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Title: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 07, 2012, 12:24:16 pm
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
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on March 07, 2012, 12:28:13 pm
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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Qent on March 07, 2012, 12:32:44 pm
This is incredibly awesome!

Could you please add a download link when you're done? :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 07, 2012, 12:38:14 pm
Oh, oh! M10_Nrml1 ! The one from the briefing of the last mission in Silent Threat.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on March 07, 2012, 12:38:38 pm
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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Enzo03 on March 07, 2012, 12:43:36 pm
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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: QuantumDelta on March 07, 2012, 12:46:43 pm
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
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on March 07, 2012, 12:47:50 pm
The Redux version of the Credits....that was memories intensified. Great job.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: T-LoW on March 07, 2012, 12:53:28 pm
Shove these into the next releases already!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Rodo on March 07, 2012, 01:04:24 pm
They are good :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Angelus on March 07, 2012, 01:09:50 pm
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!

Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 07, 2012, 01:17:14 pm
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!

-
DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Hellstryker on March 07, 2012, 01:29:03 pm
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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: mjn.mixael on March 07, 2012, 01:32:18 pm
I love the menu music. I wonder if I might be allowed to use it along with my mainhall remakes? (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=71036.msg1558485#msg1558485)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on March 07, 2012, 01:41:30 pm
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
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Commander Zane on March 07, 2012, 01:58:58 pm
Dat credits remix. :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Enzo03 on March 07, 2012, 02:04:24 pm
And so all posts in all other forums and all other threads ceased for 40 days and 40 nights. :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: MatthTheGeek on March 07, 2012, 02:57:29 pm
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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Kromaatikse on March 07, 2012, 03:22:49 pm
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:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Hades on March 07, 2012, 03:26:04 pm
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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: deathfun on March 07, 2012, 03:51:40 pm
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.

I concur
This is a glorious day filled with glorious reduxes 
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Fenrir on March 07, 2012, 04:55:22 pm
I'm in love with the FS2 credits remix. Though I agree with some of the comments about the FS2 main hall not jiving quite as well. Good stuff either way though, and it's awesome having you here.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Infamus on March 07, 2012, 05:04:57 pm
>D:FS-TGW Main Hall Redux

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii211/Muul-Eki/Misc/hmmyesperfect.png)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: karajorma on March 07, 2012, 05:50:50 pm
Very nice. To be honest, what I'd really love to hear an updating of is Brief 4 from FS2. When that music starts up in the game, you know you're in deep trouble. :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Deka1184 on March 07, 2012, 06:06:33 pm
Welcome to HLP and thanks so much for sharing these with us.

Looking at your other songs, it seems like you dabble in a wide variety of styles. What would you say are among your main influences?

Also as a fellow composer and producer, I've got to ask, what software do you use? :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cyborg17 on March 07, 2012, 06:19:50 pm
Welcome!

I'm actually quite curious on what software you use as well, since I recently wanted to get started composing music, myself.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Icewater on March 07, 2012, 06:37:03 pm
Awesome. Freespace 1 and 2 were both very atmospheric and immersive games, and that was due in large part to their amazing soundtracks. I salute you, sir.

As far as suggestions go, I'd like to echo karajorma's request for a mix of Briefing 4 and add on Briefing 5 as well. Both are great tracks and I'd love to hear more modernized versions of both.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: AndrewofDoom on March 07, 2012, 06:54:41 pm
Excellent! I love what I'm hearing.

I would love to hear the tracks title game03 and game04 from Descent II modernized myself. But...if you want FS, I would have to say the battle track of Exodus would be what I would like to see.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on March 07, 2012, 07:01:58 pm
Excuse me, Mr. Wentz?

I ****ING SQUEE'D.

[EDIT] And I am in love with the FS1 mainhall music. :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Ravage on March 07, 2012, 09:31:00 pm
Thank you for the new mixes!  I'm finding the Freespace 2 credits redux to be my favorite of the bunch as well, but I just wish we could download these...
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Alan Bolte on March 07, 2012, 09:49:06 pm
As a fan of both FS2 and OCRemix I just want to say what a shame it is that only one of your songs (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01410/) has a posted mix on OCR.

As to requests:
Either of the victory songs from FS2 could benefit from better samples or recording or whatever. They're just a bit muddled, B more than A I think.

OTOH, since you're playing with some old themes rather than creating polished replacements, I think the M4_normal group from FS1 are a good candidate. I can't pick from the three.

I notice some of the FS1 songs were remixed for FS2, e.g. m7_bttle 1-3 became FS2_bttle_g0 1-3. It would be interesting to see how your style has changed from FS1 to FS2 to now.

fixed link // G5K
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: SypheDMar on March 07, 2012, 10:30:38 pm
Awesome stuff!

EDIT: Loved the remix of FS1 mainhall especially. Great remixes!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: yuezhi on March 07, 2012, 10:41:03 pm
(http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/gallery/files/1/0/6/8/7/handshake.jpg)
Nice to (kind) of meet you. those remixes are awesome!

question Mr. Dan Wentz: if there was a freespace 3 and you were composing the music what do you think the theme would be? FS2 was definitely something about lost hope and think the music reflected that perfectly :yes:; FS1, well i suppose it's something like a glorious military anthem intertwined with syfy adventure up to the point you meet shivans.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: assasing123 on March 07, 2012, 10:58:06 pm
O_O will this go straight to media vps? (will you allow it! Dan ?) it would be awesome to have FSO use actual "volition" made assets for its music.

oh and welcome to hard light, I hope you enjoy your stay :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 07, 2012, 11:04:38 pm
Ok, as requested earlier today, I just (re)posted the Freespace Silent Threat Mission10 Redux. 

About FS2 Intro, I would agree that I (deliberately) pushed the levels pretty hot on that puppy, the main instrument at the start is actually a solo contrabass... on steroids. :) Was going Hollywood, I guess? The nice thing is these are all MIDI tracks, no digital audio mixdowns yet, so it's extremely easy to tweak, adjust or even swap out instruments on any part at this stage.

Best,
Dan Wentz
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: SypheDMar on March 07, 2012, 11:12:33 pm
I can't tell if I listened to the reposted track, but you're awesome for listening (and being here). Thanks for being patient with us, and we're honored to have you! :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Darius on March 07, 2012, 11:26:18 pm
The revisited FS1 and FS2 themes fill my heart with warm stuff.

What's the usage policy on the remixes? Would we be able to use them as part of a FS2 mod soundtrack?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Qent on March 07, 2012, 11:45:03 pm
Re: FS2 MainMenu Redux, that's what I imagine a hypothetical dramatic entrance by the Aquitaine would have sounded like. :D

But hey, Hecate.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Mr_Blastman on March 07, 2012, 11:50:06 pm
Wow, nice!  You rock dude!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Ulala on March 08, 2012, 01:37:44 am
These are extraordinary; I'm loving the FS2 remixes especially! I think the fs2mainmenu redux gets legit, as soon as the vocals come in, it just doesn't stop kicking ass. :D

I'm honored, sir. Cheers!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: esarai on March 08, 2012, 01:45:40 am
HOLYCRAPZOMGIT'SDANWENTZ!

Sorry, I've been waiting all day for a chance to type that.  It is an honor to have you here. You have no idea how happy I am that I can finally say thank you so much for your wonderful work in giving this game its soul and character.

I fell instantly in love with FreeSpace from the first moment I played it.  Every scene and event filled me with awe.  After losing and rediscovering the install disks over the course of several years, I started to wonder just what it was about the game that made me love it so much.  It was the music.  It told stories the words never did.  Absolutely fantastic.  I still find myself instinctively humming the soundtrack from time to time. 

Thank you, thank you, a million times, thank you.

 

If we're talking about remixes... one of my personal favorite tracks was M5 - Spook from FS1.  Do you think you could give this one a shot?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: MrTealTwo on March 08, 2012, 02:09:15 am
This feels like an amazingly fresh breeze after listening to FreeSpace tracks for years ^) Thx a ton.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 08, 2012, 02:10:57 am
Ok, as requested earlier today, I just (re)posted the Freespace Silent Threat Mission10 Redux. 
Squeee ^^
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Rga_Noris on March 08, 2012, 03:26:10 am
I have a request:

Redo all of the FS2 and FS1 sound tracks, with live ochestras and chiors mixed in.

KTHANKS

P.S. Great work. Thanks for throwing us a bone! ;)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: flecht on March 08, 2012, 03:51:17 am
Redo all of the FS2 and FS1 sound tracks, with live orchestras and choirs mixed in.

Quite bold.
But you know? I don't mind making a donation for such a project. It could be epic. :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Fury on March 08, 2012, 03:53:04 am
"Give 'em the little finger, and you've given them both hands." Sounds apt right here. :p
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: flecht on March 08, 2012, 04:08:41 am
Indeed. Arranging, recording, mixing, paying for studio, orchestra and choir... Lots of effort and money.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Rga_Noris on March 08, 2012, 04:32:53 am
Thanks for the expense break down. Obviously I'm being perfectly serious in that request.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: QuantumDelta on March 08, 2012, 07:35:49 am
I think he's just pointing out that we should consider ourselves lucky that Dan's here at all ;)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: LHN91 on March 08, 2012, 09:14:18 am
I just finished listeing to them all on my good sound system (as opposed to the crappy earbuds I had last night), and in all honesty, I really quite enjoy the FS2 MainMenu redux. Perhaps it comes with a fairly good sound system, but I never felt the instruments were competing in any way that wasn't completely intentional. It all felt dynamic and exciting, without (IMO) being overpowering.

Either way, this is absolutely wonderful work. Thanks for stopping by!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: SypheDMar on March 08, 2012, 10:19:27 am
I just finished listeing to them all on my good sound system (as opposed to the crappy earbuds I had last night), and in all honesty, I really quite enjoy the FS2 MainMenu redux. Perhaps it comes with a fairly good sound system, but I never felt the instruments were competing in any way that wasn't completely intentional. It all felt dynamic and exciting, without (IMO) being overpowering.
Get a decent headphone and it sounds great! Just don't expect anything extraordinary if you play it from a Thinkpad.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 08, 2012, 10:24:07 am
Yeah I mean, when I got my current set of (not even that awesome) headphones, I was like "I didn't know this thing existed in this song". And again when I got a cheap soundcard. Tru hi-fi gear would be great but even smaller investments really bring more spirit into music (and other audio stuff).
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 08, 2012, 10:53:01 am
Aincents
Monolith
Chaser
Fortress
Marauder
Strike...

They're all solid gold, i like the Egypty sounding one from FS1, still findd myself going "dum, dum, dum, dum dum dee dum" now and then so, FS2 menu is equally awesome.


DanWentz.

Wewuvyou.


EDIT--

Oooh Ooooh, equally love Revelation.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: LHN91 on March 08, 2012, 11:46:17 am
I just finished listeing to them all on my good sound system (as opposed to the crappy earbuds I had last night), and in all honesty, I really quite enjoy the FS2 MainMenu redux. Perhaps it comes with a fairly good sound system, but I never felt the instruments were competing in any way that wasn't completely intentional. It all felt dynamic and exciting, without (IMO) being overpowering.
Get a decent headphone and it sounds great! Just don't expect anything extraordinary if you play it from a Thinkpad.

Exactly my point. It's even more awesome stereo-surround mode'd to 4 point surround on my main living room system.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: yuezhi on March 08, 2012, 12:51:25 pm
Joshua. Now that was and still is a triumph of all your music.

Huzzah! :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Firstdragon34 on March 08, 2012, 01:28:14 pm
Wow! This dude doesn't kid around! Nice work!  :v:  :cool:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Molybdenum on March 08, 2012, 03:32:15 pm
I must say that your work was a key part in the greatness of the original games. What I remember most from my first moments of Freespace(in childhood) is the atmosphere and the music.  You had a major part in the creation of a cult classic to which many people are dedicated to this day. :)

Joshua.

