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#1 Disquisitor Sam

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 01:20 AM

We all remember MIDI right? Wait what's MOD?

 

That's right, put up your favorite tracks new and old, the more obscure the better!

 

I'ma start with a truly ancient Mac-only game called HoverSpeeder. This was during the shareware days where games over 5MB were HUUUUGE and took like a half hour to download. The soundtrack was restricted to only MIDI tracks, but god damn this guy makes them sing. Probably the best MIDI I've ever heard. Whatever happened to this guy, I hope he went on to do great things.

 

Title Screen:

 

Main Theme:

 

Finish Line:


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Posted 10 August 2013 - 06:02 AM




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Posted 10 August 2013 - 06:12 AM

Couple more for the road.


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#4 Disquisitor Sam

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:31 PM

I know they ain't obscure, but I'm a HUGE fan of the music from Unreal series. They used a really incredible soundfont and they leveraged it to the max. You can always tell when you're listening to an Unreal track. High quality for sure.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxvbO1THt9s

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bFUNKg0mzg

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbkdJ1Gg4Bs&list=SP7D84751C3C8B409B

 

I could go on and on, I love every UT99 track. Every last damn one of 'em.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:35 AM

i knew kilu was going to beat me to this thread.  i have a ton of mods to post and will look them up later today when i get home. (:


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:41 AM

BLKQUEEN.MOD

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt8Jt2-WjpM

 

aint all that musical, but owell


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:25 PM

 

I grew up on obscure mod files, opening them up in Impulse tracker and trying to dissect how they did things. That was my first 'instrument.' Can't find the big ones I used to play around with, but discovering that the OMF2097 soundtrack was in .mod format was a big moment for me in developing my understanding of trackers.

 

Also, jeez, that blackqueen video is totally insane.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 02:56 PM

My first introduction to "downloading game music from the internets" was through mod files way back when TSSF and such were recreating SNES music in them. I had heard bunch of other mods prior, but the revelation that game music was a thing that other people also liked blew my mind.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:46 PM

This is a track called Balthazar by Andy / Banal. It's used as the shop theme for another old Mac game called Realmz. The percussion track is definitely the feature of the whole piece, but the crazy bit about it is that it's not explicitly sequenced note for note. It's not separated into the various types of drums. Instead, the set pattern is divided into nine seemingly arbitrary snippits of the overall pattern. He then proceeds to arrange them into several different types of patterns, efficiently assembling them from the disparate samples into a goodly amount of variety. He does the whole pattern in just one channel without even needing to cram a lot of note-ons into it, and the result is a very smooth, collected, sophisticated tone.

 

Balthazar - Andy / Banal

 

I wish I could find a YouTube of this one because of how nuts the percussion track is. If you have a MOD tracker of your own and want to disassemble this one (and you want to), here's the original file (right-click, Save As...)

 

http://db.tt/9alpXNEQ


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