I made an alternate version of the score for the Fallout 4 trailer. It is not a replacement for the Fallout theme. It was really just more of a practice for the real thing. My dream is to be a video game composer. So it was a good practice of writing to video. I know the timing is a little off. (My DAW messed up the rendering process and made the timing slighty off) And a warning: Parts of the video are quite loud. Here's the link:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=DjgkaTDIltY

 

Also don't mind the slight pops and clicks..... My pc was overloading.. I need a better soundcard :(

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  • Thanks for the feedback! I feel the same about that transition. But at the same time, this was really my first shot at re-scoring something. So, in my opinion, it wasn't that bad. I do have a very wimpy PC. It is a laptop with very limited capabilities. I mean, don't get me wrong it wasn't cheap. But when handling samplers and such, a rather high quality PC is required. The problem is.. If my PC can't handle the pressures of sampling, I can't make money. And if I can't make money, I can't buy a new PC that can handle everything.  /:


    Bob Porter said:

    William,

    If we are to take the video and music together, then I think the transition at 1:14 is a bit heavy leading up to the stop at 1:30. Something more gradual seems better to me. Other than that, I like this.

    Unless you have a very wimpy PC, This shouldn't have overloaded it.

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  • The lack of sound effects, which I guess you removed along with the original music makes the result feel a bit boring, or lacking. I don't take that into account though, since it's impossible to have them anyway on a music re-imagining.

    The dog theme was good, it set a fitting mood and really pronounced the nostalgia of the video (the flashback thing, lonely dog, desolated living quarters etc). I'm not a big fan of this piano sound, I found myself asking for something a bit more mellow (electric-ish even? think  electric piano having a baby with a concert grand) - also some of the piano notes sounded "honky" (towards the end of the first scene).

    While you are building and densing the sound well throughout the whole scene, I think it's a wrong approach. If all this tension could be channeled, after you've built it, it would have been an excellent choice, however, this is not the case. As the dog goes through the house, we're getting fed images that all bring nostalgic memories-breakfast making supplies and appliances, dinner tables, couches, and as we go deeper in the house, we also encounter more intimate things, until we eventually get to the baby crib. And just as we get there and have a moment to get emotional and all, that director bastard changes the scene. So, how do you handle that?

    I would allow for more pauses throughout, letting the image do the work, something like your first few bars. As we go deeper, i'd eventually bring the music to an awkward silence, that peaks right at the crib scene. And after a moment of the viewer having that uncomfortable feeling, you throw in the big guns, and bring out your epicness machine.

    Even as it is now, a few more seconds of silence before the transition might just do the trick.

    The rest is fine.

    I am a big fan of the fallout series, but I hadn't watched the trailer just yet. You did increase my anticipation- I mean people go out of the vaults and build badass ships? Shit's getting serious!



    William Allen Ellis said:

    The problem is.. If my PC can't handle the pressures of sampling, I can't make money. And if I can't make money, I can't buy a new PC that can handle everything.  /:



    Fallout 4 Trailer Score - Re-imagined
    I made an alternate version of the score for the Fallout 4 trailer. It is not a replacement for the Fallout theme. It was really just more of a pract…
  • Awesome feedback! Thanks! I totally agree with you about the sound effects, but I did not have the patience to remake every sound effect in the trailer. It was only a practice in scoring. I think you are completely right about the awkward silence bit. I might even do it again with all the tips I'm getting taken into account. I'm glad you liked it even if it had some quirks and such. Thanks again for the feedback. I need all the help I can get haha

    Spiros Makris said:

    The lack of sound effects, which I guess you removed along with the original music makes the result feel a bit boring, or lacking. I don't take that into account though, since it's impossible to have them anyway on a music re-imagining.

    The dog theme was good, it set a fitting mood and really pronounced the nostalgia of the video (the flashback thing, lonely dog, desolated living quarters etc). I'm not a big fan of this piano sound, I found myself asking for something a bit more mellow (electric-ish even? think  electric piano having a baby with a concert grand) - also some of the piano notes sounded "honky" (towards the end of the first scene).

    While you are building and densing the sound well throughout the whole scene, I think it's a wrong approach. If all this tension could be channeled, after you've built it, it would have been an excellent choice, however, this is not the case. As the dog goes through the house, we're getting fed images that all bring nostalgic memories-breakfast making supplies and appliances, dinner tables, couches, and as we go deeper in the house, we also encounter more intimate things, until we eventually get to the baby crib. And just as we get there and have a moment to get emotional and all, that director bastard changes the scene. So, how do you handle that?

