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Ripped off RPG music?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by roshan, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Are you sure this isn't just an example of what I posted before?
     
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  2. hexer Guest

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    I didn't go back and reread all the posts so I forgot, but yes it's definitively a possibility.
    Frankly, only he knows the truth.

    But I do urge everyone to listen to entire songs.
    Some of them are almost exact copies
     
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  3. Wyatt_Derp Cipher

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    I know it's probably a coincidence, but FF7's Sephiroth song sounds just like the Troll magic song from the movie... Troll.



    VS



    Those damn trolls are made in Japan! I suddenly feel an overwhelming urge to go buy a Honda.
     
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  4. Zer0wing Cipher

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    As for the rest of the track, barring the intro voice sample...
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    Blade Runner, anyone?


    hexer btw
    Follower's Credo
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    Mark Morgan is one of the best Aphex Twin one man cover band.

    Word on the 'net "Industrial Junk" has some monologues from Dr. Stangelove movie. But that's not set in stone.
     
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  5. hexer Guest

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    Oh yeah, you probably missed it. I posted that one but for a different Aphex Twin song.. check it out.

     
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  6. Zer0wing Cipher

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    hexer That's because it IS a different song. The different LEGO piece, if you will. Much like Desert Wind is Grey Stripes(guess by who) plus Mirror Image wind sample.
     
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  7. roshan Arcane

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    Yeah it explains why the soundtracks to Wasteland 2, Stasis, Numenera are so shitty and forgettable compared to Fallout. Coz Fallout's music was just repackaged and spliced together music by other artists and the hack isn't actually capable of coming up with anything original.
     
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  8. AMG Arbiter

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    This is a little bullshit by the way. Big part of HoMM4 Adventure map music is from a stock celt music library that was put into the game with barely any rearranging done. HoMM composer got even threatened with lawsuit some time ago, because some guy pointed this fact out to the library owner 20 years later :lol:. Not sure why though, I'm sure the license permitted such use, because it's not the only case.

    You can even listen to the library in question nowdays, since it's for sale in digital form.
    https://soundcloud.com/nyarcel/sets/amg-complete-celt
    Compare Bayside Waltz from the link above

    to HoMM4 sea theme, it's not a "little tune" that was borrowed, lol.
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    Others did it too
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    The entirety of HoMM4 grasslands theme is also scattered around various tracks in that Soundcloud link.
    The library in question is still used to this day, which is why you can still hear those same samples in newer stuff, notably Fields of Ard Skellig from Witcher 3. Some anime apperently uses it as well.

    Someone on 1st page mentioned HoMM3 jingles in South Park, those are simply stock sounds as well.
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  9. Zer0wing Cipher

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    Most of his PS:T stuff sounds original enough and doesn't suck.
    Participation award earned. What's your rundown on these, professional music critic?
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    Metallic Monks
    Industrial Junk
    Second Chance
    Underground Troubles
    Flame of the Ancient World (you missed this for Radiation Storm)
    Beyond the Canyon
    My Chryslis Highwayman
    Many Contrasts
    California Revisited
     
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  10. mondblut Arcane

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    Tunes are by far not the most recognizable thing there, by the looks of it :roll:
     
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  11. mondblut Arcane

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    Anyway, why most TV series set in ye olde times steal the "croaking door opening" sound from TES Arena? It must have outdid the Wilhelm Scream by now as the most abused sample ever.
     
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  12. AMG Arbiter

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    The sound is not from TES, it's from a popular stock sound library. 99% of time if you hear a familiar sound, it's a stock sound, not stolen.
     
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  13. Sreggin Etah I Learned

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    The original tracks that fallout ripped off is very good.



    Ambient 4: Isolationism has become one of my favourite albums now,made me appreciate dark/ambient music.

     
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  14. mondblut Arcane

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    That much is obvious. Still it's "The Elder Scrolls door" for everyone who played.
     
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  15. roshan Arcane

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    Eh, it was great when I was a teenager, to my adult ears it just sounds sappy and dull.
     
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  16. Beastro Arcane

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    Not a 1 for 1 by any measure, but it always bugged me what this song from Super Mario RPG reminded me of:



     
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  17. Gerrard Arcane

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    Don't worry, I'm sure that wouldn't stop Zenimax from threatening to sue someone over it.
     
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  18. hexer Guest

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    Before it had some song structure and melody to it, today it's mostly noise and drone
     
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  19. Yosharian Magister

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    There's a couple of tunes in Kingmaker that remind me a lot of some Witcher 3 music
     
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  20. hexer Guest

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    Witcher 3 isn't really original. It's mostly Slavic folk songs performed by Percival and other artists

    For example



     
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  21. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    Skip to 1:17:

     
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  22. Sreggin Etah I Learned

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    ambient music with only random noises is laziness but it wasn't that bad.it can provoke feelings that no other music genre can.

    this one per example:



    make me feel like i'm in a huge and dark alien spaceship(would probably work well with the glow from fallout).

    I like to listen ambient music while imagining places and situations in my head.
     
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  23. eric__s ass hater Developer

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    The character generation song in Star Trail, beginning at 26:05, is based off of the guitar solo from Thin Lizzy's Whiskey in the Jar.


    Beginning at 2:26. It is 18 notes in a row that are the exact same.


    The Powerless People, from Vandal Hearts 2, is also very clearly based off of Grieg's Solveig's Song from Peer Gynt.


    The Powerless People is in 3/4 while Solveig's Song is in 4/4, but it is the same melody, structure and chord progression.
     
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  24. eric__s ass hater Developer

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    I don't think this one counts. They were written by the same guy, Brad Buxer, and the Jetzons song was a shelved song from long before. Nobody had heard it, and he decided to reuse it.
     
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  25. Zer0wing Cipher

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    Well suprise, it IS the music from Fallout. (Desert Wind to be exact, same song with different sample pack).
     
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