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How to find Doom like Midi's?

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Now I adore Midi's, but I cant ever find any good ones. Only ones used with a piano program and I don't like the sound. Doom Midi's however sound amazing. And I cant seem to find a way to find Midi's that sound like they came from Doom. Anyone know a website to find some good Doom like Midi's?

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Every midi can sound differently with soundfonts. Duke Nukem 3D soundtrack could fit in your request, I guess. 

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Most of the good ones are made by Doom fans. You could try lifting the ones you like from wads you downloaded. If you release a map with it, be sure to credit the original creator or the wad you got it from.

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Best advice I can give: listen to A LOT of midis, because most of them are either extremely primitive or totally non-Doomy. For example, you can download the whole vgmusic.com archive and play 10 midis a day. After a few months you should have some decent stuff picked. As 40oz said, other wads can be good sources as well.

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Nice ideas guys. Theirs 2 WADS I found that have Midi's i want. Zdaemon City and Doom center. You can choose what songs you want as well in those WADS so its really helpful!

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Expanding on what 40oz said, PRIMEVAL is one of the Doom community musicians who sticks quite close to the style of the original Doom soundtracks. His Doom wiki page has a list of WADs he's written music for.

 

Mark Klem of Memento Mori/Requiem/etc fame was probably the biggest name back in the 90s, he also did a good number of cool songs, so those are some WADs to look at for sure. Not so close to the Bobby Prince sound I guess, but being involved with so many classic WADs, his work is iconic enough to be thrown in with "oldschool" Doom music, for lack of a better description.

 

By the way, I was assuming by "Doom MIDIs" you specifically meant the original games, but maybe I've misunderstood?

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See if anything I've picked up fits here. Contains originals from Eris Falling, Jimmy, Stewboy, Deadwing and other content from mostly Doom stuff. Get 7-Zip to open the 7z file.

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You can use slade3 to extract midi lumps for easy listening. If they're Mus format, there's a program (can't remember what it's called, damn..) that converts them to midi.

 

I love the plutonia midi pack and exec.wad soundtrack, among many many others. Hell Revealed 2 as well!

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10 minutes ago, Doomkid said:

If they're Mus format, there's a program (can't remember what it's called, damn..) that converts them to midi.

slade3 can convert MUS to MIDI if i remember correctly

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Also I recommend remembering the authors name of midis you really like on vgmusic since they do consistent work (Jay Richards comes to mind will all of his great midis)

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The majority of the music in the PK3 archive I linked/uploaded up above is in MIDI format.

 

For those curious, the "Original tracks" subdirectory is a list of content from Laura's MIDI Heaven, which I had the fortune of able to download what I enjoyed before that site vanished.

 

I do plan on expanding the PK3 size to be one of those "One in all" type archives for easy access for mappers.

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1 hour ago, SOSU said:

Also I recommend remembering the authors name of midis you really like on vgmusic since they do consistent work (Jay Richards comes to mind will all of his great midis)

*Reichard

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In your opinion what is the best midi editor (now daw)? On my phone I have a daw called caustic 3 that I would try to make midis with but the midi export is pretty terrible as I cant seem to find a way to specify what bank each synth should export to so everything except the drum machine exports as piano...

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