Seconded :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Spoon on March 08, 2012, 04:32:32 pm
This is really cool  :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Buckshee Rounds on March 08, 2012, 04:51:47 pm
Wow, I can't even begin to say how much a part of my childhood these two games and these tracks are so I think you can imagine how awesome this is Mr Wentz!

I know this thread is going to get crowded by requests, but by any chance do you think you could please do a remix of the Lucifer death song in the last cutscene? The one on here? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5sdlDK0TOw

No musical talent on me whatsoever so I've no idea if that track is doable or not. Thankyou!!!

EDIT: Oh and that FS1 main hail redux - sublime. Really captures the mood well.  :cool:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: FireSpawn on March 08, 2012, 06:47:20 pm
I....I feel like I've just listened to the voice of God.  :eek2:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: bigchunk1 on March 08, 2012, 09:50:36 pm
Yeah, I'm going to try to downplay my excitement, but this is kind of a big deal. I was introduced to Freespace in middle school, looking to expand my collection of descent and the mechassault games. I played freespace1 and 2 both online and offline so much to the exclusion of all other games that certain music you have produced has been etched into my brain. I humbly request, since you are taking requests, that you make some kind of remix for m7_nrml from freespace1, in particular m7_nrml1. This track had a very serious and immersive tone about it, at a point in the game where things were getting pretty serious. I have tried, with the little knowledge I have, to play this song using the piano by ear (can't read sheet music) and have been contemplating how it would sound as a remix/variation for some time.

Another one which I am quite fond of is m2_bttl1 and 2. I can't help resist jerking my head sideways to the beat grinning crazily as I go Vasudan hunting in the asteroid field.

I have an expanded list, as I grew a liking to the overall style of Freespace music (both one and two).

Just in case you're interested(in no particular order):

Freespace1
m2_nrml
m3_bttl1
m4_nrml1 especially the very beginning. Rumbles up in my head every now and again.
m5(general) Worked well with the Arjuna stealth mission like an evil parade
m8_bttl2,3

Freespace2
Brief 5
FS2_Amb_c01 If a portal were to up with a flagship from hell coming through it, this would be the track
Leviticus
Joshua
Exodus  A very signature endgame track


You also made the music for Descent 2? The music for mission 4 (descent) has been branded onto my brain next to the equation m4music = fusion cannon.

Lastly, thanks for all the lasting memories you helped create by adding your sound to a most memorable game.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Scourge of Ages on March 08, 2012, 10:52:51 pm
You also made the music for Descent 2? The music for mission 4 (descent) has been branded onto my brain next to the equation m4music = fusion cannon.

If the track listing (http://www.descent2.com/goodies/music/d2_tracklist.shtml) is to be believed, Dan Wentz did not do the music for D2, unfortunately, because I liked that stuff too, and would have liked to see it updated.
EDIT: On a bit of guidance, it seems that Wentz did do the MIDI music for D2, just not the redbook/CD-audio tracks.

Not that Dan's stuff isn't excellent, because it is, definitely.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 08, 2012, 10:57:57 pm
(http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/gallery/files/1/0/6/8/7/handshake.jpg)
Nice to (kind) of meet you. those remixes are awesome!

question Mr. Dan Wentz: if there was a freespace 3 and you were composing the music what do you think the theme would be? FS2 was definitely something about lost hope and think the music reflected that perfectly :yes:; FS1, well i suppose it's something like a glorious military anthem intertwined with syfy adventure up to the point you meet shivans.

Interesting question... That would probably depend a lot on the story.  Not knowing what it would be, I would probably say it would probably take on a more modern tone, as it's further in the "future". I would probably have to say more "live" voice would be a must too.

-
DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 08, 2012, 11:08:47 pm
I have a request:

Redo all of the FS2 and FS1 sound tracks, with live ochestras and chiors mixed in.

KTHANKS

P.S. Great work. Thanks for throwing us a bone! ;)

Yeah... that would be a dream come true to be honest.

Thank you!
-
DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Enzo03 on March 08, 2012, 11:20:58 pm
Nice :v: badge you got here :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Scourge of Ages on March 08, 2012, 11:28:07 pm
Well it seems that the track listing was not all there was. Wentz did do the MIDI music for D2 (http://www.descent2.com/goodies/music/#d2midi), just not the redbook/CD-Audio soundtrack. I've edited my above post. Thanks DW!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Trivial Psychic on March 08, 2012, 11:30:12 pm
(http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/gallery/files/1/0/6/8/7/handshake.jpg)
Nice to (kind) of meet you. those remixes are awesome!

question Mr. Dan Wentz: if there was a freespace 3 and you were composing the music what do you think the theme would be? FS2 was definitely something about lost hope and think the music reflected that perfectly :yes:; FS1, well i suppose it's something like a glorious military anthem intertwined with syfy adventure up to the point you meet shivans.

Interesting question... That would probably depend a lot on the story.  Not knowing what it would be, I would probably say it would probably take on a more modern tone, as it's further in the "future". I would probably have to say more "live" voice would be a must too.

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DW

There was an interview done not too long ago with one of the original FS story developers (I can't recall his name), and he gave us a few clues as to what story ideas were being thrown around for future games, before the plug got pulled.  The most solid of all was the GTVA going on the offensive against the Shivans, including attacking their homeworld, which they referred to as "Shivan Town".  More in >THIS (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=74745.0)< thread.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on March 09, 2012, 12:14:59 am
There was an interview done not too long ago with one of the original FS story developers (I can't recall his name), and he gave us a few clues as to what story ideas were being thrown around for future games, before the plug got pulled.  The most solid of all was the GTVA going on the offensive against the Shivans, including attacking their homeworld, which they referred to as "Shivan Town".  More in >THIS (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=74745.0)< thread.

I did this interview with Mr. Jason Scott, writer of FreeSpace 2. I'm not sure he was involved in FreeSpace 1 (I would hazard he wasn't as the quality of writing is quite, uh, different in FS1.)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 09, 2012, 02:15:26 am
"The mystery is often more compelling than the answer."

That sounds so much like him... I really love this quote! Thanks for the link to that interview.  I was with him at those recording sessions in my home town of Chicago and will never forget the experience. For example, only last month I was actually staying across the street from the hotel we were at. Very surreal. 

Quick update, one more (battle 3) section and mission 10 redux is officially in the can! Will then take a short break and start on the rest of that list next week. Thanks again for your support and interest; I'm answering questions as soon as I can either on this thread or as PM.

"Shivantown" <- that's hilarious
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Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Qent on March 09, 2012, 07:01:10 am
Oooh Ooooh, equally love Revelation.
Especially FS2_Btl_E01. :nod:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Enzo03 on March 09, 2012, 10:34:02 am
And so all posts in all other forums and all other threads ceased for 40 days and 40 nights. :D
Well I was close enough.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: yuezhi on March 09, 2012, 01:49:44 pm
you're the best battuta, but the answers have a few holes. for one, he says the GTVA have indeed returned to earth but doesn't elaborate on the state of affairs around sol or the political result of the 2nd great war; for all we know blue planet could be canon after all (have not played inferno). also, in my imagination the "shivan town" would look like a borg mother hive since i'm sure it's a fact that shivans can't stand gravity.

so i guess since the focus of a volition made FS3 would focus on exterminating shivans, i suppose the them would be "counterstrike!"
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: MatthTheGeek on March 09, 2012, 01:58:01 pm
Could we not have in that thread the debate that was already well ended in the original thread ?

:v: only had rough sketches about what FS3 could have been. It is most likely the whole story design would have changed a huge lot between that point and the final product. It is also likely that if :v: was to make FS3 today, they'd throw those outdated sketches away and start from scratch. Despite coming from the lead writer of FS2, this interview isn't canon.

End of story please. We were talking about music here. Bloody awesome music if I may add.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on March 09, 2012, 02:25:19 pm
you're the best battuta, but the answers have a few holes. for one, he says the GTVA have indeed returned to earth but doesn't elaborate on the state of affairs around sol or the political result of the 2nd great war; for all we know blue planet could be canon after all

Blue Planet isn't canon, and I'd wager it doesn't look much like canon would've looked because it has a very different narrative style and tone than Volition did.

They apparently started work on a mission pack regarding a return to Sol but it never went much of anywhere. I suspect what's in that interview is most of what they actually came up with.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: yuezhi on March 09, 2012, 02:49:11 pm
can't wait for next week. m3 imo is the best out of all of them.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Firstdragon34 on March 09, 2012, 04:08:11 pm
*Rubs hands together in a very excited way* C'mon Sunday, get here!  :p
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: mralexs on March 09, 2012, 04:43:23 pm
Freespace 2 Battle F, its my favorite track from FS1 and FS2!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: IronBeer on March 10, 2012, 01:35:33 pm
Mr. Wentz, allow me to be the latest member to welcome you here and congratulate your musical talent.

Like most, I was introduced to FreeSpace 1 at a young age, and the music in particular had a major impact. To my 9-year-old self, FreeSpace seemed like the coolest thing that anybody could have done with a computer. The remixes already posted manage to put me back into that "awestruck" state of mind, and I eagerly await any further releases.

Thank you for making these great memories possible, and we are all honored to have you here.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on March 10, 2012, 01:38:42 pm
I was introduced to FS at a young age as well. In fact my most prominent memory is loving how the m2 battle tracks sounded. Consider the m2 set my request. :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: CP5670 on March 10, 2012, 02:57:00 pm
It's great to see you here, Dan. Thanks for sharing these remixes with us. The Freespace games have always had some of my favorite music.

Like others, my favorite is the FS2 menu one. The original version is definitely recognizable in it, but it has its own "aggressive" twist on that and would work nicely in a cutscene. The instruments in a few others like M10 ambient remind me of the mod-based music from Unreal and Deus Ex, and are quite different from the feel of the stock Freespace music. The FS2 credits one seems to have better instrument separation and positioning, even compared to high quality version of that track we have. The D2 menu music is also interesting and reminds me of some other games of that era.

Would it be possible to recompile some of these using the original instruments? The uncompressed music package you sent Nix with several years ago was much appreciated, but we were missing several tracks from it. I understand that they were from backups that could not be fully recovered. The silent threat M10 music was one of the most sought after tracks among the missing ones.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: redsniper on March 10, 2012, 04:15:07 pm
Whoa, quite an honor to have you here Mr. Wentz! I don't think FS would have been half the series it was if not for your music. There are a few FS1 tracks I could put on repeat for HOURS and not get bored. :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Mr. Vega on March 10, 2012, 09:25:26 pm
You are awesome Mr. Wentz. My favorites of yours were always the M4 battle theme (DUN-nan-nuh!), Exodus, and of course the two cinema themes.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: BritishShivans on March 11, 2012, 10:23:08 am
Wow. It's Mr Wentz.

Well, since everyone is asking, I think I will make a request, too. When you have the time, could you remake the FS2 ending cutscene music? I always loved the music in it. It was ominous - very ominous, suitable for the approach of the Sathanas juggernauts approaching Capella.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: sigtau on March 11, 2012, 11:32:02 am
HOLYGODCANITREALLYBE

It's a pleasure to see you here on HLP, Mr. Wentz, and an even greater pleasure listening to your remixes.  As a fellow musician, I think your re-imaginings of each of these songs are exactly what they should have sounded like back in the 90's.  This is perfect.  I especially love the FS2 credits and the FS1 mainhall music.

My personal request: Revelation from FS2. (This one, to be exact: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noSZa7glFc4 )

You deserve a medal, good sir, for everything you've done here.

