ReMix: Doom 'Synthetic Demon'
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Oh yeah - don't listen to me, just download it. Peeples' latest is a powerhouse DOOM ReMix with the trademark heavy-hitting, well-programmed, crunchy but nuanced sound Scott has all but perfected over the years. S.P. writes:
I present my next mix, Entitled "Synthetic Demon (E1M5)" it's from the original Doom, Episode 1, Mission 5. The original was a rather boring atmospheric peice, and i changed it into an upbeat techno mix with a little orchestra and distortion tossed in for good effect :)
. . . and I'd say he sums it up nicely. Not just bread-and-butter effects here, but excellent compression and intelligent mixing+matching of reverb and delay. The drums at first sound like they might stay fairly static, and the thing of it is, even if they did this would have worked, but Scott doesn't do anything halfway, and there's quite a bit of variance and layering. Strings and orchestral elements may be panned a little too far left, but they're excellent as well, mixing seamlessly with Scott's ever-growing smorgasbord of electro-FX mayhem. Love that sonar ping too :) Not much else to say - highly recommended.
Things do grow stale after awhile though, and it isn't really repeat friendly, but it was fun while it lasted.
- OA on March 19, 2009
Yeah it does sound like (slightly less house/aggressive/crunchy) UT
- uagrenadier on January 7, 2009
- OzymandiasVolt on April 13, 2006
Honestly, I like it. Keeps the original tune but the drums and the distortion give it a new feel.
The synth that comes in at 2:20 or whatever really make it (techno) but also a more of a UT feel :P. Weird for doom :p
- Mernof on September 14, 2005
As others have mentioned it is indeed quite cinematic in nature and it inspires scenes of a movie. Too bad it looks like Hollywood is going to screw up the one they are making.
- Devonai on December 13, 2004
I just realized that the mix sounds a lot like it could open up an exciting action film, or perhaps end it. I was listening to this on my way home and i swear it makes you go faster, it gets your blood pumping. The sounds are really exciting...
- schwagnah on December 7, 2004
- Cadmus on August 19, 2004
Anyway, if it wasn't for the scratchy sound i hear, nice work. :)
- vahagn on September 1, 2003
$ pmidi -p 65:0 doom05.mid
...now I remember. :)
I don't know why people here seem to dislike the original - it just happens to be the only Doom track that still remember. I really liked it, a minimalistic yet [i]creepy[/i] track. Sort of like "What if Jarre turned evil". :)
As for the remix, this is pretty good. Nice work. New variations to the theme are always good, especially if they manage to be even more epic than the original.
- WWWWolf on August 27, 2003
I can still hear the original hiding in there, and I like the way this remix uses and disards the original in one fell swoop. I enjoyed the combo of orchestral overtones weaving in and out of the electronica beat. This is nice stuff.
I hope [i]Doom III[/i] is gonna sound like this :mrgreen:
- The Coop on April 6, 2003
- rebirth9283 on March 10, 2003
The origional was a quite boring loop which had plimky bits and onle long droning bass that just went up and down. a bit like the start of this except worse. Peeples has transformed it into an excellent tune that I would gladly buy if I had to. The origional was probably the worst piece of music in doom, but this is one of my favorite doom remixes, and i hope the music in doom three is half as good as this.
Good work, Scott, You have just improved the quality of my life.
- The Snee on March 8, 2003
- MB on August 28, 2002
- AlwaysAlone on August 23, 2002
- neostormx on August 22, 2002