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Title: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: PVega8 on February 15, 2012, 10:38:38 AM
After a long year, the first soundtrack to our game "A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1" is now on sale!

It's available through iTunes (search for "A Valley Without Wind" in the iTunes store).

Or you can purchase it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Valley-Without-Wind-Vol/dp/B0079G0N1E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1329318756&sr=8-4 (http://www.amazon.com/Valley-Without-Wind-Vol/dp/B0079G0N1E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1329318756&sr=8-4)

These are remastered high quality versions of the in-game tracks. Thank you all for your continued support, it means so much to us!
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: KingIsaacLinksr on February 15, 2012, 04:33:36 PM
I noticed Tidalis OST disappeared from iTunes/Amazon, any reason why?  I didn't quite get my hands on one (lack of income) before it disappeared :(

King
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: PVega8 on February 15, 2012, 04:38:46 PM
I will put it back up soon through bandcamp.com. All the albums will be on sale through there in the next few days.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: The Mimic on February 15, 2012, 05:06:01 PM
This is amazing! I bought it so fast my billing information challenged special relativity.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: PVega8 on February 15, 2012, 05:07:09 PM
Awesome! I'm glad you like it :)
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: KingIsaacLinksr on February 15, 2012, 05:30:06 PM
Ah ok.  Well, I'll be happy to buy this OST (whenever I have spare cash X_X).  :)

King
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: PVega8 on February 15, 2012, 06:47:27 PM
A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 is now available on Band Camp as well! http://arcenmusic.bandcamp.com/ (http://arcenmusic.bandcamp.com/)
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Souls-Stream on February 16, 2012, 02:37:32 PM
I wanted to ask about the soundtrack ! There you go, I have my answer before I ask for it :) I'll jump on it, thanks a lot !
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Penumbra on May 01, 2012, 11:49:16 AM
Vol. 2 is in the works right now. There is a lot more music on the way. I'm glad you guys like it!

Is there an ETA on when we can give you more money?
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: PVega8 on May 01, 2012, 12:33:21 PM
Haha! I would say Vol. 2 will be ready in about a month. We have a lot of content to work on right now, and part of that is the new tracks! I just gotta get some new sound effects going as well haha.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Scorcher24 on May 01, 2012, 01:15:08 PM
Can we haz it as DLC on Steam?
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: PVega8 on May 01, 2012, 01:21:42 PM
You will get the tracks as free DLC in the upcoming updates as they're composed! The higher quality Vol. 2 OST will be on sale through iTunes, Amazon, and Band Camp, and you can also listen to it for free on Band Camp.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Scorcher24 on May 01, 2012, 01:28:46 PM
You will get the tracks as free DLC in the upcoming updates as they're composed! The higher quality Vol. 2 OST will be on sale through iTunes, Amazon, and Band Camp, and you can also listen to it for free on Band Camp.

No, I mean the high quality tracks you sell on iTunes and Amazon. :)
I prefer to buy my soundtrack on Steam to have everything in one place.
(And still hope silently they will have official soundtrack support in the client one day >_>)

Btw your music is awesome.
IntroMission.ogg is currently my favourite. Listening to it while programming :D.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: PVega8 on May 01, 2012, 01:34:09 PM
Haha, to be perfectly honest, I didn't even know you could sell soundtracks on Steam!

As for the HQ tracks in the actual game, they're exported at such a high rate that putting them in the game would make download time for new users a nightmare. We ran into problems with this with our puzzle game "Tidalis". People were complaining that the download time was too long, and it was all due to the file size of the tracks.

But, that being said, I try my best to make the quality of the in-game music as best as it can be without having gigantic file sizes!
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: KingIsaacLinksr on May 01, 2012, 01:35:44 PM
Haha, to be perfectly honest, I didn't even know you could sell soundtracks on Steam!

As for the HQ tracks in the actual game, they're exported at such a high rate that putting them in the game would make download time for new users a nightmare. We ran into problems with this with our puzzle game "Tidalis". People were complaining that the download time was too long, and it was all due to the file size of the tracks.

But, that being said, I try my best to make the quality of the in-game music as best as it can be without having gigantic file sizes!

The only game I've seen sell an OST on Steam was Sanctum, but yes, it seems that you can sell the OST as a premium DLC pack. :)  Mostly, devs tend to sell it on their website/popular music stores.

King
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Scorcher24 on May 01, 2012, 01:39:12 PM
Haha, to be perfectly honest, I didn't even know you could sell soundtracks on Steam!

As for the HQ tracks in the actual game, they're exported at such a high rate that putting them in the game would make download time for new users a nightmare. We ran into problems with this with our puzzle game "Tidalis". People were complaining that the download time was too long, and it was all due to the file size of the tracks.