    I would allow for more pauses throughout, letting the image do the work, something like your first few bars. As we go deeper, i'd eventually bring the music to an awkward silence, that peaks right at the crib scene. And after a moment of the viewer having that uncomfortable feeling, you throw in the big guns, and bring out your epicness machine.

    Even as it is now, a few more seconds of silence before the transition might just do the trick.

    The rest is fine.

    I am a big fan of the fallout series, but I hadn't watched the trailer just yet. You did increase my anticipation- I mean people go out of the vaults and build badass ships? Shit's getting serious!



    William Allen Ellis said:

    The problem is.. If my PC can't handle the pressures of sampling, I can't make money. And if I can't make money, I can't buy a new PC that can handle everything.  /:



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  • Windows 8 Laptop

    Processor: AMD A10 quad-core 1.9 GHz

    Graphics: Radeon R6 graphics

    8 GB RAM

    64 bit OS

    Have I forgotten anything?

    Bob Porter said:

    What are your computer specs?

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    I made an alternate version of the score for the Fallout 4 trailer. It is not a replacement for the Fallout theme. It was really just more of a pract…
  • Are you using the onboard sound for that, or do you have an external audio-interface of some kind?

    William Allen Ellis said:

    Windows 8 Laptop

    Processor: AMD A10 quad-core 1.9 GHz

    Graphics: Radeon R6 graphics

    8 GB RAM

    64 bit OS

    Have I forgotten anything?

    Bob Porter said:

    What are your computer specs?

    Fallout 4 Trailer Score - Re-imagined
    I made an alternate version of the score for the Fallout 4 trailer. It is not a replacement for the Fallout theme. It was really just more of a pract…

  • In the Youtube link...


    Fredrick zinos said:

    Where is the score?

    Fallout 4 Trailer Score - Re-imagined
    I made an alternate version of the score for the Fallout 4 trailer. It is not a replacement for the Fallout theme. It was really just more of a pract…
  • Unfortunately, onboard. I do not have any external audio interfaces yet...

    Paul Smith said:

    Are you using the onboard sound for that, or do you have an external audio-interface of some kind?

    William Allen Ellis said:

    Windows 8 Laptop

    Processor: AMD A10 quad-core 1.9 GHz

    Graphics: Radeon R6 graphics

    8 GB RAM

    64 bit OS

    Have I forgotten anything?

    Bob Porter said:

    What are your computer specs?

    Fallout 4 Trailer Score - Re-imagined
    I made an alternate version of the score for the Fallout 4 trailer. It is not a replacement for the Fallout theme. It was really just more of a pract…
  • I'm sorry I don't understand. If you are referring to the sheet music form of the score, I didn't make any sheet music.

    Fredrick zinos said:

    Wrong. Where is the score?

    Fallout 4 Trailer Score - Re-imagined
    I made an alternate version of the score for the Fallout 4 trailer. It is not a replacement for the Fallout theme. It was really just more of a pract…
  • Ok. Sorry, I'm pretty new at this.. (if you couldn't tell haha)

    Bob Porter said:

    You have the important stuff. 64 bit and 8 gigs oF ram. Any more, on board sound with the right driver can be surprisingly good. Especially on a laptop.I don't think the actual rendering of the music uses the sound card anyway. Worry more about learning the software.
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    I made an alternate version of the score for the Fallout 4 trailer. It is not a replacement for the Fallout theme. It was really just more of a pract…
  • While Realtek onboard sound is a big improvement over what Windows used to have, if you're going to be working on the laptop awhile, at some point you might want to look into something like a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, which runs about $150. I've had the 2i4 ($199) for about a year now, and have been very satisfied with it. I've got the same bit and RAM set-up as you (64 and 8- on a PC, though), and, since I reset the PC default sound to the Focusrite interface, with that set up I can get up to about 30-35 separate instruments before running into crackling and stuff, etc. Especially if you're playing the stuff in on a midi-controller, it will take some of the load off of your system. 

    Very nice piece, by the way.    
    William Allen Ellis said:

    Unfortunately, onboard. I do not have any external audio interfaces yet...

    Paul Smith said:

    Are you using the onboard sound for that, or do you have an external audio-interface of some kind?

    William Allen Ellis said:

    Windows 8 Laptop

    Processor: AMD A10 quad-core 1.9 GHz

    Graphics: Radeon R6 graphics

    8 GB RAM

    64 bit OS

    Have I forgotten anything?

    Bob Porter said:

    What are your computer specs?

    Fallout 4 Trailer Score - Re-imagined
    I made an alternate version of the score for the Fallout 4 trailer. It is not a replacement for the Fallout theme. It was really just more of a pract…
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