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Golden Age of War: Sith Incursion got a new team member. We are showing off 2 new soundtracks and KittyKitsune explains the idea behind the mix of music in Golden Age of War.

Posted by Kitty-Kitsune on Jun 24th, 2013

Introducing

Hello! No models to show right now, instead i'd like to talk to you about the music for this mod.
First off, it's made by me! KittyKitsune, and I am the newest member working on this mod.
I am the composer and possibly will also be making sound effects and work on voice over later on.


Now for the music

The musical goal for Golden Age of War is to have at least 19 original tunes, same as in Empire at War : FOC.
Now obviously, if I could have an austrian philharmonic orchestra play the music that would be lovely, but since we are working for free that is somewhat unlikely to happen. Instead I am making the music using a virtual studio, my two beautiful keyboards, and a lots of VSTi (Virtual Studio Technology Instruments).

The music for Golden Age of War will be a bit more varied than in Empire at War, it won't all be strings and brass. Why?
Well, this part of star wars takes place a long time before the movies, and the lines here are not as clearly defined as in the movies, this is more ambiguous. The original star wars theme is iconic and classic, but it tells a different story, one of a hero fighting the established power.
But in our time, it's an enemy unknown that engage in a brutal war.

The sound track is suppose to reflect the uncertainty, and the shock of the encounter with the sith war machine, it is a force that is creeping across the galaxy conquering in it's path.

The idea is then: Golden Age of War will feature a mix of Techno music, ambient music, Metallic sounds and Symphonic tunes as well. Those of you who have listened to the Sith Theme should know how that the symphonic orchestras work together with the electronic sounding components to create a sense of disturbance. It doesn't sound "nice" and it isn't suppose to.

Now I understand that many wish for music like Knight of the Old Republic or from other star wars titles. I can't promise anything, but if something works with an RTS I will give it a listen and maybe be inspired, so if you have something very inspiring let me know in a comment, and maybe it will influence some of the future tunes. Currently there are 7 completed tunes, so still a lot to work on, and the tunes may also change over time.

Well that's enough about the theory behind this, it's easy to get lost in a wall of text.
Today I am giving you 2 new tunes to listen to. The Main Theme, which you will probably realise has many similarities with the Sith theme, and will also have similarities with the Republic theme when it is done.
And also what might be a Ground Combat Theme, provided that Mr. Kharkov gives his final approval of it in the end.

Thank you for taking an interest in Golden Age of War: Incursion of the Sith, Stay Tuned

- KittyKitsune


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MawDrallin
MawDrallin Jun 24 2013, 6:06pm says:

+1 for custom music in a mod :D

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OsoDEADLY
OsoDEADLY Jun 24 2013, 6:34pm says:

Your music is unbelievably good. The main theme is just beautiful and captures the feeling of the era. The main theme for FOC really captured the corruptness and this main theme really captures the military essence of the sith and the cool sounds that we like today in a beautiful way. Props to you, you have +1 supporter right here :)

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Kitty-Kitsune Author
Kitty-Kitsune Jun 25 2013, 5:15am replied:

You are very kind, I am glad you think the music works with the concept =)

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Boda
Boda Jun 24 2013, 7:23pm says:

WOW! What are you going to do next? Film a HD intro?

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Kharcov
Kharcov Jun 24 2013, 7:28pm replied:

Maybe...
Hint/ I am teaching myself animation;p

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Kitty-Kitsune Author
Kitty-Kitsune Jun 25 2013, 5:13am replied:

Wait we are doing animation, but I have been sowing costumes!

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MrPerson
MrPerson Jun 24 2013, 10:27pm says:

I really like them both, but the second one is my favorite of the two. I am uncertain what classification of music it goes under.(if it even matters) is that techno or dubstep? either way its awesome.

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Adrien_Victus
Adrien_Victus Jun 25 2013, 11:36pm says:

Oooo.... I very, very, very much like :D

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TheRonkor
TheRonkor Jul 12 2013, 9:13am says:

where i can download it ;D
WHERE IS A DOWNLOAD LINK ??
i need it XD

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Kharcov
Kharcov Mar 25 2014, 12:00pm replied:

Dead? I am immortal!

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