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Title: Metal Score Project
Post by: Christ Died of AIDS on April 11, 2009, 09:37:43 AM
Delete this if the idea has been stated elsewhere. The idea is to transcribe a selection of high quality death and black metal songs, preferably ones with complex chord variations (Close to a World Below? Obscura? Battle's Clarion?), onto musical scores and have them be played out, note for note, either by synthesizer or a few solo instrumentalists. The idea is to turn smart people onto metal when they would otherwise be disgusted by such a "noisy" and chaotic artform. I've met too many people that said, "oh well if only there wasn't growling or blastbeats". This would be a non-profit project, one that would require the dedication of a few musically literate individuals. I'm a little sketchy in the sheet music department, but how hard could it be to learn? I fully realize that in doing this, it'd be taking away what made the metal releases great which is why this project is in no way an attempt to create a new genre of music, just a good way to demonstrate and explore metal's ambitious and pensive musical properties.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: wEEman33 on April 11, 2009, 09:48:08 AM
The best way to do this is electronically, with the help of a notation program like Finale or Sibelius.

Most people I know in the composition industry use Finale.

It normally costs about $300+ but can be had for free if you are resourceful enough when it comes to Google searches.

Send me a PM if you are having trouble tracking down a free copy and I can point you in the right direction.

Once you have the program up and running, the only other device you'll need is a MIDI controller of some kind to input the notes quickly and efficiently (keyboards work best).
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Christ Died of AIDS on April 11, 2009, 10:13:29 AM
This program looks amazing. I'll try to track it down on bittorrent, I suppose, but right now I'm using a computer that can only boot in safe mode which means no sound or midi. 300 dollars for a computer program, for a product that doesn't even physically exist. I suppose one day if they find a way to simulate sensory experiences for all 5 senses, software developers will have their career set for life.

Crack v2.0, comes with more realistic, burning plastic smoke taste!

But yeah, the MIDI controller should be no problem, but I never had any intention of actually playing the songs in real time on a keyboard. I feel as though repairing the wing of an F-16 fighter jet would be less difficult, for lack of a better metaphor.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Christ Died of AIDS on April 11, 2009, 10:18:15 AM
Another idea would be to have the lyrics spoken by some kind of monotone computer voice, like the one Stephen Hawking uses to speak.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: cmargir on April 11, 2009, 10:49:36 AM
I haven't done any scorewriting myself yet, but I do know that there's an alternative to programs like Finale or Sibelius. LilyPond (http://lilypond.org/web/), definitely not as user friendly as those proprietary softwares, but it gets the work done and the result is like very high quality music engraving. If you're familiar with LaTeX, LilyPond is like its equivalent for score writing.

At the end of the day, I guess it doesn't really matter what you decide do write them with, but it's an option that you could look into.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: wEEman33 on April 11, 2009, 12:32:03 PM
The MIDI controller isn't really used for playing notes in real time so much as it used for inputting notes into the score.

In other words, you play a note on your keyboard, assign a rhythmic value to it (quarter note, eighth note, etc.), and boom, there it goes into the score.

Of course, you can always just drag and click individual notes into the score with a mouse, but it goes a lot faster if you have a MIDI keyboard, especially when chords are involved.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: burewestnik on April 11, 2009, 03:14:18 PM
Guitar Pro automatically transcribes tabs to scores, also it plays the entire song on midi instrument imitations, but it sounds like shit from what I know.
Close to a World Below would be interesting, At the Gates - Primal Breath?
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: beyond_godlike on April 11, 2009, 03:21:47 PM
If you want to actually buy the program, Guitar Pro is only $50. However, Finale has superior sounding virtual instruments.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Goluf on April 11, 2009, 05:56:47 PM
MIDI controllers are not that much more helpful than knowing the hotkeys. I would save your money.

I don't think metal is complex/specialized enough to need notation yet, but I guess it would be an interesting project for archival purposes. Just make sure you don't suck at aural dictation, so we don't get a situation like what happened with "The Real Book", where half the songs contain blatant errors because the kids at Berklee who did the transcriptions didn't know what the fuck they were doing.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Christ Died of AIDS on April 12, 2009, 08:49:16 PM
MIDI controllers are not that much more helpful than knowing the hotkeys. I would save your money.

If you want to actually buy the program, Guitar Pro is only $50. However, Finale has superior sounding virtual instruments.

