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Mrnhrm and Chenjesu WIP Themes
« on: February 27, 2008, 11:20:11 pm »

Ahoyhoy out there. Recently I've been playing around with an idea of re-invisioning the first Star Control game again, and ideas on extending the basic premise to it. I started playing around with some samples in Star Control 2 from the mod tracker files, and eventually came up with 2 short, still WIP based pieces on the Mrnhrm and Chenjesu, here they are :p.

http://www.tindeck.com/audio/my/fttm/Mrnhrm-Theme

http://www.tindeck.com/audio/my/vxyf/Chenjesu-Theme

Hopefully with input I can help improve these tracks. Still learning mod tracking in itself though, so sadly no .mod files of these yet D:.
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 11:25:31 pm »

Loving Mrnhrm
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008, 04:39:46 pm »

I absolutely love the Chenjesu theme.
I think that the Mmrnmhrm theme could use some improvement though. It should sound a lot more metallic/robotic. What I would do is apply (using Adobe Audition) the following flanger effect to the whole theme (or to the individual samples if you're planning on making it a .mod):
Initial delay time: 6 ms
Final delay time: 6 ms
Feedback: 80%
Modulation rate: 2 Hz
Wetness: 65%
(Special Effects and Sinusoidal enabled)


Also, you might want to experiment with some ring modulation (but don't use it on its own; first lower the pitch a lot, then apply the ring modulation, and then raise the pitch so that it's back to its initial value. This will give a higher-pitched ring modulation, which therefore sounds more robotic. I suggest using the VST plugin BJ Ringmodulator.). You might also want to vary the wetness of the flanger too, and possibly even its delay times -- just be sure to keep the initial one equal to the final one.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008, 07:26:34 pm »

Sounds pretty metallic to me. It starts off fairly dark and metallic, but then moves onto that faster tempo, feels like a big factory pumping out the Mrnhrm
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 07:29:06 pm »

Added more stuff to the Mrnhrm theme, hope it's alright (also added more echo to some of the instruments, flanger on FL made them sound oddish).

http://www.tindeck.com/audio/my/vccz/Mrnhrm-Theme2


Now I should work on a little "Colony, Research Station, Mining Outpost and Discovery" ditties next...
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008, 08:20:07 pm »

This is what I meant by "metallic/robotic".

EDIT: You might want [me] to apply this effect only to the drum samples, as otherwise the other instrument gets obscured.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 08:33:55 pm »

I like the sort of echo effect to that, but the melody has been muffled by the flanger in that Sad.

Anyhow, WIP Ditties done.


Colony

http://www.tindeck.com/audio/my/xxpp/Colony-Ditty

Mine

http://www.tindeck.com/audio/my/kyve/Mine-Ditty

Lab

http://www.tindeck.com/audio/my/jdjl/Lab-Ditty

Discovery

http://www.tindeck.com/audio/my/cgip/Discover-Ditty

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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 06:30:41 pm »

Mrnhrm Theme.mp3 reminded me a lot about Space Crusade for the Amiga.
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« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 09:03:19 pm »

Now we just need dialogue graphics for them. Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2008, 04:54:05 pm »

Mmrnmhrm Design done, hope it's alright :p.

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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2008, 09:41:58 pm »

Really nice. They sound like the old .MODs, do you think you could turn them into those things somehow?
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2008, 09:02:43 pm »

Wow, dude is this nostalgia or what? Cheesy
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Re: Mrnhrm and Chenjesu WIP Themes
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2008, 12:56:21 pm »

Mrnhrhnrhmrnmhrnmrrmnrmhrnmrhr or whatever - I like the beat, bass, et cetera. I didn't like the melodies at first, but on a second listen it sounds passable. The note sequences themselves aren't that bad, they could be quite catchy. The line could be rhythmically more intresting, and the sample/sound that plays the melody is a bit too samey the whole time through. The panning of the melody is quite nice, by the way.

Chenjesu works well. Great mood.

Keep it up!

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