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Update #5

Music & Sound

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Raindrop Theme

The Raindrop Theme soundtrack includes a broad range of emotions, which essentially reflects the entire experience of the game.

Sound is just as important as the broadest brush stroke on white paper. It conveys various emotions which enhances the experience. Nihad has spent a great amount of time composing various sountracks and concepts for Raindrop. He uses an arsenal of digital tools, as well as physical intruments to achieve the desired effect. In order to keep an athentic and repeated theme, a similar tone and sound is re-constructed during every track.

Teaser Tracks:

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 2 (dirty extended)

Those two songs were created from scratch for the teasers only. Using an interface, I recorded the guitar and bass play. I used random recordings of noise or sounds for extra effect. By adding heavy synthesizers I wanted to achieve a more modern feel without compensating the mood. The synths try to mimic that old fashion 70s-80s sound aswell. As you can see, Raindrop will also feature some driving tracks as well :)

Old concept Songs

These songs were created during the development of Raindrop as a source mod.
Some of them are rough concepts of various dramatic songs that highlight certain story climaxes. Some are inspired by Akira Yamaoka, the composer of the Silent Hill OST's.

These songs were made using sequencers and various samples mixed together with recorded sounds.

Pianosong:

Moving Stars:

 Troika:

 Dron is dead:

 The Carousel:

From a taste of these tracks, you may have realized by now that we are not aiming for a  highly polished, expensive, orchestral, and undistinctive soundtrack. We want the same dirty atmosphere, depicted in our game, to be audible in our music and ambient soundtracks as well. Tracks mixed with folklore, fast, slow, heavy or just the single strummings of an acoustic guitar is what will make Raindrop's soundtrack uniquely interesting and worth listening to.

Thanks for listening! Stay tuned for further updates!

-Nihad & Max

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      Creator jorlinn on Linux on October 27

      Not bad at all :-) I hear some wild Tom Waits inspired sounds (look up Bone Machine). I like the raw village brass band sound as well. I really hope you will have an offer comparable to the $100 tier later on. I'd love to get the full trilogy including the soundtrack, but I can't afford $100. It's simply too much...

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      Creator Sarah Gardiner on October 25

      Loving the soundtrack direction so far. No, it's not the most pleasing to the ears at all times, but it's got a nitty-gritty, raw sound that will really create an atmosphere for this game.

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      Creator Kingspud on October 25

      God! Is this really the music that will be playing in the background?? I thought someone there actually played and loved HALFLIFE?? You don’t hear this crap “sorry to be blunt” in HALFLIFE! Not to be the bearer of bad news but this would really be annoying if I had to listen to this the whole time I'm playing the game!
      I mean, I’m not a professional musician but this is awful! It has no melody, no rhythm, and is totally grating to ears! IF I played the game with this in the background I’d have to turn the volume off. I guess I’ll have to rethink my pledge!

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      Creator Alex - Mostly Harmless on October 25

      Really hope this gets made.

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      Creator char on October 24

      Can hardly wait for this game The graphics are fantastic and the music is certainly original

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      Creator Arlen Addison on October 24

      Awesome keep up the great work and hope funding goes well!

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