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Post » Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:40 am

@EricMatyas They already are, I've used one of the Dystopia tracks (can't recall which off-hand) for the ambient background music in the first star system, and likely for others per classification, :).
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Post » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:38 am

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Hi everyone,

New tracks are available on the following pages:

Fantasy
Sci-Fi/Space
Upbeat

I'm also on Twitter now so be sure to follow me for more frequent updates.

Have a great week,
Eric
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Post » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:44 am

@EricMatyas

Had a listen to the two or three (I think the third might've been there already?) sci-fi tracks, nice work, :). I like Terraforming Begins the most. Loving your work, but I was just wondering (since there's no harm in asking, ;)), if there is any chance of you creating some similar-sounding ambient tracks as loops? Or do you prefer to only upload pieces with a start and end?
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Post » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:51 pm

inquiesco wrote:@EricMatyas

Had a listen to the two or three (I think the third might've been there already?) sci-fi tracks, nice work, :). I like Terraforming Begins the most. Loving your work, but I was just wondering (since there's no harm in asking, ;)), if there is any chance of you creating some similar-sounding ambient tracks as loops? Or do you prefer to only upload pieces with a start and end?


Great question. I've been seriously considering creating a section for ambient/environmental sounds that could be looped in sci-fi games...like interior ambiences for spacecraft/structures/etc., and exterior ones for alien worlds etc.

As far as music goes, I've never created a piece of music specifically to loop, but you are more than welcome to edit any of my tracks to make them loop if you can get them to...(most music in general doesn't loop very well, but I've seen some people do it with my pieces.) Plus, if you give me specifics, I can always create something original for you and design it to loop. :D

Hope that's helpful.
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Post » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:20 pm

@EricMatyas Sorry for the late post, didn't know there was a response because it didn't show up top for some reason. Just wandered by to check, :).

Yeah, I can imagine looping would be a challenge as you'd need to figure out if what starts nicely will blend as nicely at the end without it being too apparent it just looped (I can never manage it, but I have only a hobbyist skill and interest in creating music and sound). Something original would be cool as an experiment, thanks so much for offering to attempt a loop! I'm thinking ambient sci-fi pads for loops similar to Andrew Lahiff's Illusion Fields album (I love ambient outside games too; there's tonnes of ambient albums available for purchase on Ultimae's Bandcamp page if you're a fan).

Would be cool to see what you could come up with, and would be happy to donate some money (or pay for, since it's custom work and your work is quite good) for similarly atmospheric, original pad loops!
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Post » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:28 pm

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inquiesco wrote:@EricMatyas Sorry for the late post, didn't know there was a response because it didn't show up top for some reason. Just wandered by to check, :).

Yeah, I can imagine looping would be a challenge as you'd need to figure out if what starts nicely will blend as nicely at the end without it being too apparent it just looped (I can never manage it, but I have only a hobbyist skill and interest in creating music and sound). Something original would be cool as an experiment, thanks so much for offering to attempt a loop! I'm thinking ambient sci-fi pads for loops similar to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2owDoJr5ovo Andrew Lahiff's Illusion Fields album (I love ambient outside games too; there's tonnes of ambient albums available for purchase on Ultimae's Bandcamp page if you're a fan).

Would be cool to see what you could come up with, and would be happy to donate some money (or pay for, since it's custom work and your work is quite good) for similarly atmospheric, original pad loops!


Yeah, creating pads that loop would probably be a lot easier since they tend to be kind of "oozie" to begin with. Pieces with well-defined rhythms would be a lot harder I imagine. Question: I'm sure this depends on which game making software you're using, but when you tell a track to loop, do you generally have it cross-fade from the end back to the beginning? Or is it usually a hard cut? (I would think cross-fading would make the transition much less noticeable.)
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Post » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:56 am

Eric Matyas wrote:Yeah, creating pads that loop would probably be a lot easier since they tend to be kind of "oozie" to begin with. Pieces with well-defined rhythms would be a lot harder I imagine. Question: I'm sure this depends on which game making software you're using, but when you tell a track to loop, do you generally have it cross-fade from the end back to the beginning? Or is it usually a hard cut? (I would think cross-fading would make the transition much less noticeable.)


Yeah, I have them cross-fade to make the transition blend better, and also try to have the final five seconds of pads work well with the first five seconds, so when it loops it isn't a high pad note transitioning into a low pad note, but sounds more fitting. Since I use Construct 2 and it doesn't have cross-fade (from what I've seen in the Audio object when looping), I try to make the pads at the end slightly longer and add cross-fade to the track itself, so the cross-fade 'eats' the added last few seconds but keeps the transition. Space station ambience tends to be easier as I can end a loop with some machinery whurring or thrumming in the distance, since those loops would have haphazard elements in them to make the feeling of machine and people working in the background not feel patterned.
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Post » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:36 am

Wow, absolutely amazing work!! I will be donating as soon as I can afford it.
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Post » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:43 am

Hi everyone,

New free tracks are waiting for you on the following pages:

Fantasy
Funny/Quirky/Weird
Sci-Fi/Space
Upbeat

I'm also posting daily updates on Twitter as I add tracks.

Have a great week,
Eric
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Post » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:53 am

@EricMatyas OUR MOUNTAIN_V001 sounds great, keep up the amazing work, :).
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