Someone please put these in the Media VPs as they're completed  :nod:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on March 11, 2012, 01:19:43 pm
Someone please put these in the Media VPs as they're completed  :nod:

No, please don't. By Mr. Wentz's own design these are not replacements for the originals.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 11, 2012, 01:28:36 pm
Yeah, if they were higher quality versions of the original, maybe. But these are remixes. I wouldn't mind if we could pack them into a .vp and distribute it outside the MediaVPs, though.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 11, 2012, 02:00:49 pm
Exactly my thoughts, at some point. I'm just concentrating on getting these all down first.

Briefing 4 just redone... so I guess I should take that break now :)

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Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Alan Bolte on March 11, 2012, 03:49:25 pm
I have one more suggestion: add the sound cloud link to your forum signature. Reduces my number of clicks.  ;)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 11, 2012, 04:27:28 pm
Just bookmark it :p
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Inglonias on March 11, 2012, 07:21:00 pm
Oddly enough, I don't like the FS2 menu remix. It's too loud, and the drums in the background really detract from the "inbound epic stuff" quality the original had and makes it sound far more aggressive.

Now, the credits remix is excellent. Giving the voice in the background additional echo and reverb really does a lot to add to the track. The way the music stops and starts again adds a little suspense too.

That having been said, welcome to HLP. Hope you stick around and contribute to the project!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: bigchunk1 on March 11, 2012, 07:40:22 pm
Hey, that briefing 4 music remix is pretty good! At first, I was thinking to myself 'What the heck am I listening to?' when presented with low strings and an overall higher energy tune, but I kept listening to the track and I realised it all fits pretty nicely. It's almost like a different theme, more gritty and less mysterious, but with the same overall structure. You seem to be unafraid to expand the originals to capture different moods. Very cool.  :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Ulala on March 11, 2012, 10:22:53 pm
Love your new take on FS2 briefing 4, I'd like to request FS2 briefing 5 if it's not too much trouble. I always thought this theme as fitting for the GTVA in general. Thanks again for all your hard work! :nod:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: lukaszk159 on March 12, 2012, 10:36:03 am
Thanks for one of the best music for game that I have oportunity to hear!
I like remixes , but maybe it will be more interesting to do new music tracks for ouer favorite games? Something like take the best parts of traks and mix them in something new? It is only my dream..."after all these years" to be able to hear something new.

Probably you don't have time for this so I willl be happy to listen the remakes. Good Job! ;)

Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: mjn.mixael on March 12, 2012, 01:52:48 pm
These are great.. I pretty much have been listening to them while modding for the last few days. Nice work. I do have to second that request for fs2betamainhall though!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: QuakeIV on March 12, 2012, 10:38:39 pm
Just going to say that I rather enjoy briefing 5 and would enjoy a remake of that. 

So far they have been great, I especially liked the credits redo.  Everything I felt that the original lacked, the remake had.  I always felt like that voice in the background was off somehow, and it was much better executed in the new version.  Stuff like that.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: yuezhi on March 13, 2012, 12:34:22 am
 :nod: that new FS2 victory score is glorious. sounds like it's been brought back to former glory of the days of the great war. Huzzah! :yes:
i so want that in mediavps.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 13, 2012, 05:53:43 am
All about the FS2 "aquitaine.wav" (main menu) remix
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Alan Bolte on March 14, 2012, 03:06:00 am
The mission G songs are mislabeled, they should be F. My fault, I think, since I mislabeled them in my request post and you probably went by the FS1 mission name originally.

I like what you've done with "G" 2, the softer lead works and I you've done something interesting with the drums that I can't quite describe. The cymbal at 0:12 seems out of place though.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: -Joshua- on March 14, 2012, 02:09:36 pm
hmm. The second part of Mission G has the ... ehrm... The instrument that comes in just as part 2 in a bit of a background role, at the end, this creates a lot of noise that just tries to compete with eachother, instead of supporting each other. In other words, it sounds a bit like a mess. I do like how that instrument sounds individually, but it gets a bit swamped.

Mission 10 ambience, the different notes change a bit abrupt at the start. If they are seperate notes, I miss the part when the player pauses to take a breadth before blowing again - and if they are connected notes, the transition is not really smooth. It sounds a bit... uncanny.

Also - good to meet you! I love the FS1 Main menu the best at the moment. I did have a personal request: The music of the intro vids (the one with Ash, and the "We form a new alliance, to gaurd the tomb of space" one)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 14, 2012, 02:40:26 pm
Oddly enough, I don't like the FS2 menu remix. It's too loud, and the drums in the background really detract from the "inbound epic stuff" quality the original had and makes it sound far more aggressive.

Yes, that was a quick obnoxious Hollywood-style mix. Done in a day like all of these initial passes. As I don't have midi source for any of them, it's all from memory.

I have since cleaned that one up a bit, and readded the timpani/cymbal crescendos as it was in the original. Soon as I get upgraded account I can update the songs without losing plays/comments. I do keep notes of feedback, so when it's time to master them I'll take care of everything I have time for.

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http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 14, 2012, 02:42:13 pm
The mission G songs are mislabeled, they should be F. My fault, I think, since I mislabeled them in my request post and you probably went by the FS1 mission name originally.

I like what you've done with "G" 2, the softer lead works and I you've done something interesting with the drums that I can't quite describe. The cymbal at 0:12 seems out of place though.

Oops, yeah I did get the right song, correct? Hope so, cause all three parts are up.  Will get to some of the interface/briefings next. Also a cutscene to work on! :)

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http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz

Mission F seems much more fitting too!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Firstdragon34 on March 14, 2012, 02:57:55 pm
Nice!  :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: ShadowsOfLight on March 14, 2012, 10:31:44 pm
Wow! It's great to hear these remixes. They put a fresh spin on the old tracks, and (just like the originals) sound awesome!

I would just like to say, apart from suiting the games very well and being great to listen to on its own, the music in the FreeSpace series has been a huge inspiration to me in my own music composition. I can safely say I wouldn't have put nearly as much investment into electronic/soundtrack music writing if it hadn't of been for the music you wrote. I've been working on a soundtrack for one of the mods here, in fact, and have also attempted a remake of the "March" soundtrack/set in FS1. (If you're interested in hearing any of it, I can PM you a link.)

So all in all... I can't thank you enough for the great music you have composed! I'll definitely be watching for more stuff on Soundcloud :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Alan Bolte on March 14, 2012, 10:52:05 pm
Yes, Mission 7/F was what I requested. Interesting departure from the original on battle 3, much spookier than the rather aggressive game themes. Not ambient-spooky though... honestly, if someone told me that it was a Bowser's Castle theme from a Mario game I'd believe them.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Firstdragon34 on March 15, 2012, 03:22:26 pm
Dan Wentz, I have a question: How do you do your reduxes? I'm just curious.  ;)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 15, 2012, 07:24:19 pm
Dan Wentz, I have a question: How do you do your reduxes? I'm just curious.  ;)

Hello, if you check the comments under each track I'm starting to fill in with what was used for each - though I haven't filled in some of the recent ones, partly because i forgot to, and partly because there's no sense in repeating most of the same stuff used.  I do not have any MIDI source for any of them, which is one reason why I tend to "invent" parts. That, to me, is part of the fun.

If you have more questions, feel free to drop me a message.

A new track, Freespace2 MainHall Beta is now up which make 19 total (counting my older tracks). Going to take a few days off and will start fresh next week. Have a great weekened all!

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Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Ulala on March 15, 2012, 09:26:54 pm
Thank you again!!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: mobcdmoc3 on March 18, 2012, 03:10:22 pm
These remixes are great!  Many kudos to you for the FreeSpace 1 Main Menu remix - That one definitely recaptures and brings out the original theme to an entirely new level :D

I also agree with what others have said before - Revelation and m8_bttl would be great to hear remixed.

Can't wait until the next release comes out, keep up the great work  :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 18, 2012, 05:25:26 pm
You're very welcome. Freespace 2 Main Menu Remaster is up.
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace2-main-hall-remaster

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Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Firstdragon34 on March 18, 2012, 07:20:42 pm
The Freespace 2 menu redux is awesome! The beginning reminds of the 1984 Dune movie!  :yes: :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Qent on March 18, 2012, 09:48:10 pm
Sounds great! Any particular reason the spoken lines were changed?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: FireSpawn on March 18, 2012, 10:10:30 pm
(http://partner-ad.photobucket.com/albums/d120/clavdivs/shut_up_and_take_my_money.jpg)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: karajorma on March 19, 2012, 12:41:23 am
You're very welcome. Freespace 2 Main Menu Remaster is up.
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace2-main-hall-remaster

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Is Stacie Hirsch's part a new recording or is it from an older version of the cutscene?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on March 19, 2012, 01:01:59 am
Nice new remixes yay! I like the new take on the originals. One thing I do notice is the reduced dynamic range (too much compression) and some abrupt lead ins/outs of certain parts of tracks/instruments. In some ways I think it detracts from the feeling/atmosphere of the music :) Otherwise a nice welcome back from me since I have been away from this site for a while too!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 19, 2012, 02:40:08 am
Nice new remixes yay! I like the new take on the originals. One thing I do notice is the reduced dynamic range (too much compression) and some abrupt lead ins/outs of certain parts of tracks/instruments. In some ways I think it detracts from the feeling/atmosphere of the music :) Otherwise a nice welcome back from me since I have been away from this site for a while too!

I completely agree. Please keep in mind, these are purely midi-driven files at this stage, not a single audio track bounced/rendered yet and I'm allowing a single day per song so I can get as many in as possible.

Before being delivered to HLP, the plan is to pile them all up then master each, which will probably take a week or two once the songs are all drafted - depending on how many I end up with.

Exodus is on deck.

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: mjn.mixael on March 19, 2012, 11:24:12 am
Can't say I'm a fan of the voice... it get's in the way of hearing some perfectly good music!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 19, 2012, 03:53:08 pm
Interesting... Yeah, it was a last second decision which I thought it might provide a nice change from just that; constant music. When it's time to finish I can provide it to HLP both ways.

In other news, enter Exodus chapter 1

http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace2-exodus-battle-1

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: bigchunk1 on March 19, 2012, 03:53:39 pm
I like the beginning vocals, in particular the choice of line from the game. It gives the song a context. That line from the intro cutscene always manages to make my spine tingle, a description of how surreal times were for the GTVA during FS2. The song is a little heavy in my opinion with the low brass, but it's a remix.

Is Stacie Hirsch's part a new recording or is it from an older version of the cutscene?

I'd like to know that too. Her voice sort of reminds me of the ancient cutscenes from FS1 without the processing.

[shameless]Do you have any interest in remixing m7_nrml1 or what I believe you call MissionF Normal 1?[/shameless] Just asking! :D

Edit: Exodus is awesome. I am grinning from ear to ear. Takes me back to the final portion of the game.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: bigchunk1 on March 19, 2012, 04:38:11 pm
Sorry for the double post, but I made a remix sample for m7nrml1. It's a one instrument midi track, and I am not very experienced with making digital music.
http://soundcloud.com/bigchunk1/m7nrml1remix

Sound cloud is pretty nice.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on March 19, 2012, 05:01:03 pm
Just listened to Exodus 1. Sinister, omnious and evil.

Oh, and epic. Perfectly fits lots of Shivans jumping in. And supernovas.

I'm sure that part 2 and 3 are going to be awesome as hell!

Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Mongoose on March 19, 2012, 09:23:11 pm
Is Stacie Hirsch's part a new recording or is it from an older version of the cutscene?
I know she voiced a few other lines from what would become the FS2 intro in the original FS2 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r08pQHjF1X0), so maybe she did these at the same time.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Thaeris on March 20, 2012, 12:57:42 am
You know, my favorite track from FS1 must be "Worlds Apart," or the mission 4 music (M4). I'll look forward to hearing that one, at least.

