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Subject: Unreal Music Remixes by Shivaxi

Post Posted: 30 Oct 2013, 19:59

I've done a lot of remixes and re-creations of Unreal's music. I figured I should probably share them all with you guys. Some of these are quite old and not very good (sometimes just silly), where others are full length tracks and full on remixes. Not every song is entirely complete however. Perhaps I'll get around to that in the future. Enjoy.

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DigSh Remix.mp3 - The track most people know from me. This is my remix of Shared Dig (DigSh.umx), mostly a remix of the action music part. Created in 2011. Soundcloud link ==> http://soundcloud.com/shivaxi/shivaxi-s ... g-remix-v1

Erosion.mp3 - A more recent remix I did this year of Erosion (Unreal4.umx). I used a very rare part in the song to base and create my entire remix from. Soundcloud link ==> http://soundcloud.com/shivaxi/shivaxi-erosion

Flight Castle.mp3 - An extremely old (and a little silly in my opinion now) remix of the classic intro music to Unreal (Flyby.umx). Did this back in 2009.

Foregone Destruction (Shivaxi Remix).mp3 - Another old remix from me. This is actually technically a remix of the UT3 remix of Foregone Destruction. I exported all the individual samples from the UT3 editor, and composed them in the way I saw fit, since I didn't like the original UT3 remix that was released on the OST album =P. I'm not entirely sure when I did this since I think I lost the project files long ago. 2009 or 2010 is my best guess.

1-02 Neural Network.mp3 - Almost forgot about this one. This song doesn't have much to do with Unreal but for the fact that it only came about when I was trying to recreate the music and sounds from the Unreal 2 The Awakening intro scene. Originally produced in 2008, but this is the remastered 2010 version which I ended up releasing on my debut album, Instrumentally Challenged, which was a free release on a free label that you may find and download here: http://shivaxi.com/music/instrumentally ... ack-white/

skywardremix.mp3 - A very incomplete remix I started of Skyward Fire (Skyward.umx) from UT99. It's short and...well..very incomplete =P

techno - dnb tune for ronin.mp3 - This actually was a tune I started for Ronin a long time ago (2011). I'm not sure how it happened, but I ended up re-creating and using the violins and strings piece from Mountain Fortress (Mountain.umx) towards the end of the track. I eventually want to do an entire Mountain Fortress remix.

Unreal.mp3 - Another very old remix I attempted a long time ago back in 2007 or 2008 of the ending theme song to Unreal (utend.umx), also known as Unreal - Main Title or Unreal Title Track. To me though it was always known as the Unreal End Theme or something along those lines =P This remix of mine is a simple test recreation mostly.

Unreal (2013 Remake).mp3 - This track I just finished today, and is my entirely reworked version of the Unreal ending music (utend.umx - Unreal Title Music). I'm proud of this one actually. It came out pretty much exactly how I wanted. Soundcloud link ==> http://soundcloud.com/shivaxi/shivaxi-u ... 013-remake

UTMenuReRe.mp3 - An old remix I started of the UT99 menu music back in 2009 I believe. It's highly incomplete, and the quality is kinda poor.

Warlord Theme remix.mp3 - A silly remix I started of the Warlord theme fight music (Warlord.umx). It's uh...there's not much here really xD I did some of the sounds, the bassline (which came out nice) and a silly drum loop I use too much as a test =P
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Subject: Re: Unreal Music Remixes by Shivaxi

Post Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 15:17

Honestly, the reason this post even came about is because I just finished my Unreal 2013 remake and I wanted to show that off and get opinions :P so, here:

http://soundcloud.com/shivaxi/shivaxi-u ... 013-remake
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Subject: Re: Unreal Music Remixes by Shivaxi

Post Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 19:51

Do you want the honest and critical review, or the friendly pat-on-the back comment? :o

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Subject: Re: Unreal Music Remixes by Shivaxi

Post Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 21:22

lol. whatever you fancy. I know it's not superb and amazing or anything. It just is what it is, and I like it :P
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Subject: Re: Unreal Music Remixes by Shivaxi

Post Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 21:41

Ok, so let me preface this by saying that Utend.umx is probably my favorite song from the entire Unreal soundtrack, so improving it in my eyes would be a tall order to start with :)

That said, I think the remix is dull. The piano melody plays pretty much the entire 6 minutes with 2 filter sweeps but otherwise no variation. You take the melody from 3:30 of the source, the climax of the original song, and use it near the start / repeat it a number of times which to me greatly devaluates the impact it has. The drums could do with a lot less reverb (they are totally drowning). But above all, I feel there's about 2 minutes of song here which you dragged out to over 6 minutes. There is so much stuff in the original song as inspiration, I feel like there could be a lot more done with it.

