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[HUB] MUSIC - Skywind

Preface

Hello everyone,

 

I am in charge of organizing Skywind's composers, musicians and music with Dragomir. As of late we have gotten quite a few of you coming to help Skywind with your imagination and skill.

We will collect your contributions and give you insight into what needs to be done regarding Skywind’s soundtrack. This is surely one of the most ambitious music projects undertaken by any mod in history so we will attempt to make a full list of all that is needed, however it is likely that this will change as we advance in the project.

Before you take an assignment

Be sure to introduce yourself properly. This is as a courtesy to your fellow artists on this project as well as to show us some of your work – preferably we would like something inspired from TES or Morrowind. This will also serve as an opportunity for you to tell us if you have any particular ideas for the direction of the soundtrack for certain locations or events in the game. 

We will try to find you work that suits your skillset and style. You have to be prepared for some disappointments however – even really good music ideas will be rejected if they don’t fit Morrowind’s style and atmosphere. We don’t want to limit anyone’s imagination since it is the core of creativity, but a designer needs to be flexible – and we need consistency in our game’s style so it feels like a whole, and not like a bunch of different bits and pieces thrown together chaotically. 

 

When you are writing a piece

Keep in touch with Dragomir or myself through the creative process. It’s a team effort, and every idea needs to be constantly reviewed and discussed with other members of the team. We can provide you with inspiration and references. Both of us have careful consideration for the different aspects of Morrowind’s overall feel and we want you to understand our vision before starting a project. We will gladly discuss and share what we’re working on too – as every artist needs some feeback, and the more – the better.

 

Music has always been a very important factor in the Elder Scrolls series, and separated into two sections; exploration and combat. We strongly encourage that you give Morrowind’s original soundtrack a listen to understand our starting point with the music. We want to give Skywind very tribal and eastern undertones to represent the alien life on Vvardenfell as well as the ashlander roots of the Dunmer. Keep this in mind while thinking of musical elements to incorporate.

 

I urge you to create a Soundcloud account immediately so that we may download or listen to your submissions. I am in Soundcloud as Tajnarasha. If you do not want to make your material downloadably publicly, set it so that I may in order to load all files into a centralized folder to implement in-game. 

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkT7bLCmgTKzdGdKdWc1SFhwaTdsWmVSNjhFRTJrQnc&usp=drive_web#gid=0

 

Well there you are folks! Can’t wait to hear what you have to offer! ;)

 

AUGUST 8 EDIT: This has been a fantastic 10 months working with all of you to produce Skywind's ever-growing soundtrack. We've finally reached a point where we can say without a doubt that we've created most of the material, and that we're getting into fine-tuning to ensure the music is up to the standard that everyone hopes it can be. Sadly, this also means that there is no longer a need for creative submissions as there was in the past. 

We're very happy with the constant stream of interest we've received, and we're also happy to say that we're completely satiated with the amount of symphonic composers we have. We are a very, very full team working on the soundtrack, and the more people work on this project the less likely it will be to have the level of artistic cohesion that we seek. Simply put; we cannot accept any new composers. 

What we still need however, are people who can design their own sounds, or own rare and exotic instruments. Preferably, we're looking for Siberian, Mongolian, Tibetan and Turkish. If anyone wishes to join our project, we can only accept those who really (and we mean, REALLY) replicate Jeremy Soule's style. 

That's all folks, and as always, thank you for your endless support. 

Edited by: Taerkalith on 11/25/2016 - 16:40
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Hey guys, My name is Adam and

Hey guys, My name is Adam and I have been working on music and sound effects for Skywind for about 4 months now. 

Here is a bunch of music for various things:

Combat:

Normal: https://soundcloud.com/adamgrabowskimusic/to-battle-outside-...

Boss: https://soundcloud.com/adamgrabowskimusic/challenging-fight-...

 

Special:

Main Title Theme: https://soundcloud.com/adamgrabowskimusic/skywind-main-title...

