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#1 Post by PyTom » Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:11 pm

I'd like to know if anyone would be willing to volunteer to create some music tracks for the Ren'Py demo. I would like to replace the current background music (a midi) with another format, probably some sort of mod. There's also some things I have planned for the next version of Ren'Py that could really use short loops to demo them.

If anyone is interested, please let me know.
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#2 Post by Quin » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:36 am

Do you have any specifics in mind besides format? Perhaps a preferred style or length? I will do my best to help, but I don't want to piece together a 5-minute waltz when you really wanted a 42-second rumba. ^_^

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#3 Post by PyTom » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:42 am

Now we get to see Tom's massive knowledge of music, which fits into this box -> [ ]. Playback I know, nyquist limits I know... but things like what it should sound like :-(

Anyway, I want a two tracks. First I want a fairly long main track. This would be the main music that the user listens to as he plays through the demo. It should probably be fairly unobtrusive, so that it doesn't consume too much of the user's attention. I'd also like it to be somewhat light in tone, as there aren't any real dark, dramatic moments in the demo. :-)

I'd also like one short loop (3 seconds or so), that I can use to demonstrate the tight loop features I have planned for the next release. This will need to be a seamless loop, as some of these features need to span repeats. This should also be light in tone, but it can take up more of the user's attention, as in this case the user will be focusing on the music.

Hm... sorry if this is a bit nonsensical... do you at least have a vague idea of what I'm talking about. I think in this framework, there should be alot of room for creativity, as I really don't know what it is I want.
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#4 Post by Quin » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:53 pm

PyTom wrote:Now we get to see Tom's massive knowledge of music, which fits into this box -> [ ]. Playback I know, nyquist limits I know... but things like what it should sound like :-(
Well, you've given me enough info to work with, for certain. Keep your eye out for a PM in a few days with links to some files... which you can then accept, reject or ask for revisions on. (It will take a couple of days, only because I don't want to just dig up old stuff – and part of the reason for that is because I want to be sure I'm 100% in the clear in not violating copyright with any old samples.)

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#5 Post by ozurr » Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:59 am

Don't remember if it's been mentioned on the forum, but some nice loops can be found here:
http://www.flashkit.com/loops/

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#6 Post by Megaman Z » Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:57 pm

[OT: well, now I know why some of the people over at newgrounds get bad reviews because of something involving flashkit.com.]

there's still a lot of grey area as to what you want, PyTom, but at least we have a general idea. you'd have to throw some song names of songs (or music tracks) that are close to what you want, as I assume that some of the stuff by Onoken, SHIKI, and myu (all three of which have their own site and put their own music on it...) would probably be way off.

am I correct in assuming you want some songs that fall under ambient but with little bass?
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#7 Post by PyTom » Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:22 pm

I really don't know what I want, in terms of ambient or bass. I actually don't have many preconcieved notions...
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#8 Post by Alessio » Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:46 am

I've cut up my music for my next (first) game into snippets of ~8,7 seconds each. If you want, you're free to use them, or any part of them, just let me know. They're in ogg format, all in all 1.5 MB, but if you need only one theme it's ~500 kB. Or you can use less than that (e.g. 4 snippets), each snippet is ~80 kB.

You can get an idea from http://www.mikseri.net/magnify - the song "Go! Magical Boy (Instrumental)" is a collage of those snippets.

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