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Trevor M. Baker

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  1. Ready to have your face melted into oblivion via sonic decimation? The type of sounds you will hear are in the vein of the TB-303 and the Access Virus. Here is WIP 3 of Acidity! It's an acid synth fest with additional distorted synths.
  2. Hello all! Here is a heavy electronica track! It's certainly got a dark and heroic vibe!
  3. Thank you for your candid response! I totally agree that it's busy. This deserves another pass. I was most afraid that my monologue at the beginning would be too goofy. I still feel that it is kind of cheesy but that it is necessary for Rundas' character simultaneously. You can tell that Kenji Yamamoto wanted to create the impression that Rundas is giving Samus his last parting words. I wanted them to be somewhat buried in the mix like the original but I wanted you to hear what he is saying. "I'm going Samus, just stay away. There's no saving me, just stay away from me. Bringing justice with this power had its cost (his character makes a remark about the good guys and justice prevailing.) There's nothing left of me, just stay away from me. I wish that I could redeem myself! Don't fall slave to this vice like I did. I told you that you owe me one now. Just do me this (one?) last kindness please... the last kindness can be either to leave him be or kill him. There's almost a bi-polar element to the song. He genuinely doesn't want Samus to mourn, but he is succumbing to Dark Samus's rage as well; therefore, there is some animosity toward Samus... To answer your question concerning his voice, I tried to use the qualities of my voice that sounded most like the voice actor and I listened to his voice to apply appropriate effects. I applied both phaser and flanger I think. The breathiness that I employed for the recorded lines was only enhanced by the flanger. The phrases like "don't cry Samus" and "try to break the silence" are both phrases I personally believe I heard "Rundas" saying during the official piece of music Yamamoto created. The section in which I say "march forward" is supposed to be Rundas egging Samus on: march forward and suffer through it, because you're going to have to soldier on and kill Rundas. Last Words: March Forward
  4. Hello again guys. I have just about finished this new melodic dance track. I think I have a banger!
  5. Here is my remix for Rundas so far! I just need to add some guitar and some other things. This may change quite a bit. So far I have almost everything finished! The voice may not stay as it is. I may use a vocoder. Let me know what you Metroid Prime lovers think about it so far. August 3 Update Added guitars! August 4 Update Added Rundas' Voice! August 5 Update New Guitar parts
  6. Here is a track I made just as a test. But we all know that a lot of emotions that we vent are from recent contemplation, anxiety, etcetera. I have been thinking a lot about the ethics of human augmentation lately. If you like Metroid, Half-Life, Deus Ex, 80s music, etc then you will likely like this. What do you think so far?
  7. It's the Roland Sound Canvas VST. It should be the Sound Canvas VA using the Sc-8820 "Map" or the SC-88Pro "Map" when you click the preset names to choose a new preset. I really need to listen to this track on speakers with bass again. Unfortunately, my Sennheiser HD600 headphones seriously lack sub-bass. I agree that the diversity of synths is lacking and I will consider exploring additional sounds. I really wanted to focus on the composition for this one, as I believe music should be both progressive and have repetition. So, in a way, my pieces are almost like classical music with rock and dance mixed. Sometimes it also sounds bluesy. Honestly I didn't have any desire to duplicate a track for this. The main synth is basically the synth from Portal 2 and the choirs are from Metroid Prime. The drums are from the Bob Rock pack for Superior Drummer 3 (Think Metallica). The idea of a fat and wide bass guitar and bass synths underlying the synths is something I get straight from Kelly Bailey like in "You're Not Supposed to Be Here" or "Abandoned in Place" This piece of music (Divine Intervention) definitely comes from my own personal experiences (one of my most hectic pieces was created months after I lost my engagement to my fiancee), including my present situation. My philosophy of music is really such: that the instruments that converse with one another in a musical piece are like the relationships of our lives. The intervals are like the bliss and hell of human relationship. Except in music, there's no hiding the truth of your relationships with other people and or God. Musical instruments fully expose the inner joy, bliss, despair, and turmoil of the human soul. Instruments don't lie. Music is a prime method for communicating the incorporeal death of one's emotional structure. But, it can also communicate real euphoria. By the end, any perceptions of perfect relationship will be exposed as true or false. Music is the unadulterated cry of the human soul that sees all relationships purely and without the delusions of our eyes. Here is the piece I created seven or so months after I lost the engagement. Unfortunately, at the time, my mixing skills were not the greatest...but I assure you this has soul, especially the ending.