Not sure which this would be most appropriate for, but here is a rough draft of something that could be used for when the player discovers one of the iconic locations for the first time: https://soundcloud.com/adamgrabowskimusic/something-new-expl...

 

Exterior: 

Bitter Coast: https://soundcloud.com/adamgrabowskimusic/enchanted-forest_r...

 

 

 

 

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Nice job, Adam. That sounds

Nice job, Adam. That sounds great. I'm looking forward to gearing more.

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Hello guys! My name is Andy.

Hello guys!

My name is Andy. I saw the development video yesterday and since i always loved Morrowind i directly felt like I'd have to contribute something to this project!

So i sat down last night and did make some explorational ambience music. That's a first for me. I normally do like rock and alternative songs.

I just read through your preface and yes I'm prepared for disappointment haha. But well just tell me if u could use it somewhere or if u feel like it's completely off.

Link: https://soundcloud.com/andy-lesmana/exploration-mystic_tribal

Cheers

Andy

 

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Hey Phrygianb!    Thanks for

Hey Phrygianb

 

Thanks for these contributions - it's nice to see we're already getting the ball rolling on this. I listened to all of your tracks and here's what I have to say so far;

 

Normal Combat: This song sounds very synthetic. I know you used a lot of orchestral instruments but that may be because of the limitations of the program you use. The wind instruments and choir sound especially primitive, making the overall track feel like something more out of a bit-era game rather than an orchestra. Sadly I don't feel this meets the kind of standard we want to achieve with our music. 

Boss Combat: Some of the problems from the normal combat song are still prevalent here, especially in the beginning. What I will say however is that I really like the drums and rythm you had going, especially starting at 0:50. Since we want Skywind to have a little more eastern influences, I feel like that particular element brings us closer to what we want. Overall I'm not a big fan of the symphony but I'd be really interested in hearing you create a percussion track because it was obviously better than the other instruments in the piece. 

Main Title: We have some great percussion in this again, but this really doesn’t carry the grace of the original theme by Soule. It is far too epic to be part of the main title screen, and it is absolutely something that should be brought closer to Morrowind’s Nerevar Rising than a flourish. This actually sounds more like a battle theme – and reiterates my thoughts on how you should create a piece with tribal-esque percussions. Also please avoid starting on the original rift and ending it in a minor note, it makes it sound like you’re off-note rather than holding the tension of the main theme for something epic.

Exploration song: I actually really, really like the first 30 seconds of this song. This is something that I feel resembles something closer to a TES soundtrack. The drum rift is nice, but I feel like it should be a separate track of its own. If we want to accentuate exploration, we can’t have the music take such an epic turn in an otherwise soothing and mesmerizing track. I’d really – REALLY like you to work on this one because I feel like that initial 30 seconds was your strongest musically out of any of your songs.

Bitter Coast: There are a lot of elements that work well for this song. There is a clear eastern influence in this track which is something that we want to incorporate in Skywind as a whole. Furthermore it is a track that reminds me a lot of Calm Waters by Jeremy Soule which was an iconic piece of the original Morrowind. As a rough, this is definitely heading in the right direction. It’ll have to be worked on a little more to make it sound a less computerized but overall if you step up the quality in that one it will definitely hold a spot. I’ll mark it in the sheet for now to hold the spot – I’ll be looking forward to hearing the second draft ;)

 

Thank you so much for breaking the ice. This will be a great starting point of discussion for anyone who wants to get involved in music!  

 

Plektron

Very happy to see you're interested in writing music for us! I've given your track a listen and I definitely like the rhythmic elements with the Djembe (?). Not as big a fan of the piano since I feel it brings too classic an instrument in a track that is very tribal. There are also a few synthetic elements that you really need to watch out for since we really want to have an acoustic and orchestral feel to our tracks. The intro/outro are big culprits that break this rule. The 1:30 until 2:00 is the segment that I especially like. The following bits with the strings are just way too over the top. Try to level everything out musically like Jeremy Soule with longer, more paced movements. I see potential in this. Keep us posted :)

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thanks for the quick

thanks for the quick response! That segment was also my favourite although i liked the beginning as well but i can understand your concern with the piano. so yeah, I#ll see what i can do ;)

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Hey Guys,  I'm a musician

Hey Guys, 

I'm a musician from Sweden wanting to help out with music in this project! 
 

