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Offline Danimal

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Freespace Music Remixes
Hello,

My "real" name is Dan Wentz. I was fortunate enough to contribute to both of these games and they will forever be a huge part of me. I've also contributed to this project years back. For those interested, just a heads up that I've recently created an account on sound cloud and have started to redo the music from two of my favorite games of all time.  This all started as a discussion with a friend of mine on Facebook of all places. The guy asked me what the main menu music for Descent 2 would sound like now. As I was never happy with how the general midi translated to the masses, I took that as an opportunity. And I can't tell you how much fun it is to revisit some of my favorite projects ever.

Check them out here, probably several more on the way.
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/

If you have any particular requests, I'm all ears.  Thanks for supporting.

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Dan Wentz
« Last Edit: March 07, 2012, 01:33:36 pm by Danimal »

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Whoa, holy ****, Jesus Christ are you actually Dan Wentz

Can you autograph my post

FreeSpace 2 credits music!

ed: Never mind, you did it already! You are the best.

 

Offline Qent

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
This is incredibly awesome!

Could you please add a download link when you're done? :D

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Oh, oh! M10_Nrml1 ! The one from the briefing of the last mission in Silent Threat.
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
This is awesome. I've only listened to the FreeSpace 2 credits music so far -- the increased quality is remarkable.

I know nothing whatsoever about audio, but it felt like some of the -- I'm grappling for useful terms here -- the really sweeping, epic bits of the original were toned down a bit, maybe out of concerns for dynamic range? I'm thinking in particular of 1:27-1:50ish, and 2:40-3:04, which were the big goosebumps-and-chills moments in the original. They're a little more subdued now.

I'm only a listener here, I don't know anything about audio engineering, and I'm incredibly grateful for your work here.

e: Listening to them side by side, wow, the quality difference is enormous.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2012, 01:42:44 pm by General Battuta »

 

Offline Enzo03

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Mr. Wentz!  Hello and welcome!

It's amazing to be able to talk with the guy who has worked on assets for two of my favorite games of all time!

I'm sure the people at descentbb.net and other various descent forums would love to hear that Descent ][ Title mix. :)
I know I did.
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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
I noticed you dropped off my youtube list as well, just hiding under miner wars now? (which people should check out if they haven't already ;x)

As always, awesome work buddy, especially that credit scroll track, holy carp! :D

I tend to agree with battuta though, there are a few bits that seem a little WIPish, especially in the FS2 mainmenu redux, I love the FS1 redux as well <3

I think it's just the big ..brass? instrument at the start of the FS2 mainmenu that unsettles me, everything else is freaking amazing
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Offline Deadly in a Shadow

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The Redux version of the Credits....that was memories intensified. Great job.
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Offline T-LoW

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Shove these into the next releases already!
The german Freespace-Galaxy

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Offline Rodo

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
They are good :yes:
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Offline Angelus

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Hello,

My "real" name is Dan Wentz. I was fortunate enough to contribute to both of these games and they will forever be a huge part of me. I've also contributed to this project years back. For those interested, just a heads up that I've recently created an account on sound cloud and have started to redo the music from two of my favorite games of all time.  This all started as a discussion with a friend of mine on Facebook of all places. The guy asked me what the main menu music for Descent 2 would sound like now. As I was never happy with how the general midi translated to the masses, I took that as an opportunity. And I can't tell you how much fun it is to revisit some of my favorite projects ever.

Check them out here, probably several more on the way.
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/

If you have any particular requests, I'm all ears.  Thanks for supporting.

-
Dan Wentz

You Sir, are awesome! Thanks for the tracks! :)

well, since you asked...if you ever find some time, maybe even in not-so-distant future... ( you never know what may happen next week or so, maybe a Alien species blows up our sun, just for teh lulz...)...it'd be awesome to hear some new Freespace (related) tracks... :nervous:

After a decade, those games still kick ass, the Music enhances every single moment of the game, so thanks for that!

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Offline Danimal

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
This is awesome. I've only listened to the FreeSpace 2 credits music so far -- the increased quality is remarkable.

I know nothing whatsoever about audio, but it felt like some of the -- I'm grappling for useful terms here -- the really sweeping, epic bits of the original were toned down a bit, maybe out of concerns for dynamic range? I'm thinking in particular of 1:27-1:50ish, and 2:40-3:04, which were the big goosebumps-and-chills moments in the original. They're a little more subdued now.

I'm only a listener here, I don't know anything about audio engineering, and I'm incredibly grateful for your work here.

e: Listening to them side by side, wow, the quality difference is enormous.

You are correct, as part of the facebook challenge, I allowed myself one day to re-create each of these.  In the case of the credits, I wanted to "nod" at the original elements but in a more subdued fashion. There are notes about each one in the description that go into more detail of what was used, etc.

You're very welcome!

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DW

 

Offline Hellstryker

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
I've something you may be interested in, I'll throw you a PM. Anyway I uhh... I don't know what to say, man.

I first played Descent Freespace when I was 7 years old, on an old Windows 95 rig my cousin had put together. Some of the best memories of my childhood. I'll never, ever forget the music.

I'm really not the type to kiss ass but... I just.. wow.

 

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
I love the menu music. I wonder if I might be allowed to use it along with my mainhall remakes?
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Offline Goober5000

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Holy crap, it's Dan Wentz!  Excuse us while we all freak out. :D

Welcome to HLP sir!  I believe we have a long-standing policy to allow the Volition guys their choice of custom title, although the most recent time it was used was when DaveB visited here long ago.  If you'd like any special text under your username, don't hesitate to ask.

And I definitely have a request in mind.  When you graciously provided that archive of historical FreeSpace music, there was an intriguing main hall track titled fs2betamainhall.  Since you've already remixed the FS1 and FS2 main halls, could you remix that one too?

Finally, I'd like to tell you about one other thing, but I'll PM you for that. :D

 

Offline Commander Zane

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Dat credits remix. :)

 

Offline Enzo03

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And so all posts in all other forums and all other threads ceased for 40 days and 40 nights. :D
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Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Jeeze, cool down everyone. You'll scare him away !

It's not everyday we get people from the original FS2 team come say hi in HLP. It's a great honor.
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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
This sounds pretty promising.  :D

I found however that the FS2 Menu remix gave me a headache - it's too loud, too constantly, and so it's actually difficult to pick out the original theme in it.  I think that one would benefit from another pass.

Moving a little further down the page - is that Pink Floyd I recognise in one of those tracks?  :nod:

 

Offline Hades

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Re: Freespace Music Remixes
mm, very nice! I gave these all a listen and I really like them so far. Keep it up, good sir.

EDIT: Though, the FS2 main menu one seems a bit iffy to me. It feels almost as if the two parts (drums and the other part) are trying to fight each other on who can be the loudest. I think the drums need to be less prominent and more of a background thing while the original bit of the song is more forefront.
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