  8. Thank you for the review! I am glad you got exactly what I was going for. You certainly have a good ear. The vst used for the choir is a software version of what Kenji Yamamoto used for the Metroid Prime 1 and 2 choirs. Ironically enough, the patch he used, and the one I used for this piece, is called "Church Choir". There may have been one thing you did not catch, however: the piece is made to repeat seamlessly so if you were to download it and play it in Audacity on loop the ending of this piece feeds right back into the intro. The point being that the faithful person always needs divine rescue from some kind of peril large or small. P.S. Big fan of your avatar: It reminds me that I need to make a cover of the Rundas battle music at some point.
  9. Hello everyone! It's been a long while since I have begun a new composition! This is more of a spiritual composition that is deeply emotional (at least I think it is so far). June 26, 2020: New Version!
  10. Hey thanks for the reply! Yes I think the beats need revised. I left the hats out in the epic harmony part as well, which need to be added in. I think the intro itself should crescendo and needs more life as well. I'll hopefully be able to work on it after I graduate from college here. Maybe I'll have time before then. Thanks for the feedback so far! This piece ended up taking on a life of its own. I use the synths I think sound absolutely the best to my tastes and I let the instruments tell the story. To me, it sounded somewhat oppressive and overbearing and that's the direction it headed. All my synth and drum choices are heavily informed by Metroid Prime, Half-Life 2, rock music, metal music...etc. There actually is an exact synth used in Metroid Prime 2 in this piece of music.
  11. Here is the beginning of my remix for Estate Betrayal...I'll need to work on the drums next. I need to also get the attack right on the strings so that they swell more!
  12. Here is a piece of music I have wanted to make for a long time. But I hadn't had as good a start on a piece as this one for it to earn the honorary title of "Theoretical Synthesist". Have at it and enjoy what I have so far! There will be a few anti-climactic moments as this is highly experimental and very early on.
  13. Hey all. Here is a continuation of my piece called "Lethal Light". This is more like the boss's cavernous lair.
  14. This is my first full length EDM song (with lyrics) that I am composing. It deals with the disease of political correctness and following others absentmindedly. I am posting it to see what people think of the concept. I will be working on the transitions and extra verses in the mean time. The vocalist in the chorus (myself) personifies the world and the powers of evil (Satan)...while the verse is more me singing to myself as myself (and to whoever understands what I am singing about)...I'll let you guys connect with the lyrics before I reveal the rest.
  15. Hey guys. Here is an original song I am currently composing. I need to work on transitions, etc, but I want to see how the general concept affects others.
  16. Honestly man. I can't do remixes either...but I think it comes down to me loving the originals too much to change them. I'm sure I could make a great remix, but I love the original synthesizers used too much to change that. You are far better off and more original if you compose your own stuff like this. The dungeon theme has an 80s vibe to it which is nice. I remember when I first started composing music, my music group often told me my tracks sounded "retro". To me, that was a bad word, considering I wanted to push forward with music. The problem is, I really don't like modern music. My tastes for music end in the mid 2000's sound wise. The ultimate examples of original, HIFI, well composed music for me are Kenji Yamamoto's tracks from Metroid Prime.
  17. Hello everyone! If you like rockin' music in the style of Kelly Bailey, Kenji Yamamoto (Metroid Prime), or Metallica, check this out
  18. Chemical Zone Remix WIP! I hope you guys enjoy head bobbing like a maniac!
  19. Hello everyone! It's me, and I am once again up to no good. Here is my latest work in progress. My goal is to recreate the original track closely and then add new elements on top!
  20. Thank you! Interestingly enough, after years of searching I found the actual hardware used for the soundtrack. I used the synth and ran it through my Mesa Boogie DC-5 that I had at the time in my college dorm. The gear Yamamoto used can be found among the Roland, Korg, and E-MU products mostly between 1998 and 2001. I still want to finish the mix for Matrix Meltdown; however, I have different plugins and there are some plugin conflicts, etc...I just need to make it a project to restore the file and finish the mix.
  21. Made using a Yamaha CS80 recreation. This was my first piece with the synth.. Enjoy!
  22. Here is my concept of Norfair so far if Kenji Yamamoto had recreated it for use in Metroid Prime!
  23. Here is a lone warrior type of theme. It isn't necessarily for Half-Life, but I used some Freeman art because he embodies the lone warrior archetype. Let me know what you think so far.
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