I write alot of different types of music, and most is often very melodic and atmospheric!

I have a short clip here that I wrote today that kind of illustrates what I'm creating, and I can post more stuff, full length when I'm done, but you'll get a little taste of how it will sound!

Hope it is something interesting :) 

https://soundcloud.com/swekrig/idea1

Cheers, 

Niklas Krig

 
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Hey Niklaskrig It's good to

Hey Niklaskrig

It's good to see new blood! I really like that little snippet you provided; simple but appropriate for exploration. Let us know if the soundtrack for an area interests you in particular. There's plenty of ground to cover and we can find a good direction to go with once we know where you would like to write for. 

Looking forward to seeing more from you!

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Hey guys! My name is Matthijs

Hey guys!

My name is Matthijs and my alias is "Define Light".

I'm an amateur composer from The Netherlands, Europe, and i normally produce Hardstyle music. I produce Hardstyle for 4 years now and started to experiment with movie scores 1 year ago.

Here is a battle score I made for this game:

https://soundcloud.com/u4ic-hardstyle/define-light-skywind

I hope you guys enjoy it!

Cheers,

// Define Light \\

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Hey Define Light   That is a

Hey Define Light

 

That is a really interesting submission there. Your production is definitely high quality and I like the sort of trance/psychedelic/atmospheric effect you've added into this track. The rhythm is really well fitted for a combat theme. In between 0:55 and 1:05 I don't know if you did this intentionally but the progression sounded a lot like one of Soule's themes from TES games - I thought it was a nice touch! There is one element that bothers me listening to the drum part onward is that there seems to be a bass/electronic instrument playing at the same time. We want to avoid synth-sounds as much as we possibly can - but I absolutely love the intro. If at all possible, would you be capable of recreating a similar effect with a wind-like sound for the beginning?  This is definitely getting closer to something we'd like to see as a battle theme. 

 

Do have a listen to Soule's battle themes for Morrowind; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_jGRr7ZF8Y&list=PL9CBE38308EF3620D :)

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Hi Tajnarasha,    I'm glad

Hi Tajnarasha, 

 

I'm glad you liked it! 

I have no idea which areas that would fit the music to be honest! Maybe it's easier if you or anyone else have some idea on where it could fit :) 

Here is another track I worked with today, a bit more "epic" with drums and a catchy melody. 

https://soundcloud.com/swekrig/idea2

Could something like this work also? 

Cheers, 

Niklas Krig

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Hey Niklas, Like you said

Hey Niklas,

Like you said this is definitely a little more epic. While epic in of itself isn't bad, mixing it with epic percussions has a tendency to make it a little inappropriate for overworld exploring. Remember that this is an Elder Scrolls where the music can be engaging and embraced through it's subtlety. While the grandiose movements of Nerevar Rising were great, don't forget that we have pieces like The Road most Travelled that have an almost trance-like quality as well as the orchestral bits. Try to look at the Morrowind soundtrack as a guideline so we don't get overzealous with the epic factor ;) 

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Hello, I'm jmack227 and I

Hello, I'm jmack227 and I stumbled across this wonderful mod via Kotaku, right now I am inspiring to be a Composer of music for varioius mediums (Mainly video games/film) and would like to help with this mod in anyway musically possible.

 

Currently, I have two samples on soundclound, both composed in a classical sense using finale

https://soundcloud.com/jmack227/inner-mind

A solo cello piece I composed for a recital

https://soundcloud.com/jmack227/catmouse

A playful duet for Oboe and Bassoon

I am open to any suggestions and questions if any of you have any, I have already been in contact with Taj.

I hope to hear what you think!

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Hi everyone, In case you

Hi everyone,

In case you don't know who I am yet (since I did just join this morning) I have an intro post on the music forum. 