:)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 20, 2012, 01:16:55 am
Today was a twofer... Exodus Chapter II is up, and the Juggernaut is just around the corner.

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: THE Phreak on March 20, 2012, 01:44:14 am
(http://kinetic-sound.com/uploads/thumbs_up2.png)

This is amazing! I couldn't say anything that hasn't already been said in this thread...! Amazing stuff sir!

Could we get any modern versions/remixes of Freespace 1's Briefing 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yDrlRq-ZjNk#t=60s) and Briefing 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms7-RopAAw4) ?

I really LOVE the direction you took in those. Briefing 4 really solidified the peril that the GTA and PVN were facing and really felt like the world was coming down around you, the organ type of instrument in the song also added a gothic vibe that was really welcome. And Briefing 3, wow, whenever I hear that I feel like it's the kind of song playing during a montage of pilots suiting up...it's got this "We are Professionals and this is the job we'll be pulling"kind of vibe with a bit of hope and futurism.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: T-LoW on March 20, 2012, 04:54:32 am
Freespace Main Menu Redux at about 2:00 - there is something missing (on purpose I guess). It's this cool engine/screaming/roaring sound in the background that's getting higher until the next part of the music starts. I always thought this is a very important part of the feeling the music created - it sounded very mechanic (therefore cool ;) ).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cR2zdiAy0dY#t=75s <---- this one
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on March 20, 2012, 10:18:40 am
*Exodus 2 plays*

"That's NOT an installation! Disable the engines of that warship! Do not let them escape!"

Whoever had the idea with the asteroid base and the NTF Iceni was a genius.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 20, 2012, 12:42:05 pm
I was literally up all night, so I figured might as well make a stab at finishing the set early.
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/sets/freespace2-exodus-set/

(short break)

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: mjn.mixael on March 20, 2012, 12:58:48 pm
I love the Exodus tracks!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on March 20, 2012, 12:59:46 pm
Oh God, this is awesome.

okaycanyoudom2now :nervous:

Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: bigchunk1 on March 20, 2012, 01:08:18 pm
This is all like a dream come true! It's like the music is alive again... anyone know what I mean? Makes me very happy.

The beginning of B3Exodus Remix is one of my favorite soundbites! Nice way to introduce a surreal track. It has the feel like the universe is coming apart all around the player, as depicted in the final missions of FS2.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Flipside on March 20, 2012, 04:53:33 pm
Awesome stuff :D

Love the Mainhall remix, much more cinematic and ominous.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: sigtau on March 20, 2012, 05:30:22 pm
Exodus kicks ass.  It gives me extreme amounts of nostalgia.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 21, 2012, 03:01:36 pm
Thanks guys,

Freespace 1, Mission 2 all normals is up!
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace-mission2-normal-all
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on March 21, 2012, 03:07:02 pm
Oh my. I think the music lover in me just jumped off a waterfall of awesome. I'm so excited I can't even properly phrase it.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: jr2 on March 21, 2012, 03:13:10 pm
Just listened to them all, really nice!  I love it.  :)


EDIT:  Waitwaitwait that was just the spotlight... *goes back to listen to all of the tracks*
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: dwlnetnl on March 21, 2012, 05:38:26 pm
I'd like to know what FS2 brief 2 will sound like nowadays. My feel on it is that you are introduced/welcomed to some kind of calm blessed elite.

Freespace is a high time favorite of mine, in all terms. I'd like the military, soberish style of the music. It has it's own identity, but also I feel it's very constraint in terms of size that was allowed in the whole distribution package thing. Which is sad, but realistic. I'd love to see a new extended set of music that departs from and builds on what there is, but that don't have this constraints in quality and time.

It gives me renewed hope for FS3, the sounds from within :v: and the reemergence of Dan. So far as I can see, it's certainly not lost! If only for wrapping the story.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on March 21, 2012, 05:41:08 pm
And you realize FS3 is a sore spot for :v: developers, so so talking about it.

[edit] wat. Most of my post got cut off.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 21, 2012, 05:52:14 pm
Freespace Main Menu Redux at about 2:00 - there is something missing (on purpose I guess). It's this cool engine/screaming/roaring sound in the background that's getting higher until the next part of the music starts. I always thought this is a very important part of the feeling the music created - it sounded very mechanic (therefore cool ;) ).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cR2zdiAy0dY#t=75s <---- this one

Oh yeah, I'm pretty sure that was generated from an E-Mu E-Synth sampler I sadly no longer own. But I agree, it's a cool part to include. Will keep that in mind and see if I can mix something up. I had a ***** of a time trying to recreate the battle 3 Exodus percussion originally done on the E-Mu Audity 2000... Sometimes, they just don't make em like they used to! But I'm happy with the results.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Firstdragon34 on March 21, 2012, 07:26:25 pm
I like the newest Redux Freespace - mission 2, very good.  :yes: :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on March 21, 2012, 09:14:16 pm
And as a bonus, that last part of mission 2 is also FS1's briefing 5. :D

(Not sure why, but FS1 liked to use certain soundtracks' NRML3 components as briefing tracks.  It worked though!)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Thaeris on March 21, 2012, 09:21:59 pm
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?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on March 21, 2012, 09:33:15 pm
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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: bigchunk1 on March 22, 2012, 07:43:30 am
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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on March 22, 2012, 09:25:58 am
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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 22, 2012, 04:55:16 pm
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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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: yuezhi on March 22, 2012, 05:34:06 pm
they sound awesome but i think they'd sound more complete with the bridging pieces especially M2_EARV_2. ring a bell?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 22, 2012, 05:45:59 pm
Thanks. Ok, I'll eventally make a set with all parts; 4 arrivals cues, death, victory.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Firstdragon34 on March 22, 2012, 05:53:03 pm
Freespace mission 2  battle all was quit good, I like the piano gave out that dramatic que, (If you know what I mean). :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on March 22, 2012, 08:27:41 pm
I'm so happy that my favorite tracks are being remade. I absolutely love the new take, especially the synth at the end. :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: mobcdmoc3 on March 22, 2012, 10:40:25 pm
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:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: HAZARDLEADER on March 22, 2012, 11:16:22 pm
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!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on March 23, 2012, 12:21:12 am
You know, Cinema2 is itself a remix of the intro track. :p
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: HAZARDLEADER on March 23, 2012, 09:52:22 am
You know, Cinema2 is itself a remix of the intro track. :p

I did not, hmm interesting
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on March 23, 2012, 11:28:12 am
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?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Antares on March 23, 2012, 12:13:39 pm
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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjHqZo6YFJQ). This one recurs a lot throughout the game, and a slightly different version also plays at the end of Silent Threat, Mission 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1brn4JDKBfQ&feature=player_detailpage#t=426s). 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" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7F-PsMy-_4). 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" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9XLdROXE44). 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" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhoNBMrn1hc). 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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qiWAgQeAVY). 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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: HAZARDLEADER on March 23, 2012, 01:46:54 pm
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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: jr2 on March 23, 2012, 03:27:37 pm
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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on March 23, 2012, 03:38:56 pm
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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Qent on March 23, 2012, 05:03:19 pm
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.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on March 23, 2012, 05:48:23 pm
You're both describing the same thing using different language.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Molaris on March 23, 2012, 07:19:31 pm
The remixed Mission 2 Battle tracks sound AMAZING!! I love BOTH version. They were definitely my favorite tracks. I'm kinda in a soundtrack craze currently (Epic Score, Audiomachine, Globus, etc., etc.,) you have anything just as awesome but NOT FS/FS2? Thx for the remixes :-D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 23, 2012, 10:59:59 pm
Thank you everyone for your feedback. I'm going to be focusing all efforts now on nothing but original Freespace remastering. Starting with missions, so I'll be busy for a while.

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: achtung on March 24, 2012, 05:58:30 pm
Can't believe I missed this thread. Already enjoying what you've got on Soundcloud. Can't wait to see you a package release or something. :)

EDIT: I"m looking forward to FS2_DB_01, FS2_Brief_05, and FS2_Btl_E02.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: AndrewofDoom on March 28, 2012, 11:17:11 am
Well, I took a listen to the ambient track mix for Worlds Apart, and I must say I like it. My only complaint would be that NRML3's tempo may be a little too fast compared to the original.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 28, 2012, 03:54:06 pm
Thanks, here is the actual tempo map for "Worlds Apart" for those interested. It's the same as original.  This puppy never sits still!

Normal1, Normal2, EARV1, AARV1 = 86 BPM
Normal3 = 120 BPM
EARV2, AARV2 = 140 BPM
Battle1,2,3, Victory1 = 145 BPM
Victory2 = 120 BPM

I'm debating about the instrumentation for the battle tracks, and have come up with an idea to have more world instruments employed - especially in Battle1. So 1 will be more (Mid)Eastern, 2 will be more Western. Still working out the mix, will post it at some point.

Meanwhile, I'm well into Mission 5 now... and it's frickin scary stuff. :)

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 28, 2012, 04:19:43 pm
Tempo maps!! :yes:

Dan, what's the fastest bpm you'd tackle? 225's a good number ;D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: MrTealTwo on March 28, 2012, 04:41:15 pm
"Worlds Apart" is incredible. Love the end part that was the theme for the original Inferno R1. Such an atmospheric track overall : ) The mix is spot on.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: -Joshua- on March 30, 2012, 03:17:53 am
I think the end bit of the end bit of worlds apart (where the flute thing comes in) could be a bit longer. I thought it was a shame in the original as well, it just seems to cut short at the end. And itś one of the, if not the, most beautifull parts of your entire FS soundtrack.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Marcov on March 30, 2012, 09:40:23 am
Hold on...what exactly is this? A real performance instead of a midi file or something, which renders the quality far better and more realistic?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on March 30, 2012, 09:54:46 am
Hold on...what exactly is this? A real performance instead of a midi file or something, which renders the quality far better and more realistic?

no
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Marcov on March 30, 2012, 09:56:39 am
what
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Snail on March 30, 2012, 09:58:53 am
These tracks are simply incredible. I love how they give an awesome new take on the themes while still retaining the spirit of the originals. I've never even heard these tracks before, and I'm still getting nostalgia. Thanks so much Dan Wentz!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Flipside on March 30, 2012, 10:16:24 am
Hold on...what exactly is this? A real performance instead of a midi file or something, which renders the quality far better and more realistic?

It's probably a case that Dan still had the original pre-mixdown tracks of the audio, where each instrument is seperated onto a different track on the sequencer. A little bit of filtering and noise reduction, combined with the lack of limitations that were with the original game (22Khz 8-Bit iirc) can do wonders :) Add a couple of new tracks and some fresh mixing on the old ones and out pours the awesome :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Qent on March 30, 2012, 11:00:54 am
"Worlds Apart" is just beautiful! :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on March 30, 2012, 11:33:43 am
This stuff brings a big 'ol grin to my face. :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: yuezhi on March 30, 2012, 01:48:06 pm
Quote from: danimal
"Mmmmm... 18 Voltage Controlled Oscillators" (drool)
*drool

M5 is spooky in a epic way
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Sushi on March 30, 2012, 03:20:01 pm
Hey Dan,

Wonderful work, I'm really enjoying these. :) Any chance of getting these all packaged into an MP3 album when you're done making them?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Ravenholme on March 30, 2012, 07:33:58 pm
Ohmigod it's the guy who did the briefing music from Slaying Ravana *.*

That track was an instant favourite with pretty much my entire household when they heard it.

A remix of it would be beyond epic (I think it's called Cinema C going by the GOG.com soundtrack I got)

Edit:

Just started checking out the tracks already remixed... Holy ****  :eek2:

 :yes: :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: starlord on March 31, 2012, 07:30:20 am
just a quick note to say thank you sir!

freespace 1 and 2 remained in my mind largely for it's immersive musics among other things!

particularly important to me is the command briefing music for the aftermath mission, in which the lucifer is revealed: the music blended with the small film flawlessly; a tribute to your talent!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on March 31, 2012, 10:34:33 am
Hold on...what exactly is this? A real performance instead of a midi file or something, which renders the quality far better and more realistic?

