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Offline MandelSoft

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The Soundtrack of Lemmings, re-done in FL Studio
« on: July 19, 2018, 01:36:01 pm »
Hello everyone,

I've been busy with reworking the soundtrack from the first two Lemmings games, converting them from simple MIDI format into a richer sound environment in FL Studio. All tracks are in OGG format and ready to use for NeoLemmix. At the moment, I've made a conversion of all standard level tracks from both the Original Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings.

Most tracks from the Original Lemmings soundtrack were easy to convert, where I just had to assign instruments from my soundfont to each channel and mastering the mix. However, some tracks required re-arrangement (i.e. "Tenlems") and some had no proper MIDI arrangements to begin with (i.e. "Doggie", "Tim10" and all Oh No tracks). For these I had to make the composition myself and I hope you like these re-imagined versions. I have yet to make satisfying arrangements for the special level tracks and I think I have to modify the original compositions a lot for some of those. I may post them later when I'm happy with them.

The Original soundtrack may appear out of order, because I arranged them in the order they appeared in the DOS version of Lemmings, the version I'm most familiar with before any new ports of the game.

Special thanks to [urlhttps://www.lemmingsforums.net/index.php?topic=1850.0]Minim[/url] his work on making MIDI versions of the Oh No! More Lemmings soundtrack. I haven't copied his tracks 1:1, but some melody lines were certainly helpful to complement the ones I created myself, and credit needs to be given were credit is due. ;)
And of course, the original port of Lemmings for Windows provided most of the Original soundtrack, so that was also greatly appreciated.

Anyway, here are the links to the new tracks
Original Lemmings: https://mega.nz/#!PVJSwAqa!le0XH8nV5dOw3owNr66WOEEGnYv2fQGLpjpeIjxqdO0
Oh No! More Lemmings: https://mega.nz/#!yJR2UaLB!N8OJHyWa6TxWxuclGxe_XXx4GfZLk0mPiCVJvfYIGrs

Feel free to use them in your level packs (with credits of course) or just as a replacement for the soundtrack. I'd love to hear some feedback about it. Any (constructive) criticism is welcome! And most of all: have fun with it!

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Re: The Soundtrack of Lemmings, re-done in FL Studio
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2018, 02:58:17 pm »
Wow these sound very nice and more importantly: Different! :thumbsup:

I think that's what some interpretations are missing, but these sound like their own unique style in my opinion.

I would also vote for (with your blessing of course) including them on the homepage: https://www.neolemmix.com/?page=music_packs

They would be a worthy addition, as they stand out from the rest. ;)

And I think I am gonna change my standard track rotation in Neolemmix to this for a while. ;P

Also, welcome to the forum! :)


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Re: The Soundtrack of Lemmings, re-done in FL Studio
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018, 04:05:07 pm »
Cool, it's always nice to have more versions of these iconic tracks available! :thumbsup: And certainly a great host gift from a new member. Welcome to the forums!

I'm going to upload my "handmade", band recordings of the Lemmings tracks soon as well - together with the Lemmings World Tour release. I guess I won't mind other people using them, just like you; I simply want to make sure I'm the first one who does so ^^.

My packs so far:
Paralems, a more flavour-driven one, 150 levels
Pit Lems, a more puzzly one, 100 levels
Lemmicks, a pack full of gimmicks, 170 levels - RECENTLY RELEASED

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Re: The Soundtrack of Lemmings, re-done in FL Studio
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2018, 07:39:40 pm »
Pretty awesome way to make an entrance. These sound very good. :thumbsup:

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Re: The Soundtrack of Lemmings, re-done in FL Studio
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2018, 08:37:12 pm »
These are great, especially the OhNo ones!
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Re: The Soundtrack of Lemmings, re-done in FL Studio
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2018, 06:12:09 pm »
Cool. :) Some sound very similar to the MIDI's, but I suppose that's not too strange, if you used them as a basis. (I haven't checked out the Oh No! More Lemmings download, as I don't know those very well)
Edit: I don't like how the 'How much is that doggie in the window?' melody isn't in there anymore. That's a bit much of a creative liberty to take, when the melody is actually an existing melody.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2018, 06:27:21 pm by 607 »

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Re: The Soundtrack of Lemmings, re-done in FL Studio
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2018, 08:09:38 pm »
Hey, MandelSoft. Welcome to the forums!

You're welcome about the MIDI conversions of OhNo. I hope you enjoyed listening to them as well as taking advice from them.

From a composer's point of view, this music is outstanding! 8-) Listened to every one of them. Certainly some nice harmonies in most of the songs. I understand how diffcult you found it recreating the Doggie song, as I recall 607 pointing out that some of the notes in the main part of the tune were out of place. Maybe you were trying to recreate the DOS version? Apart from that, good solid work.
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Re: The Soundtrack of Lemmings, re-done in FL Studio
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018, 10:06:48 pm »
I had a short listen and they sound great! :thumbsup: As I listen to all of them I can give you more feedback later. I'd love to hear more from you. 8-)

EDIT: I paid most attention to the originals/onml and tim's songs (my favorites)
excellent work; I like the nuances you added!
« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 10:36:51 pm by mobius »
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