I have attached my first draft piece of music. It was originally intended for Azura's Coast, but I can see it fitting other areas as well. I also included a bit of the Elder Scroll's theme, which I know songs in Elder Scrolls don't ever really do, so it's understandable if that's unwelcomed.

As it stands, this piece is rough, but please give me any and all feedback. I'm currently working on other drafts to demonstrate my other musical styles and instrumentations. Hopefully between all my drafts we can find what works best (from my end, at least).

Thank you everyone, and I'm looking forward to meeting/working with all of you!

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Hey Devin, Now, i'm not

Hey Devin,

Now, i'm not expert in this field, but your piece sounded great to me. It was subtle and smooth and really had some great Morrowind vibes. I definitely think yours should be used. Looking forward to hear more!

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Hey everyone!   I'm
Hey everyone!   I'm Christian and I have been making music for more than 10 years now, I realized just that a few days ago and an amazing feeling hit me because it in no way doesn't feel that long.   My whole adult life I have always been drawn to all kinds of music and have never settled for one specific genre. Whether making or listening I'm open for all kinds of stuff! And for a few years now I have been wanting to help out with the music to either a game or a movie that's either fantasy-, or sci-fi-themed, preferably fantasy.   Here's three clips I made which I hope might suit Skywind in one way or another. Otherwise just to show you what I might be able to contribute with.   This first one is a short piece containing a group of violins: https://soundcloud.com/christiannilsson89/short-violin-group...   Second one is a more 'full' track with a full orchestra and a lovely voice: https://soundcloud.com/christiannilsson89/filmmusik/s-aXyJV   The third one, I'm not sure if to post because it's very thin as of now. But I get a tavern-feeling when listening to it so I don't know, but here goes: https://soundcloud.com/christiannilsson89/tavern-example/s-1...   I was thinking of what you wrote Tajnarasha   Tajnarasha wrote:
We don’t want to limit anyone’s imagination since it is the core of creativity, but a designer needs to be flexible – and we need consistency in our game’s style so it feels like a whole, and not like a bunch of different bits and pieces thrown together chaotically. 
  So here's a few tracks to see the wide variety of music I've been making throughout the years and to show you that I'm very flexible! Most of them are unmixed and unmastered.   I like exotic asian music so here's one a bit Chinese/Japanese-ish and one India sounding, both instrumental. https://soundcloud.com/christiannilsson89/landing-in-asia/s-... https://soundcloud.com/christiannilsson89/the-messenger-sita...   Weird (?) chillout remix of Smells Like Teen Spirit (instrumental) https://soundcloud.com/christiannilsson89/experimental-chill...   Reggae (Instrumental) https://soundcloud.com/christiannilsson89/reggae-instrumenta...   Psychedelic Rock (?) Instrumental https://soundcloud.com/christiannilsson89/space-travels-part...   And something I feel very strong about, Goatrance https://soundcloud.com/christiannilsson89/traces-of-gaia/s-A...   If you think I can contribute with a piece to a particular area or event in Skywind just ask and I will see what I can do. And don't hesitate to ask me anything. I hope I can be to your service!   I'm going to bed now but I will check in here the first thing tomorrow. Cheers!
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sohoo i made a 2.nd version

sohoo i made a 2.nd version but while comparing it seems i need to get my hands on better sound samples haha.. anyway here's the link

https://soundcloud.com/andy-lesmana/exploration-mystic_tribal_2

seems like theres awesome stuff piling up in this section ;)

 cheers

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DevinPolaski wrote: Hi

DevinPolaski wrote:

Hi everyone,

In case you don't know who I am yet (since I did just join this morning) I have an intro post on the music forum. 

I have attached my first draft piece of music. It was originally intended for Azura's Coast, but I can see it fitting other areas as well. I also included a bit of the Elder Scroll's theme, which I know songs in Elder Scrolls don't ever really do, so it's understandable if that's unwelcomed.

