I've been reading OotS since comics were back in the double digits, and I've connected with it a lot over these many years.
I've also been playing music for the past half-dozen years or so, and though I'm no maestro, I (and a bunch of you!) have written some OotS-inspired compositions us all to listen to and enjoy. If any of you want to take up my challenge and write a piece of your own, be my guest and share it here with all of us.
Noteflight. Online music editor. Simple, easy to learn, easy to share, free. Unfortunately, not very powerful, sounds very artificial.
Musescore. More powerful music editor (though not online). Free. Much better than Noteflight, but probably a little more sparse than Sibelius or Cakewalk Sonar.
Sibelius.Paid music editor. Very powerful, all-around capabilities.
Cakewalk Sonar. Technically an 'audio workshop', it has very strong music creation abilities as well. Allows transcribing keyboard or electric guitar notes into MIDI files by plugging them into your computer, then recording. Also paid.
Possible Soundtrack Competition?
Originally Posted by The Giant
I'm probably opening a can of worms here by posting this, but I thought it would be good to get it out there.
I'm considering holding some sort of "open call" for OOTS-themed music sometime in 2013. The details are still very fuzzy at this point, so I can't really answer any questions, but it's something I'm interested in trying. I'd probably put forth a series of categories (i.e. "Roy's Theme," "Xykon's Theme") and let people submit tracks in any or all of them, with a catch-all "Name your own theme," category. I'd select one from each category and put together an album, which we would distribute to the masses somehow (possibly involving money). Copyrights will stay with the creators, with probably some sort of distribution license for GITP.
I'm mostly telling you this because I know this stuff takes time, and I thought you might all be interested in playing around with it now. The only other thing I would add is that I don't want any lyrics; I'm looking for an instrumental soundtrack only.
So, I guess keep that in mind. Also, keep in mind that I haven't listened to any of the tracks posted here and am going to deliberately avoid doing so until then, so posting them here will in no way color my opinion, one way or the other.
(Oh, and this post is in no way a guarantee that I will get around to said project, or that I will do so in 2013, or that I won't change one or more of the ideas above. So don't hold it against me if you compose 300 hours of OOTS music and then I crap out on it. Compose at your own risk.)
I'll write more pieces as time allows. If you're interested in hearing some of my other tunes and ditties, you can find them here and here.
Last edited by Quarion Nailo : 09-25-2013 at 05:05 PM.
Nice track man! Although being honest it doesn't really evoke Greysky City to me; it sounds way too positive for that. Greysky is Not a Nice Place™, after all! The clarinet just doesn't fit that vibe to me. I really dig the tune anyway though.
I don't have time now but I'll definitely try and whip something up a bit later. It's a nice idea for sure.
I think that the only right thing to do would be to put together a crack team of composers and musicians and release an album, kinda like what the Cave Story Remix Project people did. If this is going to happen, I want in.
Ain't no party like a Donner Party, 'cus a Donner Party don't stop 'til we run out of children.
Omg I love Head to Head @_@...I laughed out loud when Thog's part started xD
You could make a cartoon in crayons about a red square that falls in unrequited love with a blue circle, and there wouldn’t be a dry eye in the house if you know how to tell a story.
Dad GUM you are talented. Those are pretty sweet compositions.
"And yet, will we ever come to an end of discussion and talk if we think we must always reply to replies? For replies come from those who either cannot understand what is said to them, or are so stubborn and contentious that they refuse to give in even if they do understand." - St. Augustine
Humanized stick figure Twilight Sparkle by me. Find the full set here.
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels, doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles, wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings, these are a few are my favorite things.