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Offline Nix

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New music coming your way soon!
EDIT - If you're interested in what I've posted so far.. just go to http://nix1999.shackspace.com/audio and click on what you'd like.  I'll try to post more later on as people request.

Okay, maybe it's not new but...  have a listen.  Those with garden-variety external speakers might not be able to hear what the big deal is about, therefore, headphones might be the best to hear this with...  Before you say anything though, listen to it in it's entirety.   ;)

A project I've started a while back has come true in a way I'd never thought possible.  A while back, some of you might remember a really bad attempt I made to clean up the audio from Freespace 1.  Well, after just hitting my head against the wall, I thought I'd just try asking Dan Wentz over at Volition for the original uncompressed music masters.  Well, to my amazement he replied, and after a summers worth of searching, he's found most of the music for Freespace 1 and 2 in high-resolution uncompressed WAV files. 

Additional interesting happenings are in the works, but have yet to be finalized.  Till then, here's something to look forward to.
In my spare time, I'm going to try to create a VP for the FSPort, and FS2 containing newer, higher resolution audio for as much of the in-game music as possible.  This includes interface/briefing/debriefing/ingame music.  Since so many people have shown such great improvements to things like graphics and models, I've always felt that the music could be better.  Now it can be.  I aim to provide another piece to making Freespace 1/2 as best as it can be, while preserving what I feel to be some of the best music composed in the gaming world. 

Questions/comments/discuss at will!

[EDIT by CP5670] - All of the high quality music is now available here:

Freespace 2 Music Media VP
Freespace 1 Music
FS2 Cutscene and Unused Music
« Last Edit: October 31, 2008, 10:16:04 pm by CP5670 »

 

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
How does one go about contacting Volition staff :o , Not sice the old days of V guys showing their heads in here, have i been so happy to be a HaRRRdy light Boy.
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Offline Ferret

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
Awesome. The music has always been one of my favourite parts about Freespace (my music is influenced by it way too much) and this sounds brilliant.

Requesting high quality FS2 endpart1 please. ;) *hopes*

 

Offline Wobble73

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
Can't wait!!!!!!!



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Offline karajorma

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
Awesome. The music has always been one of my favourite parts about Freespace (my music is influenced by it way too much) and this sounds brilliant.

Requesting high quality FS2 endpart1 please. ;) *hopes*

Screw endpart1 (that's available elsewhere) I want the FS2 intro music :)

Well actually I wouldn't mind endpart 1 too. It's just not as high a priority to me :)
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Offline Ferret

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
Awesome. The music has always been one of my favourite parts about Freespace (my music is influenced by it way too much) and this sounds brilliant.

Requesting high quality FS2 endpart1 please. ;) *hopes*

Screw endpart1 (that's available elsewhere) I want the FS2 intro music :)

Well actually I wouldn't mind endpart 1 too. It's just not as high a priority to me :)
It's personally my very favourite piece of music in the whole game. endpart1 is the ultimate gift for completing the game in my opinion.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
I make you right there, Second only to the Hidden folder in the Silent Threat CD.......
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Offline Herra Tohtori

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
Oh, so that's how it's supposed to sound like! :eek2:


The difference to the music files shipped with the game is really really huge, I dare say. Clearly audible quality difference. Great thanks to you for the job and equal thanks to Dan Wentz and :v: for being so great towards the community... :)
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Offline starfox

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
Very good music !
 :yes:

I'd like to hear the FS2 end music too. IMO, some of the FS2 music really enhances the desperate feeling you are supposed to have when fighting against the advancing Shivans, particulary in the final missions..

Like when playing the game at the first time, and you never knew what the Shivans threw against you.
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Re: New music coming your way soon!
:jaw: *jaw drops several feet* 

That's absolutely amazing.  I can't believe you were able to get in touch with Dan and get a hold of this stuff.  I can't wait to get my grubby little paws on more of it. :)

 

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
Holy crap. :eek: I didn't think we would ever get the original music pieces. Did he actually send you all of them?

That FS1 mainhall music sounds absolutely fantastic. Can't wait to hear the ohers.

 

Offline Nix

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
Most of the other tracks are included.  I have missions 1-6 for FS1, and some others like mission 9-10 that need some hack'n'slashing done out of other tracks.  There are a couple of missing tracks though and I will ask about those.  Also, for FS2, I have Acts and Genesis only available in 22K, so I need to ask for 44K files from Dan, because each other mission track plus mainhall track are in high-quality.  I also have some cutscene material that he found, like an uncompressed high-def version of the FS1 intro, Ancients 1, 3,4,5, (No 2, I will ask about this..) but the music done for those parts, I think are different than what was included with the game. 

The official word from Dan, concerning the tracks was: Stephen von Kampen who worked for Noiz studio was hired to work on cutscene audio only.  That's why the cutscenes may have a different sound to them compared to the rest of the game.  I think those may have been lost forever, but I will try asking.  All the rest of the music is Dan's work.  These have been pretty much unofficially leaked to the public, so don't go bangin on :v:'s door for support on this. 

 

Offline Backslash

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
 :eek2: Wow!  This is awesome!  Sounds like mv_music will soon become even more essential!  Hooray for your success, and waiting on the edge of my seat for the rest...

Heh, I'm mostly just replying so that this thread shows up on my 'show new replies' list :p

 

Offline Nix

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
Well, your comments are appreciated, nontheless!

 

Offline Taristin

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
This sounds truly stunning. FS1 had the best atmosphere.
I'll seriously replay the entire campaigns (both games worth) if you can give us this music.

Hell, I wanna hear FS2_brief4 in Hi res, thats always been my favourite track!
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Offline Mars

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
This sounds so great  :yes2::yes:... and the FS1 briefing music is (will be) the best IMO.

The FS2 intro gave me goosebumps.

 

Offline Goober5000

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
Awesome. :) The FS1 title music is one of my favorite pieces in FreeSpace.  The excellent atmosphere just got even better. :)

 

Offline vyper

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
God damn yes.

Now get your arse in gear son and deploy the remaining files! :p
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Offline Mars

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Re: New music coming your way soon!
FS2 briefing 4 is soooo damn good!   :D

 

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FS2 Briefing 4?

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