As it stands, this piece is rough, but please give me any and all feedback. I'm currently working on other drafts to demonstrate my other musical styles and instrumentations. Hopefully between all my drafts we can find what works best (from my end, at least).

Thank you everyone, and I'm looking forward to meeting/working with all of you!

Now, that's the type of music we need and want! Very smooth, quite ambient, making you want to go on a trip... Very much Soule'ish :D Please, make more!

Now, quite a while ago I composed a piece for Azura's Coast as well. We agreed however, that it's not quite ambient enough for normal exploration, so we decided it would make sense to use it for dawn and dusk - especially considering that it's a sacred time of Azura.
Therefore I think it would be quite nice to have my composition for Dawn and dusk, and yours for normal day exploration. However - is there any way you could extend it to be at least 7 minutes, and maybe add some instruments that would make it fit more with my theme? Some parts that would be similar, so we don't get a shock when the music changes, and it flows together nicely.

I'm not a proffessional composer, and I'm definetly far away behind you in that department, but I'd be really sad if all that work was to go to waste :P
Anyway, here's the sample, I hope you enjoy it. And give me some feedback too! Maybe in future I'll do even better music :D

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Zenaki, have you listened to

Zenaki, have you listened to Jeremy Soul's soundtracks for Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim? If not give them a listen, and then conjure up a sample of a environmental piece based on his works as an influence.  We are shooting for a middle Eastern/Asian vibe to the music. 

I cannot wait to see what you cook up. Because I loved most of what you had, it just doesn't tie into the feel/direction that our music director is going. 

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ArchieVision wrote: Zenaki,

ArchieVision wrote:

Zenaki, have you listened to Jeremy Soul's soundtracks for Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim? If not give them a listen, and then conjure up a sample of a environmental piece based on his works as an influence.  We are shooting for a middle Eastern/Asian vibe to the music. 

I cannot wait to see what you cook up. Because I loved most of what you had, it just doesn't tie into the feel/direction that our music director is going. 

I never played Morrowind sadly and Oblivion has been years since last but I try to play Skyrim daily so I have that soundtrack fresh in mind.

But it makes me so happy to hear since Middle Eastern and especially Asian music is what I like the most! Tomorrow I'm going to listen to what Jeremy Soule made for Morrowind and Oblivion and see if I can cook up something with the same feeling!

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Hi everyone, I'm Foster, or

Hi everyone,

I'm Foster, or fawstoar, and I create (mostly) cinematic/ambient music. I've been composing for several years now and have recently done soundtrack work for a few independent games. Next to some of the more experienced composers here I'm definitely feeling like the amateur student I am, but hopefully I can contribute something of value to the project.

I whipped up a very short demo this evening that should give you some idea of what I'm thinking for Skywind:

https://soundcloud.com/fawstoar/skywind-demo

I'm fairly versatile when it comes to style, genre, atmosphere, etc. Here are a few more examples of my previous work: 1 and 2

Let me know if and how you would like me to create more!

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Zenkai - nice to meet you! I,

Zenkai - nice to meet you! I, too, enjoyed the samples from your library that you posted. Nice to meet a fellow composer with diverse styles.

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Nice to meet you to

Nice to meet you to DevinPolaski, and everyone else also for that matter! I will listen to all of your stuff tomorrow but it sounds good to see that there's other like me here. 

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Thanks for sharing - It

Thanks for sharing - It really sounds good, but personally i don't find it matching morrowind style. Though piano is one of my favourite instruments (hell, i even tried learning playing it back in the day) i don't find a place for it in harsh, exotic vvardenfell. That might be only my point of view though :) It doesnt change the fact that it seems like you have talent and right know how to help us out greatly. Well... There are a lot of regions cities and events that could use its own soundtrack so I'm pretty sure each music artist that comes around will be able to find something interesting. I'm pretty sure some of our music experts will be able to give you pointers and examples concerning our angle - and what we want to achieve.

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And thank you for the

And thank you for the feedback! I agree on the piano - a plucked string instrument of some sort would fit much better, and if I do end up using that snippet I will rework it significantly. While my time is extremely limited during weekdays (I am a full-time student), when I can create something longer I will definitely make sure to work on the style some more; if it doesn't fit with the existing soundtrack, it's useless.

