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Maybe this piece

Post by Doulos » 10 Sep 2009, 21:03

Here's a piece I pulled out of the archive that was meant for a play. The play folded and the music was never used.

I've put in the MP3 that it's GPL2.

Feel free to review it use or not use it.

It's more peaceful/meditative than hugely dramatic.

EDIT: This is the OGG version with a volume boost.

(Sorry, I didn't realize this forum accepted 3 Mb files)
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Irene or "Peace". Download and enjoy.
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Last edited by Doulos on 20 Sep 2009, 22:49, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Maybe this piece

Post by Jaxad0127 » 11 Sep 2009, 00:45

We'll need an OGG version to distribute.
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Re: Maybe this piece

Post by dariunas » 11 Sep 2009, 17:58

Hope you don't mind. I evened out the levels a bit and exported as 128Kbps .ogg format.

This is really nice piece - Very nicely done! I imagine the downbeat nature to suit a run-down kind of slum town...
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Re: Maybe this piece

Post by Kill3rZ » 11 Sep 2009, 19:53

Oh, beautiful. WTG!
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Re: Maybe this piece

Post by dariunas » 11 Sep 2009, 23:04

I think (could be wrong) that this has been performed by keyboard, maybe then tidied up velocities and timing a little in the sequencer, but chances are that it was played straight in depending on the quality of the keyboard performance.

What I like the most about this, is that the miminal approach of the instrumentation allows the strength of the compostion and arrangement to shine. A certain case of 'less is more'.
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Re: Maybe this piece

Post by Doulos » 15 Sep 2009, 00:30

Forgive the lengthy delay to answering. I wasn't keeping an eye on this thread.
dariunas wrote:Hope you don't mind. I evened out the levels a bit and exported as 128Kbps .ogg format.

This is really nice piece - Very nicely done! I imagine the downbeat nature to suit a run-down kind of slum town...
Yay!!! Yes! Yes! Please, it's open source, do what you will. Add more instruments if you wish.
Kill3rZ wrote:Oh, beautiful. WTG!
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Uber_Kalimero wrote:May I ask who made the original parts : auto-synthesis from a chords chart or something actually played on a keyboard ?
(I can't dream you to play real Harp ? ... if so, time has come to put my Celtic Mandocello & Mandolla lunacies on tracks ... mmmm ...)
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dariunas wrote:I think (could be wrong) that this has been performed by keyboard, maybe then tidied up velocities and timing a little in the sequencer, but chances are that it was played straight in depending on the quality of the keyboard performance.
Software: PowerTracks Pro 9 for Windows XP.
Input: manual... long, slooooowww, manual keying in of the basic parts, melody, strings...
Instrument on lap while keying in: Guitar
SoundCard: SoundBlaster with custom SoundFonts. The instruments were part of a "sound font" that can be plugged into the SoundBlaster card. The basic 8 Mb set of 128 instruments is pathetic. I boot that set out and then add a larger set that requires about 65 Mb. Then I remove certain individual instruments from the 65 Mb file in favor of instruments located in other sound fonts.
Confession: Some of the melodic notes were keyed in by mistake. On playback I decided to keep them.

@dariunas: I hear your musician's heart in "tidying up the notes." However, the "dirt" and "imperfections" were carefully added to produce human error that midi just kills.

Thanks for the very encouraging comments.

Edit: From the original .wav file: volume boosted in Audacity. Song title: "Irene"
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Re: Maybe this piece

Post by Kage » 16 Sep 2009, 23:37

pushed as "The Mana World - Peace.ogg" to http://gitorious.org/tmw/music

Approved by Fate and Kage

This piece is planned to be used on map 001-4 (Omar's house)
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Re: Maybe this piece

Post by Ces » 17 Sep 2009, 07:13

This looks a bit strange to me (bolded by me):
Kage wrote:pushed as "The Mana World - Peace.ogg" to http://gitorious.org/tmw/music
mplayer wrote:Clip info:
Name: Irene
Artist: Doulos
Creation Date: 2004
Genre: Meditative
It is a very nice track with a CRPG feel to it. :mrgreen: And, yes, dariunas, you were quite right about this piece fitting a “slow tempo” town. Whoo. This is the kind of music I love to hear when playing games (or watching movies). Good work, Doulos! :)
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Re: Maybe this piece

Post by Doulos » 17 Sep 2009, 22:05

Irene = Peace
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Re: Maybe this piece

Post by Leela » 21 Sep 2009, 09:14

Instrument on lap while keying in: Guitar
:D :wink: :)

Wonderful to dream along. Really well done Doulos!
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Re: Maybe this piece

Post by Ledmitz » 25 Aug 2011, 19:45

The one is super. Mellow and the designers placed it well in he game. Great indoor tune and a nice change of pace too.
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