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Darman Macray

Heretic Music Project!

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I love Heretic and it's groovy gothic medieval rock MIDIs. I love it so much, in fact, that I'm working on a concept album of Heretic style/inspired music. Here's a couple of the tracks I have right now. There will be more on the way and I'd be very down to collaborate with anyone who'd like to message me and see about putting this in something.

 

Anyway, Please enjoy. I would love to hear what anyone thinks.

 

 

 

 

Edited by Darman Macray : Slight Changes in Plan/Vision + new embed!

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I lke the idea! That said, it doesn't sound very "Schilderian" to me, the melodies and instrument choices don't really remind me of Heretic's soundtrack. Highest Peak is my favorite so far.

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3 minutes ago, Gez said:

I lke the idea! That said, it doesn't sound very "Schilderian" to me, the melodies and instrument choices don't really remind me of Heretic's soundtrack. Highest Peak is my favorite so far.

 

Thanks! Yeah, I'm kinda at this impasse where the kind of notes I want to use and the way the selection of instruments and how they behave on garageband are kind of at odds. I've settled on going for more of a LibADL sound while using as much of the more "real sounding" instruments as I can from what sounds okay from GB's library. 

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Actually I can hear the fantasy sword/sorcery influence in the music, which I really like, but I'd recommend using more acoustic instruments, probably even symphonic, not just synth. I love how easily Hexen's music may be transposed into a real symphony, for example.

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I guess I'll go ahead and call this sixth track the end of "Episode 1" of this little project here.

 

 

The retroactively intended Tracklist for Episode 1:

  1. The Path Upstream
  2. Quartz Flask
  3. The Cavernous Depths
  4. Hunt for the Switch
  5. The Cliffside
  6. The Highest Peak

Thanks for checking this out. I'd really appreciate feedback of what worked and didn't work from this first episode. What I have heard so far is a request for a more of the traditional Schilder sound. This first batch was highly experimental, so with what I've learned so far I'll endeavor to amp up my gothic grooves, classical movements and mad bass solos for future installments. 

 

Until then, I'm all ears and hope you guys have enjoyed the Heretic Music Project thus far!

 

I should probably come up with a catchy album name... 

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You're definitely getting much closer to the style! I ended up doing a Hexen inspired midi once. I remember hexen used a lot of double bass and timpani. Can't remember if that originally came from Heretic or not.

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And thus: the second half of Episode 2. The first song here started as an attempt at going for a Dark Forces song in the style of Bajakian, but I thought I should put it in with this lot as I didn't have enough patience to finish giving it that "Star Wars" sound. Otherwise, I hope you the viewer enjoy Episode 2, and as always I super appreciate any constructive feedback you can give me. Here's hoping 2 topped 1 and 3 will top 2! 

 

 

 

 

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