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Woo, there's going a few

Woo, there's going a few people to go over in this post! :D

 

Jsmack

Good to see you've made your debuts here man! I like that you're bringing some of your music knowledge here, if you want to make more minimalist pieces like the samples you just submitted, I'd suggest maybe you try and create some stuff for Taverns? I know there's a big thread regarding bard songs and music specifically in the sound board. I'd suggest you give it a look and see if there's anything else you could cover. I'm sure we have a need for a few flute and drum pieces that could use your knowledge with finale. Be careful about having the songs sound too synthetic though - there are very abrupt shifts in notes, pace and volume especially in the cello piece you provided. 

 

Devin

Wow. This is a beautiful piece. I like the instruments you chose for the oriental feel, and it really shows that you've studied Soule's style to make it your own. This is a perfect example of something we want to see in Skywind, and I encourage you to polish it up because it's absolutely a keeper. Dragomir's suggestion is also a very nice touch - Skyrim has tracks alternating between night and day and I don't see any reason why Azura's coast couldn't have that either ;)

 

Zenaki

Very nice to see another professional joining us! I've given your three sample tracks for Skywind a listen through and while I enjoyed them, I thought they were maybe a little too ''high-fantasy'' for the strange alien world of Vvardenfell. I liked a lot of the examples you pulled though; The Messenger with the oriental instruments and the trance-tracks are all very evocative of the Morrowind style especially. I suggest you listen to Morrowind's original OST before writing a piece to really get a sense of where our inspiration should come from as we want to respect the original vision of the music as well as make it our own. 

 

Plektron

Already far more appropriate. I find the dreddle (the instrument that opens the song in the first second) sounds a little distracting but that may be my own personal taste. The rest of the piece sounds almost trance-like and I find the sound of that particular instrument to sort of break that immersion. Overall I'd say you've got a solid base for a song. Don't be afraid to add different parts and movements to your song - currently the drum stays constant throughout the entire piece which will feel very repetitive after hearing the song more than once. Break it up and explore different aspects of the desert track you're building here ;)

 

Fawstoar

Welcome Fawstoar! I loved that little snippet - I'd actually love to incorporate a piano piece somewhere. We do have the ability to vary our music between day and night, so we could absolutely use a more soothing piece for the night cycle of a region. Though it's definitely not a staple for Vvardenfell like Tommy said, but I want to see where you could take this. It's a good occasion to be creative! Obviously something more in-line with the rest of the instruments we're using will be easier to find a place for and you had a very nice drum progression near the end of your clip. The other two showed that you're obviously very comfortable with various styles so by all means take this as a green light to take on a track!

 

I think that covers everyone that was above at the moment that I wrote this. Hope this helps all of you - and once again welcome to all our newcomers! :)

 

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So I whipped up a quick piece

So I whipped up a quick piece in finale that might fit more into this project,

https://soundcloud.com/jmack227/ideaskywind

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Well this is my first

Well this is my first official draft for some exploration music. Any and all comments or criticisms are more than welcome :)

I really tried to blend Jeremy Soule's "ambient atmospheric" style with some middle eastern inspired harmonic ideas/percussive instruments. Im pretty satisfied with the result, even if its not perfectly mixed yet.

Enjoy,
https://soundcloud.com/teslightreturn/skywind-exploring-1

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This song is amazing it fits

This song is amazing :o it fits so well and it really sounds like something that Jeremy Soule himself could have composed! 