Good question. These are complete overhauls from scratch using MIDI triggered software instruments. I'm using 4-5 plugins for each song. I start with the Roland TSS-1 which emulates the original Roland Sound Canvas, so I get the retro percussion (If I want to keep it some cases) but all the instruments are done using a variety of (Eastwest/Native Instruments) plugins that employ either streaming samples or software synths. See attachment.

The keyboard controller I'm using to play each part is the Korg Microkey, and this is all done on a XPS 17 laptop.

One major advantage of doing it this way, no audio-only tracks, is that when I render the collective MIDI to an audio mixdown, I can choose what sample rate bit depth I want. I can also change any instrument, note, controller, etc. while keeping the rest of the mix untouched. For the game renders (what will eventually end up in the game) I'm using 16bit 44k renders, but I could render them as high as 32bit 96k; Although it doesn't make much sense to render at resolutions above those used in the streaming samples.

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DW

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Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on March 31, 2012, 10:37:07 am
Wow, these are really good. Been listening on loop while writing all morning.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Flipside on March 31, 2012, 07:35:11 pm
Hold on...what exactly is this? A real performance instead of a midi file or something, which renders the quality far better and more realistic?

Good question. These are complete overhauls from scratch using MIDI triggered software instruments. I'm using 4-5 plugins for each song. I start with the Roland TSS-1 which emulates the original Roland Sound Canvas, so I get the retro percussion (If I want to keep it some cases) but all the instruments are done using a variety of (Eastwest/Native Instruments) plugins that employ either streaming samples or software synths. See attachment.

The keyboard controller I'm using to play each part is the Korg Microkey, and this is all done on a XPS 17 laptop.

One major advantage of doing it this way, no audio-only tracks, is that when I render the collective MIDI to an audio mixdown, I can choose what sample rate bit depth I want. I can also change any instrument, note, controller, etc. while keeping the rest of the mix untouched. For the game renders (what will eventually end up in the game) I'm using 16bit 44k renders, but I could render them as high as 32bit 96k; Although it doesn't make much sense to render at resolutions above those used in the streaming samples.

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DW

Kontakt, Absynth and Battery... Heh, my three favourite VSynths alongside Omnisphere and some of the Rob Papen stuff.

Battery, in particular, is probably one of the best synths for Drums I've used, because it's so easy to just drag and drop audio into a note and create your own kits :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: jr2 on March 31, 2012, 08:43:45 pm
Hold on...what exactly is this? A real performance instead of a midi file or something, which renders the quality far better and more realistic?

Good question...
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[lvlshot]http://i41.tinypic.com/2eb4qrn.png[/lvlshot]    http://i41.tinypic.com/2eb4qrn.png

...For when the attachment ninja comes around.  ;)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Ravenholme on April 01, 2012, 09:54:24 am
>Just found the Slaying Ravana briefing/FS2 Credits remaster

Oh god, that's fantastic.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: jr2 on April 01, 2012, 10:56:29 pm
Just a quick question, Dan, was the music for the cutscenes your work, or did someone else handle that?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 02, 2012, 02:24:08 pm
Just a quick question, Dan, was the music for the cutscenes your work, or did someone else handle that?

For some of the key cutscenes in the original Freespace - most notably the intro, boarding the disabled Shivan craft and the ending - those wonderful works were Steven von Kampen, a hired composer/sound designer from Noiz Audio - He wrote the music, did most of the sound design and I provided direction and filled in some spots where needed. I believe he still works at Rock Star Games in Ca. It was a great experience collaborating with him, we had a lot of fun working together and I still keep in touch with him to this day. I then had the opportunity to fly solo on FS2.

Thanks again everyone for the feedback! Mission 6 normals are up. 3 more to go! I leave for a short vacation this week so I'll be taking a bit of a breather to finish up soon.
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace-mission-6-marauder

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on April 02, 2012, 02:32:48 pm
You did a fantastic job on FreeSpace 2. The music and audio design in the cutscenes is phenomenal, particularly the outro.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 02, 2012, 02:43:01 pm
I think the end bit of the end bit of worlds apart (where the flute thing comes in) could be a bit longer. I thought it was a shame in the original as well, it just seems to cut short at the end. And itś one of the, if not the, most beautifull parts of your entire FS soundtrack.

Thanks, I'll consider extending it a bit - that's a Bassoon. I recall getting requests from the team, back in the day, to try to include some woodwinds, and that track was the result.  Sometimes composers, like me, love string and brass a little too much?

But it serves as a good example why feedback and collaborating ideas is always a good idea. I'm sure its rare appearance is one of the reasons it stands out from the rest.

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 02, 2012, 04:14:10 pm
An electric guitarFS2 menu would be amazing. Don't suppose there's software to generate tabulature for it?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Flipside on April 02, 2012, 04:29:42 pm
I think the end bit of the end bit of worlds apart (where the flute thing comes in) could be a bit longer. I thought it was a shame in the original as well, it just seems to cut short at the end. And itś one of the, if not the, most beautifull parts of your entire FS soundtrack.

Thanks, I'll consider extending it a bit - that's a Bassoon. I recall getting requests from the team, back in the day, to try to include some woodwinds, and that track was the result.  Sometimes composers, like me, love string and brass a little too much?

But it serves as a good example why feedback and collaborating ideas is always a good idea. I'm sure its rare appearance is one of the reasons it stands out from the rest.

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DW

The trend at the moment tends to be towards the Duduk, mostly bought about by things like BSG and the Sci-Fi Channels' Dune series. Nice to see the more 'traditional' (from a Western perspective) woodwinds being used.

Enjoy your break :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: mjn.mixael on April 02, 2012, 05:08:54 pm
One of my favorite tracks! I'm enjoying it.

One question though, isn't Mission 6 supposed to be 'Haunted' and Mission 7 'Marauder'? Or do I have my names mixed up?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: OptimusX on April 02, 2012, 05:30:12 pm
The Revelation tracks are my favorites out of all FS2.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 03, 2012, 07:14:26 pm
One of my favorite tracks! I'm enjoying it.

One question though, isn't Mission 6 supposed to be 'Haunted' and Mission 7 'Marauder'? Or do I have my names mixed up?

You are correct, updated track names. Battles are up now. I will be back on Monday to finish up missions 7 - 9, and anything missing from 10. Also, I sent Ian a message today, all tracks for missions 1-6 are completed with the new music table entries, so it shouldn't be too long before this gets in the game.

Eventually, I'll make them all downloadable too.

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: AndrewofDoom on April 03, 2012, 07:47:07 pm
I have two questions.

You said that you have tabled the music entries, have you included all the stings and the victory tracks for these songs? Have you played any of the usermade campaigns that have been made?

That being said I think Haunted was very well done. I can't wait for Strike!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 03, 2012, 07:50:27 pm
I have two questions.

You said that you have tabled the music entries, have you included all the stings and the victory tracks for these songs? Have you played any of the usermade campaigns that have been made?

That being said I think Haunted was very well done. I can't wait for Strike!

Thanks!

Yes. So far, including some extras and alternates, there are 71 tracks in the pipeline for the first six missions. Someday I hope to try them, which ones would you recommend?

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: AndrewofDoom on April 03, 2012, 07:55:29 pm
Well, I would recommend firstly Blue Planet (Pretty much everyone's default around here) and Derelict. If you're willing to try something that's not related to FreeSpace in any way and are okay with an anime style mod, I would also try Wings of Dawn.

Oh! I had another question. About Marauder, since it and some song from FS2 (name escapes my head) have essentially the same battle track, are you going to reuse it for your music table?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Snail on April 03, 2012, 08:13:31 pm
Vassago's Dirge (http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Vassago%27s_Dirge) uses classical music as a soundtrack which you might find interesting.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on April 03, 2012, 08:36:05 pm
Well, I would recommend Derelict.

I would also recommend refraining from doing horrible things to yourself every time you hear my voice. :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: jg18 on April 03, 2012, 08:44:24 pm
The Revelation tracks are my favorites out of all FS2.
Mine, too. I always thought they fit "Love The Treason..." especially beautifully. For me, they just perfectly captured the everything-I-thought-I-knew-about-this-mission-is-wrong feel, especially the three battle tracks.

Ditto for Numbers and "Mystery of the Trinity". The ambient track captures the spookiness of exploring uncharted territory while flying blind, and the enemy arrival track and battle tracks capture the feeling of unseen enemies approaching from out of nowhere.

Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on April 03, 2012, 09:29:15 pm
If you're going to play a campaign I think you should do Vassago's Dirge first - set in a timeline you're familiar with, short, and does loads of interesting things with music.

Blue Planet and Derelict are also good entries.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Mongoose on April 03, 2012, 10:50:52 pm
I think we'd be remiss in not mentioning Silent Threat: Reborn, too.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: mobcdmoc3 on April 03, 2012, 11:34:55 pm
I think it'd be worth taking a look at Shrouding the Light, as I felt it was a very well-executed campaign. Transcend might also be interesting to take a look at.

Back to the music though - The M6 Normals were great, emphasis on the second part. I felt a huge wave of nostalgia sweep over as I heard that briefing music play, as it played on the first campaign mission of FS1.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: bigchunk1 on April 04, 2012, 01:13:05 am
I think we'd be remiss in not mentioning Silent Threat: Reborn, too.

Seriously, Mongoose is right. Silent Threat:Reborn (ST:R) is the HLP community's remake of the Silent Threat expansion to Freespace1. It is fully voice acted and a complete production. You would probably be really interested in playing silent threat reborn, especially since you are one of the members of the team who worked on silent threat. Note that it requires Freespace1 port (fsport) to play.

Here's a link to ST:R: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=59120.0

'Worlds apart' nrml is great, takes me back to the original. You also did a remix for m2_bttl and it's awesome! I like those hushed riffs during the quiet bits. You're making the kid in me very happy. You seem to be doing all the freespace tracks in order. You planning on doing m7_nrml1?  :nervous:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Snail on April 04, 2012, 05:10:22 am
All the campaigns mentioned are great, but I think Vassago's Dirge is utterly unique in its usage of music. The music was an integral part of the campaign.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 04, 2012, 01:38:03 pm
An electric guitarFS2 menu would be amazing. Don't suppose there's software to generate tabulature for it?

I'll see, the software I use does export notation pretty well. So I suppose it's possible to do tabulature.

And yes, I do plan on using the existing battle reduxes for Marauder. I'll check out those mods too, only one I've tried  before was Behind the Red Line. BSG is one of my favorite series from Sci Fi. So say we all!

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on April 04, 2012, 01:44:14 pm
So say we all!

Diaspora is the result of people with creative differences on the BtRL team splitting off and making something that looks even better than what we got the first time around.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Antares on April 04, 2012, 06:32:44 pm
Silent Threat: Reborn is the definitive fan-made Freespace campaign. There are plenty of others, but do yourself a favor and play that one first, because it sets the bar damn high.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on April 04, 2012, 06:34:37 pm
Silent Threat: Reborn is the definitive fan-made Freespace campaign. There are plenty of others, but do yourself a favor and play that one first, because it sets the bar damn high.

I completely disagree - it's one of many strong campaigns that are of a quality, but which differ in their areas of excellence. ST:R's strengths lie in its adherence to the style and quality defined by Volition. Other campaigns may impress you in different areas; Vassago's Dirge makes the most creative use of music and has the most sophisticated sense of visual style. Yet other campaigns excel through technical feats - enhanced AI that dwarfs the original, or tricks of mission design that were never possible in Volition's time. Some depart considerably in narrative style (Derelict, for instance).  There's no single best campaign and nothing anywhere near definitive.

