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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:57 pm
Go for it.
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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:02 pm
Alrighty, it's sent!

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:22 pm
The video has been completed, and I will be uploading it to YouTube shortly!

I apologize if a few of your favorite ships didn't make it into the tribute. With so many files from so many different people, it was impossible to keep track of what belonged to who (for the factions with more than one person).
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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:37 pm
Yay!! Thank you so much Kojan! Can you give us the link when it's up?

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:45 pm
Here it is!

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:00 pm
Good job, Spud! Really good music! I think this vid gives a great sampling of all the great things that have been made on this site. Maybe this should be used as a sort of "recruiting video"! Wink


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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:10 pm
NICE! Very good music! Not what I was expecting, but very cool!

Kojan, nice work putting it all together! I KNOW that you added some stuff that no one sent here. Thanks for including the Indomitable, I appreciate it a lot!

Very nice work gentlemen!

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:41 pm
Wow, that is awesome!! Call me a hopeless nerd but I'm proud of all the cool stuff we've built. Razz

Scare/Dino: Danke! I tried to make the song like we discussed, but it sort of evolved into it's own thing. Very Happy

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:00 pm
That was sweet! The music is really excellent, and I thought that the visual part provided a really cool overview of the PCG-verse. Great job!

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:48 am
LET THE RAINBOW PUKING BEGIN!!!



Bravo, bravo! Well done to both Spud and Kojan!

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:05 am
Thanks, guys! Very Happy

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:31 am
^What J-red said. Razz But really, that is excellent music right there. I absolutely love it! Very Happy And great job with the slide show Kojan, and thanks for including the Aquila. Very Happy

Awesome job!
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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:48 am
Wow, that was just spectacular. I'll post more when I have time- but for now, great work! Razz

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:04 pm
PXR/Tetra: Thank you! Very Happy

Kojan: Thanks big time for that slide show! Razz

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:27 pm
No problem, guys. Happy to help!
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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:46 pm
That is so beautiful! Very Happy Great job!
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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:54 pm
So here's my full critique, now that I've had the opportunity to really have a good listen. I listen to this kind of lyric-less music pretty often- but mostly from more techno/rock tracks, particularly the FTL, UAW:EA and C&C OSTs, which are much heavier, as they're pretty much there to amplify the action in-game and not be a song in their own right (mostly)- so be aware of any biases. Razz

It begins interestingly: some weird sound right into a orchestral score, quickly supported by an interesting techno background. The TSFH and Tron influences are pretty obvious, right out the gate. The TSFH vibe is amplified just past the one-minute mark with some pretty epic female vocals, followed by some heavier percussion/orchestral music. At about the 1:40 mark, it drops, mainly focusing on a violin (or some string instrument), which essentially solos until a brass element starts up. Just past the two-minute mark, both drop for a sweet techno focus. If I didn't know better, I'd say 2:10 came right out of the FTL soundtrack, with it's pulsing, deep techno/electric piano theme (which reminds me- it been a while since I've listened to Hacking Malfunction... guess I know what I'm doing next. Razz). This serves only as a lead-up into 2:25- an epic orchestral track that seems more fitting to soaring over New Zealand mountain ranges joins forces to create a great mix. This calms down at about 2:50 for a Vasari-sounding interlude, which is somehow both still builds tension despite the lack of a bombastic traditional overtune. Once again, the techno takes center stage, but is quickly swallowed by an epic orchestral dominance- this is when the real tour-de-force begins (appropriately, the Aquila is on-screen when this happens Razz). Then it's the string's time to shine, with their own little solo, quickly taken back up by the techno and finished with another round of combination. The ending is a classic echoing percussion- more or less how it started, which is fitting.

All in all, a VERY good song! The two thing I would've done is given the techno's solo a bit more emphasis (and reallymore emphasis in general Razz) and carry on the vocals throughout the epic parts- vocals can make anything epic, as anyone who's listened to Frank Klepacki's Divine Intervention knows. Razz Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:11 pm
Tetra: I don't know what most of those acronyms mean, so, yeah. Razz

Anyway, thank you very much! Razz I see what you mean about giving the techno bits more emphasis. Those parts are less emphasized on purpose, because most of the members who discussed how they wanted the song to sound decided that they would like it mostly orchestral with little bits of techno to round it off. But I definitely do agree that they could be brought up a little bit. Very Happy

As for the vocals, I thought about it as I was putting them in there, but unfortunately that's one of the only vocal sounds that I have access to right now since I don't have the equipment or know-how to record someone singing. I don't even know any singers, for that matter. Very Happy I didn't want to repeat them because I thought they would start to sound too looped. Although, I can fiddle with it and see if I can make it work.

I smell a remix coming on. Razz

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:23 pm
Dude that's fantastic. xD You included DI, too, even though I was way too lazy to send pics. The slide show demonstrates pretty clearly how each group kind of has its own style-- the PCG has very ST-styled ships, PXE has huge bristling battleships, Yaka ships have all kinds of "muscle" to them in a very Mustang-y way, MSI style seems like a well-rounded counter to the PCG's heavy ST influence, DI has like five ships so...yeah, and Ant's ships feel very...well, alien. xD It'd be interesting to eventually add to this slideshow and see how each group's style changes. Maybe we could do a new one every year, that'd be pretty cool. xD

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