Evolutions is a "Halo Wars" style mod for Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars that features epic ground and air warfare on a massive scale. Evolutions brings many instruments of war from the Halo universe to life, allowing the player to fight as the Covenant or the UNSC in epic battles based on iconic Halo locales.

Report RSS [OST] The Stairway to New Mombasa (unused)
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MiWadiAddiction
MiWadiAddiction

Oh wow... Nicolas. You've outdone yourself. This is incredible and just has that Halo vibe and feeling. Well done, sir. Well done.

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Flam1ng_Dem0n
Flam1ng_Dem0n

To be honest, this is really hard to tell whether it's a Halo theme, or just a bunch of instruments mashed together in hopes that it sounds like something good. Was any Mastering done on this at all? It sounds like all the instruments were all set to the same volume levels in hopes that the listener could tell what sound to focus on.

Gonna be honest, this sounds really muddy. Muddy as in you can't tell what is the main melody and what is the harmony. Or what instruments need to be focused on (listening wise) and what instruments are background instruments.

I hope this is just a WIP, because I would not want to hear this garbling of sounds playing in some sort of epic scene or battle.

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MrTimm Creator
MrTimm

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Hoffmann-Nicolas Author
Hoffmann-Nicolas

Thanks you for your honesty. I'm sorry to have disappointed you, though i do not know what you had expected here... That track is not WIP, it just simply has no present use so i cease to work on it. However, i am glad to tell you the tracks i'm working on right now are more balanced.

And, between us, "Mastering" is a well paid art, ofttimes done by audio engineer specialist. The adequate term you were trying to refer to is "Mixage". As for the Harmony and Melody, i'll work on it and i hope i deliver.

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Hoffmann-Nicolas Author
Hoffmann-Nicolas

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zakattack04
zakattack04

Well I didn't know you had a degree in Music, Flaming Demon....

Personally I liked the song, yes the balance could use some work but It is far from a "garbling of sounds." I'd like to see you do better.

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Flam1ng_Dem0n
Flam1ng_Dem0n

You don't need a degree in music to hear something is off. And Understanding Melody and Harmony of any song or type of music is at the base level of music production. They are both very primitive concepts when talking about music.

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Hoffmann-Nicolas Author
Hoffmann-Nicolas

Flam1ng_Dem0n,
You're trying to tell something using the words "melody and harmony" but you don't seem to truly know what those mean. It is barely relevant. Everyone knows a music is about harmony and melody...
Anyway, my best tracks yet will be on that mod. That's why i'm fortunate i can work with this team and improve my skills. If you can help with music, just open Pro Tools or some other DAW and help us :)

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Guest
Guest

While there isn't any clear theme, that doesn't mean its bad. This particular work is perfect for ambience during gameplay, there is no need for a prominant theme if you are just building structures for an hour.

Once you have a couple ideas about how you want the theme to sound then start working on it with a clear understanding of music theory implemented and planned before releasing it. Which I'm sure you do. But I think this is a perfect piece of work from a musician and former film composition standpoint.

I have a degree in music production, and I went into film scoring originally however it was quite competitive. I worked on a similar project on MODDB called Halo: First Offensive and I wrote the music which you can still listen to on the page. I worked on this about 7 or 8 years ago now while I was in high school so the quality isn't PHENOMENAL to say the least, I had no formal training in the recording arts yet.

moddb.com/mods/halo-first-offensive/videos/the-first-offensive#imagebox

Just if it helps you get any ideas Hoffmann. Just don't copy it though ;P

Just keep up the good work, obviously the more you write, the better you become.

-Taylor

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Hey everyone !
The project "Evolutions: Real Time Strategy Evolved" based on the Halo Licence is progressing well. I know this licence is something amazing, and it makes the awaiting difficult. That's why i wanted to grant you a little taste of the music tracks i'm currently composing for the mod. This track has no present use, so i won't be spoiling anything. I hope you enjoy this, Halo fans !
Hoffmann Nicolas.

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