Guitar Pro might be a good start to this project. I'm definitely not looking for quality virtual sound, simple MIDI effects will work fine, as long as every note that the stringed instruments are playing are represented at equal volume, all with the same effect so it sounds as if it's all being played on one big keyboard. The broad range of tones all being played at once will all be heard, even by people who claim that even the best metal is just noise, people that have no experience to the genre but are still drawn to ambient and classical. I have no doubt that the final product will be something that resembles ambient.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: death metal black metal on June 11, 2009, 01:00:29 PM
Open source notation software:

http://musescore.org/
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: burewestnik on June 11, 2009, 01:35:16 PM
Somewhat related, a string quartet performing "South of Heaven" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtSgb-myTOc)
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: esoteric on June 12, 2009, 07:15:10 AM
Let's see an example in action. Here's the Gorguts song Obscura in MIDI (80kb):

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=922fb754e41012e541446e35a78dc463e02861f463717e565be6ba49b5870170

Drums were omitted. Not a perfect transcription but that shouldn't matter much.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Christ Died of AIDS on June 13, 2009, 08:55:29 AM
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=a45ed16034b06cb8111096d429abd360eeb027101927730f5be6ba49b5870170

Sacramentum's Cries From a Restless Soul

I did this one just for starters, hopefully i can work on more complicated pieces of music

Somewhat of a rough draft
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Helmholtz on June 13, 2009, 05:38:15 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=a45ed16034b06cb8111096d429abd360eeb027101927730f5be6ba49b5870170

Sacramentum's Cries From a Restless Soul

I did this one just for starters, hopefully i can work on more complicated pieces of music

Somewhat of a rough draft

The rhythms need work, and at times certain melodies are obscured, though you probably realized it yourself.  However, good initiative in actually doing it.  I'd give it another go over before working on anything else personally.  Your orchestration of this however, does certainly lend credence to the idea that this piece might actually go very well into non-metal instrumentation.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: roshan on June 22, 2009, 08:40:13 AM
The rendition of CFRS is fantastic, but isnt it missing a guitar layer or something? What about the bass? Its quite inaudible in the original song though, so probably is unnecessary, or perhaps not possible to include?
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Christ Died of AIDS on June 23, 2009, 04:08:32 PM
Bass was included, or at least attempted. I had trouble distinguishing exactly what the bass was playing so i just guessed most of the time.

I think the big problem with this song so far is that the melodies are obscured, as Helmholtz pointed out, by the thick, armored middle-range chords. Does anyone else think it sounds too thick?
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Helmholtz on June 23, 2009, 08:32:39 PM
Bass was included, or at least attempted. I had trouble distinguishing exactly what the bass was playing so i just guessed most of the time.

I think the big problem with this song so far is that the melodies are obscured, as Helmholtz pointed out, by the thick, armored middle-range chords. Does anyone else think it sounds too thick?

I'm unsure as to your resources, but something like a grand piano patch would be fantastic, and probably fix the thickness issue.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: grandinquisitor2 on June 26, 2009, 09:11:29 PM
This reminds me of the Classical MIDI Connection.

Darkthrone - Slottet i det Fjerne
http://www.mediafire.com/?wnonjim3mmw

Darkthrone goes very well with synthesizers and is very relaxing, although it may be too simple for your purposes.

Mutiilation - Magical Shadows of a Tragic Past
http://www.mediafire.com/?jonvyndmyl5

What do you think of the church organ? I experimented with several instruments, and this seemed to work better than using only synthesizer sounds.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Sepulchral Voice on June 26, 2009, 10:06:59 PM
Someone should record with a real keyboard, something that would resemble Hlidskjalf in sound quality.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: roshan on July 16, 2009, 06:17:18 PM
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What do you think of the church organ?

