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 Post subject: King's Quest VII Soundtrack (SC-55) in mp3!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:15 pm 
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For those of you interested, I started recording the KQVII General Midi soundtrack through my brand new ol'd Roland SC-55. Started with chapter I! Here's some early results in mp3 format.


the Desert theme;
http://www.sendspace.com/file/q1rkfu

the Cave;
http://www.sendspace.com/file/y0myce

the Scorpion;
http://www.sendspace.com/file/m68nm5

the Temple;
http://www.sendspace.com/file/l2fqbu

Bottom of the Well;
http://www.sendspace.com/file/khiy07

Lair of the Lizard;
http://www.sendspace.com/file/qrr1h6

Desert Storm;
http://www.sendspace.com/file/3lo97h

the Kangaroo Rat;
http://www.sendspace.com/file/v7r8r8

the Jackalope;
http://www.sendspace.com/file/tu923z

the Kangaroo Rat: Chased;
http://www.sendspace.com/file/w68nej

the Jackalope: Chasing;
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cmdvrx

the Jackalope: Beaten;
http://www.sendspace.com/file/trxgml

the Scorpion: Baited;
http://www.sendspace.com/file/xa47xm

Will post more soon!

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 Post subject: Re: King's Quest VII Soundtrack (SC-55)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:13 am 
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Nice work! How did you record these, directly from the game or from SCI Viewer?

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 Post subject: Re: King's Quest VII Soundtrack (SC-55)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:59 am 
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Thanks!

I recorded them from SCI Viewer. Set up is Computer 1 > USB-MIDI cable > SC-55 > Line > Computer 2.
SCI Viewer, of course, has the disadvantage of hours of searching in a huge mess of files for the right themes. Anybody who is interested in the list I'm constructing, send me a pm. So far, I've only indexed the first two chapters, so it's not that much yet =S.

Recording music in KQ7 in-game sounds attractive for avoiding the messy index, but has the disadvantage of fade-ins on EVERY track, and shifts in volume during dialogue. I can't really fathom why they decided upon fade-ins at the start of every track, because the tracks clearly don't seem to be composed for that. Correcting the volume shifts is much more work (for me), so, the index it is.

Next up are the alternative, unused themes for chapter 1, like the desert, the bottom of the well and the desert storm! Already recorded them, will post time when I get back from work. Am starting to doubt which 'bottom of the well' is the right one, the one I posted could be the alternative (even though superior imho).

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 Post subject: Re: King's Quest VII Soundtrack (SC-55) in mp3!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:54 pm 
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There's a lot of files in here that are unused. Some sound like early experiments, others like overdone elaborations. These are among the files close to chapter one, but I may encounter more later;

Desert main theme: alternate
http://www.sendspace.com/file/3jnpqh

Desert main theme: alternate II
http://www.sendspace.com/file/1jwn80

Bottom of the Well: alternate
http://www.sendspace.com/file/pbtivj

Desert Storm: alternate
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8v9coj

Btw, encountered another Jackalope theme, which sounds like the real chasing theme instead of the one I posted earlier.

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 Post subject: Re: King's Quest VII Soundtrack (SC-55) in mp3!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:19 pm 
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Here's the music for Chapter 2. Don't you just love them heavy trolls? Prepare for brass inspired, heavy and dull themes fitting the trolls just fine.

Vulcanix Underground: main theme
http://www.sendspace.com/file/g6tmx1

Wedding March
http://www.sendspace.com/file/0f2c4x

Rosella's Bedchambers
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cperni

Spike's Theme
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ie75p2

the Kitchen
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ow5eu7

the Kitchen II
http://www.sendspace.com/file/damij5

Mathilde
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8v3ukz

Mathilde: Alternate
http://www.sendspace.com/file/b5rbb9

Malicia's introduction
http://www.sendspace.com/file/hy49dm

Malicia
http://www.sendspace.com/file/c09ldb

the Mud Springs
http://www.sendspace.com/file/2khil4

the Mud Springs: Alternate
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cu6mai

the Forgery
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ft9j6o

the Bridge
http://www.sendspace.com/file/qqv759

the Toll Troll
http://www.sendspace.com/file/4xw8am

the Crystal Caves
http://www.sendspace.com/file/2ltfdq

the Crystal Dragon reborn
http://www.sendspace.com/file/wtudck

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 Post subject: Re: King's Quest VII Soundtrack (SC-55) in mp3!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:47 am 
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Thanks! I've always wanted it in mp3. Cannot wait for the rest of the themes (that is, if you plan to upload more) :D

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 Post subject: Re: King's Quest VII Soundtrack (SC-55) in mp3!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:29 pm 
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No, I was planning to upload half of it, just to leave you wanting more. Jk, I'm glad somebody likes it. Even though the sorting is detrimental for my psychological health, the recording is a wholesome business. I think I'll take requests after I finish this project.

