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Re: Remix Pack 4 - The New Alliance of Free Stars
« Reply #165 on: February 13, 2006, 04:13:02 am »

The new hyperspace song is more faithful than the other "Across the Galaxy" remix I have by Riku, but Riku's remix is more of an absolute textbook examle of what good music is made of. I'm sorry but the new one doesn't even come within light years of catching up with the quality of Riku's remix.

"Across the Galaxy" is what I call the "Lear Jet take off & flight to Hawaii" music... heck, let's petition Virgin Galactic corp. to make it their future space flight advertisement music lol!!!
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« Reply #166 on: February 13, 2006, 05:26:31 am »

While you're remastering songs, think it might be possible to set us up a version of Now and Forever without that noticeably low-quality 'knife' sound? For some reason, that just really detracts from the rest of the track for me.

I have to echo the sentiment that the Orz isn't really Orz. It's bubbly and mysterious and underwater, which works, but it's completely lost the crazy Orz edge. Changing the song style worked for the Druuge because the creepy element was retained (I like both versions), it worked for the Arilou for the same reason (it just kept the same sort of 'mood'). But the Orz one replaces the mood completely. Ah well, it's still a decent track.

For some reason I'm not getting into the Alliance remixes as much as I did the Hierarchy ones, but that's probably just because apart from a few exceptions (Yehat, Supox) my favourite original tracks were in the Hierarchy.
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« Reply #167 on: February 13, 2006, 05:18:58 pm »

Huh? The opening sequence of this new remix (Lightyears Away - LyA) sounds like it was done on an ice rink organ!!!

The rest is good, though. LyA would make sense to use in-game. Maybe the beginning will seem normal after a few times through (the tune, not the game).

The earlier remix (Across the Galaxy - AtG) had such a long introduction that many trips would be over by the time you got to the statement of the main theme. For outside-the-game purposes, though, I like the AtG better, somewhat.

I find it comparable it to the non-Precursors remix on Mark Vera's electronica page,.
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« Reply #168 on: February 16, 2006, 10:48:16 pm »

I think that by far the best Hyperspace song has been the 'Re-Enter mix' by Jouni Airaksinen.
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« Reply #169 on: February 16, 2006, 11:07:07 pm »

I think that by far the best Hyperspace song has been the 'Re-Enter mix' by Jouni Airaksinen.

Well..that's just mixing all the original audio tracks separately.
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« Reply #170 on: February 17, 2006, 09:20:39 am »

"Lightyears Away" is quite similar to Mark's previous exquisite "Electro Blast" remix, but different enough to be considered a different remix. While I'm not a great fan of the first 15 seconds or so of "Lightyears Away", the rest of the tune even manages to improve on "Electro Blast" by adding just that little bit of variation the tune needs to feel fresh again.
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« Reply #171 on: February 17, 2006, 11:08:09 pm »

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« Reply #172 on: February 17, 2006, 11:35:15 pm »

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« Reply #173 on: February 18, 2006, 05:34:28 am »

Has the schedule to release the music been changed?
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« Reply #174 on: February 18, 2006, 11:36:48 am »

I ran into some time trouble (I work the entire weekend), but I'll release a new remix tonight.
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« Reply #175 on: February 18, 2006, 07:35:14 pm »

"Lightyears Away" is quite similar to Mark's previous exquisite "Electro Blast" remix, but different enough to be considered a different remix. While I'm not a great fan of the first 15 seconds or so of "Lightyears Away", the rest of the tune even manages to improve on "Electro Blast" by adding just that little bit of variation the tune needs to feel fresh again.

"Electro Blast" has waay too much drumwork.
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« Reply #176 on: February 18, 2006, 11:51:03 pm »

I do have one question about the remixed music packs: why did you bother making them zip files? They're only the tiniest bit smaller as zips then they are normally.
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« Reply #177 on: February 19, 2006, 12:14:04 am »

They're not even smaller. The .ogg files are stored without compression. The purpose is to have them together as a package, which can be enabled and disabled as a whole.
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« Reply #178 on: February 19, 2006, 01:42:57 am »

Another question: Why is it when I unzipped the remix packs (simply as an experiment), the game then reverted to the original music? Is it something about them being zip files that the game requires?
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« Reply #179 on: February 19, 2006, 02:14:14 pm »

See here.

And to bring this thread back on topic: another excellent remix, MarkVera.

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