I decided to release all the music I had done for the Hammerite Imperium to the community. I made over 60 minutes of music for it - mostly ambient, neoclassical, and such mellow stuff that works as unobtrusive background music, but there is also one electro/industrial metal tune. Everyone is free to use these in their FMs, and other non-profit ventures.
I've been meaning to release all of these for quite some time now, but I just kept procrastinating. I had to redo one song (Disturbed) from scratch because of file corruption and I wanted to remix everything after I had learned more about mixing, mastering, etc. Well, long story short, I finally took the time to lay this eternity project to rest, and you can download all the finished stuff from the first link below.
- More Information & Downloads
- Listen to all the songs in order @ Mikseri
- 160 kbps MP3 files hosted at Mikseri
- '16 bit 44 kHz' wav files hosted by the good folk at Darklurker:
- 16 bit, 44kHz wave files @ FileFront
P.S. Ziili (the other guy making music for the Hammerite Imperium) released his tunes a couple of years ago too. This thread has info about them, but the links don't work anymore: http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107784. You can listen to some of his stuff here: http://www.garageband.com/artist/ziili
Last edited by atolonen; 9th Feb 2009 at 12:12. Reason: Added '16 bit 44 kHz' wav files @ Darklurker & FileFront
Some of these are being used in Seven Shades of Mercury, which is now in its second round of beta testing. I don't suppose it much matters that you released them ahead of the mission. Hopefully it will be released within a few weeks.
I love the music, especially Dark Spaces (two of which are in 7SoM).
Thank ye guys. I hope they end up being usefull to mission makers, and of course enjoyable just to listen to
Are you the one working on the 7SoM mission? If so, I'd recommend you download these new versions of my songs for the mission then, because they are superior in quality. I could also provide you with '16 bit 44 kHz' or '32f bit 44 khz' wave files, but I don't have any place where to host such large amount of data at the moment (yousendit etc. works but would only be a temporary solution)
Had I known people were still working on HI I might have delayed the release of these songs until the 7SoM mission was released. I would have still released them for all the community to use at some point anyway. I hope me releasing these can serve as a promotional tool for the mission.
I would love to listen to the hi quality versions...Originally Posted by bikerdude
Last edited by bikerdude; 6th Feb 2009 at 18:40.
Absolutely. Except, I had to disable new accounts this morning because I was getting numerous spam accounts created daily. But if you want to create an account, just let me know and I'll reenable new user creation until you're in, then switch it off again.
As for using the higher quality files, I'm not sure it will matter... they're mushed down to IMA ADPCM format for the ZIP anyway. However, we can consider using them and converting to OGG for packaging if the difference in sound quality is noticeable. I'll leave that up to John Denison, who's currently leading the testing.
FANTASTIC musics ! What a great work
I especially like Night's work, reminds me a lot of Thief's original intros. Also, Repent and Horny (why such a title ) suit perfectly the kind of atmosphere I'm working on for my next fm. Just what I needed to continue dromeding in good conditions.
Thanks for adding me. I'll come join asap.
And indeed do let me know if you need the higher quality samples, and I'll find some way to send them to you, or to whomever needs them.
Horny has such a name because it has horns in it. Why? What did you think it was? (I am a perverted bugger, aren't I?)
Night's Work is indeed my take on the original Thief intro song. I always wanted to try my hands on such a song, and that is the result. At times I think I might have made it too metal, but I think it still fits the theme.
Last edited by atolonen; 6th Feb 2009 at 10:06.
These are excellent. Some of them remind me of the music in the T1 movies. There's such variety as well.
Thanks atolonen. Always grateful for thief music or just free thief inspired music that's good
On another note, Zill's work is unobtainable. Those links go to the old HI site, which is down.
And in case you weren't clear on it atolonen, HI mission 1 will be released (supposedly, no word on release yet) but the rest of the project was abandoned, correct me if I'm wrong peeps.
i think ur right sNeaksieGarrett but who knows they may try get more fms completed if the first fm gets released and its a big hit, as for the music atolonen .....omg it is rele good
job well done
Great music, atolonen! I've heard some of Ziili's stuff, and it's great too. If this is the quality of the HI project, I can't wait to see & hear something released from it!
Check out some of Ziili's music.
Thank you very much guys. I honestly didn't expect such a positive response. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside hearing people like the stuff.
If anyone has a suggestion of a webspace/site/whatever where I could get these files permanently hosted, I'd be grateful.
Yes, some of it is. I mentioned that already, but it may have been in the other thread.
Oh, sorry. Well you mentioned 7SoM, but I didn't see a mention of them used for HI in this thread.
EDIT: I phased out the megaupload link. Use the darklurker ones instead.
Seriously speaking that would indeed be wonderful. How much space are you willing to sacrifice to hosting these songs? Here are the most useful options I have ready:
- '16 bit, 44 kHz' wav files (size: 600 megs as a zip archive / 708 megs as individual files)
- '16 bit, 44 kHz, 160 kbps, MP3' files (size: 97 megs as individual files)
- '16 bit, 44 kHz, 192 kbps, MP3' files (size: 80 megs as individual files)
- '16 bit, 44 kHz, q5, OGG Vorbis' files (size: 66 megs as individual files)
- '16 bit, 44 kHz, q6, OGG Vorbis' files (size: 79 megs as individual files)
I'm not absolutely sure what file format especially the fan mission makers prefer. I can convert them into the most popular ones, people just need to tell me what those are. Of course, if you host the wave files people can convert them to whatever format they wish without any unnecessary loss in quality.
Even if you don't have space for all of the options, I'd be grateful if you can host at least some. I don't want to pressure you or anything. I also have a zip archive of '32f bit 44 khz' wave files that eats up 1,2 Gigs of space, but I guess hosting such a large amount is overkill. People would still need to downgrade those when converting them to mp3s etc.
Last edited by atolonen; 9th Feb 2009 at 12:11. Reason: phased out the megaupload link. Use the darklurker links instead.
Probably wav are most popular, as that is the format that thief uses by default for sounds/ambients. They have to be in IMA ADPCM (adpcm right, peeps?) wav files. Though I've noticed in newer FMs there are mp3s or oggs. Not sure how FM authors do that though.
You're welcome. Great tracks by the way. These definately would be good for a thiefy project.
OK. I'm downloading the '16 bit 44 kHz' wav files to be put at both sites. We've got room for the others also if they'll be used.
I think that sNeaksieGarrett is correct about the IMA ADPCM, but I thought there was more to it than that There was something about 'mono' and somthing else...
May I suggest creating a thread down in the Editor's Guild and asking them? They're the ones who would be using them in fm's. Others of us would just want to listen to them as regular music.