But, that being said, I try my best to make the quality of the in-game music as best as it can be without having gigantic file sizes!

The only game I've seen sell an OST on Steam was Sanctum, but yes, it seems that you can sell the OST as a premium DLC pack. :)  Mostly, devs tend to sell it on their website/popular music stores.

King

There are much more :).
Super Meat Boy, Binding of Isaac, Burn Zombie Burn, Bi.Trip.Beat and Runner etc etc.
The Problem is, you can't search for it. They count as DLC, but the client has no official soundtrack support yet as in beeing able to download it seperatly and directly listening to it through Steam etc. You have to search for it on your HDD and add it to your fav. music player or moving it to a different directory etc.

edit:
http://store.steampowered.com/search/?snr=1_4_4__12&term=#term=soundtrack&category1=21&advanced=0&sort_order=ASC&page=1
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: KingIsaacLinksr on May 01, 2012, 01:41:39 PM
Haha, to be perfectly honest, I didn't even know you could sell soundtracks on Steam!

As for the HQ tracks in the actual game, they're exported at such a high rate that putting them in the game would make download time for new users a nightmare. We ran into problems with this with our puzzle game "Tidalis". People were complaining that the download time was too long, and it was all due to the file size of the tracks.

But, that being said, I try my best to make the quality of the in-game music as best as it can be without having gigantic file sizes!

The only game I've seen sell an OST on Steam was Sanctum, but yes, it seems that you can sell the OST as a premium DLC pack. :)  Mostly, devs tend to sell it on their website/popular music stores.

King

There are much more :).
Super Meat Boy, Binding of Isaac, Burn Zombie Burn, Bi.Trip.Beat and Runner etc etc.
The Problem is, you can't search for it. They count as DLC, but the client has no official soundtrack support yet as in beeing able to download it seperatly and directly listening to it through Steam etc. You have to search for it on your HDD and add it to your fav. music player or moving it to a different directory etc.

Never heard of Burn Zombie Burn, and as far as the rest of them, well, I got the OSTs through the Game Music Bundle that came out a while back so I never bothered to look for those on steam :D.  So it doesn't surprise me that more than just Sanctum has the OSTs on Steam :).

King
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Zair on June 21, 2012, 11:51:19 PM
Bought Vol. 1 just now. (Bandcamp is goooood at this.)

I'm really hoping there'll be a Vol2 someday with a HQ version of Special Mission. :)
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: PVega8 on June 22, 2012, 12:03:22 AM
Sure is! It's in the works right now, and Special Mission HQ is definitely on it.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Jerebaldo1 on June 22, 2012, 03:43:10 PM
This is amazing! I bought it so fast my billing information challenged special relativity.


Favoritest line ever!
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Zair on June 22, 2012, 06:52:43 PM
I tried an experiment.

It was a success.

The HQ tracks, converted into .ogg files, work ingame.

The end result is AWESOME.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: KingIsaacLinksr on June 22, 2012, 11:04:23 PM
I tried an experiment.

It was a success.

The HQ tracks, converted into .ogg files, work ingame.

The end result is AWESOME.

Oooooooo, that is a good idea.

King
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Tobias on July 03, 2012, 05:40:07 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/VVegJ.jpg)

This made me laugh pretty hard, also made me very pleased that I could download one lossless copy and one in .ogg to replace the game files with without having to convert it myself.

Also when are you gonna release the other 34 music files in .flac. My ears need that to live.

Also, if I can make a recommendation, do a remix of the Labyrinth track with a focus on the breakdown section at 1:19, that part is killer but the rest of the song is not as good and also feels like it's on a different scale.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: The Mimic on July 08, 2012, 02:35:55 AM
Any chance Dark World Waltz will be on Vol 2? I'm incredibly fond of that one!
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Mánagarmr on July 23, 2012, 06:01:34 PM
I love bandcamp for their humor :P Though I wouldn't exactly classify OGG Vorbis as something for audiophiles. It's objectively better than MP3, even at 320 kbps. FLAC is pure love if you have a proper soundset, but for regular headphones, meh :P
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Mánagarmr on July 23, 2012, 06:37:09 PM
Holy effing pantherpaws! I just listened to the tunes on the website and then side-by-side compared it to the in game music. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Okay, we need part two ASAP so I can buy both!
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: tigersfan on July 24, 2012, 09:35:39 AM
I love bandcamp for their humor :P Though I wouldn't exactly classify OGG Vorbis as something for audiophiles. It's objectively better than MP3, even at 320 kbps. FLAC is pure love if you have a proper soundset, but for regular headphones, meh :P

Objectively? I'm not sure about that, depending on the type of music it is. Strings tend to have so much depth that there's no way any digital medium could capture it all, so the more that gets captured the better. But, the more electronic the music gets, the less this tends to be true.