Sounds great, makes me want to check out the actual song, which I havent heard yet.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Devamitra on July 16, 2009, 10:27:44 PM
When I got the Mutiilation CD in the 90's I wouldn't have believed this song will (and should) end up as a classical piece! I mean, it was the ultimate dirty musical experience of darkness from the pits of Hell. But of course this is not contradictory, the power in this music was always obvious. We'd need a real organist to play it, preferably this one (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/32/68121595_71bd8c17f6.jpg).
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Vatha on July 24, 2009, 03:10:03 AM
I spend a good amount of time crafting tabs/midis of classic metal, as well as my own material. It's a very limited medium as far as sound (timbre) goes, but can be beneficial for transcription and studying the music's structure. That said, the concept of remixing old black metal songs to sound like trance music is quite humorous. Well, here are some of my completed works and a few unfinished ones:

At the Gates - Windows
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9RDGNIQF

Morbid Angel - Vengeance is Mine
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LGWAIBIH

Burzum - My Journey to the Stars
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MUHTS7OG

Burzum - Key to the Gate
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ODWF7FZX

Summoning - Khazad Dum
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=D3V8Q3F2

Necrophobic - Awakening
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O4P2O92P

Amorphis - The Pilgrimage
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QP2G7Z3V

Emperor - Towards the Pantheon (inc.)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Y6JCJACH

At the Gates - Raped by the Light of Christ (inc.)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IR271LAM

Suffocation - Infecting the Crypts (inc.)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FG8X270X

Sacramentum - Cries From a Restless Soul (inc.)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7VV7FQT8

Gontyna Kry - Kruk Smierci (inc.)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0QO06A9L

Sorry for the list! Enjoy.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: istaros on July 27, 2009, 04:03:44 PM
...the concept of remixing old black metal songs to sound like trance music is quite humorous.

It is, but the idea (from what I can tell) is to provide tools by which Hessians can show non-Hessians exactly where the beauty lies in metal music - by removing their enslavement to the preconceptions they've formed around the "sound" of metal music. Thanks for that list.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Vatha on July 27, 2009, 11:41:22 PM
I suppose, some guys I know say they'd enjoy metal a lot more if they didn't have to hear the vocals. I remember being in that phase, some people just never get over it I guess. Unfortunately, translating metal into electronic music has rarely, if ever, worked. We've all heard "Opus A Satana" and "Gate of Inanna", I assume. But who knows, maybe that silly Fenriz guy will release a House remix of TH since he clearly doesn't give a shit about his fans.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Sepulchral Voice on July 28, 2009, 12:20:03 AM
I suppose, some guys I know say they'd enjoy metal a lot more if they didn't have to hear the vocals. I remember being in that phase, some people just never get over it I guess. Unfortunately, translating metal into electronic music has rarely, if ever, worked. We've all heard "Opus A Satana" and "Gate of Inanna", I assume. But who knows, maybe that silly Fenriz guy will release a House remix of TH since he clearly doesn't give a shit about his fans.

Gate of Inanna rules.

Though, NHV's vocals are quite vicious in that track.

"QQQUEEEN INANNA. The queen of the night."
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: AnHero on August 20, 2009, 08:07:12 PM
It is, but the idea (from what I can tell) is to provide tools by which Hessians can show non-Hessians exactly where the beauty lies in metal music - by removing their enslavement to the preconceptions they've formed around the "sound" of metal music.

I made this for that reason. Some melodic death/black metal songs have such great melodies that it actually sounds better on traditional instruments, although you lose the aggression of the tremolo picking, drums and screaming.

At the Gates - "Primal Breath"
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UI2F3P83
MP3 128kbps (rendered with Sibelius) + MIDI + Sibelius 6 Score + PDFs

It's the 3rd riff that I really wanted to hear, and then just ended up doing the whole thing. What next, "Non-Divine", "Within", "Windows", something from Gorgoroth or Emperor? It needs to have a decent sense of melody or harmony for me to take the time. I do it as a learning exercise.

maybe that silly Fenriz guy will release a House remix of TH since he clearly doesn't give a shit about his fans.

Some thing along these lines?

Burzum - "Jesus' Tod" Techno Remix
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2R1RAYU9
MP3 192kbps (rendered with FLStudio)

I was playing with Fruity Loops and it just kind of happened.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: AnHero on August 22, 2009, 07:04:34 PM
Emperor - "Into the Infinity of Thoughts"
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TA8C88J1
MP3 128kbps (rendered with Sibelius) - MIDI - Sibelius 6 Score - PDFs

A more challenging arrangement, with strings + some brass + choir.

I don't know of a better way to learn about the technical aspects of a piece of music. In this one, I found that the riffs from the beginning and end of the song frequently reuse an Aminor - Asus2 - Aminor - Asus4 "progression." (<- also used in the beginning of Gorgoroth's "Gorgoroth") This lends further credence to the idea that metal is "key less modal music" as described in another thread.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Nimbostratus on August 23, 2009, 12:47:48 AM
Good work AnHero. That's truly a didactic exercise.