If there's one truly astounding strength to the FreeSpace community it's the diversity of campaigns that have been produced. Mind-bending RTS campaigns, capital ship command, dialogue trees - we've done it all.

Make up your own mind about what interests you.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: MrTealTwo on April 06, 2012, 03:54:00 pm
Battuta nailed it :yes: :lol:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Ace on April 06, 2012, 04:49:14 pm
An electric guitarFS2 menu would be amazing. Don't suppose there's software to generate tabulature for it?

I'll see, the software I use does export notation pretty well. So I suppose it's possible to do tabulature.

And yes, I do plan on using the existing battle reduxes for Marauder. I'll check out those mods too, only one I've tried  before was Behind the Red Line. BSG is one of my favorite series from Sci Fi. So say we all!

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DW

You should hopefully get a kick out of the sound track for Diaspora :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Snail on April 09, 2012, 09:08:38 am
Looks like the Marauder normals are up. Marauder is actually my favorite track in FS1 (possibly because The Hammer & the Anvil was a ludicrously fun mission). Marauder was so good it even got reused in FS2. :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Marcov on April 09, 2012, 08:55:49 pm
Can this be midified?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: jr2 on April 09, 2012, 11:18:47 pm
It is MIDI... right?  So, you're asking if he can post the source MIDI files?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on April 10, 2012, 06:49:21 am
Can this be midified?

it is midi already
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Everglide on April 11, 2012, 03:37:16 am
Hi Dan,

Thank you for posting your reduxes on Soundcloud; http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/


Did you like the music from Tripods BBC series from the 80s by Ken Freeman;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mvpgb5d1YM

The opening Titles are very dramatic, always got me pumped on a Saturday morning!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AmykynKhMw

Closing Title
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsaBqdOGLfY&feature=related

Looks like Ken has made a redux album for the unmade series 3 of Tripods...  hmmm

Enjoy



Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 11, 2012, 06:39:38 pm
It is MIDI... right?  So, you're asking if he can post the source MIDI files?

Yes. these are all MIDI, but without having the proper supported plugins, posting them would be pretty... useless.

OK, I've been busy this week, Marauder is basically *done and with it we have 93 total music sections rendered and ready to be put into the game. I'm started on Monolith and the normals are up.

http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace-mission-9-monolith

And... after 3 weeks of searching I think I finally found an apartment to stay at in Chicago!

DW
*Disclaimer, it's not really done yet. :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 11, 2012, 06:41:35 pm
Hi Dan,

Thank you for posting your reduxes on Soundcloud; http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/


Did you like the music from Tripods BBC series from the 80s by Ken Freeman;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mvpgb5d1YM

The opening Titles are very dramatic, always got me pumped on a Saturday morning!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AmykynKhMw

Closing Title
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsaBqdOGLfY&feature=related

Looks like Ken has made a redux album for the unmade series 3 of Tripods...  hmmm

Enjoy

You're very welcome, if only I was this productive back in 1997! I will check those all out when I get a chance.

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 12, 2012, 08:25:53 pm
Final track is up, http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/f

Now on to ancients, briefings, debriefings... after a break!

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: yuezhi on April 12, 2012, 10:30:26 pm
M8 and 9 was no doubt epic! :yes:

the bonus part of M9 battle sounds a bit like revelation and btl E and C.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 14, 2012, 08:20:59 pm
Hello,
All Ancient music has been redone as of today - some contain slightly extended versions as they were originally composed.
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/sets/freespace-ancients-set/

The plan for the finals (submitted to HLP with the redone high res cinematics) will be to have Clarissa, who is the original voice actress, redo all the voice overs.  I know she's anxious to do so! I'll condense the extended scores as needed.

-
DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on April 14, 2012, 08:21:51 pm
Hello,
All Ancient music has been redone as of today - some contain slightly extended versions as they were originally composed.
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/sets/freespace-ancients-set/

The plan for the finals (submitted to HLP with the redone high res cinematics) will be to have Clarissa, who is the original voice actress, redo all the voice overs.  I know she's anxious to do so! I'll condense the extended scores as needed.

-
DW

Hoooooly ****
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Trivial Psychic on April 14, 2012, 08:26:50 pm
The awesomeness of this venture just keep getting more and more... awesome.  :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: MatthTheGeek on April 15, 2012, 03:59:02 am
That is so many levels of awesome.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Antares on April 15, 2012, 12:53:46 pm
Are we going to end up with Freespace: Daniel Wentz's Cut?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: bigchunk1 on April 15, 2012, 01:31:53 pm
   I have noticed, a few days back you made a remix for marauder NRML. You may recall I mentioned that I have been for a long time imagining how this track would sound as a remix. Marauder NRML to me is a track which communicates purity, heart, and dedication; particularly of the Terrans who are facing a menace of unknown scale. I imagined high strung violins seamlessly edging in and out over the base, and for some sort of buildup to occur, possibly involving light percussion. I interpreted this buildup perhaps as military strength or level of investment into the conflict.

    At the first listen through, I was confused by the direction of the remix. The main base of the remix uses a low base horn which sounds like something out of a swamp pit. An added quality which I initially thought dragged the track down. I listened to this track many times to wash out of my mind the bias I had for how I thought the track should sound. I have since grown an appreciation for the new direction.

   Here's my take on it: the terrans are hurting, and there's hardly any reason to feel anything but hopelessness, yet they fight on to survive. In this particular mission(M7), the player is expected to deliver shield technology which will be developed by scientists and give terran/vasudan fighters more or less even footing against shivan fighters; a single ray of hope in this desperate struggle. So the track begins as a people wading through carnage in search of hope, and as the track builds, the hope slowly overcomes the carnage. Perhaps survival of the human race is possible after all?

   I might be reading too hard into the track, but I really appreciate you making this remix and settling my questions about how the original artist would have altered the original. It adds to one of my favorite tracks of all time, one which stirs me in unique ways. I very much appreciate what you are doing for HLP and readily listen to every track as they come out.


Looks like the Marauder normals are up. Marauder is actually my favorite track in FS1.

I could not agree more.

EDIT: Used wrong quote by Snail
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 15, 2012, 03:08:25 pm
Are we going to end up with Freespace: Daniel Wentz's Cut?

That is the master plan. I'm currently in the home stretch - redoing breifings, debriefings (and if I get Jeremy on board) possibly the epologue too.

-
DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 15, 2012, 03:21:14 pm
Regarding Marauder, instrumentation, my intent...

I appreciate your thoughtful interpretation. A bit of what I was thinking; first that's actually a (slightly distorted) 5 string Spector bass guitar - which makes a rare solo appearance in this rendition. I felt it was time to give some "other instruments" the spot light. To me, it drips of ominous darkness.

This is intended to contribute to the transitioning of the classic "calm before storm" effect from 8 to 9. So, I also subdued 8 a bit to make the impact of 9 that much larger.

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on April 15, 2012, 03:22:39 pm
That's an interesting thought, but keep in mind the soundtracks are re-used from mission to mission.  Even within the FS1 campaign itself.  If the music soundtrack is out of context, it may not have that same impact.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Trivial Psychic on April 15, 2012, 03:25:44 pm
Are we going to end up with Freespace: Daniel Wentz's Cut?

That is the master plan. I'm currently in the home stretch - redoing breifings, debriefings (and if I get Jeremy on board) possibly the epologue too.

-
DW
Maybe you can even recruit Robert Loggia too... despite the fact that he's 82 years old.  :lol:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 15, 2012, 03:43:29 pm
That's an interesting thought, but keep in mind the soundtracks are re-used from mission to mission.  Even within the FS1 campaign itself.  If the music soundtrack is out of context, it may not have that same impact.

You now should have an appreciation of the awesome responsibility that is mission design.

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Spoon on April 15, 2012, 04:43:56 pm
That's an interesting thought, but keep in mind the soundtracks are re-used from mission to mission.  Even within the FS1 campaign itself.  If the music soundtrack is out of context, it may not have that same impact.

You now should have an appreciation of the awesome responsibility that is mission design.

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DW
I like to think that the majority of modders here already do.

Also, loving all the hard work you are putting into these remixes  :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: KyadCK on April 15, 2012, 05:48:59 pm
Hello,
All Ancient music has been redone as of today - some contain slightly extended versions as they were originally composed.
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/sets/freespace-ancients-set/

The plan for the finals (submitted to HLP with the redone high res cinematics) will be to have Clarissa, who is the original voice actress, redo all the voice overs.  I know she's anxious to do so! I'll condense the extended scores as needed.

-
DW

 :eek2: Holy ****, just hearing them brought back the feeling of playing though FS and hearing them for the first time. Way more then any of the others put together. I think Ancients 2 hit me the hardest, with 3 coming in with a very close 2nd.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: THE Phreak on April 15, 2012, 06:35:49 pm
Oh my god, Ancients 3 is dead on!

Dan, here's a question: If Freespace 3 were to be made today and you were tasked with composing it's music, what style would you take with it?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 15, 2012, 06:43:17 pm
Thank you everyone. I just want you to know how much I love this game and the fact that you all have supported it for so long. Yeah, I'm sure mission designers do know what they're doing here and admittedly I was speaking with a touch of sarcasm.  The order of tracks in the music table doesn't necessarily directly translate to the actual mission progression.  I'll thinking of renaming the soundcloud entries to remove the "mission x" designation, and just call them by title.

Briefing 2 is finished, will be posting it as soon as I finish 1... see, I never do things in order! :)

-
DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 15, 2012, 06:47:45 pm
Oh my god, Ancients 3 is dead on!

Dan, here's a question: If Freespace 3 were to be made today and you were tasked with composing it's music, what style would you take with it?

Well first I would have to pick my jaw up off the floor... then I would start by spending some serious time with the supporting story. Ideally, it would involve a live orchestra
/choir

-
DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on April 15, 2012, 06:50:19 pm
Oh my god, Ancients 3 is dead on!

Dan, here's a question: If Freespace 3 were to be made today and you were tasked with composing it's music, what style would you take with it?

Well first I would have to pick my jaw up off the floor... then I would start by spending some serious time with the supporting story. Ideally, it would involve a live orchestra
/choir

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DW

You should write to Jason Scott and see if he'll do an FS3 script for you to write music for.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Rodo on April 15, 2012, 08:04:42 pm
Yes, ancients 3 was always one of my favourite tracks as well, did a great job with it :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: yuezhi on April 16, 2012, 09:01:29 pm
why's m4 battle left in the experiment stage?
IMO, it sounds familiar enough anyways.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Ferret on April 16, 2012, 09:17:09 pm
I just want to throw another thank you on the pile. The Freespace series, especially FS2 has been a very important part of my life ever since release day.  The music was always a huge factor in that.

The emotional range that I go through listening to the soundtracks alone is immense, I can only ever hope that something I create causes the same reaction in others, rather, it's something I strive to do.

Mr. Wentz you are a huge inspiration. I know this post is a little too gushy but really, thank you very much for producing such beautiful music, thank you for producing these remixes and thank you for allowing me to tell you directly what it means.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cyborg17 on April 16, 2012, 10:02:18 pm
Oh my god, Ancients 3 is dead on!

Dan, here's a question: If Freespace 3 were to be made today and you were tasked with composing it's music, what style would you take with it?

Well first I would have to pick my jaw up off the floor... then I would start by spending some serious time with the supporting story. Ideally, it would involve a live orchestra
/choir

-
DW

You should write to Jason Scott and see if he'll do an FS3 script for you to write music for.

Oh the immeasurable awesomeness that could be created if there were a script! (I wish I had access to a choir, too.)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 17, 2012, 03:19:33 pm
Guys, it's been a pleasure, believe me.  Just a few things to tie up and this remastering project should be finished. From my understanding, it's being integrated into the pipeline and tested shortly - There will be a few things to touch up as well.

