Hello all hlpers,
This should be old news to everyone by now, but Syrk has officially been closed. I think most of the dev team would agree that even though we weren't able to finish off our Act I release, there was a lot of great work that went in to this project, and a lot of learning that came out of it. My primary role on the team was to create the soundtrack; I was lucky to have such a supportive environment with which to learn and experiment with my compositional skills, and really got a lot out of this experience.
With that, I present to you:
Syrk: The Unification Wars: Act I OSTPrimary Download Location (Bandcamp)Secondary Download Location (MediaFire) (~160 MB, MediaFire)
The album consists of:
- The song written for the teaser trailer
- 1 theme song / mainhall track
- 7 briefing tracks
- 6 in-flight tracks (split into traditional FS2 tracks)
- 1 set of victory/death tracks
- 3 mission specific tracks
In total, the album is split up into 52 tracks running at about 63 minutes. Both downloads should have the files tagged with proper info, and PDFs are included for album art/booklet/CD Case - hopefully this will mostly recreate the experience of going out and buying a real CD. On Bandcamp you have a relatively wide choice of file format (MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, ALAC) but I am currently limited to giving out 200 free downloads per month; the MediaFire link consists of a zip file containing 320 kbps .mp3 renders of the music, which is just the equivalent packaged zip file given by Bandcamp.
The Bandcamp link is the primary one as you can fully preview / download individual tracks. It's also easier for me to keep track of and use, plus I put my other projects on the site so it keeps all my stuff together. Note that I opted to disallow any payment on this album, as I used work by Sololop, Rodo and an ingame screenshot on the cover art / booklet.
(This might be automatically overruled if I go over the 200/month download limit though...)
It was created in 2011, while the Syrk project was still in its heyday - I had this finished just before the demo was released. I've gone through and given it a small overhaul, plus updated it with a couple of unreleased tracks that were written for Act III (where you would have discovered why the project was called Syrk, and how the Shivans were involved). I've also remastered all of the tracks, in order to fix places that had volume issues.
Note: There is a Creative Commons license included, which says that you are allowed to use this music noncommercially
as long as you give me credit and don't edit the music. However, I can waive any of these conditions if needed (or to a reasonable extent rework some of the tracks for other projects). Anyone is allowed - let me rephrase that - everyone is encouraged to use this music in their own FS2 mods/missions (I can provide .ogg or .wav files if needed). If you want to use it outside of FS2 (still noncommercially), I'd love to know about it but that isn't required - again, feel free to use it. Sharing it with friends is cool too.
Special thank you to Sololop for the logo used on the front cover (the STA emblem) and Rodo for the Milky Way background (the skybox we were to use). On Bandcamp, you can look at track info for some quick fun-facts about each of the tracks.
Comments etc. are, of course, appreciated, and if there are any problems or oddities please let me know.
I hope that you enjoy the music!
<shamelessplug>Be sure to check out the also-free Secret Operations OST on Bandcamp.</shamelessplug>
<shamelessplug2>I will be posting a separate release thread (soon I hope) for the other album on the site, Formation I - in the meantime give it a listen as well! (Use the code hlprules
for a 25% discount)</shamelessplug2>