I've found that with most sound systems that most people have, an MP3 at VBR0 is nearly indistinguishable from Vorbis q9 files.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Mánagarmr on July 24, 2012, 12:36:45 PM
Well, I wasn't referring so much to listening experience as the low level technical parts of it. The compression MP3 uses causes artifacts (granted, only on qualities below 192) while I've never heard Vorbis cause those artifacts, even at abysmal quality.

Though if one is truly an audiophile, FLAC is likely the way to go.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: tigersfan on July 24, 2012, 01:27:24 PM
Well, I wasn't referring so much to listening experience as the low level technical parts of it. The compression MP3 uses causes artifacts (granted, only on qualities below 192) while I've never heard Vorbis cause those artifacts, even at abysmal quality.

Though if one is truly an audiophile, FLAC is likely the way to go.

Ahhh, in that case, they are objectively better then, yes. :)

Also, FLAC are nice, but boy are they HUGE.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: The Mimic on December 22, 2012, 05:17:10 AM
Would I be misguided to expect a Volume 2, given AVWW2 and the new music in there as well as new music added since the last volume? This is all really good stuff and I'd love to have high quality versions, and to show my support.

AbandonedTown1/2 are both amazing, still. That piano!
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: PVega8 on January 28, 2013, 12:57:13 PM
AVWW Vol. 2 is now going to be AVWW 2.

I'm glad you like the new music!

Check out the new theme to AVWW 2: https://soundcloud.com/pablo-vega-music/to-one-wholl-stand-and-fight

The idea behind it is that the world was once beautiful, darkness crept over it, and now there's someone who will fight to make it how it used to be.

The choir in the background has 12 voices (me dubbed over a ton of times), then 6 more voices of war chants (grunts of different kinds essentially). The main melody is sung by my wife, and you can faintly hear my voice in the background towards the left speaker as well. This was a ton of fun to do, and the first track with actual lyrics in it.

Hope you guys enjoy it! And stay tuned for the release of AVWW 2.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: PVega8 on January 28, 2013, 12:59:15 PM
Lyrics:

Long ago, when skies would brightly show
The stars that glow above a blue horizon,
I'd stand below them, and though the wind would blow,
I'd wave hello, and always fix my eyes on

Those lights that grow, with moon up high and sun down low,
No rush to go, the dawn would always rise on.

But darkness grows, and light now flickers low,
And shadows roam, and hope has passed
To one who'll stand and fight.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: KingIsaacLinksr on January 28, 2013, 02:27:39 PM
That is just awesome.

Btw, the "enhanced" version of AVWW1's main theme, is that staying in the game anywhere?
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Mánagarmr on January 28, 2013, 02:28:05 PM
The lyrics really took me by surprise! :O I didn't read the thread, I just clicked the link and listened, so when you guys started singing, I went O_o.

Very nice!
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: PVega8 on January 28, 2013, 02:38:23 PM
Btw, the "enhanced" version of AVWW1's main theme, is that staying in the game anywhere?
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I'm not sure yet. I'll have to talk to Chris about it.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: x4000 on January 28, 2013, 02:40:43 PM
I'm pretty sure it will be.  We're still distributing it with the game, and I might use it for right when you are starting a new game and choosing your character, etc.
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Post by: Pepisolo on January 28, 2013, 03:05:03 PM
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and I might use it for right when you are starting a new game and choosing your character, etc

Might work well actually. I was thinking the other day that a separate bit of music for the character select might be nice.

A couple of my favourite character select musics: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG35RzBZH94

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6fjfczpSKk

Edit: Something I've just realised -- the music cuts out when selecting a mage class. If you do implement the old theme as a character select music it should probably run on through the Mage Class select screen. Gives the player a little more time to enjoy it, too.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: PVega8 on February 06, 2013, 03:15:34 PM
https://soundcloud.com/pablo-vega-music/to-one-wholl-stand-and-fight

New remastered version of the Theme if any audiophiles are interested!
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: LaughingThesaurus on March 09, 2013, 12:19:40 AM
Just want to say I discovered something that's probably well known. I think the warp gate theme song for Valley 1 actually has a bit of an AI War theme mixed in later on... exactly like the SMW Special World song. Was that a deliberate nod to the classics like the game was?
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: Coppermantis on March 09, 2013, 01:12:59 AM
Indeed it does have some AI War mixed in. Took me an embarassingly long time to get it, I had to have someone point it out before I recognized the tune. :(
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Post by: LaughingThesaurus on March 09, 2013, 01:48:56 AM
In your defense I kind of listen to the songs obsessively. Because they're awesome.
Title: Re: A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!
Post by: PVega8 on March 09, 2013, 09:04:22 AM
Considering that the AI War theme was my first real successful theme, you will hear it probably once in every OST :) good catch!