I think the most rewarding part of this has been hearing feedback from everyone, reconnecting with some old friends and even former work mates along the way. I only wish I did this sooner.

On a side note... it's hard to believe that I'll be back home in just under two weeks.

-
DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Mr. Vega on April 17, 2012, 11:02:10 pm
Are you planning to remix Cinema 1?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Kolgena on April 18, 2012, 12:50:30 am
Guys, it's been a pleasure, believe me.  Just a few things to tie up and this remastering project should be finished.


waitwaitwait. We're to expect a complete hi-fi version of game music for the mediavps?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: THE Phreak on April 18, 2012, 02:35:18 am
Guys, it's been a pleasure, believe me.  Just a few things to tie up and this remastering project should be finished.


waitwaitwait. We're to expect a complete hi-fi version of game music for the mediavps?

DIOS MIO

If this is true I've got a date with my download manager
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 20, 2012, 10:50:46 am
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace2-ending-score

-
DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on April 20, 2012, 10:56:04 am
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace2-ending-score

-
DW

Completely flawless.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Snail on April 20, 2012, 11:13:05 am
Possibly the best remix yet. :yes:

Also just occurred to me that longer versions of maybe the first or second part of that would make a totally kickass mainhall track...
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Kolgena on April 20, 2012, 03:10:20 pm
+1 completely flawless.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Ferret on April 20, 2012, 03:44:00 pm
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace2-ending-score

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DW

I didn't think you were going to do this! It's not only my favourite piece of FS related music it's probably my favourite piece of music from any video game. You've made me very happy today!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on April 20, 2012, 09:46:38 pm
Wow!  That is awesome!!!  I found myself mentally adding all the sound effects from the FS2 ending cutscene. :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: niffiwan on April 20, 2012, 10:08:51 pm
An absolutely rocking track - very well done!!!  :D

And now if I may, I have a question that's been "bugging me" ever since I 1st finished the game - the choir, what words are they singing?  Is it "Agnes Dei, Why? Why? Why?"

And on a slight tangent, I love the way that the credits music (which is theme & variations on the intro music?) and this track both have the words Agnes Dei in it, to me it links the beginning and the end of FS2 together in a way that I can't quite explain but that I've always loved (maybe it's representing new hope that turns to confusion as the GTVA realises just how much they don't understand the Shivans?) -  thank you so much for such a wonderful soundtrack!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on April 21, 2012, 01:31:35 am
Ah, this is one of the two music tracks that still send shivers down my spine every single time I hear it (the other one being the FS1 intro... and no, I'm not just counting FS music here). And it has gotten even better now :yes:
Thank you very much for taking the time to do this.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: BritishShivans on April 21, 2012, 04:43:50 am
Hell yes. Thank you, Dan. That was beautiful.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 21, 2012, 04:04:04 pm
An absolutely rocking track - very well done!!!  :D

And now if I may, I have a question that's been "bugging me" ever since I 1st finished the game - the choir, what words are they singing?  Is it "Agnes Dei, Why? Why? Why?"

And on a slight tangent, I love the way that the credits music (which is theme & variations on the intro music?) and this track both have the words Agnes Dei in it, to me it links the beginning and the end of FS2 together in a way that I can't quite explain but that I've always loved (maybe it's representing new hope that turns to confusion as the GTVA realises just how much they don't understand the Shivans?) -  thank you so much for such a wonderful soundtrack!

Thank you guys; it's one of my personal favorites too. I'm glad you asked me that...

I could say - Lamb of God, they were being sacrificed, etc... But the simple answer is I used that because it (the voices, mood, cadences) fit and more importantly sounded cool (to me anyways).  Sometimes the most innocent things become extremely evil when given the right context, and I really wanted to explore that phenomenon a lot in this game.

I do have a story to share about that score... 

I came in on a weekend to finish that particular cutscene and I remember it very well.  While I was in the middle of working on the opening, Mike Kulas stopped what he was doing and came by my office only to give me a grin of approval, and prop my door wide open... I presume so he and (I believe Philip Holt) could hear me better, my guess is they were in the gameroom which was just down the hall from me at the time.  That *sign of approval* actually got me even more inspired. Because, right after that, I worked out the climax.

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: CP5670 on April 21, 2012, 04:58:52 pm
I have been following your progress on this regularly. I love the Ancients tracks in particular, and FS1 mission 8 has been another sought-after set that is missing from our music archive. However, Ancients 1 and 5 sound very different from the ones that actually appear in the cutscenes. They're very good, but don't seem to have been used in the game.

The FS2 ending track is a wonderful piece of music, but the remix sounds identical to the original to me. Am I missing something?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: karajorma on April 21, 2012, 08:41:54 pm
The FS2 ending track is a wonderful piece of music, but the remix sounds identical to the original to me.

You don't mess with perfection. :D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: BlasterNT on April 21, 2012, 09:40:07 pm
"From our odyssey into Hell, we have returned with a gift. The Ancient technology to build a portal between Delta Serpentis and Sol. To restore the link to our blue planet. To return home after all these years.

This is Admiral Petrach, signing off. "

Gave me shivers down my spine
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Firstdragon34 on April 22, 2012, 01:47:30 am
I love those choiral, (If that is a word) voices in the beginning. It makes the Shivans feel even more ancient and unknown.  :yes: :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: CP5670 on April 22, 2012, 11:13:31 am
The FS2 ending track is a wonderful piece of music, but the remix sounds identical to the original to me.

You don't mess with perfection. :D

Can't argue with that, but we already have the high quality version of this piece in the existing music archive. :p

Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on April 27, 2012, 01:46:01 am
Regarding the ending remaster; there are some subtle differences, for one, the strings are deeper and more vibrant which you should notice if you compare the two tracks. But I didn't want to change a single note.

Speaking of ancients, the new mixes with voice are up on my YT page. Clarissa did an excellent job! 

http://www.youtube.com/danwentz

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on April 27, 2012, 08:07:56 am
The new audio for Ancients 4: :jaw:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: headdie on April 27, 2012, 08:17:21 am
Dan, you legend!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cyborg17 on April 27, 2012, 04:33:53 pm
That's pretty awesome!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on April 28, 2012, 04:45:04 am
Ye gods... That... was beautiful... Your music, the hi-def cutscene visuals, the new voice acting, the tragedy of the story... It all comes together to create a cutscene many games can only dream of. Hats off to everyone who contributed.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: MatthTheGeek on April 28, 2012, 05:37:17 am
I still have the tears coming to my eyes when watching and listening to Ancients 3. This is art, people, right there.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: QuantumDelta on April 28, 2012, 09:07:23 am
Just saw the ancients videos, not sure how it took me so long (over 24 hours :P!)
HOLY CRAP.
<3 Both of you!
I don't normally turn into a raving fanboi but :o
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Firstdragon34 on April 28, 2012, 04:04:07 pm
That was pure emotion and awesomeness. I actually feel bad for the Ancients.  :(
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Ravenholme on April 29, 2012, 08:03:26 am
Oh man, that was utterly awesome <3
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: BritishShivans on April 29, 2012, 08:21:04 am
That was pure emotion and awesomeness. I actually feel bad for the Ancients.  :(

This is one thing I will love the Ancients cutscenes for. They were imperialistic, genocidal assholes but they were still people.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: bigchunk1 on April 29, 2012, 09:25:47 am
Nice background of the Chicago skyline in your youtube page. I live in Chicago too  :D

Can't say enough good things about the ancient cutscenes. They were that something extra in freespace1. You know HLP made a model pack featuring ancient ships? They used the design of the Knososs portol as a basis.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: jr2 on April 29, 2012, 11:23:16 pm
Yeah, there was a campaign based on the original INFr1  IIRC that featured them... I forget the name, though.  I've got it backed up somewhere.   :doubt:  Well, at least now I can compile 3.6.9 when I find it again.  /offtopic
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on April 29, 2012, 11:24:59 pm
Yeah, there was a campaign based on the original INFr1  IIRC that featured them... I forget the name, though.  I've got it backed up somewhere.   :doubt:  Well, at least now I can compile 3.6.9 when I find it again.  /offtopic

Ironically those models ended up getting more play in PI and BP than anywhere else.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: jr2 on April 29, 2012, 11:28:54 pm
Ah.  I wondered if they got used.  Beautiful models, I liked them a lot.  /mutters to himself about getting around to playing more mods...

EDIT: I almost want to say it was Sol: A History, but there was another, similarly named INFr1 mod that it may have been instead.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on April 29, 2012, 11:34:01 pm
They're a little (well, a lot) ugly by modern standards but the ASW team has done a great job polishing up a few of them.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: ssmit132 on April 30, 2012, 07:09:02 pm
EDIT: I almost want to say it was Sol: A History, but there was another, similarly named INFr1 mod that it may have been instead.
I believe you're thinking of Solar Wars (http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Solar_Wars).
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Colonol Dekker on May 02, 2012, 10:50:24 am
Just re-checked this after a fortnight of HAARRRRRRD work.

Dan, cheers!

Ferret???????? WELCOME BAACK! <3


Dan, srsly, high-five mate.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: mjn.mixael on May 02, 2012, 05:00:41 pm
I'm re-rendering the Ancients scenes with the new audio. I'll post here when they are up.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Ferret on May 02, 2012, 05:04:14 pm
Ferret???????? WELCOME BAACK! <3

I lurk but couldn't help myself this time.  :warp:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on May 02, 2012, 10:11:00 pm
She still refuses to FRED, though. :p
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Ferret on May 02, 2012, 11:56:12 pm
Actually, I've been working on a mini-campaign lately. :shaking: Oh god what have I got myself into?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: General Battuta on May 03, 2012, 12:08:35 am
Actually, I've been working on a mini-campaign lately. :shaking: Oh god what have I got myself into?

A bunch of people asking if you've played Wings of Dawn and VD, probably
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Colonol Dekker on May 03, 2012, 06:04:36 am
I miss Ferrets compositions :3

Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on May 05, 2012, 02:06:46 am
Nice background of the Chicago skyline in your youtube page. I live in Chicago too  :D

Can't say enough good things about the ancient cutscenes. They were that something extra in freespace1. You know HLP made a model pack featuring ancient ships? They used the design of the Knososs portol as a basis.

Thank you. There's no place like home!

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: yuezhi on May 05, 2012, 02:11:22 am
so Dan, how do you think your progress on FS and Descent music remixes are going to go now that you're back in business with a studio?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Yarn on May 08, 2012, 06:25:31 pm
Great work, Dan! I'm excited to see these in the game!

I've got missions for testing these soundtracks. If the FSU/FSPort team wants them, I can provide them.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on May 25, 2012, 05:21:21 am
Hey Dan, I'd like to point you to this remix of Joshua (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN1c1QCczpc), which was made by Darius. If you did a remix of the original Joshua, would it sound similar?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on May 25, 2012, 09:54:20 pm
I've got missions for testing these soundtracks. If the FSU/FSPort team wants them, I can provide them.
I'm glad you spoke up, because it would actually help if things were the other way around.  If we supplied you with a music pack, would you be willing to test it on your missions and/or the ported FS1 campaign?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Yarn on May 26, 2012, 09:28:14 pm
I've got missions for testing these soundtracks. If the FSU/FSPort team wants them, I can provide them.
I'm glad you spoke up, because it would actually help if things were the other way around.  If we supplied you with a music pack, would you be willing to test it on your missions and/or the ported FS1 campaign?

Yes, certainly. I know the music.tbl and *-mus.tbm format pretty well, so I should be able to solve any technical problem that might arise with the music pack.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Darius on May 26, 2012, 10:57:15 pm
Hey Dan, I'd like to point you to this remix of Joshua (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN1c1QCczpc), which was made by Darius. If you did a remix of the original Joshua, would it sound similar?

