Hexxium Music

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Hexxium Music

#1 Post by Hexxium » Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:12 am

I want to try and contribute some music too. But usually I'm more into rock/pop music, and mostly "real" recordings, so I'm completely new to this stuff.

Which brings up my first question: Do you think we could use some Rock/Pop style music in FO? Maybe for a certain race? Anything based on the standard "Drums, Bass, Guitar/Keyboard, Lead", and "Verse, Chorus, Verse" setup?
This could be anything from pure midi to completely "hand made" recordings, or anything in between like for example midi drums, recorded bass&guitar, synth voice.

Anyway, I tried to do something different than the stuff I usually do, although, as you'll notice, it's hard for me to completely drop the basic rock songwriting stuff ;)
Here it comes, please note that it's nearly exactly like it comes out of my cheap SB Live! Value card so the sound is crappy and includes some insane reverb I can't turn off fore some reason :roll: ... but iirc LithiumMongoose wants to do all final producing/mastering himself anyway:

http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~pawit/mp3/

My first track is called "Battle at Dawn". Working title was "Who Gets to See the Sun Again" ;) and is about a large army preparing for the last battle they'll probably loose, in a war they never wanted.
Now, how does this fit into FO? Hey, don't ask me, this is my first try after all :lol:
Maybe it could be used as background music for medium to epic scale battles for a peaceful but honorable race.

I'd like to hear your critics and suggestions.

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#2 Post by drek » Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:38 am

Sounds like Shadow of the Beast music, from the old Amiga system.

There's potential here. Any chance of posting the source midi?

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#3 Post by Hexxium » Mon May 03, 2004 10:39 pm

drek wrote:Any chance of posting the source midi?
Sure, but give me some time ;)

I'm new to midi and I'm using and old version of Cubase, which I have been using for audio recordings mostly. I still haven't figured out how to export midi correctly, for example with the correct tempo set ;)

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#4 Post by LithiumMongoose » Tue May 04, 2004 10:27 am

Hmm... I could maybe see this for peaceful-race combat music... but to be honest my first instinct is to slow it down, tone back the percussion a little, and use it for a peaceful-race galaxy map theme. I dunno, would have to experiment with the midi file, need to hear it on better instruments too... if all you're having trouble exporting is the tempo pls post it anyway, I just need the raw notes. :)

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#5 Post by Hexxium » Thu May 06, 2004 4:23 pm

I've uploaded a raw midi version to http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~pawit/mid/.

But as it is now, I think it's too repetative and too short to use it as galaxy screen music.

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#6 Post by guiguibaah » Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:15 am

I think after the holidays, I'm going to play around with this .mid - just for fun to see what I can do with it :)
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#7 Post by Hexxium » Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:24 pm

As soon as you can show some results, please let me know ;)
I do have some more stuff, but I'd like to finish a bigger set of music pieces before publishing them.

I'm also considering producing/mastering them myself this time, since that one "raw" midi version hasn't impressed anyone here much (of course) ;)

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#8 Post by damunzy » Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:32 pm

Hexxium wrote:I'm also considering producing/mastering them myself this time, since that one "raw" midi version hasn't impressed anyone here much (of course) ;)
I'm not a midi fan but I like the MP3s you have out there - nice job! Hey, I want to update the tags for the MP3s, what are the complete artist name and titles? Thanks!
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