So yeah, I didn't like it a whole lot. Needs more variation. You could have the piano melody played by a couple different synths throughout the song and that would be a start. I'd reduce the reverb on the drums, and overall just add more melodic content / contramelodies, either using stuff from the original song, or invent some new stuff to go over the top.

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Subject: Re: Unreal Music Remixes by Shivaxi

Post Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 22:03

I accept and respect your opinion. utend.umx is probably my all time favorite song from Unreal as well...although with this remix of mine, I wasn't really intending to "improve" the original. If I was going to improve it, I would have re-created the original track from start to finish, using more instruments to better pronounce certain sounds and parts in the song that were meant to be "big" and dramatic, not to mention trying to eliminate any sounds that were originally in mono :P Although it was a pretty damn well dynamic track to begin with.

Nah, this was simply a version of the song that stood out in my head. I wanted to focus on my favorite part of the song, which is what I did. That part of the song is my absolute favorite piece of the whole composition, and I feel like it didn't get enough play time in the original track, hence I made a bit of an extended version of it. It was really just for fun ^^ since I always wished that part was longer in the original, and to be more slow and drawn out. (I used to loop it in MPTracker xD )

But yeah, overall I know it doesn't match up to the original, and it's not supposed to. I'm happy with how it came out. There's always room for improvement though I suppose.
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Subject: Re: Unreal Music Remixes by Shivaxi

Post Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 22:09

I think the power of that particular section comes in part from the fact that it doesn't repeat.. it's like.. 'zomg amazing melody!' now I want to listen to this track again and again for that amazing moment. Its what makes it such a memorable track for me :)

And I'm totally not advocating a 1 on 1 remake of the original with better sounds, just more needs to be done with the remix to make the remix itself a more engaging listen.

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Subject: Re: Unreal Music Remixes by Shivaxi

Post Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 22:16

Fair enough. To each their own, can't argue with that :P

I'll see about making a full on remix in the future possibly. In the meantime, i sent you a PM about another song I'd like feedback on. Not Unreal related though so can't post publicly =P
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Subject: Re: Unreal Music Remixes by Shivaxi

Post Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 22:50

Shivaxi wrote:I would have re-created the original track from start to finish, using more instruments to better pronounce certain sounds and parts in the song that were meant to be "big" and dramatic, not to mention trying to eliminate any sounds that were originally in mono :P


Oh my... Yes. Please do it. Do it. You must! *attempts to hypnotize Shivaxi* :P
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Post Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 23:37

Delacroix wrote:
Shivaxi wrote:I would have re-created the original track from start to finish, using more instruments to better pronounce certain sounds and parts in the song that were meant to be "big" and dramatic, not to mention trying to eliminate any sounds that were originally in mono :P


Oh my... Yes. Please do it. Do it. You must! *attempts to hypnotize Shivaxi* :P


haha...it'd be like an HD version instead of a remix cause I wouldn't want to change the original composition =P
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Subject: Re: Unreal Music Remixes by Shivaxi

Post Posted: 01 Nov 2013, 22:34

This thread kinda inspired me to start making a HD remix of Utend.umx myself. I'll keep you posted :o

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Post Posted: 03 Nov 2013, 07:13

Awesome, glad to hear.

Also, I don't know if I ever gave this one much attention, but my remix of Erosion (unreal4.umx) came out rather interesting I'd say. I kinda took it in a whole different direction really.

http://soundcloud.com/shivaxi/shivaxi-erosion
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Post Posted: 03 Nov 2013, 18:34

I haven't listened to the rest yet, but that last remix - Erosion - is really good. I can picture a strong moment of a storyline going with it - the flow inspires me a lot :o
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Subject: Re: Unreal Music Remixes by Shivaxi

Post Posted: 03 Nov 2013, 23:46

Yeah, just listened to Erosion. Was good, and it was different enough that I could only just recognise the original. Will work my way through the other links in first post
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Post Posted: 08 Nov 2013, 16:43

Thanks Sat42 and TheIronKnuckle. I had a lot of fun making that one ^^. I'm glad you actually recognize which part I remixed. Most people I first showed it to did not hear the original part from Unreal4.umx in there ;)

That one rare little different part that only played for a quick couple seconds. http://youtu.be/mjTT1mDu5kE?t=1m4s

Always loved that short bit, and to me it was different enough from the rest of the song to be its OWN song entirely.
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