It'll probably sound closer to this (http://youtu.be/qRDwiI_w6B4).
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: bigchunk1 on May 26, 2012, 11:15:39 pm
Wow Darius made this himself? I am supremely impressed. I've always liked the gliding piano which picks up past the 1:30 mark. Really added to that one mission in Age of Aquarious. 
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: BritishShivans on May 27, 2012, 03:29:46 am
What the hell is that massive Shivan thing in the background? Some kind of Shivan installation?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: MatthTheGeek on May 27, 2012, 03:31:29 am
Probably some random user-made Shivan supership. There are dozens of those on the wiki.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Kolgena on May 27, 2012, 03:32:12 am
It's the alternate HTL sathanas without the claws.

Quote from: Androgeos Exeunt on May 25, 2012, 05:21:21 am

    Hey Dan, I'd like to point you to this remix of Joshua, which was made by Darius. If you did a remix of the original Joshua, would it sound similar?

This is also in one of the AoA missions with a lucifer, yes?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on June 05, 2012, 01:54:12 pm
It's the alternate HTL sathanas without the claws.

Quote from: Androgeos Exeunt on May 25, 2012, 05:21:21 am

    Hey Dan, I'd like to point you to this remix of Joshua, which was made by Darius. If you did a remix of the original Joshua, would it sound similar?

This is also in one of the AoA missions with a lucifer, yes?
That track was played during the attack on the Sathanas (A Time for Heroes).
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: jr2 on June 05, 2012, 10:42:41 pm
Danimal, quick question:

Was that you playing Alien Swarm last night, or just a naming coincidence?  :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: QuakeIV on June 07, 2012, 03:55:42 pm
You redoing anything else or is this it?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on June 11, 2012, 01:30:21 am
Hey guys,

Sorry for the late response.  Work has been very busy with E3 and all, I haven't had time to listen to Darius' track or even play Alien Swarm...  Not that I know what that is. :)

About the remix status, that should be it for this installment.  Thanks to everyone for their requests and feedback.  While I didn't get to them all, I had to prioritize given the time allowed and I was able to complete all of the original Freespace tracks before I moved back to Chicago - so it's just a matter of time before they find their way into the main game build. There are a total of 109 new tracks for Freespace alone.

I'm also planning to distribute all the tracks on soundcloud some day soon, but have yet to come up with a plan for how to go about it.  I'll ping this newsgroup if and when I get to that.

Thanks again to everyone!  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about getting this stuff working.

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on June 11, 2012, 03:37:56 am
All right then. See you around, and if you're still composing music for Miner Wars 2081, I wish you and Keen Software House the very best. Good hunting.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: QuantumDelta on June 11, 2012, 05:23:11 am
Thanks for the great work mate, good luck with the next project ;)
These were amazing, I really enjoyed them!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Antares on June 11, 2012, 11:47:21 pm
On a related note...

Daniel at GDS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWscDrVconU)

Daniel on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AFDTpuPozo)

Daniel and Princess Luna (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq-ZNQw1mR4)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on June 19, 2012, 09:25:20 am
Thanks,

Yeah that was done in about 30 minutes and is fondly referred to as the Hollywood version, which was why I prepared this one too...
http://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace2-main-hall-remaster


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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: SypheDMar on June 19, 2012, 07:19:05 pm
That's awesome. :o
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Oddgrim on June 19, 2012, 07:51:27 pm
Indeed XD
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: mobcdmoc3 on July 11, 2012, 09:46:56 pm
Sorry for bringing up a sorta dead thread, but I've got a question. Were we formally given permission to use the remixes, or not?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: QuakeIV on July 20, 2012, 11:19:58 pm
Hey Dan can you provide a download for this stuff?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: kevin332 on June 19, 2013, 10:57:59 pm
Hi Dan.

Of all the FreeSpace 2 music, my favorites by far are "Genesis Ambience" and "Briefing 5". If you would do an extended enhanced version of these two songs, that would be great! :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on June 20, 2013, 01:06:39 am
They're all in the latest FSPort release. :wtf:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: kevin332 on June 20, 2013, 09:45:41 am
They're all in the latest FSPort release. :wtf:

Those two specific songs have enhanced, extended versions in the FSPort release?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on June 20, 2013, 01:38:22 pm
No, the FSPort release has enhanced, extended versions of the FS1 tracks.  The FS2 remixed tracks are available from Dan's SoundCloud page.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on June 20, 2013, 01:39:26 pm
Derp. Somehow I missed the "2" in "Freespace 2". :nervous:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Luis Dias on June 20, 2013, 01:50:30 pm
It would be amusing to make a mod where Freespace 2 would play the remixed soundtracks instead of the original ones.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on June 20, 2013, 02:10:13 pm
It's doable but they wouldn't play like they did in FS1.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Luis Dias on June 20, 2013, 02:15:27 pm
I was talking about FS2, not FS1. And why wouldn't they? You just have to subsitute the files.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Arpit on June 20, 2013, 02:19:38 pm
I was talking about FS2, not FS1. And why wouldn't they? You just have to subsitute the files.
... and also edit the music table.(the sample rate stuff and whatever.)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on June 20, 2013, 05:18:32 pm
I'm pretty sure Dan provided edited music tables along with all his new tracks.  He definitely did that for the FS1 tracks in the FSPort, at least.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: kevin332 on June 24, 2013, 11:40:57 am
Well, here's one attempt at remixing the briefing 5 song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-P3guyipMU
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on June 24, 2013, 01:48:09 pm
It's just a looped .wav?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Luis Dias on June 24, 2013, 01:57:36 pm
Well, here's one attempt at remixing the briefing 5 song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-P3guyipMU

OMG. OMG OMG OMG OMG.


(damn i must get out of the pc, too sarcastic today)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Arpit on June 24, 2013, 03:54:55 pm
Well, here's one attempt at remixing the briefing 5 song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-P3guyipMU

Well its sounds more like an 'improved' version rather than a remixed one.
Still, great job.  :yes:
You can do a lot for HLP and anyways I have no right to criticize your work 'coz I haven't done anything for HLP so far.  :(
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Reloaded on July 10, 2013, 01:04:29 pm
WWWWOOOOAAAAHH!!! Daniel Wentz!! Our Freespace Music Hero!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Reloaded on July 10, 2013, 01:08:29 pm
Is there Anyway I can buy your tracks???? =D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Luis Dias on September 11, 2013, 09:02:53 am
SO I remade my big fkin mashup in youtube because some tracks were missing in previous versions.

I also added some videos / cutscenes / FRAPS to cut the boring. Remixed everything and even used different software.

Anyways, here it is without furher ado, my final ultimate Freespace 2 Soundtrack collection mashup!

Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 11, 2013, 09:10:03 am
Lovely "montage" :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: tobalt on October 06, 2013, 06:32:34 pm
HOLY COW!  How did I miss this thread??  Amazing!  I bow to you, sir!  For the last 14 years the Freespace 2 soundtrack (of what I could get from the original vp files) proudly occupied the space of 5 computers and six MP3 players.  Thank you for making such amazing work! 
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: dan87uk on July 22, 2014, 06:11:35 pm
*Dan87uk Uses "Necromance" on "Freespace Music Remixes"*

Cant believe I only just spotted this topic...loving the updated versions of all of these although a little sad that the "Joshua" stuff wasn't redone because that was easily the best in flight battle music from the game.  :(

Question: Were there any plans to incorporate this stuff into FS2 Open files? or...has it already been incorporated and I missed a trick  :confused:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on August 12, 2014, 12:11:03 pm
Hey,

The FS2 tracks were, for the most part, not touched on. I had limited time to work with when this went down and I wanted to focus on the tracks that needed the most love, namely every single track from FS1.
It's all been added to the build, in fact I balanced and remastered all 140+ earlier this year.

Someday, I'll get back on this remix kick, although I've started working on Red Faction most recently. Thanks for all the kind words and support everybody. It's a blast to be able to do this stuff (again)

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Nyctaeus on August 12, 2014, 01:16:45 pm
Good to see You back and rolling :). We can't wait for more music!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: hxazgalor on November 14, 2014, 12:07:51 am
Woohoo! Dan Wentz! You rock! :D :D :D

Would really really really love to have the FS2 soundtrack to my collection of music. That stuff gives me some serious goosebumps every time I hear it. Freaking amazing, beautiful compositions  :nod:

Thank you Mr Wentz for the awesome stuff you've given us :,D
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Colonol Dekker on November 14, 2014, 02:45:18 pm
We love you Dan!
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Rheyah on December 31, 2014, 03:38:18 pm
I just had a look at his Soundcloud and saw two remarkable tracks named Silent Threat Reborn Parts 1 and 2.

They are absolutely fantastic.  The best I have heard since the Exodus remix.  Amazing work :)
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on January 01, 2015, 09:43:48 pm
Uh, hold that thought for a week or two. :nervous:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Cobra on January 02, 2015, 01:07:33 am
SUSPICIOUS! Tell us more.
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: coffeesoft on January 02, 2015, 11:25:50 am
Great job you have done, thanks for your effort  :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: BirdofPrey on January 12, 2015, 05:26:48 am
SUSPICIOUS! Tell us more.
Indeed
====
These remixes need to be packaged into a Freespace Port OST that I can download and listen to when I can't play freespace.

edit:
So I am looking for the briefing themes on the soundcloud, I see remixes for the first two, and one of the briefings used one of the ancient themes (Ancients 3 was used as the last briefing theme if I am not mistaken), but I could have swore there were 5 different briefing themes used, so what are the other two?
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Goober5000 on February 03, 2015, 11:25:27 pm
Uh, hold that thought for a week or two. :nervous:

A bit longer than that, but now you know (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=59120.0). :)  Dan Wentz was gracious enough to contribute two brand new tracks for Silent Threat: Reborn!

https://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace-ending-part-1
https://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace-ending-part-2
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: BirdofPrey on February 04, 2015, 12:04:40 am
Gotta love Dev timeline.  You've been saying a week or two since mid December.

SOONTM
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on February 15, 2015, 02:08:42 pm
SUSPICIOUS! Tell us more.
Indeed
====
These remixes need to be packaged into a Freespace Port OST that I can download and listen to when I can't play freespace.

edit:
So I am looking for the briefing themes on the soundcloud, I see remixes for the first two, and one of the briefings used one of the ancient themes (Ancients 3 was used as the last briefing theme if I am not mistaken), but I could have swore there were 5 different briefing themes used, so what are the other two?

Hello, regarding briefings of Freespace... it appears there were actually six!
I guess this would make a great trivia question because until I did some research I had no idea. :)

Brief1.wav
Brief2.wav
m5_nrml3.wav
m8_nrml3.wav < also ancients3
m2_nrml3.wav
m4_nrml3.wav

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: BirdofPrey on February 15, 2015, 02:32:11 pm
Oh wow thanks Dan.  I guess I must have missed a briefing theme in my head.  I also hadn't noticed ancients 3 was also used in mission (spend more time listening to the battle themes), though I did pick up on mission 2's music being used.

By the way, I love the pieces you did for the Silent Threat Reborn ending.


Edit: interestingly, I have discovered that Briefing 1 is more or less, a variant of m6-nrml2
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Danimal on February 18, 2015, 01:24:30 pm
Thank you, I very much enjoyed the opportunity to work on fresh material for Silent Threat Reborn. These guys are doing some amazing work and it served to be very inspirational. That ending score came together in about 3 hours!

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DW
Title: Re: Freespace Music Remixes
Post by: Antares on January 02, 2017, 04:48:43 pm
And then, as the credits roll... (https://soundcloud.com/daniel-wentz/freespace-outtakes-just-fing-bite-me)