 

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Alright I will go over the

Alright I will go over the desert track the coming days. Meanwhile i made something else. Could be suited for indoors or outdoors as well in my opinion. But yup have a listen :)

https://soundcloud.com/andy-lesmana/indoor-music_box

Cheers

Andy

 

 

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Jsmack Be careful about the

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Be careful about the synthetic sound of instruments on finale like I told you in my previous post ;)

 

Teslightreturn

I was really looking forward to your piece and boy was it worth the wait. This is really, really good and a perfect mix of Soule’s style incorporated with eastern influences. I could see this be very appropriate for the Ascadian Isles or the West Gash but others may see this being more appropriate somewhere else. Any opinions on this? I want to give this one a spot until you get it finalized :)

 

Plektron

This is a very pretty piece. I’d be absolutely ready to place this under music for homes or the mage’s guild. I get a very Elder Scrolls vibe from this one, although I hear a little more Oblivion than Morrowind I think. Still, this is beautiful and I’m reserving a spot with this one ;)

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Ive yet to hear anything I

Ive yet to hear anything I dont like in terms of quality, the trouble will be sorting them and getting the feel right.

Great job everyone

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So I'm revising Azura's

So I'm revising Azura's Coast, but I have a new piece I'd like to show.

I'm envisioning it for the Arcadian Isles, as it has a lighter, bouncier feeling, but like all these submissions, there's other places it could work, too.

I incorporated a lot of eastern / Asian vibes with this one. It's a lot peppier than the usual, atmospheric, droning music of Elder Scrolls.

Also, Teslightreturn, your track is great!

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Hello, My name is Adam and

Hello,

My name is Adam and I would like to help in writing music for this wonderful addition to the Morrowing and Skyrim games. Currently I am in a bind with college auditions but I can start writing end of February. In the meantime I have alerady written a lot of music: https://soundcloud.com/adam-kallibjian  Just putting my 2 cents in, any feedback is welcome. Just a little taste of what I can offer before I actually get to work on composing for skywind. Thanks!!

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Yeah I used a software Erhu

Yeah I used a software Erhu in my last post - doesn't get more eastern than that!

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Devin This is a fun track. I

Devin

This is a fun track. I liked the little Caribbean tones and playfulness - it really captured the safe and gentle feel of the Ascadian Isles coast. It's easy to imagine the player trekking across the green lands with netches flying about. There's definitely a good sense of magic about it too with some clever use of chords. I'd like to see the song a little longer, perhaps with a transition into the serene, and more majestic and back again into the playful for the end if only to make the song a little less repetitive and more exploration appropriate as well. Variation here is key but you're well on track ;)

 

Mway1

Absolutely! 

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Rootypatooty - Your music is

Rootypatooty - Your music is wonderful! Do you use real instruments? If it's software then bravo; we'll have to talk shop  :D

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Hey Devin, Thanks for the

Hey Devin,

Thanks for the kind words. Yes I do use software :) mixture of a bunch of stuff. Sure we can chat sometime, I'm new here my friend just showed me this, but like I said will definitely get more involved in the coming months when I have the time :) 

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Yeah, Finale is kind of bad

Yeah, Finale is kind of bad when it comes to sounding synthetic, I'll see what I can do, can I ask everyone here what they use to make their music? Maybe to see if I can get maybe a better program with better sounding instruments, or if anyone has any tips using finale to make it sound less...unreal, I'd appreciate it :D

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if I have to be limited to

if I have to be limited to just tavern music due to finale I am ok, I can drum up some good dance music.  lol

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Hey Jmack, I will try to

Hey Jmack,

I will try to explain this as best I can. Finale is more geared towards orchestration rather than "sequencing" as in having virtual instruments be your audio. its great for being on a budget and there is nothing wrong with it, its just if you want it to sound more like a real orchestra you have to pay a little more, sometimes $1000's. For example I use logic Pro 9 and Pro Tools with Kontakt and a crap load of sample libraries, but not everyone can afford that, so if your on a budget I would recommend getting like abelton live or fl studio and try to get kontakt as it is really nice, its a sampler and  comes with like 30GB of awesome virtual instruments that sound a lot better than anything in sibelius or finale. Thats just my opinion though, or you could try getting the Garitan Orchestra with Finale if that is more comfortable for you. Hope that helps :)

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Glad you like it! Agreed; it

Glad you like it! Agreed; it should be longer and have more variety, but like the last one, I figured I'd at least see I was on the right track before going too crazy. And yes, I think it would be good to now transition into more of a traditional exploring vibe for the middle part of the song, and then finish it out with the playful part again.

