Undeadline Music Remake (Preview)

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By Low_Profile

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14-06-2005, 20:45

So... I'm on an 'arranging spree' at the moment, and plan on doing all musics from Undeadline, but so far I've finished a draft version of the level 3 BGM (The Ruins)

here it is:

www.spiresound.nl/music/Undeadline_-_The_Ruins(Bart_Roijmans).mp3

It's still not final and if you have any suggestions before I finish it -> lemme know! ^_^

Anyways,
Enjoy :)

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By Manuel

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14-06-2005, 21:01

Wow, sounds cool!!!

Waiting for Wolf's comment to come in... ;-)

By BiFi

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14-06-2005, 21:02

it's needs balls Smile

it sounds too standard MSX-MUSIC to me.

By wolf_

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14-06-2005, 21:13

manual, you're so predictable Smile

0:16 - 0:41 ... in that timeblock there's a full repeat of the theme .. why not add some more instrumentation there?

It's now very much a copy of the fmpac version, but then played on better synths.

Take notice tho that there should be some air and space in the number, as far as the original is concerned, it's not good to completely glue everything together. The trick/art is to balance between the air and instrumentation.

There's a bit too much reverb on the harpsichord in the beginning I think ... it fills the 'air' too much orso, it takes away the illusion of a distance. Perhaps *way less* reverb and a delicate simple echo works better .. Perhaps (but I dunno if/how you can route DSP's on the Fantom) it's possible to make the reverb a bit more mono orso? It makes the harpsichord a bit smaller so it creates more dynamics between the harpsichord and the rest. Anyway, regarding how those instruments fill the spectrum/energy, that's highly speculative and personal ofcourse.

I'm not sure about the church-organ btw .. tried another instrument already?

Tho, in general it's better as one *could* conclude from the above comments Smile But try to make the piece a bit more organic by changing/layering with different instruments.

By Low_Profile

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14-06-2005, 21:52

Yeah, it's indeed still too much a 1on1 copy of the FM-pac song, but I'm waiting for some brilliant inspiration so I can give it my own twist, and still not 'ruining' the song (pun intended) ^_^

By JohnHassink

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15-06-2005, 00:55

Nice!

* You could add some subtle "baroque" instruments. Like flutes. As long as it doesn't 'choke' it.

* An orchestra hit and/or timpani, well dosed, might make a difference as well.

* To make it a somewhat different arrangement, you could do a 'solo' (with for instance some '70's-rockish synthpad) after the 1st or the 2nd loop.

* The drumfills are accurate, but the sound could use a boost. A little bit higher-pitched toms, maybe.

Just my thoughts about it... Smile

By Oscar

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15-06-2005, 09:57

Undeadline music rocks,

Well, I am not a musician. I have no idea of music composition but I will try to place my opinion as listener, a MSX music fan!

I think drums sections are a bit "blank spaced"... maybe is possible to add some more percussion... now, seems that there is missing something. I agree with DemonSeed.

I like a lot bass in this game (there is a awesome fm bass solo in one theme, but I can't remember which theme is)... I think your bass is good but I like FM version more.... I think is more powerful, more deep, more long I think.

I agree with _wolf that Harpsichord seems to need some cathedral effect. What about to add some girl chorus in the background too? :-)

And, there are some cool effects that can improve the music, like a Bell, a methalic hit or "from grave" sounds that can appear in certain moments...

This is my opinion, maybe I am wrong... I am not a professional! :-)

By JohnHassink

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15-06-2005, 10:05

there is a awesome fm bass solo in one theme, but I can't remember which theme is
The theme from the "Cavern", right? I really like that too...

By Oscar

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17-06-2005, 11:33

I have heard Low Profile "cave" arrangement and yes, there is the cool bass solo... well, all the music is great. I think Undeadline is a fantastic game.

By JohnHassink

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17-06-2005, 13:05

It wasn't chosen as "Game of the year 1989" for nothing. Wink

By wolf_

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17-06-2005, 21:29

btw.. LowP, what do you think of it yourself actually ..?

List all pros and cons here.

By doing that I think you can answer all questions yourself!

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