Hey all, I'm working on Tyrian Midi's, I will have them finished soon (I've been working 2 days and I have 13/41 midis) and then I'll upload it. And about remixes, we'll be working with Nixin on summer holidays (he has no spare time right now). So.. stay tuned. Oh, and we're thinking about making some sheet music (piano transcription), maybe I'll do some earlier than mixes oh yeah ma english are baddiest.:}
Note: I started a blog so you can check some remixes or midis when I finish them: projectx.pl - stay tuned
About Deli Shop Quartet: suggested listening on headphones, it's nice but I think you chose wrong patch for cello, there's only fast percussive sound (and it should sustain, I can't hear in your remix this nice bass sound which cello is making in midi), otherwise I think it's nice but you could work a bit on exposing all voices.
About your Ending hurley - some sounds are nice, some doesn't fit in my opinion, for example your bass is pretty cool, but some percussive sounds are not so pro but overall I think it's nice to listen, try experimenting with sounds to achieve Tyrian's atmosphere ;d End of level: nice! I would get rid of percussive sound and replace it with some lead or strings, but it sounds good as it is
Thanks for the input. Not sure exactly what you mean by "percussive sounds" (drums? mallet instruments?) esp. since I didn't use any percussion patches for end of level.
And yeah, I don't currently have speakers set up for my system, but I do have a pair of Sennheiser HD-650's, so until I can mix on speakers my stuff will probably sound a lot better on a good set of cans.
Guys! On behalf of kg and me I spoke with the original composer for Tyrian, Alexander Brandon, and we got his blessing to do the remasters and remixes officially. We are currently waiting for the original tracker source files which he promised to find and send to me.
So we'll be probably restarting the project in May/June. It would be great if orbik could join our team.
Is there anything we can do right now for songs that don't loop to the beginning, but somewhere in the middle of the song? (Eg. Come back again to Savara, Gryphons of the West). In the future maybe those songs could be broken into two files, with one being the beginning, or intro, of the song, and the other containing the looping part.
I think it's no problem. This could be done like it's done in sampled instruments. Let's say audio file is sample and it has loop start and loop end.. so it goes from beginning to end and then from loop to end and repeats. I don't know if it can be done in mp3 files, but in wav - sure it can... some feature of reading loop data from wav should be added and here we go. But I think your idea of splitting songs into several files is far better, because you can use mp3s and set info that on map XXX game is playing intro.mp3 and then loop.mp3 and repeats.