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I've been writing music, probably for a game. What do you think?

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Fred the Penguin
Fred the Penguin

11 years ago

sorta sounds like runescape music-got any linkin park or offspring?

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 11 years ago

That's what all orchestral MIDI files sound like lol...

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

I kinda like The Offspring.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

I'm more into "Everclear" and "Bowling for Soup", but a little Offspring every now and then makes me smile.

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Fred the Penguin
Fred the Penguin

Reply 11 years ago

no idea who everclear or bowling for soup are.......

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

No Idea!!???!!! Check out Everclear on youtube. Watch "Father of Mine", "Santa Monica", "Heartspark Dollarsign", and "So much for the Afterglow". Bowling for Soup does mostly funny songs. Watch "1985", "Highschool Never Ends", and "Almost".

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 11 years ago

:(

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

" :( " yourself. jk, raps are really good game music.

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 11 years ago

*Nice drum solo" Jump over the gap to reach dat otha side mind out for da koopa troopas if you think dat they are friendly, people have lied Cos they takin a toll on ya mario cos thats how dey roll lololario "Nother drum solo" Sort of thing?

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

If youve ever played nfs underground 1 or nfs most wanted, you know what I mean...

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ajleece
ajleece

Reply 11 years ago

I've played 'em all.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

but has the jamalam played em?

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ajleece
ajleece

Reply 11 years ago

Dunno.. DUN DUN DUN. Are you gonna post a link to your forum here?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

11 years ago

I didn't hear a consistent riff or a strong theme that seemed to tie everything together. Maybe it's just the unexpressiveness of generic midi muzak or not having heard it along with the visuals. Choose a strong or distinctive solo instrument and possible add some sound effects to round out the ambiance(wind or metallic junk clanking in wastelands, etc.) Good luck.

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 11 years ago

When you say a consistent riff, do you mean throughout the individual songs, or throughout all of them? And as for Midis, they aren't that good... just the only thing I have at the moment.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

A riff is a musical phrase or a bunch of notes, chord progression, certain beat or instrument that sticks in your mind (Opening gong, Jaws - da-dah,da-dah... James Bond -twangy guitar da-da, da-daaaa...Super Mario Brothers, etc.) I haven't composed anything, much less a score for a full length feature, but there should be an element that relates everything together. Maybe real musicians will comment here.

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 11 years ago

I know what a riff is, lol... but I see why you say that. And when you say a "real musician", you mean someone with 2 grade 4s and a grade 3, like me, or a famous composer?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

Maybe the proper term is "hook". I was saying hopefully people that know the music craft, have taken music/film classes or professional musicians would comment to help you out.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

11 years ago

*Disclaimer: I have some musical training, both theory and practice, but I don't claim to be any kind of expert. Take with a grain of salt...

As caitlinsdad says there should be something tying them all together, they need simultaneously variance yet harmony.

In the individual songs (Legion of Evil and Wastelands for example) I heard some pretty good repetitions and expansions on the notes you chose - I liked the songs. The trick is to use the same general theme for all the songs. Not so that they all sound the same, but they're all coming from the same place. (Oddly enough they all reminded me a bit of the music from Oregon Trail 2...the one with the nice gui. 0_o)

An example of that would be as in the mario games, where you have your classic theme, then in dark or scary levels or after certain events the music switches to a minor key, the tempo or speed might change, or even different instruments playing different parts of the song. Compare the original DUH-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-DUH of the happy first level mario music to the slooow, really sad version of it when you die. That's the kind of thing that will make really good music for your game.