[Music] HQ Doom Music (2017 Updates) [WIP] [Link]

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[Music] HQ Doom Music (2017 Updates) [WIP] [Link]

Postby Shane » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:01 am

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First off, hello, I'm Shane. I'm new here. I use GZDoom 1.4.x. All the projects/resources/whatevers I make will be for ZDoom 2.3.0+, but enough about that.

I present to you yet another High Quality Music project. What I think makes mine different, however, is it's true to the original. What's that mean? Well, let me explain.

Some people want a remixed version of the soundtrack and that's fine (and if you're one of those people, this probably isn't for you) but I don't. I just want high quality recordings of the original songs. I was using Ashley Carr's fine synthesised soundtrack, but it was always lacking in the guitar department (since I play guitar, that kind of thing makes me sad :cry:).

The 3DO would have sufficed but it only had the first episode of the first Doom, so that wasn't going to do me any good. The PlayStation tracks are awesome for a more atmospheric feel, but there's times when I want more than just the ambiance. The original songs, for me, are timeless classics so I had to take matters into my own hands. I decided to take the MIDIs from the game and did all the songs for myself.

Keep in mind, these are not remixes. On a few rare occasions I did an instrument change here or there (e.g., replacing the Choir Aahs with strings in "They're Going to Get You") but only when I felt the original choices sounded basically ridiculous. Other than that, there is no rewriting of any tracks. They are just MIDIs replaced with instruments and high quality synthesizers.

So anyway, on with links:

Doom/The Ultimate Doom:
http://gam.thewaitingroom.org/doom/ogg/doommus.pk3 (128.60 MB)
They're Going to Get You (Choir Version) (6.32 MB)
Sign of Evil (Choir Version) (9.22 MB)

Doom 2:
http://gam.thewaitingroom.org/doom/ogg/doom2mus.pk3 (239.51 MB)

Final Doom: The Plutonia Experiment:
http://gam.thewaitingroom.org/doom/plutoniamus.pk3 (89.66 MB) (Old 2010 Pack)

Final Doom: TNT - Evilution:
Not done yet.

Heretic:
Not done yet.

HeXen:
Not done yet.

Strife:
Not done yet, but since you want it, you'll get it.

Chex Quest/Chex Quest 2/Chex Quest 3:
http://gam.thewaitingroom.org/doom/chexmus.pk3 (36.63 MB) (Old 2010 Pack)

Progress
(With full MP3 previews!)
Spoiler:


Feel free to comment, critique, love, hate, whatever. I hope you guys find this useful. If you use any tracks, please credit me, Shane Strife and don't forget the original composers somewhere in there. Enjoy.

Updates: The original packs used MusicLab's Real LPC synth guitar with IK Multimedia's AmpliTube Metal. While it made renders quick, it also made them a bit weak. I'm playing all the gutar tracks now. Hopefully that'll work out better for everyone. Also, upon request, the OGGs are saved at a much higher setting now.

As always, comments are welcome and I'll try to respond as promptly as possible. If I seem curt, I'm not trying to be rude. Thanks to everyone who uses these. :)

A huge thanks to Woolie Wool for his outstanding help.
Last edited by Shane on Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:51 pm, edited 99 times in total.
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Re: HQ DooM Music [WIP] [Link]

Postby Davidos » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:23 am

OOh, I did one of these, but nobody appreciated it >.>;
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Re: HQ DooM Music [WIP] [Link]

Postby Shane » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:50 pm

Davidos wrote:OOh, I did one of these, but nobody appreciated it >.>;

Yeah, it seems like the kind of thing that you a see a lot of and it's hard to tell which ones are good or bad. Not to mention, since I didn't change the songs, that might disinterest some people. I figured since I'm making them anyways, though, other people might want it.
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Postby Enjay » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:12 pm

Just played through Episode 1 with your tunes loaded. I liked 'em. :)
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Postby Shane » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:13 pm

Enjay wrote:Just played through Episode 1 with your tunes loaded. I liked 'em. :)

I'm glad you like it. :)
I was going to finish Doom II off today, but I might not finish it until tomorrow. I am working on it, though. Then Evilution is next.
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Postby Shane » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:50 am

If anyone's watching this, uploaded DooM II tonight. Tested all the tracks on GZDOOM 1.4.1/ZDoom 2.4.0. Sorry for the long delay, holidays and all.
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Re: HQ DooM Music [WIP] [Link]

Postby NeuralStunner » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:32 pm

Not bad. :)

I don't see D_E2M2 in the first pack though...
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Postby Crazy Chicken » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:53 pm

Oh, this music pack is AWESOME!, i liked it :D
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Re: HQ DooM Music [WIP] [Link]

Postby Mr.X » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:29 pm

Almost all of Doom 1 sounds great, however a few of the songs sound too quiet for the game. Doom 2 also suffers this, except worse. Some of the songs aren't accurate to the original or not "beefy" sounding like the originals. Besides that great work!
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Postby Shane » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:26 pm

NeuralStunner wrote:Not bad. :)

I don't see D_E2M2 in the first pack though...