However, I can't stand the overabundance of consecutive fifths in orchestral music, very burdensome in my opinion. While they fit very well in some smaller and simpler groups (like  metal bands or musica antiqua ensembles) I don't like them in the XVI-XIX centuries instrumentation and voice distribution.

I can't get used to hollow sonority from a minor or major chord to a sudden perfect fifth chord in these timbres.

Just a few thoughts.

Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: AnHero on August 23, 2009, 09:08:51 AM
However, I can't stand the overabundance of consecutive fifths in orchestral music, very burdensome in my opinion. While they fit very well in some smaller and simpler groups (like  metal bands or musica antiqua ensembles) I don't like them in the XVI-XIX centuries instrumentation and voice distribution.

The lack of distortion causes the fifths to sound kind of hollow, yes. In places, I would try to fill-in the harmony, where there was a fifth, add a third that was the scale note, or just a minor third. Or similar method to have the cellos play a sixth higher than the basses, instead of a fifth, for added tension, but I wasn't that creative most of the time (they are both long songs).
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: flayedandskinned on August 27, 2009, 12:54:28 AM
this a great fucking idea! can someone re-upload that Obscura MIDI sequence?


Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Nimbostratus on August 28, 2009, 11:44:23 PM
I don't know of a better way to learn about the technical aspects of a piece of music. In this one, I found that the riffs from the beginning and end of the song frequently reuse an Aminor - Asus2 - Aminor - Asus4 "progression." (<- also used in the beginning of Gorgoroth's "Gorgoroth") This lends further credence to the idea that metal is "key less modal music" as described in another thread.

"Key less modal music". Well, I don't think that the term "modal" fits in all cases, there are a lot of melodic movements that doesn't fit in any particular ecclesiastic or modern mode (unless you have a broader categorization that I don't know, perhaps including "exotic" modes). 

It is very important to compare the monophonic properties of early music and metal. Do you think that it would be possible in sheet?
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: AnHero on August 29, 2009, 08:22:18 AM
"Key less modal music". Well, I don't think that the term "modal" fits in all cases, there are a lot of melodic movements that doesn't fit in any particular ecclesiastic or modern mode (unless you have a broader categorization that I don't know, perhaps including "exotic" modes). 

It is very important to compare the monophonic properties of early music and metal. Do you think that it would be possible in sheet?

I think the term "key-less modal music" meant that it was written like modal music, with each voice playing a melody and together they form a co-incidental harmony, except it is the chromatic scale that is used and the harmonies are mostly 5ths and 4ths. I noticed this in "Primal Breath" where the bass doesn't play chord roots, it plays a slow melody going up the scale every two bars.

Why wouldn't it be possible in sheet music? That, and, metal isn't always monophonic. Neither of the two I did where monophonic, and I wouldn't spend much time on a song that was, or I wouldn't be a good arranging exercise.

Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Nimbostratus on August 29, 2009, 11:33:41 PM

I think the term "key-less modal music" meant that it was written like modal music, with each voice playing a melody and together they form a co-incidental harmony, except it is the chromatic scale that is used and the harmonies are mostly 5ths and 4ths. I noticed this in "Primal Breath" where the bass doesn't play chord roots, it plays a slow melody going up the scale every two bars.

Why wouldn't it be possible in sheet music? That, and, metal isn't always monophonic. Neither of the two I did where monophonic, and I wouldn't spend much time on a song that was, or I wouldn't be a good arranging exercise.



Sure, metal isn't always monophonic, sometimes it gets homophonic and poliphonic, but the concept of mobile fifths in metal is clearly rooted in monophony. I'm amazed precisely by this likeness of monophony in metal to early music, but I wonder what scored example would be iconic for this purpose, or even if it becomes necessary besides the texts in ANUS metal f.a.q.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: AnHero on August 31, 2009, 03:32:05 PM
I was trying to avoid emphasizing the constant use of powerchords, because I don't consider it one of metal's strong points. If you did want to illustrate monophonic metal on non-metal instruments, a piano translation might be more appropriate than the symphonic arrangements I've been doing. Do you have any more strictly monophonic metal songs in mind? I could try to do a scores for one of them.

