new music for Wesnoth

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amilcare
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new music for Wesnoth

Post by amilcare »

hello everybody,

here you are new music for the game and some explanations of the use I intend for it. You will find them at http://mio.discoremoto.virgilio.it/bottedaorbi
to download, select the files, click on "SCARICA" and finally "SALVA". You are done.

the new pieces are:
defeat__ending_adventures.ogg
land_of_incubus.ogg
ooh_the_orchs_arrive.ogg
presentation.ogg

Aleksi: If intro.ogg sounds "too dreamy" to you, please listen to land_of_incubus.ogg and welcome to my nightmare :)

defeat__ending_adventures.ogg is a piece dedicated to the defeat of a player. It has to be played in loop.

ooh_the_orchs_arrive.ogg is an orchish theme, good to the battle.

presentation.ogg is a substitute for the original piece wesnoth-1.ogg. I think that the use of either wesnoth-1 and wesnoth-2 is a bit too ripetitive, so I propose this theme to replace wesnoth-1.ogg.

As usual, I'm glad to hear feedback from you guys.
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Post by Roel »

after clicking every button to find out wich one means "download" in italian I managed to listen to your work.

I like ooh the orchs arive best (despite the grammar)

how do you make these songs?
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Post by scott »

Land of the Incubus: the first part of the theme sounds like weird electronic strings. How about normal strings? Also, at approx 2:50 the 'zhomzhom zhom zhom' in fuzzy/buzzy strings - what if that were stronger and cleaner... 'ZHOMZHOM ZHOM ZHOM'. I don't know what instrument would do that. Percussion maybe.
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Post by scott »

by the way, I think presentation.ogg is really good. It makes perfect scenario battle music. I would definitely use it in my campaign if picked up by the game.
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Post by tephlon »

I like your tracks a lot - would be nice to have some of them in the game :)
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Post by amilcare »

I find that the use of acoustical samples will not do the job as I intend. It lacks of dynamics. In this piece I've used Edirol Orchestral + Wavelab editor (v.5).
Anyway, if you are curious I could use the Garritan's samples in substitution of Orchestral but, as I stated before, the dynamics will not be the same.

Apart from that specific piece, I've a question for you: what is the sound required for the game? I haven't found specifications about that here in the forum. I suppose that the proposals has to sound like the music in wesnoth-x.ogg pieces, am I wrong? If ther's a desire/idea of acoustical music to substitute the present music of the game, instead of those "syntish" sounds, please let me know and I will do something :)
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Post by Aleksi »

I didn't get to hear your music yet. Archive is giving me problems. Anyway i must leave town for 4 days, i'll check it when i come back.

As for Garritan strings, use it if you own it. :wink:

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Post by Roel »

amilcare wrote:I find that the use of acoustical samples will not do the job as I intend. It lacks of dynamics. In this piece I've used Edirol Orchestral + Wavelab editor (v.5).
Anyway, if you are curious I could use the Garritan's samples in substitution of Orchestral but, as I stated before, the dynamics will not be the same.

Apart from that specific piece, I've a question for you: what is the sound required for the game? I haven't found specifications about that here in the forum. I suppose that the proposals has to sound like the music in wesnoth-x.ogg pieces, am I wrong? If ther's a desire/idea of acoustical music to substitute the present music of the game, instead of those "syntish" sounds, please let me know and I will do something :)
I was told that wesnoth music should be classical sounding, so no trance stuff and heavy drumbeats. It should also blend in well with the music allready in the game
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Post by Aleksi »

Yes, Wesnoth happensin the past. If you imagine musicians at the time of the story i doubt you'd have synths and computers! :P
So stick up to classical oriented instrumentation.
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Post by amilcare »

Roel wrote: It should also blend in well with the music allready in the game
Sorry this request does not make sense for me.How can you imagine such a thing?For example classical and acoustical:music after "wesnoth-6 ogg"? :shock:
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Post by quartex »

Usually a scenario has one track looping over and over, so you don't have to worry about one track playing after another and sounding very different. But I think Aleksi meant that new music should fit the themes of the current stuff, it shouldn't stick out too much.

Personally I think the soundtrack to Warcraft II is a great example of fantasy warfare music.
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Post by Aleksi »

amilcare wrote:
Roel wrote: It should also blend in well with the music allready in the game
Sorry this request does not make sense for me.How can you imagine such a thing?For example classical and acoustical:music after "wesnoth-6 ogg"? :shock:
Well... some musics should have been deleted long time ago. I did a list several times but it never happened. Maybe because i didn't provide enough music to replace the other tracks... :roll:
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Post by Invisible Philosopher »

amilcare: I would like to include `beforethebattle.ogg' in my campaign, but a 2.8 megabyte file is too big for people to have to download from the campaign server. Could you make a version that is smaller (perhaps shortening the piece or decreasing the 'quality' of the OGG file a little)? It would definitely have to be less than 1 MB for me to use it, and preferably smaller (although if it gets included in mainline Wesnoth it's obviously not a problem).
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Post by amilcare »

Ok!but i would prefer to shortening the piece rather than to decrease the quality of "beforethebattle.ogg".Because i tried to listen my songs "inside" the game and the quality of the playback is worse than the one i listen playng the music with the common player(for example winamp).

I really enjoy the idea to compose music for the campaigns.
I think that collaboration beetwen two of us (developer-musician) is more useful.

What about setting some music for the entire campaign?Are other pieces needed?I can compose other tracks apart from the songs already on my webspace.
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Post by Invisible Philosopher »

I have already made most of the campaign and assigned standard Wesnoth music. I can't put too much music in, because as I said, campaign download shouldn't be to big. That one piece of music sounded great for entering the "void". I don't think I can really use any more... but thank you for offering. :)
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