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NonServiam
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Posted at: 2018-05-12, 20:57

Sure, that's very easy to do. How's this?

http://www.mediafire.com/file/m7tqacuatym5jkx/Scotty_the_Scout_v6.ogg


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Posted at: 2018-05-15, 06:12

I think the strings are still too loud when the flute is on. I'm listening to it on crappy laptop speakers on purpose, so the stereo mix doesn't help to put them in the background.


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Posted at: 2018-05-15, 20:10

Right, so on your machine the two sound elements are fighting each other. The first thing I tried was making the strings quieter, and that put us right back to where we were around version 3 when you (rightly) suggested it needed some more complexity. So I slept on it.

The second thing I tried was changing the instruments to something other than strings; I thought any instrument that leaves the flute frequencies relatively clear should work. I tried various alternatives and my favourite using a choir instead. That sounds like this:-

http://www.mediafire.com/file/j01bafv4pgq1xec/Scotty_the_Scout_v7.ogg

Then I tried a third thing, which was going back to the strings but moving them up an octave, so they're occupying a different frequency space. It's very slightly "Sounds of the Seventies", but you might like it:-

http://www.mediafire.com/file/18t0ae5c7564gwr/Scotty_the_Scout_v8.ogg


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Posted at: 2018-05-16, 07:18

Using different frequency ranges surely helps. I had rather been thinking volume and string arrangement though. You have 2 lead instruments playing at the same time in the same frequency range.

Listening to some classical music might help you understand what I'm getting at. Here's an example from Mendelssohn, where the strings and the flute alternate taking the lead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1MeMiq5Zi8

Edited: 2018-05-16, 07:19

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Posted at: 2019-01-14, 01:14

Looked at this again just now and had what I think was a eureka moment?

http://www.mediafire.com/file/s0alghun7cj3k7s/Scotty_the_Scout_v9.ogg/file


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Posted at: 2019-02-10, 11:16

Great, merge request is up: https://code.launchpad.net/~widelands-dev/widelands/scotty_the_scout/+merge/362943


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Posted at: 2019-07-15, 23:51

Can you use this?

http://www.mediafire.com/file/ivu2ize1i72ua4o/These_Spiders_Eat_Wheat.ogg/file


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Posted at: 2019-07-20, 11:19

NonServiam wrote:

Can you use this?

http://www.mediafire.com/file/ivu2ize1i72ua4o/These_Spiders_Eat_Wheat.ogg/file

Why is it called like that? For me it sounds a bit repetitive. By the way, do you also create music which doesn't sound sad?


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Posted at: 2019-07-20, 12:02

I never know what to call a piece, so I think about Widelands and then give the piece a name that springs into my head. I'm working on another one that's called "Five kinds of axe". face-smile.png Suggestions for alternative titles are very welcome.

I can compose happy-sounding music if I'm asked to, but I get really bored with traditional Western major-key I-IV chord compositions, so anything self-directed -- anything that I've made purely for the pleasure of creation -- ends up in a more obscure mode such as harmonic minor or (as in the case of that piece) phrygian dominant. This has a reflective, wistful or melancholy sound to Western ears.


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Posted at: 2019-07-21, 00:07

You made me knock out a happy song now! face-smile.png I dedicate this track to WorldSavior.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/h5kzppflkicjt1a/Berries_and_Honey.ogg/file


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