boy Slim never did a song titled anything like "Harder Faster Stronger". :P
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Post by knivey » Sun May 28, 2006 8:21 am

Daft Punk is awsome :P I'll probably just mute my in game music and start amarok playing some Daft Punk while i play :D
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Post by Wind » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:06 pm

Hail, I am a musician who would be interested in helping.

http://www.myspace.com/Galexiaband
you may listen to my work there, I can create completley new songs for the game in studio quality or I can rework some of my own songs from my three albums.

I assume you guys want completley instrumental, so get back to me on if my work is good enough, I'd be glad to help out. contact me via email or on aim, I'll check here for a response later on today.

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Post by dariunas » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:57 pm

Pajarico wrote:
Ultim wrote:Can i suggest getting with the times with our music? The classical stuff is really outdated and doesn't cut it anymore. Let's get something with guitar or something. Newer games like Halo 2 and Perfect Dark Zero are doing it, why can't we?
I haven't played those games but if they are like Devil May Cry it sucks big time.
Whoa! WHOA!!

Devil May Cry is brilliant!! 1 and 3 anyway... The composers behind this have some serious electronic talents! I have to post some examples up soon :shock:
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Re: Music Developing

Post by Morgoth » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:47 am

I'm a composer, my whole family are composers/musicians. I have 4 or so pieces that I've written for school music composition
tasks, and I can write a whole lot more pretty easily. My pieces are usually around 2-4 minutes, but I can make them longer if need be. A lot of them use classical instruments combined with the more familiar electric guitar and drums. I use Sibelius 4 and Synthfont to write my music and then play around with the midi and make mp3s or oggs. Who do I send these to?

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Re: Music Developing

Post by Rotonen » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:26 am

Attach to forums?
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Re: Music Developing

Post by Morgoth » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:14 pm

Aaarg! I was trying to attach the files to the forums, and it says the extension ogg is not allowed, so I tried the mp3 format. Same thing. Can anyone help?

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Re: Music Developing

Post by Bjørn » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:54 pm

Morgoth wrote:Aaarg! I was trying to attach the files to the forums, and it says the extension ogg is not allowed, so I tried the mp3 format. Same thing. Can anyone help?

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I've updated forum settings to allow ogg/mp3 up to 4 MB, on this "Sound development" forum. It works for me, so please try again. :-)
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Re: Music Developing

Post by Morgoth » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:31 am

gack, been having problems with Ubuntu for ages, but now my system is working. Here are the somewhat overdue files.
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Onslaught.mp3
(3.17 MiB) Downloaded 212 times
light hunting.mp3
(3.61 MiB) Downloaded 216 times
Insert Original Title Here.mp3
(1.08 MiB) Downloaded 210 times
a man, a plan, a canal, Panama! backwards without spaces is: amanaplanacanalpanama. Notice anything? (Palindromes are awesome)
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Re: Music Developing

Post by Morgoth » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:47 am

oh, and the other one.
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Epicus.mp3
(2.89 MiB) Downloaded 225 times
a man, a plan, a canal, Panama! backwards without spaces is: amanaplanacanalpanama. Notice anything? (Palindromes are awesome)
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