Gorgoroth - "Gorgoroth"
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6I2OO8RG
MP3 - MIDI - Sibelius 6 Score - PDF

I used trumpets for the tapping part, which didn't come out as well as I'd hoped and had the timpani+cymbals in various parts. If you ever try to play Antichrist for someone and they don't like it, try playing them this next.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Nimbostratus on September 06, 2009, 01:09:25 AM
Interesting results with that Gorgoroth song. The textures created by orchestral instruments doesn't work very well with powerchords and parallel conduction, so you're doing a good job finding a voicing of common practice as arrangement.

As for monophonic metal, it doesn't works in orchestra for obvious reasons.  An arrangement in early ensembles would be better.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: ImpureEhiyeh on September 06, 2009, 08:17:02 AM
Guitar Pro is the way to go here, and there's already plenty of songs transcribed with GP.
There's also a freeware software called "Powertab" but it does not have the ability to add drums which is a big loss.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Eleison on September 21, 2009, 03:45:30 AM
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=48LP6C9S (piano arrangement of Obscura (song))

I think piano arrangements are good because it shouldn't be too hard to organise performances, which is something people around here should endeavor to do if they wish to promote metal ideals.  String quartets are also a good medium provided you are on speaking terms with at least one. 

Concerning the arrangement here, I haven't written in expression or articulation, but given that this lacks the drums or vocals, it will be necessary to make use of the myriad possibilities of variation on a classical instrument.  Seeings as most people who take the time to learn this will be aware of the core values of extreme metal, I think it is best to leave such decisions up to the instrumentalists.

PS. fixed
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Eleison on September 22, 2009, 03:28:42 AM
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=76SR0AG7 Darkthrone - Skald av Satans Sol from Transilvanian Hunger arrangemed for piano.

As I have already mentioned, it would be a good idea for people to try and organize recitals where these type of arrangements are performed.  If you play piano or know someone who does, do it at their house, invite friends, family and academic acquaintances.  Use the DLA reviews as program notes etc.  If we as hessians want metal to be taken seriously, this is the type of thing we have to do.

A note on the arrangement itself, this is not a note for note transcription, as that simply wouldn't work on the instrument.  The material in Gorguts is complex enough to stand by itself, this however requires additional harmony to compensate for the lack of 'harmonic noise' provided by distortion.  I've kept it relatively simple, triadic harmony and droning bass notes to retain the ethereal texture of Transilvanian Hunger.  Without this type of adjustment, the clean tone provided by the piano will sound hollow.

I also included a brief quote from the classical repertoire, playing this is optional though, I don't have the score handy so I can't be sure how accurate the quote is.  For those interested the quote is from Rachmaninov's C# minor prelude (can't remember the number) and I used it to extend the climactic riff in this track.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: HessianObscura on September 22, 2009, 08:35:45 AM
Just a suggestion for getting it out there: why not upload these to YouTube instead of megaupload - with whatever kind of video accompaniment you feel would be appropriate?
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Eleison on September 27, 2009, 04:09:00 AM
Just a suggestion for getting it out there: why not upload these to YouTube instead of megaupload - with whatever kind of video accompaniment you feel would be appropriate?

When I have time to book a studio and record a few of these properly I will, but I'm not letting people make judgments based on midis.  The files on megaupload are sheet music only, no sound.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Eleison on October 02, 2009, 12:35:17 AM
Demilich - The Putrefying Road in the Nineteenth Extremity (...somewhere inside the bowels of endlessness...) (for piano and drums)

There might be a balance issue with leaving the drum part in here, although any drummer worth his salt should have dynamic control

Also a warning, transcribing this for piano gave rise to multiple technical difficulties, only reasonably adept pianists will be able to play this.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7S87X9LB
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Transilvania on January 10, 2010, 05:53:01 AM
This may same really random but a guy made Angel of Death on Mario Paint composer. Should I post the link here? Maybe it doesn't do enough justice not being a serious rendition, but it is accurate to say the least.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: grandinquisitor2 on April 27, 2010, 10:56:14 PM
Immortal - Unsilent Storms in the North Abyss (http://www.mediafire.com/file/m2vywqgmzn5/unsilentstormsinthenorthabyss4xxxx.mid) - MIDI string trio version

Bumping this thread, because this is one of the most potentially fruitful things going on on this board.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: AnHero on April 28, 2010, 09:36:37 AM
Immortal - Unsilent Storms in the North Abyss (http://www.mediafire.com/file/m2vywqgmzn5/unsilentstormsinthenorthabyss4xxxx.mid) - MIDI string quartet version

Bumping this thread, because this is one of the most potentially fruitful things going on on this board.

