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by MarkusLappalainen
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: Ideal Volume
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Ideal Volume

What Imperf3kt said is an easy solution. It has its down sides though. If you normalise everything with the same setting, pieces that are supposed to be soft, now sound very loud next to tracks that are more loud of themselves. For example a soft and heart aching track sounds as loud as a big bad ac...
by MarkusLappalainen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: Best microphone for voice acting?
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Best microphone for voice acting?

spowers161 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:26 pm
Is the scarlett solo an audio interface?
Yes, it is :)
by MarkusLappalainen
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: Best microphone for voice acting?
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Best microphone for voice acting?

Microphones are a bit tricky. Each microphone has their own sound. Some of them fit better with other voices. Others fit better with others. Instead of jumping into the "what [GEAR] makes X better" train, let me suggest a few things that don't require money. Condenser microphones (the microphones us...
by MarkusLappalainen
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: Record Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Record Problem

A microphone captures only what it is aimed at. How is your routing/recording process? You have to bring a separate audio file in to a DAW - a digital audio workstation (Pro Tools, Reaper, Cubase, StudioOne etc.) - which is the backing track. Then you record your performance on a separate track in t...
by MarkusLappalainen
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: How would I make bgm that sounds like it came from a 90s/2000 vn?
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: How would I make bgm that sounds like it came from a 90s/2000 vn?

Writing period music is easier said than done. What program is not so important as what instruments, musical idioms and how all of that is later produced. 90’s and early 00’s have a distinctive sound that originates mostly from pop and rnb of the era. Hip hop influenced a lot of it and the music ind...
by MarkusLappalainen
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: Poor Sound Design or No Sounds?
Replies: 5
Views: 5914

Re: Poor Sound Design or No Sounds?

Like LateWhiteRabbit said, it is a go big or go home situation with sound design and music. Poor execution or unfitting decisions in these two, most likely damage the experiences the players would otherwise have. They give no extra value at best or anything from annoyance to pushing players away fro...
by MarkusLappalainen
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: We are offering Paid Work
Topic: [KONEKO] Tokyo Re:Connect - ANIME Visual Novel - Looking for Script Programmer [BxG] [OPEN]
Replies: 25
Views: 3993

Re: [KONEKO] Tokyo Re:Connect - ANIME Visual Novel - Looking for a Composer [BxG] [OPEN]

Good evening!

I sent you an e-mail with music examples and a budget estimate. I look forward to hearing from you!
by MarkusLappalainen
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: I am a Musician, Sound Editor, or Video Editor
Topic: [PAID] Your Next Composer – Professional & Educated
Replies: 0
Views: 228

[PAID] Your Next Composer – Professional & Educated

G’day! My name is Markus Lappalainen. I am a recently graduated Finnish composer living in Norway. Since early 2014, I have been composing music for games and short films with a professional aim and attitude. The definitive high point of my journey so far was the honor of receiving an award-diploma ...
by MarkusLappalainen
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: How to communicate with composers?
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: How to communicate with composers?

What D.ray said was very good. I might just add one thing. Leave the music theory to the composer. Yes, learn the basic vocabulary like D.ray said but don’t waste your time in learning what chord progressions or melodic sequences produce a certain feel or what combinations produce a result X. The co...
by MarkusLappalainen
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: Creating music for VN
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: Creating music for VN

There isn’t any should or shouldn’t use instruments or effects that are special or must have for VNs :) The more proper question is: “What style of music serves the narrative best?” Then you ask: “What instruments are in the style I have chosen?” Think in terms of overarching concept and style. Jump...
by MarkusLappalainen
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: Post your music
Replies: 28
Views: 2709

Re: Post your music

I love these threads! Always exciting to hear music from new and emerging composers :) Good job everyone! Here is one of my favorite tracks for a short film I wrote last December: https://soundcloud.com/markus-lappalain ... -wracu-mec
by MarkusLappalainen
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Tales From Windy Meadow [Fantasy/Slice of life/Pixel Art]
Replies: 131
Views: 13392

Re: Tales From Windy Meadow [Fantasy/Slice of life/Pixel Art/Drama]

Absolutely yes! I wish there was more of the non-romance, no-porn, not-anime VNs. Personally I find them either uninteresting or repulsive most of the time. I want stories with more depth and substance. While I understand why anime/manga is attractive (protagonists are young = more relatable) I feel...
by MarkusLappalainen
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: PANZER HEARTS Visual Novel [alternative WW2][Adventure][Romance][Drama]
Replies: 45
Views: 5767

Re: PANZER HEARTS [alternative WW2][Adventure][Romance][Drama]

Much more coherent and unified look in comparison to the previous one! Good work! :)
by MarkusLappalainen
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: PANZER HEARTS Visual Novel [alternative WW2][Adventure][Romance][Drama]
Replies: 45
Views: 5767

Re: PANZER HEARTS [alternative WW2][Adventure][Romance][Drama]

The idea and concept of the logo is great! If you want to make it better, you could try using the same style in all elements :) now the text seemes a bit different from the frame of the heart and the inside of the hear looks different from the rest. If you want to try that, it will be even better ;)