Thanks, I'll fix it right away.

Mr.X wrote:Almost all of Doom 1 sounds great, however a few of the songs sound too quiet for the game. Doom 2 also suffers this, except worse. Some of the songs aren't accurate to the original or not "beefy" sounding like the originals. Besides that great work!

Care to give examples so I can patch it up? I normalise the volume then reduce the overall volume by half so that it doesn't overpower the sound effects.

I'm going to redo the existing packs cos I got a new drum kit. I'm sure you all expected that kind of thing anyways right?
If you have any more suggestions, feel free to PM me or IM me on any medium.
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Re: HQ DooM Music [WIP] [Link]

Postby Mr.X » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:33 am

Shane wrote:Care to give examples so I can patch it up? I normalise the volume then reduce the overall volume by half so that it doesn't overpower the sound effects..


Sorry about the delayed reply. I'll be glad to give examples. E1M7, E1M9 and E2M6 are pretty quiet compared to their midi counterparts, also E4M1 starts out with E1M8 music, i'm not sure if you knew this already. Doom 2 Map 1 is pretty quiet, but this song is fine due to how unliked it is. Map 7 is definitely more quiet that the original midi. Map 32 sounds strange compared to the original. I think that's all that i thought was wrong. Take it with a grain of salt if you will if you think i'm nitpicky :P
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Re: HQ DooM Music [WIP] [Link]

Postby supergoofy » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:46 am

There are also the Sycraft's sountracks (in ogg format) for all Doom series (Ultimate Doom, Doom2, TNT, Plutonia), Hexen and Heretic. A friend of mine created (G)ZDoom compatible versions of theses tracks, probably he just packed them in a way that (G)ZDoom will recognize them (something similar with what I've done with hexen and heretic texture packs). I think I'm using them in zdoom ini, but I'll have to look at it. Sycraft's sountracks seem that are pretty close to original music. (obviously if someone open the pk3, he can see how the ogg are packed)

How different are your packs? It would be great if you upload a sample so that I can compare it with Sycraft's .

[edit]

Nevermind, downloading the full packs
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Postby Shadelight » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:27 pm

I remember hearing some of your tunes for SRB2's soundtrack and I know these will probably be good as well. :)
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Re: HQ DooM Music [WIP] [Link]

Postby Shane » Fri May 07, 2010 6:15 pm

Mr.X wrote:Sorry about the delayed reply. I'll be glad to give examples. E1M7, E1M9 and E2M6 are pretty quiet compared to their midi counterparts, also E4M1 starts out with E1M8 music, i'm not sure if you knew this already. Doom 2 Map 1 is pretty quiet, but this song is fine due to how unliked it is. Map 7 is definitely more quiet that the original midi. Map 32 sounds strange compared to the original. I think that's all that i thought was wrong. Take it with a grain of salt if you will if you think i'm nitpicky :P

Okay, I'm reworking the tracks, so I'll be on the lookout for those. Instead of using compression, I'm going to do a full dynamic so the tracks will all be significantly louder. When that's done, I'd love to hear your feedback on them.

supergoofy wrote:There are also the Sycraft's sountracks (in ogg format) for all Doom series (Ultimate Doom, Doom2, TNT, Plutonia), Hexen and Heretic. A friend of mine created (G)ZDoom compatible versions of theses tracks, probably he just packed them in a way that (G)ZDoom will recognize them (something similar with what I've done with hexen and heretic texture packs). I think I'm using them in zdoom ini, but I'll have to look at it. Sycraft's sountracks seem that are pretty close to original music. (obviously if someone open the pk3, he can see how the ogg are packed)

How different are your packs? It would be great if you upload a sample so that I can compare it with Sycraft's .

[edit]

Nevermind, downloading the full packs

I'll upload sample packs in the future. I'm reworking Doom and Doom 2 since I didn't actually expect such positive feedback. I hope you'll try them again as soon as I update them.

BlazingPhoenix wrote:I remember hearing some of your tunes for SRB2's soundtrack and I know these will probably be good as well. :)

Well thanks. I'm reworking all of these right now, so stay posted everyone.

Sorry that it takes so long to get these and I promise I'll get to Heretic's and HeXen's as well. As of this posting, I'm on episode 1 of Doom. You'll probably get updated packs at the end of May or the beginning of June.
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Re: HQ DooM Music [WIP] [Link]

Postby Matt » Sun May 09, 2010 2:02 am

Shane wrote:I didn't actually expect such positive feedback.
I didn't expect the result to sound this damn good either. :P (I actually LOLd when I heard E2M1... compared to every other HQ Doom music project that adds so much in musical bells and whistles I'm just floored by how a relatively simple but fundamental change can bring these tunes to life)

EDIT: E3M4 is the wrong song.
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