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after quite some time of being at a infuriating music-block, i finally broke free from it since recently, and made a new song over the past few days. It's called Ascension of Satan, and it uses standard MIDI instruments, so it's not going to sound all that amazing. but i kind of like the cheesy sound it has, anyway. (plus i can always change the instruments from it later on).

 

http://soundcloud.com/viscramaelstrom/ascension-of-satan-mark-two

 

MIDI file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1q9djk6vgvfjdi0/Ascension%20of%20Satan%20%28Mark%20Two%29.mid

 

i drew heavy inspiration of the soundtrack for the Doom 2 mod Whispers of Satan at first (hence the name, which i hastily added onto it because i didn't have a working title at first), then kind of broke free from it a little bit with the very heavy main parts of the song. as far as composition goes, this is exactly what i needed to do and is the best i've been able to do thus far.

 

comments and such are greatly appreciated. :3

 

(sidenote, Soundcloud is a bit wonky-working ATM, so tell me if the song doesn't work to play for you)

 

EDIT: track updated! now it's completely finished, and i really mean it now!

 

EDIT 2: downloads added to first post! project is now officially finished!

 

EDIT 3: this track has been touched up further! it is also in the Plutonia Community MIDI Project as the track on Map 21, Slayer!

Edited by Nihilanth

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Just out of curiosity, how do you make songs like this? And is there any kind of free program I could download and use to make songs? 

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you know, I can actually picture me playing doom with this playing in the background, it fits in perfectly. fantastic job, I give it a 10

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Just out of curiosity, how do you make songs like this? And is there any kind of free program I could download and use to make songs? 

there's quite a few programs. if you'd want to produce strictly MIDI-related material like i've done here, there's a few options to do so. in my case, i just use FL Studio with MIDI channels in it because FL Studio is so convenient for me to use. you can download it for free, though the demo version doesn't give you the ability to save projects (but you can export songs into formats such as MP3). i'd recommend using FL Studio because of convenience, but for MIDI-related stuff there are tracker programs that are completely free and more centered around making just that.

 

you know, I can actually picture me playing doom with this playing in the background, it fits in perfectly. fantastic job, I give it a 10

thank yous! ^.^ i'm probably gonna make an alternate version of the song that's intended to loop properly in-game. this is more or less the whole, uncut version of the song.

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In all honesty it reminds me of Castlevania IV. I haven't played Doom before, although I wasn't in love with the intro at first for my personal taste, but I did respect the lead up into the whole song. Altogether I much enjoyed the song. Bravo Viscra.

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Congrats, you've done something that is a very rare thing to experience.

You've made MIDI sound good, which doesn't really happen other than Doom games does it?

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Congrats, you've done something that is a very rare thing to experience.

You've made MIDI sound good, which doesn't really happen other than Doom games does it?

actually, i'd say there's quite a few MIDIs that sound pretty good.

 

 

this is run through a higher quality soundfont, but it stems from a MIDI-file, so it counts.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ7MmAunwAQ

 

Heretic has a pretty good soundtrack, as well.

 

but of course, Doom and its many mods has a lot of great soundtracks. here's one from the soundtrack of Whispers of Satan that sort of inspired this song i made:

 

 

i could post more examples if you want me to.

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Hmm interesting, what kind of sound set does the first track use? Cause I heard square waves in there and that patch sounds like complete shit on my soundcard...

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Hmm interesting, what kind of sound set does the first track use? Cause I heard square waves in there and that patch sounds like complete shit on my soundcard...

absolutely no idea. he has more videos of the ROTT soundtrack upped on Youtube, maybe he has answered the question in one of those videos. but me, i have no experience whatsoever with such things. i only got GZDoom to run FluidSynth and Timidity+ with certain soundfonts, but that's all the experience i have with it. :P

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Very awesome job on the song and yes it has that nostalgic ring too it which I certainly like a lot. I can picture myself playing DOOM or other games of that era to this song. Again I will say really awesome you should do more of these if you have not already.

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TRACK IS NOW FINISHED! i really mean it this time, too! a lot of things i've done to it, mainly i've added a brand new guitar solo part at the end of the song, fixed the drum tracks far more than fucking needed lol, and added some cymbals here and there, and maybe some other things, as well!

 

fun project for sure, but i have to bid this baby goodbye now, before i go crazy over him.

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I'm no musical critic; I either love or hate something at first listen.

 

I love this. It's a very interesting piece for sure, and the little things you added in later seem to fit really well and only make the song better.

 

Good job, Viscra :3

Edited by Twiliscael

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I'd love to play that on guitar. It would be terrific if you were be so kind and upladed the midi file itself so I could figure out the tabs with guitar pro. Anyway, great job!

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I'd love to play that on guitar. It would be terrific if you were be so kind and upladed the midi file itself so I could figure out the tabs with guitar pro. Anyway, great job!

heh. dunno if it's of any great help, but here's the MIDI file for the project: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mivjj8ud7vsqxe1/Ascension%20of%20Satan.mid

 

and as an added bonus, here's a loop friendly version of the project file! https://www.dropbox.com/s/bdtzldd67m289tm/Ascension%20of%20%20Satan%20%28Loop%20Friendly%20Mix%29.mid

 

feel free to use this in mods or whatever if you really want to. :3

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edit: this project has been touched up further! i was able to get it into the Plutonia Community MIDI Project as the track for Map 21, Slayer! check original post for touched up song and MIDI! :3

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Wow. I was genuinely surprised upon hearing this. I personally think this song is really good.

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