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OmriLahav last won the day on October 6 2018

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  1. I've got a few tracks almost ready, and several submissions from other composers to sort through! I'm moving right now, which is extremely consuming in L.A.... but I expect to be back into it in a couple of weeks. Will keep you all posted soon
  2. Hey, it looks good to me! Well done, @Samulis!! One thing that comes to mind - in some cases (strong vs. soft waves) the "intensity" variable is fairly obvious. However with the person walking example, it could be interpreted as number of people walking, hard or soft sounding terrain, walking / running etc... so not always straightforward. I think it'll be fine so long as the "name" variable is specific about some things - i.e. "person_walking_dirt" vs "person_running_sand" or "people_walking_swamp". O
  3. @Sundiata thank you for this useful resource I was pleasantly surprised to find out these tracks are fairly similar to the tracks I drafted for the Kushites! I'll aim to upload them for the team to review next week. Also, I'm working with another composer to add more music to the game, and I think he owns some of these African instruments, it will be interesting to explore some of these sounds with him. Updates coming soon! Thanks again,
  4. @24 Beats, thank you for making a sample for 0 A.D.! As a rule, our soundtrack uses absolutely no electronic sounds. We strive to use authentic, organic sounding instruments, so the style of this track doesn't really fit into the soundtrack. If you can adapt it to fit with the rest of the soundtrack, that'd be great. Please take a listen on our official bandcamp, and be in touch with me if you have any questions. Also, please read the Music Contribution Guidelines post! Thanks again, Omri
  5. @Samulis has been in touch with me, I pointed him here earlier today! I'm currently working with him to process some music contributions to the game, and I'm sure he'll do great work as our new Sound Lead! I'll be around to offer feedback on all audio assets as needed, and please feel free to reach out to me with any concerns or questions
  6. Hill of Sorrows is an old track of mine. Jeff Willet laid his percussion magic on it and it was added to Terra Magna, not the main game... But it is indeed one of mine @Free I got your message and sent a reply, please feel free to keep in touch and send me any tracks you think are a good fit for 0 A.D. Thanks!
  7. Hey team, I realize it's been quite a while (!) but I wanted to post an update regardless. As was often the sad case with 0 A.D. music, I've got 3 drafts almost ready but I can't seem to find the time to finish them properly! I am currently wrestling with 7 film projects but will raise my head soon, and post some rough mixes of my ideas for the Kushites. Thanks for your patience, Omri
  8. Another quick update - I have some sketches ready! Will be posting them very soon. Thanks for the patience Omri
  9. Just a quick update - my schedule is a little crazy at the moment, but I will try to make something happen in time for the next alpha, so the Kushites can have at least one track! Omri
  10. Here are a few sound effects I quickly created with my horn sample. I tried a few different directions. War horn - a simple gesture, layer 1 is 1 solo horn (for animal attack?), layer 2 is 2 horns (for civilian attack?), layer 3 is 6 horns (for full engagement?) Charging horn - a stylized flurry, layer 1 is a single note, layer 2 is a simple chord, layer 3 is a dissonant chord Chaos horn - this is a cluster of 6 notes, not sure if it'll be useful but I made one just in case Let me know what you think! 0 A.D. - War Horn - Layer 3.wav 0 A.D. - War Horn - Layer 2.wav 0 A.D. - War Horn - Layer 1.wav 0 A.D. - Charging Horn - Layer 3.wav 0 A.D. - Charging Horn - Layer 2.wav 0 A.D. - Charging Horn - Layer 1.wav 0 A.D. - Chaos Horn.wav
  11. I've got some great war horn sounds, I'll be happy to make a few variations of an attack sound. Will post a few options to this forum, in the style of the AoE reference. I'll make a few levels of intensity, and they can be assigned to different events (i.e. enemy unit entering your territory, soldiers engaged in combat, civilians attacked etc). Omri
  12. Sounds very good!! Personally, for bows fired out in the open world, I'd leave the reverb off, but the sound itself is very good. Well done!
  13. Hi guys, I'm sorry, I was never really up to speed with the Sound Design of the game - so I'm not sure how these relate to the overall language. What I can do is provide feedback on these particular effects The human voice is the most ancient, instantly-recognizable, versatile musical instrument we have! I think it's super weird (especially in a history-based game) to use any kind of digital processing on it. The pitch shifter etc... it's just immediately obvious that this is synthetic, and not real. While I understand the effect you were going for (like a big choir of male monks?), I don't think this is the way to achieve it. What I normally do to "fake" a choir is gather 2-3 singers, have each one sing their part about 8 times, mix those channels up and spread them around - and then mix in some choir samples to beef it up. Bottom line - I think the processed voice will stick out and be a little foreign to the natural, historic feel of the game. Of course this is only my personal opinion, but I'd recommend trying a more convincing, not-processed way to create this effect! Omri
  14. Ah, my apologies! I will bookmark this thread and post here when I've had the chance to work something out. What will probably happen is that I'll post a draft (or several drafts) around mid-February, and then work on finalizing the tracks we like best. O.
  15. @Sundiata, thank you for the extensive research and wonderful references! At the moment, I am dealing with three film soundtracks, but I will be able to create a new track or two during February. I will listen to all the references to pick out the common elements and try to make something that sounds authentic, and also works within our game-world. Please keep an eye out on the Score Notes and Links thread, I post new tracks there. Omri
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