I really liked how what you did here - instead of just taking the guitar pro tab and replacing "Distortion Guitar" with "Violin" you arranged it in a more appropriate manner - so I imported your midi into Sibelius and gave it a proper score.

And a better rendering since the default MIDI playback that comes with windows sounds terrible, I'd say.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GY09CTKI
PDF + Sibelius File + MP3 128kbps + the original midi
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Cargést on April 28, 2010, 09:40:35 AM
Burzum's Naar Himmelen Klarner arranged for String Quatret (guitar pro file):
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9DZMDRTW

Some of this is wrong, so I'm rewriting it.  Hopefully it'll still be playable.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Faustian on January 31, 2013, 02:09:31 AM
Most of these links are dead, this project needs to be brought back. Preferably over youtube, which is, as of now, more reliable when it comes to the longevity of a file's life. I'm currently working on some of the better Abigor stuff,(Orkblut) some Burzum and some Summoning. The problem is that i'm working on a keyboard from 1989, it can create MIDI data but I have no idea how to translate that to a computer. Any ideas?

Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Wild on February 01, 2013, 06:34:52 PM
Use a daw such as Reaper. (http://www.reaper.fm/)

If the synth has usb support, then connect to a computer and record. If it doesn't, you can presumably burn the midi data to a cd or other medium, then import that.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Corpse on May 02, 2013, 01:11:21 AM
Bumping this thread in hopes that someone might post something. Does anyone have any of the missing files saved to their computers, and can upload them?

I've been messing around on Anvil Studio for a few months now, hoping to create something deserving of being posted here, but thus far I've seen no success.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Corpse on May 10, 2013, 02:09:04 AM
I really want this effort to revive itself, so here's 2 songs I've started working on. They're both quite short, but at least it's something. Any feedback is welcome; at this point I really have no clue what I'm doing.

Ea, Lord of the Depths: http://www.mediafire.com/?5fcfz6do8a17wry
Blood Shall be Spilled: http://www.mediafire.com/?5ierk5tgcecolv6
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Corpse on June 09, 2013, 12:47:55 AM
2 more samples I've made, hopefully they'll show a bit of progression from the last ones I posted.

Windows (Intro) - http://www.mediafire.com/?5z2taqugnghtjjd
Unhallowed - http://www.mediafire.com/?btkdcrh18elt4zi
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Jim Necroslaughter on June 09, 2013, 08:23:19 AM
Ha!  This stuff is awesome, my favorite is Unsilent Storms in the North Abyss.

I really want this effort to revive itself, so here's 2 songs I've started working on. They're both quite short, but at least it's something. Any feedback is welcome; at this point I really have no clue what I'm doing.

Ea, Lord of the Depths: http://www.mediafire.com/?5fcfz6do8a17wry
Blood Shall be Spilled: http://www.mediafire.com/?5ierk5tgcecolv6

They sound right to me so far.

2 more samples I've made, hopefully they'll show a bit of progression from the last ones I posted.

Windows (Intro) - http://www.mediafire.com/?5z2taqugnghtjjd
Unhallowed - http://www.mediafire.com/?btkdcrh18elt4zi

What songs are these from? They sound familiar but I can't place them.
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Corpse on June 09, 2013, 12:24:14 PM
What songs are these from? They sound familiar but I can't place them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Hmd_5k4kEbI#t=23s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=26GyKRXVJD4#t=207s
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Corpse on June 23, 2013, 12:40:54 AM
Finished the movement from Unhallowed, let me know what you all think. It's not great, but it's the first work I've actually followed through to completion. Unfortunately, I can only export songs beneath 1 minute in length, so I had to speed it up a bit.

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/6wu2uh8v1t2fmqh/UH-d_F.wav
Title: Re: Metal Score Project
Post by: Corpse on August 13, 2013, 07:06:54 PM
Briefly back from the dead to post an updated version of Blood Shall be Spilled: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/69xjenks1oempi4/bsbsl_D.wav

And I'm off again...