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Perhaps the most recognizable thing about Star Trek is missing: the music. I can't remember if I've ever heard the Original Series theme song or the Next Generation orchestral intro, if at all. If no one know anything about Star Trek, they'll recognize the music instantly. It is something that is catchy. I frankly have turned off the in game music, the pounding klingon drum beat that masks itself as a theme. I don't see why the Star Trek themes are not in this game.
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# 2
03-22-2012, 05:24 PM
I have been asking for more trek music since the beginning of time.

After playing TOR on the free weekend it really brought up that fact that STO lacks iconic music.

MORE TREK MUSIC PLEASE!!!!
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# 3
03-22-2012, 05:52 PM
Yeah i want to hear the Voyager theme as i ride around in my soon to be Intrepid Retrofit.

They at least have the original series hand to hand battle music in the mission "Coliseum" while you fight in the arena
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# 4
03-22-2012, 06:05 PM
I would love to hear the Star Trek VI overture in-game and that of ST II. Those were epic.
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# 5
03-22-2012, 06:16 PM
Problem is, they'd need an indefinite license. Allegedly, they looked into them and they're way out of budget, at least for the music by famous composers.

My thing is, a couple hundred dollars spent in a royalty free library would yieldhours of more Trek-like music and in particular more sentimental out of combat music which is a must for the Trek experience.

Currently, they only have one track that doesn't sound like battle music and two out of combat tracks in the whole game... and the battle music all sounds very opera or puzzler.

I would be happier with cheaper Goldsmith/Horner/McCarthy-like scores.

I decided to license music for a Foundry trailer once.

http://youtu.be/ymjS2kLyJ74

The music here (aside from the Trek opening and the mission completion music) cost $5 total to license and consists of two tracks I mixed together. And the licenses were good for any project size. Cryptic could license these tracks for $5 total.
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# 6
03-22-2012, 07:26 PM
That was very good...nice touch.
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Originally Posted by Leviathan99
Problem is, they'd need an indefinite license. Allegedly, they looked into them and they're way out of budget, at least for the music by famous composers.

My thing is, a couple hundred dollars spent in a royalty free library would yieldhours of more Trek-like music and in particular more sentimental out of combat music which is a must for the Trek experience.

Currently, they only have one track that doesn't sound like battle music and two out of combat tracks in the whole game... and the battle music all sounds very opera or puzzler.

I would be happier with cheaper Goldsmith/Horner/McCarthy-like scores.

I decided to license music for a Foundry trailer once.

http://youtu.be/ymjS2kLyJ74

The music here (aside from the Trek opening and the mission completion music) cost $5 total to license and consists of two tracks I mixed together. And the licenses were good for any project size. Cryptic could license these tracks for $5 total.
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# 7
03-22-2012, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Leviathan99
Problem is, they'd need an indefinite license. Allegedly, they looked into them and they're way out of budget, at least for the music by famous composers.

My thing is, a couple hundred dollars spent in a royalty free library would yieldhours of more Trek-like music and in particular more sentimental out of combat music which is a must for the Trek experience.
I would be fine with more Trek-like music even if its not from movies and shows. Right now there are just too few tracks, and many of them dont sound very Trek.
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# 8
03-23-2012, 05:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leviathan99
Problem is, they'd need an indefinite license. Allegedly, they looked into them and they're way out of budget, at least for the music by famous composers.

My thing is, a couple hundred dollars spent in a royalty free library would yieldhours of more Trek-like music and in particular more sentimental out of combat music which is a must for the Trek experience.

Currently, they only have one track that doesn't sound like battle music and two out of combat tracks in the whole game... and the battle music all sounds very opera or puzzler.

I would be happier with cheaper Goldsmith/Horner/McCarthy-like scores.

I decided to license music for a Foundry trailer once.

http://youtu.be/ymjS2kLyJ74

The music here (aside from the Trek opening and the mission completion music) cost $5 total to license and consists of two tracks I mixed together. And the licenses were good for any project size. Cryptic could license these tracks for $5 total.
You're assuming the license fee for a private individual using the track for non-profit is the same price that a corporate entity would pay to use these tracks in a mass-produced for-profit product.

I'd bet that assumption isn't correct.

Not that I wouldn't love the orchestrated music from the movies in STO, I'm just sayin' it would probably cost Cryptic more than a pittance.
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# 9
03-23-2012, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by stevieboysw View Post
I have been asking for more trek music since the beginning of time.

After playing TOR on the free weekend it really brought up that fact that STO lacks iconic music.

MORE TREK MUSIC PLEASE!!!!
The first time I ran The Esseles and (Highlight for Spoiler) we rescued the ship, and it escapes to the music from "A New Hope" it actually gave me goosebumps. The music was so fitting, especially for that moment, and it made me feel like I was truly on the adventure!

I bought the Collector's Edition of SWTOR because it came with the soundtrack, and I can say for sure, I do not regret it in the least!

This is something STO severely lacks in. Music is a very important factor.

To date, I would list the best MMO music arrangements in the following order:

1. Age of Conan - For all the issues *** has, one thing is certain. It's soundtrack can not be beat!

2. Star Wars: The Old Republic - A beautiful mixture of familiar John Williams score and new imaginings of those familiar tunes.

3. World of ******** - This is one of my personal favorites, as the music is so fitting to the game world. Especially the music that was done for "Wrath of the Lich King".
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# 10
03-23-2012, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by C_Carmichael View Post
The first time I ran The Esseles and (Highlight for Spoiler) we rescued the ship, and it escapes to the music from "A New Hope" it actually gave me goosebumps. The music was so fitting, especially for that moment, and it made me feel like I was truly on the adventure!
Music is related to our emotions and memories and i have never gotten goosebumps while playing STO.

They should have had the Enterprise reveal music when the Enterprise-F comes in in Boldly They Rode.

Like from this clip at about 1 minute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXy_D...youtu.be&t=50s

or this at 2:30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8pQm...eature=related

That is just one example of where they lack music.
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