So now I have two songs to edit - I'll either work on those, or make a new one if I'm suddenly hit with inspiration again :) 

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Hello! My name is Luke.

Hello!

My name is Luke. I've been composing for about 3 years, and I would absolutely LOVE to help in writing music for Skywind.

I have written a decent amount of music already, and I have a playlist of my orchestral works: https://soundcloud.com/luke-szumyckyj/sets/epic-orchestra

I'd say the most fantasy like one out of there is this:
https://soundcloud.com/luke-szumyckyj/mountains

The rest are action/combat like, such as this one:
https://soundcloud.com/luke-szumyckyj/army-of-freedom

Or laid-back, like this one (I've noted that piano doesn't seem fit the "vibe" of what we're going for here):
https://soundcloud.com/luke-szumyckyj/the-breath-of-life

If you think I can contribute to this project in some way or another, then let me know. I haven't played Morrowind, but I have listened to the soundtrack. I also own Oblivion and have played Skyrim (not as much as Oblivion).
Thanks!

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yaahaaaay makes me so happy

yaahaaaay makes me so happy that i could contribute something! :) desert track has to wait a little since i realised i havent done enough for my upcoming exams aaaaargh.. i want to work on the music daaaaang... maybe if i learn faster haha.. ;D

also.. devin and teslightreturn.. really nice job guys!

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These are all incredible,

These are all incredible, nice jobs guys. We have really solid musicians already. Now all that is left is coordinating to find common themes and feels, claim areas/events, and start making magic! Nice job everyone, this is going to make Skywind so much more immersive.

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Hi my name is Herbert. I

Hi my name is Herbert.

I am/was a huge MW fan and I am a hobby composer.

The idea for this track is very old from when I wanted to make a music replacer mod for MW, which I never finished.

Two days ago, I stumbled upon the Skywind trailer on a gaming website, started my DAW and finally finished the track.

I tried to stay very close to the original:

https://soundcloud.com/herbert-metz/skywind-main-theme

I hope you enjoy it!

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Here's another one I started

Here's another one I started today.

It's called The "Ashlander's Lament"

Inspiration: Ashland, barren, bitterness, mythical

I will make it longer tomorrow.

https://soundcloud.com/herbert-metz/skywind-the-ashlanders-lament

Maybe you can use it for something :-)

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Stunning Therion! I'm working

Stunning Therion! I'm working on the Ashlands right now, and it will fit PERFECTLY, thank you for this. I'm sure you could always expand it. another thing, I don't think some of the vocals fit that well, so maybe try a few different versions of it. 

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Welcome to our newest

Welcome to our newest members! 

 

Ividmar

Those samples were very impressive! I love how you already have a good grasp on Soule's style and are a fan of the Elder Scrolls series. As a composer, that experience will be very valuable. The quality of your tracks is also astounding - I'd urge you to get in contact with Devin and Teslightreturn to coordinate your efforts or which regions you'd like to tackle on. So far I have every reason to believe you'll be of great use to the team with your talent. 

 

Therion

Nice to see you've already given Skywind tracks some thought! There are some interesting elements in this piece, namely with the tribal horn. It's a little bit of a departure from Soule in some parts but not in a bad way. I think you'd just need to align the more outlandish part of the songs a little with Soule's and we'd be right on track! 

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So is there any way we could

So is there any way we could organize this a little better? Like a Google Doc that lists all the tracks needed, and who's currently working on what? It's a little difficult to see the big picture of things right now by crawling through these forums. And once we can see things we can start to pick the areas we'd like to work towards. Just a thought!

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Special These are areas or

Special

These are areas or scenarios that we feel could use their own music due to their iconic status in Morrowind or their importance to the story. For now they are set on low priority because they are very specific and will not be used in the game at large except for the instances where you travel to these places.

Title Screen: https://soundcloud.com/head-shadows/terwin

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