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Converting music to a sci-fi style

 
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Dosser
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:29 pm     Post subject: Converting music to a sci-fi style Reply with quote

I am currently downloading some see shanty midi files. The idea is to convert them to 'futuristic' style music. The advantages are
1) I don't have to write the melodies myself
2) Sea shanties are uncopyrighted
3) they are damned catchy tunes Shit-Eating Grin
4) it just seems right: everyone likes pirates after all Shit-Eating Grin

Anyway, how would I do this? My current thinking is to quicken up the songs and maybe add a drum beat or something extra in the background (these shanties were designed to be sung, so don't have much background).

BTW: for anyone interested in old naval songs, there's heaps here
http://www.contemplator.com/sea/
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:43 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Well first of all youíre going to need some kind of music editing program. Might I sugest Song Vegas. Although thatís only a temporary solution as you can only get a free 30 day trial of it unless youíre willing to fork out $US$450, either that or you can *cough*crack it*cough* .
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:48 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I already have a full, *cough cough* legal copy of cakewalk pro audio: it seems to do the job right.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:40 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of that, might have to check that one out some time. Anyway looking forward to see what you come up with.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:58 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Are we discussing warez??

I would suggest fruity loops myself
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:10 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

No of course not Wally, would I do that?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:17 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Just because Mastermind's coughs sometimes sound like things and I am overstressing the word 'legal' doesn't mean wrongdoings are afoot.

I also found the sci-fi music genre is very poorly defined. I downloaded a few midis, ripped my favourites apart using cakewalk and just tried to find some common features before writing my own. Most of them were really bad music (I never knew Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek had such crappy theme songs), but the terminator music was surprisingly good.

www.pyrogame.com/maverick.mid
^there's the first song. Not based off sea shanties (Yet), but it has got similar instruments to the terminator theme.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:13 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

*Clicks link* Ohh right I'm going to have to turn off my music first Shit-Eating Grin... *Listens* Not to shabby Dosser.
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