Inactive Ambient music transitions

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Chrisk, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Chrisk

    Chrisk Music Weaver Staff Member

    Name: Ambient music transitions
    Summary: Used to create transitions between the different ambient soundtracks
    Scope: Engine
    Current Goal: Setting up IntelliJ
    Phase: Inception
    Curator: Chrisk

    As I already introduced in my music showcase I got an idea how to create an infinite, random-based ambient soundtrack, that more or less doesn't feel looped.

    I created the ambient soundtrack in a way, that it only contains small themes. Some of them are at a higher level in the song progression, some of them are just bridges to the other ones so the song has a song-progression that is kind of interesting.

    The basic idea is to fade-out the current playing song at a specific point in time and fade-in the next on just at the same time, so they create a transition.


    The whole ambient soundtrack is composed in a way, that there are always 2 bars in the beginning that just grab the (as Cervator called it) "sneaky intro" in the soundtrack and fade it in. The last 3 bars are made out of 2 pieces:

    | bar | bar | hall fade-out bar |

    As already mentioned the transition should fade between the first 2 bars of the next song and the 3 last bars of the current song. My plan was to not completely fade-out the current song, but only fade-out the first 2 bars of the last 3 to a certain point (for example 1/3rd of the volume) and then let the hall-fadeout segment do its work.

    While the current track isn't faded out completely, the next song already faded in and starts to play the melody, because the 2 bars that only contains the "sneaky intro" are already over.

    The effect that is now created is a kind of more realistic fade-out, because it isn't linear. You can still hear the hall-fadeout of the current song if you are already listening to the next song so the player thinks, he is listening to a single soundtrack.

    Concept paper:

    I'll provide links to all segments of my ambient soundtracks, just didn't wanted to spam my soundcloud uploading 8 tracks on one day :)
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  2. Cervator

    Cervator Project Lead and Community Wizard Staff Member

    Music wizardry! That is pretty fancy when you put it like that, hadn't thought of it in quite that level of technical detail yet :)

    Sounds great, and I guess that was one of the "bridge" spots I caught it one of the pieces then. So it was on purpose and I was trying to suggest what was already in place, haha

    Also, I'm moving this to the Incubator forum, add the standard header with yourself as curator sometime :)
  3. metouto

    metouto Active Member

    WOW :sneaky: Chrisk you have your very own slot :thumbsup: cooooooool you movn' on up in the world :coffee:
  4. Esereja

    Esereja Active Member

    i like idea. Simple but functional and not too hard to code.

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