PS: long time no see, Vil ;)

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 Post subject: Re: King's Quest VII Soundtrack (SC-55) in mp3!
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I indeed like it and cannot wait for the rest. As a game soundtrack, it's one of my very top favorites. =) So my appreciation of your effort is naturally great. Long time no see indeed ;)

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 Post subject: Re: King's Quest VII Soundtrack (SC-55) in mp3!
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Chapter III; this is where the music is getting really interesting. Can you say "baroque meets neo-renaissance?" It's the word pisspump hundred times in a row, only better. I guess we have the backdrop of the tragic peacefulness of the Bountiful Woods and the hysterical Fifi le Yip Yap to thank for the atmosphere in these songs. Enjoy.

The Bountiful Woods;
I don't know why there's five of them, they all seem similar and I've no idea which one is actually used, though I haven't listened that closely just yet. They were probably experimenting with this massive piece, one of the most important themese in the entire game. What makes this so interesting is that the main instrument seems to change throughout the song, from horn to flute to string ensemble to harpsichord to guitar and what not.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/v34l2x
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8hofaq
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cxmrwa
http://www.sendspace.com/file/h4u773
http://www.sendspace.com/file/mah6fz

Lord Attis:
Another impressive theme from this chapter.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/vppenz


Lord Attis: alternate
Don't think this one is used in-game, but I could be wrong.
It's much longer than the real theme, and as great.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/thb5rw

Forest of the Werefolk:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/gcfvzz

the Red Spider:
Sounds like a reprise of the Scorpion theme
http://www.sendspace.com/file/d9eblp

the Falderal Gates:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fc8bim

Archduke Fifi le Yip Yap:
Fifi is such a weird person. This Vienna Waltz suits him just fine!
http://www.sendspace.com/file/908zqu

Archduke Fifi le Yip Yap:
An alternate theme, I think unused. It kind of sucks compared to the one they used.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/9yu7uy


Fifi's other themes
There's a lot of them, I don't know which ones are used in-game and which ones are not.
I looped some of them 2x, because most of them are very short.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/tanort
http://www.sendspace.com/file/klwgky
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ir5e1o
http://www.sendspace.com/file/nv0shy

the Town of Falderal
What a wonderful 3/4 minute...the use of different instruments is really interesting
http://www.sendspace.com/file/b6w19r

China Shop: Fernando's theme
http://www.sendspace.com/file/6jdw5l

the Faux Shop
http://www.sendspace.com/file/m8a09y

the Snake Oil Salesman
http://www.sendspace.com/file/93iknp

China Shop: Treasure's Return
Sounds a littlebit too happy a return, but oh well
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ql02lu

the River of Life:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rfjuri

the Magical Stairway Room
So unexpectedly refreshing!! Reminds me a bit of climbing the Sacred the Mountain in KQ6.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/e3g1bw

Fifi's Study
Sounds like a reprise of Treasure's Return on harpsichord.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/v75x9r


the Powder Room
A reprise of the Town's main theme, kind of great actually!
http://www.sendspace.com/file/0b4g59

Some leftover themes (all involving birds):
Hummingbird theme:http://www.sendspace.com/file/lozbj6
Hummingbirdflies off:http://www.sendspace.com/file/tmc5zt
Chicken Petite: http://www.sendspace.com/file/fkapkt
Treasure's Song: http://www.sendspace.com/file/yl37uj


Stay tuned for more!

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 Post subject: Re: King's Quest VII Soundtrack (SC-55) in mp3!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:11 am 
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I, too, think the music of the third chapter is delightful. How wonderful of you to have done all of this! :D What an effort this must have been for you!

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They were probably experimenting with this massive piece, one of the most important themese in the entire game.


I couldn't agree more! As a kid, I fell in love with the game mainly because of that theme. Not that the rest of the game wasn't superb as well, only that theme was quite enchanting. :) I could just sit and listen to it, while poor Valanice had nothing to do but smell the flowers around. And yeah, worry for Rosella.

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