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The inspiration behind my two metal albums
« on: December 22, 2013, 02:05:31 am »
Just a little info about my two power metal albums, regarding which song is the power metal version of what, in case anyone is curious, with the new song with year and then the original. Note that all the covers are covers of songs I made. In one occasion, however, the dance version was made after the metal one.

Tales of the Knight of the Moon
1. Tales of the Knight of the Moon (2011) <=> Moon Knight (2003)
3. Metal of Time (2011) <=> Trance of Time (2012)
5. Ride Through the 4th Dimension (2011) <=> Frozen Danger (2008)      
7. Xaminaga  (2011) <=> Journey Through the Moon Dark Side (2007)            

Ancient Kingdom of Omnimaga   
3. The Star Knight  (2013) <=> Star Knight (2003)   
4. Island of Mysteries (2012) <=> Mysterious Island (2012)   
6. Heading into the Final Battle (2013) <=> Final Battle (2002)
7. Theola the One (2012) <=> Escape (2012), Epic Journey Through the Galaxy (2007) & Superstar Hero (2008)   


And of course, for the actual metal songs, here are the artists they were inspired from the most, regardless of if they are remakes of my old work or not:

TotKotM
   1.   Tales of the Knight of the Moon  05:06       (Stratovarius & Sonata Arctica)
   2.   The Lunar Warrior  06:40       (Rhapsody of Fire & Sonata Arctica)
   3.   Metal of Time  05:06       (Stratovarius)
   4.   The Game that we Lost  07:05       (Sonata Arctica)
   5.   Ride Through the 4th Dimension  04:31       (Ys RPG series music)
   6.   La Porte du Soleil  04:52       (SNES/PS1/N64 RPG music & Sonata Arctica)
   7.   Xaminaga  04:25       (Dragonforce, Stratovarius & Sonata Arctica)
   8.   The Land of Hopelessness  09:57       (Stratovarius & Sonata Arctica)
   9.   Quest for the Legendary Axe  05:17       (Gamma Ray)
   10.   The Warrior Says Goodbye  04:35       (Gamma Ray & Stratovarius)

AKoO
   1.   Ancient Kingdom of Omnimaga  06:07    (Albion & Sonata Arctica)   
   2.   Flash in the Sky  03:49       (Yngwie Malmsteem & Final Fantasy Mystic Quest)
   3.   The Star Knight  05:18       (Nightwish & Sabaton)
   4.   Island of Mysteries  01:50       (SNES/PS1 RPG music)
   5.   Influence from Beyond the Sky  03:50       (Albion)
   6.   Heading into the Final Battle  04:04    (Stratovarius & Sonata Arctica)   
   7.   Theola the One  15:47       (Stratovarius, Iron Maiden & Sonata Arctica)
   8.   Die! Die! Die!  05:13       (X-Mas Project, Albion, Gamma Ray, Metallica, Over Kill, Sonata Arctica)
   9.   One Axe to Save us All  05:36       (Albion & Gamma Ray)
   10.   It's the End of Agony  06:55      (Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius & Rhapsody of Fire)

Unfinished
   1.   Unfinished                         (Sabaton)   
   2.   Die! Die! Die! - Unused version            (Stratovarius, X-Mas Project, Albion, Gamma Ray, Sonata Arctica))
   3.   Heading into the Final Battle - Unused version      (Stratovarius & Sonata Arctica)
   4.   It's the End of Agony - Unused version            (Albion & Sonata Arctica)
   5.   a)    The Star Knight (scrapped)                   (Stratovarius & Sonata Arctica)
         b)    The Star Knight (2nd scrapped attempt)           (Stratovarius & Sonata Arctica)
         c)   Die! Die! Die! (scrapped)                  (X-Mas Project, Albion, Gamma Ray, Sonata Arctica)
         d)   Metal Power (2002 metal attempt)            (Rhapsody + Gamma Ray)
         e)   Unnamed Song (scrapped)               (Dragonforce)
         f)   Quest for the Legendary Axe (scrapped remake)   (Gamma Ray, Sonata Arctica)


And of course, there are songs that are inspired from others I made, such as The Lunar Warrior, which is heavily based on La Porte du Soleil and One Axe to Save us All, which was originally called "Quest for the Legendary Axe Part II"
« Last Edit: July 22, 2014, 02:29:37 am by DJ Omnimaga »
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Re: The inspiration behind my two metal albums
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 02:29:32 am »
Nice to see what is inspiring you ^_^

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Re: The inspiration behind my two metal albums
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014, 02:34:41 pm »
I am downloading Ancient Kingdom and looking forward to checking it out.  Thanks for providing the links.

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Re: The inspiration behind my two metal albums
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 11:27:37 pm »
Glad to hear, I hope you like it :)
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« Last Edit: January 10, 2014, 11:28:27 pm by DJ Omnimaga »
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Re: The inspiration behind my two metal albums
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2014, 02:30:41 am »
Ok so I added the influence from the songs I had in the Unfinished single in the first post, including the unfinished scrapped tracks bonus medley.
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Re: The inspiration behind my two metal albums
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 06:56:52 am »
Ah, so judging from the OP, you're just a copycat :trollface:
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Re: The inspiration behind my two metal albums
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 10:57:18 am »
I'm not a big fan of trackers or some of the advanced softwares people use to make chiptunes, though. >.< I mean, in Sony ACID Pro I spent like 20 hours total making a song I could easily have made in 4 in the softwares I use, but the softwares I use lacks chiptunes instruments for the most part.
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Re: The inspiration behind my two metal albums
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2014, 06:32:05 pm »
The software I use for my chiptunes is Cakewalk's SFZ+ with The Ultimate Megadrive SoundFont. Really simple if you're working in just MIDI (my DAW of choice being REAPER).
And maybe it's just my nostalgia, but dat megadrive snare; I am just a sucker for 16-bit SEGA drums :P

Although saying that, I don't think Cakewalk offer the free version to SFZ+ anymore; I somehow managed to get it off their website completely legit for free so I can only guess that they might still do?

That's just my recommendation though. My advice is; If you're wanting to go down the route of chiptune, you gotta use SoundFonts, in my opinion.

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Re: The inspiration behind my two metal albums
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2014, 04:07:23 am »
I'd say the same thing, although I've seen free or built-in SF2 plugins, depending of the software you use.

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Re: The inspiration behind my two metal albums
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 03:18:22 pm »
Oh right I remembieber reaper now. I didn't use it on my previous computer because I would hear no sound at all from any VST plugin and effects. I had similar issues with Famitracker. I didn't try on this newer machine, though.
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Re: The inspiration behind my two metal albums
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2018, 07:29:14 am »
Those are my fave albums!
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