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Offline Mefustae

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I got it from Amazon.

It's awesome stuff. :yes:
Don't suppose you could upload a track or two to gives us an idea of how "awesome" it is?

 

Offline Bobboau

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« Last Edit: September 26, 2006, 12:30:50 am by Bobboau »
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Offline NGTM-1R

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It was crap if you had no decent MIDI synthesizer. Square included the Yamaha software XG on the disc, though, which made it sound awesome on a crappy card. Perhaps this was your problem?

If this computer doesn't have a good MIDI sythensizer I'd be very surprised. And since the soundtrack of course doesn't feature that, being on a CD...
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Offline Nix

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In order by composer
Dan Wentz - Volition
Frank Klepacki - Petroglyph (Formerly Westwood)
Eric Brosius - Irrational

Final Fantasy IV, VI, VII, Chrono Trigger for RPG's.

And before you go knockin the X-FI Soundfont banks, you should try loading up some old Terra Nova midis and run them through the Microsoft GM standard synth, then run it through the X-FI synth, you'll notice a pleasing difference.  Not near the AWE of course, but the X-FI cards IMO have better soundfont banks than the old Live cards.  Also, if you're able to, run an old game like that with a new card, (not gonna get into telling you how though..) and select Gen Midi instead of your OPL2/3.  Much better.




 

Offline Cyker

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Ewww... no, seriously, find a copy of the Utopia or Chaos sound font banks, the larger versions the better - They blow the crappy sound font banks that come with the Live, Audigy and X-Fi out of the water! :D
The default AWE-32 SFbank isn't very good quality but it is incredibly well balanced.
The Live! comes with 2, 4 and 8MB sound font banks and they ALL suck (They boosted instrument sample-rate but not quality... stupid stupid stupid!)
I am not sure what the X-Fi comes with, but it sounds like the 4 or 8 MB SF bank to me... (Sounds good for some types of MIDI, but absolutely awful on others)

But yeah, I totally agree that the software synth in Windows sucks donkey poop...


And if we're talking composers, I wanna add the three LEC guys Clint Bajakian, Michael Land and Peter McConnell. Better than John Williams! :D
« Last Edit: September 26, 2006, 02:47:04 am by Cyker »

 

Offline Ulala

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Good call Bobboau, and thanks for uploading! *downloads* You don't happen to have any of the original Japanese versions, do you? I've always been curious as to how those are since everyone raves how much better they are than the American versions.. *shrugs*
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Offline Bobboau

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I've heard bits of them, I don't know if I have them though, from what I remember, the music in the past tends to be the Japaneese version it's the preasent and future versions that were changed, some of them are about the same, but I didn't like them much better personaly, I do remember it was a ***** finding them though.
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Spartan feels stupid:

spartan went onto bestbuy.com, and they have BOTH YAY, BOTH the Original Halo Soundtrack, and Halo 2 vol 2.!!!!!!!

YAY!

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"Take my love. Take my land. Take me where I cannot stand. I don't care, I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me. Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't comin' back. Burn the land boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me. There's no place I can be since I've found Serenity. But you can't take the sky from me." - Ballad of Serenity

 

Offline Ulala

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I've heard bits of them, I don't know if I have them though, from what I remember, the music in the past tends to be the Japaneese version it's the preasent and future versions that were changed, some of them are about the same, but I didn't like them much better personaly, I do remember it was a ***** finding them though.

I see. Some reviewers gave the Japanese version of the game a 100% rating, but the english like a 65% simply because of the music or something. This is with the Sonic Gems Collection.. I don't remember if the original Sonic CD for the Sega CD I played ages ago had the music you uploaded or the Japanese. Well, thanks anyway and thanks again for what you did put up!  :nod:
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Offline Bobboau

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the big diference between them is the japanese version is more whimsical and dance beat, the US version is more serious and darker, I like the darker feel.
the europe version used the japanese  version music, it's only the US version that had the diferent music.
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Offline Bobboau

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hey, what do you know, I found it.
http://www.sonicstrike.net/users/sonicroms/music/index.htm
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aparently that site doesn't like loading directly to the page, try this
http://www.sonicstrike.net/users/sonicroms/
then use the link bar at the top to go to music.
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Offline Polpolion

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MW4 Vengance had some decent tracks.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Deus Ex music was pants, Total Annihilation All the Way..............Plus Goldeneye :nervous:

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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It's always annoyed me I've never been able to obtain the correct tracks for Aztec or Frigate. The Aztec track on the soundtrack is apparently the multiplayer one...Frigate isn't even on there...

But Surface 1 and Surface 2 ftw.
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Offline Mefustae

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It's always annoyed me I've never been able to obtain the correct tracks for Aztec or Frigate. The Aztec track on the soundtrack is apparently the multiplayer one...Frigate isn't even on there...

But Surface 1 and Surface 2 ftw.
This might have what you're looking for.

 

Offline Cyker

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Deus Ex music was pants, Total Annihilation All the Way..............Plus Goldeneye :nervous:

Damn... I can't even remember the TA tracks!

Deus Ex had a couple of good tracks - The Hong Kong theme and the UNATCO theme, but that was it :(
And their attempt at dynamic music was pretty bad too... should have been a lot better since they were using MOD music files!!

Half Life and System Shock 2 had absolutely awful music. System Shock 1 music was cool 'tho - The initial theme still gives me the chills :P

Darwinia has some nice music. Very mellow.

 

Offline brozozo

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Deus Ex music was pants, Total Annihilation All the Way..............Plus Goldeneye :nervous:

Damn... I can't even remember the TA tracks!

Deus Ex had a couple of good tracks - The Hong Kong theme and the UNATCO theme, but that was it :(
And their attempt at dynamic music was pretty bad too... should have been a lot better since they were using MOD music files!!

Half Life and System Shock 2 had absolutely awful music. System Shock 1 music was cool 'tho - The initial theme still gives me the chills :P

Darwinia has some nice music. Very mellow.


The only track in Half-Life that stood out to me was the song that played after you donned the HEV suit. That was a pretty *****in' song.

 
Oh I remember another one... TFX.  First time I felt like I was really flying a plane.

Also I'd LOVE to get Jane's ATF running on XP. (notsure if i have the cd anymore LOL) nothing like flying a b-2, f-117, f-22, a eurofighter, X-29, and X-31
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Offline Nix

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I like Brosius's work on old-fashioned MIDI music, though I actually liked SS2's ambient side.  The techy-rock stuff sounded kinda generic, and his work keeps getting more unremarkable as time goes on.  His music in SWAT4 is simply... there.. nothing really exciting about it.

There was music in HL1?  :nervous:  ;)

Alexander Brandon (Deus Ex 1 & IW) did a good job in DX1.  I didnt like his music in IW though. Didn't have the same effect.  I've never played a game that used .MOD technology for it's music, and indeed should have been better in the dynamic department.

Also in the same vein, whoever did the music for Anachronox did a pretty good job as well. 


 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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The tune backing the I-War one intro, Orchestral stuff as ships ex-plode is always a good thing..........