Well... I've been working with FL Studio for awhile now, but it wasn't until I could find a good file host of sorts - Dropbox - that I could publish any of the songs I made with it. I'd like to think that my work isn't limited to any particular genre, but they usually fall into the range of techno or more classical compositions. They're usually rather short - I think my overall record is a measly three minutes (which is harder than it looks, especially when you want to try and avoid padding things out and are making instrumental pieces), but the majority of them are designed to loop well and come in mp3 format for smaller file size.
Now hit the music!
Here it is. Also known as "Brandon's Theme", this is a pan-genre (but mostly hip-hop with bits of DnB to round it out) work that was originally created for my good friend Brandon and his alter ego, Wingman. The name's a bit of an in-joke, but the music ain't - it relies on various bass and drum samples to back up some strings/piano and a surprise guitar climax at the end. Probably the one I'm the most proud of.
Here you go. This is actually a pseudo-classical remix of Legend of Zelda's Tal Tal Heights (I forget the exact game it appeared in). It starts with the main theme and adds layers of harmony and bass as it goes along, eventually introducing a snare drum of sorts and dissolving into big percussion and a blatant Crono Trigger reference near the end. Bit too short - I hope to add on to it when I have the time.
Go on a journey... A much older piece than the previous two songs, Finality is a journey of sorts that was meant to be a foray from the looping VGM-style music that I usually write. It starts out with some fast-moving ad lib-style pianos and rolling drums that turns into DnB for a spell and then returns to its roots... albeit with the DnB still lingering. Doesn't loop, I think.
Ugh... contemporary. I'll admit it. It's a pretty slow song that likes to loop a bit too much and doesn't do anything for the genre other than stick to the "guitar-drums-pretty cello song" vibe that you'd get in a lot of other songs. That said, I had to get this thing down - the theme was stuck in my head from the Crysis 2 TV Spot! and I had to get it out while it slowly became something a bit different than that. Either way, I hope you enjoy it.
Concerning usage, any of these pieces can be used in non-commercial games as long as you give TheBen credit for the songs used. Commercial games, well, I think a good "professional" game should use more professional music, so if you're making a professional game, PM me and maybe we can work something out.
Please have fun with these songs, rate, comment (profusely - I need feedback on this stuff; this is the first time I've ever put anything like this out), and don't firebomb my house for making crappy music. Or the ancient 300 reference. Either way, enjoy!
This post has been edited by TheBen: Feb 22 2012, 04:48 PM
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