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OCR01410 - Descent II "Revelation"

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I'm pretty surprised you guys know descent. i used to play it on my old Mac, but it was such a long time ago. Pretty cool everyone's up on the oldest games. Awesome stuff. Oh ya, nice remix, I didn't think the oST could be remixed because it was already really good, but obviously you have. Nice work.

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Descent II was such a great game...a good ways ahead of its time technologically, sounds were nice, CD audio was mostly superb, and MIDI was not as good as the original but mostly good, especially this track.

This remix was way too repetitive and was too midi-ish in not taking enough liberties with the original song, but the extra stuff it did have further added to the somber undertones the original midi already had. B+

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I'm a chill-out fan so I won't even try to be impartial to the awesome tune. ;)

But I'm trying to figure out what it reminds me most of. Maybe it was Psychic Force 2012 Arrange (which has a few songs with similar smooth, aching synths), but I don't really think so. I'm probably forgetting something obvious. Anyone remember remixes in this style off the top of their head?

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Part of me digs this, part of me is slightly disappointed. I love the original tune dearly and remember tweaking/mixing wavetables way-back-when for no other reason than to make this track sound as great as possible. With that in mind, this is a fitting mix that serves as a nice mostly-technical update.

But that's also what's wrong with it. I would have been overjoyed to hear more depth, variation and freshness (or a nice thick conspicuously overproduced film soundtrack-esque take on the original tune... hint-hint). The original track deserves a little more.

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Oh... my... god.

Finally a Descent remix surfaces, and it's awesome. You took the perfect style for this song. This song's gonna be looping for sometime on my playlist!

I love you!

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Descent is my oldest and most favorite of all video games. I own Descent II and 3, and I will never sell them.

More depth would be welcome, but overall it's fantastic.

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Does anyone actually have a mp3 of the Descent title screen music? I love that song, but I can't seem to find it and my Descent no longer runs on Windows 2k Pro or XP. (I even tried installing the Mac version by converting the DMP into an ISO but it ended up not being able to detect the sound card.) ><

If you have it, send it to me at <SemperVigilus@GMail.com> please. If you'd like, I can send you the title from the Definitive Collection's Redbook Audio CD. ^^

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Ahh, Descent 1 and 2. I remember playing them back in the day on our 486. Awesome games. I can only vaguely remember the music, so I don't really remember what the source tune for this mix was like. Regardless, I like this mix a lot. It's got a certain ambience/ance/whatever to it that makes it great to listen to when you're trying to relax. For me, anyways. It's a great postlude to a hectic day for some reason.

Love it, keep up the good work.

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I love Descent, gameplay and music.

I must say that I'm more of a fan of the redbook but this remix blew me away.

Maybe all the midis need is some modern technology and a few tweaks to be great.

Hopefully the soundtrack from descent 1 will make their way to us in new bodies soon.

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I get a strong Blade Runner vibe from this, which is perhaps not surprising, seeings as grungy futuristic opuses go hand in hand with Blade Runner. Needless to say, I loved this mix.

It's almost calming in its pacing, but also quite ominous. I get imagery of decaying industrial complexes lit by neon. Maybe I'm a little too big a fan of Descent.

Very strong mix from a very strong score. Keep up the restrained, melodic electronica.

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I do not remember the midi version since I always listened to the CDDA.

Anyone care to tackle some of the redbook audio?

This def fits as ending credits music.

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I always enjoy listening to DJ Redlight's stuff - that lead synth especially is instantly recognizable as his. Good melding of all the parts here for some kickin downtempo electronica. He especially seems to be adept as making lead synths modulate to make them infinitely more interesting to listen to. Very effective use of elements like icy pads during breakdowns to shift gears. Great stuff, as usual, from DJR.

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When I heard about people getting motion sick from FPS games, I never could comprehend it until I tried to play Descent. Damn, that game really messes with your equilibrium. :-(

I don't remember any of the original music, but I can definitely get behind a mix like this, where it sounds both dramatic and sophisticated, and the beat and backing paints a pretty contemplative background. I love the lead, and sense of expression DJRedlight has with it.

This is a great mix, definitely check it out.

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Criminally underrated; if only Descent wasn't relatively obscure. Ash with his usual gold here; loved the tempo and the deliberate pace here. Still a big fan of this one.

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