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Offline Thaeris

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
I always felt the NRML3 tracks never fit in with the first two tracks to begin with, as frankly - they rarely did. But then, the play order in FS1 made that not really noticable.

I do think the original M2 N3 track sounded more foreboding due to the additional (not to mention more vocal) percussion and... what would you call it? A synthetic choral voice at the commencement of the track?
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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
The FS1 music system was different from FS2... you had verses, refrains, and NRML3 -- which was basically a musical bridge between the battle and the normal parts.

 

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
m2_nrml3 fits pretty well with m2_bttl1,2,which if I may add are two brilliant tracks.

The first two parts of m2_nrml remind me of the training missions, particularly the one where you are introduced to the aspect seeking missile and the communications menu. m2_nrml3 was used for mission 2 where you fight the Vasudans in the asteroid field. It's also used as a briefing track. To me it was like, 'now that we've trained you it's time to send you into the fight'.

Edit: My bad, I just played mission 2 of freespace1. m2_nrml 1 and m2_nrml2 both play when you are not fighting Vasudans, but not m2_nrml3.
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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Edit: My bad, I just played mission 2 of freespace1. m2_nrml 1 and m2_nrml2 both play when you are not fighting Vasudans, but not m2_nrml3.
M2_nrml3 does play.  But it only plays when transitioning from a mission event (such as a dogfight) back to the nrml1-nrml2 cycle.

 

Offline Danimal

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace-mission2-battle-all

Very small changes to the rythym riffs... 6 total, see if you find them all.

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Offline yuezhi

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they sound awesome but i think they'd sound more complete with the bridging pieces especially M2_EARV_2. ring a bell?
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Thanks. Ok, I'll eventally make a set with all parts; 4 arrivals cues, death, victory.

 

Offline Firstdragon34

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Freespace mission 2  battle all was quit good, I like the piano gave out that dramatic que, (If you know what I mean). :D
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I'm so happy that my favorite tracks are being remade. I absolutely love the new take, especially the synth at the end. :)
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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
I feel that the melody is a weak in the first half, but the second half is really solid sounding. Keep up the good work  :yes:

 

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Hello, its amazing to meet the person that designed the original soundtrack for Freespace!!
I have a couple of requests, if its not to much. Can you remix the sound tracks, "Cinema 2" and the original Freespace 2 intro music?
Thanks!
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Offline Goober5000

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You know, Cinema2 is itself a remix of the intro track. :p

 

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You know, Cinema2 is itself a remix of the intro track. :p

I did not, hmm interesting
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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Hello, its amazing to meet the person that designed the original soundtrack for Freespace!!
I have a couple of requests, if its not to much. Can you remix the sound tracks, "Cinema 2" and the original Freespace 2 intro music?
Thanks!

Didn't he already do cinema2? Isn't that the credits music?

 

Offline Antares

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Hi Dan.  :)

I'll try not to gush too much here, but I really enjoy your work; the Freespace games are a couple of my all-time favorites, in no small part due to your very memorable soundtrack. It's all excellent work, which makes it very hard to request any specific tracks for remixing. I will admit that I tend to like the FS1 arrangements more, although I may be in the minority here in that respect; FS1's music feels more immediate, aggressive, and action-driven, while FS2 is generally more ambient, orchestral, and laid-back, like it's removed from what the player's doing (although there are certainly some exceptions; FS2 Briefing 4 may very well be my favorite track of the entire series, but I see you've already done that one  :P).

Here are some of my faves; these aren't the only ones, but there are some, like FS1 mainhall, that you've already redone. Forgive me if I don't use proper trackname nomenclature, but I don't have the soundtrack on tap like some of our regs do, so I've been prowling Youtube to jog my memory.

- Good ol' FS1 Briefing 1. This one recurs a lot throughout the game, and a slightly different version also plays at the end of Silent Threat, Mission 3. It's probably the single piece of music that I most strongly associate with the entire game, the sort that you find yourself humming long after you stop listening to it.

- FS1 "Chaser Ambience". A very atmospheric "space" track that gives you a sense of how empty and awe-inspiring the void is, and the sinister bit at the end makes for a nice bridge to a battle.

- FS1 "Chaser". This and the "March" battle theme are a couple of the tunes from the game that I remember best, the kind that really get your blood pumping in a dogfight.

- FS1 "Strike". This is a fun one, but the reason I remember it so well is probably because it plays non-stop during FS1 Mission 28, when you're chasing down the Lucifer, and seems very fitting.  :P

- FS2 Ending, Part I. This is a very powerful, eerie piece of music. I'm not a huge fan of vocal pieces, but I like this one, as well as the segue to the more dynamic "supernova" part (which sounds very familiar, but I can't place where else in the game it takes its cues from). I've loaded the cutscene many times simply to hear the music play.
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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Hello, its amazing to meet the person that designed the original soundtrack for Freespace!!
I have a couple of requests, if its not to much. Can you remix the sound tracks, "Cinema 2" and the original Freespace 2 intro music?
Thanks!

Didn't he already do cinema2? Isn't that the credits music?

Yes, I just found that out. My bad.
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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
The reason FS1 seems more immersive music-wise is IIRC that its tracks change based on certain mission events.. FS2 does this to a very, very limited extend (basically just gives a few different announcement pieces when enemies or friendlies warp in)... FS1 actually has the capability of cycling through three different "normal" tracks, depending on whether all three were created for it and depending on mission events.

 

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
The reason FS1 seems more immersive music-wise is IIRC that its tracks change based on certain mission events.. FS2 does this to a very, very limited extend (basically just gives a few different announcement pieces when enemies or friendlies warp in)... FS1 actually has the capability of cycling through three different "normal" tracks, depending on whether all three were created for it and depending on mission events.

I don't know how they were employed exactly, but FreeSpace 2 music tracks also have three components, in addition to their ambient and friendly/enemy arrival stings.

 

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
The reason FS1 seems more immersive music-wise is IIRC that its tracks change based on certain mission events.. FS2 does this to a very, very limited extend (basically just gives a few different announcement pieces when enemies or friendlies warp in)... FS1 actually has the capability of cycling through three different "normal" tracks, depending on whether all three were created for it and depending on mission events.
Strange. I'd read that FS2 played different battle music based on the pace of the action, whereas FS1 just looped through.

 

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
You're both describing the same thing using different language.