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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: Mormont on May 04, 2005, 11:06:02 pm



Title: New ZFP remix
Post by: Mormont on May 04, 2005, 11:06:02 pm
On the main page, you can see that they've released a preview of the next remix pack - the Zoq-fot-pik theme. I like it a lot. For the first third or so of the song, I thought it was too close to the original and actually a little tamer, but after that the song really goes all over the place, which definitely suits the ZFP.


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: Shiver on May 04, 2005, 11:19:59 pm
Wow, this remix is just about perfect. No wonder they're show-casing it before the rest.

*Has a Frungy Party*


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: TiLT on May 04, 2005, 11:21:34 pm
Heh, don't you worry. We didn't release the best remix first. It's a very very good remix, and if that isn't the best one, well... I'll let you make your own conclusions about the full remix pack. ;)


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: vesqu on May 05, 2005, 01:01:40 am
Quite nice ZoqFotPik-tune :) When do we get the next glimpse to the forthcoming release? ;)


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: Death 999 on May 05, 2005, 01:36:51 am
For those of you who may be confused, it's on the front page of Medieval Future, not of the Precursors.


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: TiLT on May 05, 2005, 01:38:10 am
Actually, the *real* news item is on the front page of this site. The news on www.medievalfuture.com were mostly just there to provide a mirror in case this site went down again.


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: Hubsu1 on May 05, 2005, 03:45:12 am
Oh, it captures the essence of the original ZFP tune and adds a little more. Me likey  ;D


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: Art on May 05, 2005, 05:46:44 am
Very nice, very nice indeed. Can't wait to see what y'all do with the Yehat tune.


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: Chrispy on May 05, 2005, 05:50:26 am
This track is ok. I'm a little disapointed by it. I dont like the drums one bit (especially the lonely hits at the begining), and I dont like the parts that sounds thin.

About half way through it picks up and gets more creative and musical. All the parts that are not copied from the original are awsome, and the loop is cool, but before those new bits come in it sounds really hollow.

Oh, the mangled voices are awsome.


Title: Coolness.
Post by: Deus Siddis on May 05, 2005, 08:35:36 am
Alright, a new remix is coming!  :D

You guys are amazing, I have the music from 3 games on my hardrive, which comprises 90-95% of all the music I listen to. One of those three is your collection of remixed starcontrol themes.

Keep us informed of your progress.  :)


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: Halleck on May 05, 2005, 09:35:19 am
Sweet. I'm hoping that remix pack 4 will coincide nicely with the release of UQM v0.4.


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: Novus on May 06, 2005, 02:34:09 pm
Frungy Party! The Remix of Kings!

If remix pack 4 has better remixes than this, it's gonna be totally awesome!

FRUNGY! FRUNGY! FRUNGY!


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: Pik on May 06, 2005, 03:07:09 pm
But... you told me the Pik would have an opera solo!

Other than that, it is great. But really, how about that Pik solo?


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: Defender on May 07, 2005, 04:30:32 am
great job remix guys ;D looking forward to the full release. keep up the good work.


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: VOiD on May 14, 2005, 07:05:21 pm
(Reposting this from the Precursors guestbook as it is highly relevant.)

Quote
Forevian
May 12th, 2005 - 12:42:18

(...) In the ZFP theme there are no "live instruments" but you'll hear some in other releases. I think they add some spice to this mostly electronic orientated project.



EDIT: Ok, after those words from the author, perhaps I should throw in my little review of this track.

The first minute stays very close to the original, and I have to agree with Chrispy that the drums sound a bit thin; they sound almost midi-like. This part in itself is, however, a nice update of the original theme.

After about a minute, the song calms down, with more atmosphere, and a chaotic synth solo gives way to what sounds like a plucked folk instrument. A lot going on in this part, with plenty of little details. Great!

Around 2:20 the pace picks up - in fact it doubles - and leads up to a nice conclusion which leaves us more or less where we started.

Overall thoughts: Not the best opening, but then the original material was not all that great to work with. I should know, TiLT and I struggled with a remix of this for a long time before we decided to throw the ball to Forevian. When the song takes off proper after the first minute, it is great throughout. Great use of percussive sound effects in the different parts, and there is definitely a "party" flavour here. A very good remix, but comparatively the poorest of the three remixes Forevian has done for the project. :)


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: Chrispy on May 14, 2005, 08:54:27 pm
What software does Forevian use?

It has a fruityloops quality to it, but... mixed with amazing talent. (said from bitterness of the multitude of poor fruity composers)

EDIT: Oh *he says after going to the precursors guestbook* cubase it is.


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: VOiD on May 21, 2005, 05:19:28 am
Bumping this thread to the top again, as any new release (even a preview) deserves to be noticed even by the ones who don't check the boards regularly any more.

Also, I think Forevian deserves more comments and words of praise. :)


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: TigTigger on May 31, 2005, 01:51:09 am
While the remix does start off a bit slow, I think that after that, there's nothing not to like.  Excellent!

And, I know there's not a set date for the last remix pack, but, I was just wondering if someone knew about when (as in, a week, a month, 6 months, more?) that we might, possibly, be blessed with it.  I am really looking forward to it!


Title: Re: New ZFP remix
Post by: vesqu on June 01, 2005, 04:25:04 pm
Could it be possible to add this remix to the UQM even though Remix pack 4 isn't here yet? Putting the remix in a correct directory inside of the remix4.zip? :P

EDIT: Yup, it works :P Next I'm gonna search the Shofixti one :)