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Old 09-28-2009, 08:16 AM
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Hey, I'm a grad student in music and make a living from it. I'm curious who wrote the music altitude for the opening screen. Anyone?
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:32 AM
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I think Vi did most/all of the music
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:39 PM
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USC grad?

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Old 09-28-2009, 05:11 PM
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It's all Vi, I believe, who play's under the name "Vi". Her tag on the forums is "Vi*".
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:18 PM
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She's in the game credits as well.
You can check her website at http://vihart.com/.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:37 PM
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Thanks, I'll look into her site. Ya, I'm at USC.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:05 PM
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This obviously relates to altitude, put it in the genereal >_>
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:06 PM
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Aw I could totally see this come up around the virtual water cooler.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:58 PM
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I guess there's not much left for me to say. Hi Patch! I'm Vi and I wrote the altitude music.

Relevant post on my website: http://vihart.com/blog/tags/altitude.html
Which contains earlier ideas as well.

Though my favourite version is still http://vihart.com/altitude/Altifour.mp3
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:38 AM
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Thanks, I'll look into her site. Ya, I'm at USC.
cool. I'm thinking about applying for their popular music course next year.

Would love to go east coast for college, but being a drummer requires having a car haha.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:23 AM
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Hey Vi: great job, its really creative. I'll check out the other version too. You obviously studied? What other stuff do you do? Ever write for guitar?

Red: It is a such a great place for music. For guitar, hands down, one of the best in the world. I've heard good things about the new pop degree. Just started this year I think.

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Old 09-29-2009, 03:36 AM
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Vi: I'm also curious what sound design you used.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:41 AM
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Hi Patch, I'm glad you like it. It was actually all produced using Sibelius, directly from regular music notation. That way when altitude makes millions and hires the Altitude Orchestra, it will be easy to print out the sheet music ;]
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:47 AM
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Great, I didn't know Sibelius had that type of expression, though I do still need to upgrade to 6.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:32 AM
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Thanks, I'll look into her site. Ya, I'm at USC.
cool I'm a grad student at usc too, on the health sciences campus.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:51 AM
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so much USC here....I drive through Greek Row everyday to get to school...looks like quite the good times lol.

Couches on the roof....plastic cups everywhere....beach volleyball court front lawns lol....I can't wait
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:46 AM
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Rye: No way! That's cool. I'm just finishing up my DMA in music performance. Are you masters? PhD?
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:17 AM
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Would love to go east coast for college, but being a drummer requires having a car haha.
A.R.A.B., come to Berklee!! Seriously, there is no better place for popular music. I'm studying Blues and Rock guitar performance there. So many sweet classes and awesome teachers. I highly reccomend it.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:12 PM
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Great, I didn't know Sibelius had that type of expression, though I do still need to upgrade to 6.
I'm still on 5 too. Sibelius is usually pretty good about things like accent marks, and it follows dynamics pretty well. Good use of staccato marks is key. Sometimes I cheat by marking an accented note as fff also.

It's a little buggy though-- it only seems to want to follow dynamics if they were created for that instrument, so no copy+pasting from other staves or dragging them in. That tripped me up a lot in the beginning. Sibelius has its quirks.
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:02 AM
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Rye: No way! That's cool. I'm just finishing up my DMA in music performance. Are you masters? PhD?
I'm getting my DPT, doctor of physical therapy. Three year program that I just started a month ago. If you ever break a leg in three years, come find me. I'll offer 50% off to Altitude players!
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:18 AM
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If you ever break a leg in three years, come find me. I'll offer 50% off to Altitude players!
quoting so you can't change. i'm holding you to this.
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:26 AM
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A.R.A.B., come to Berklee!! Seriously, there is no better place for popular music. I'm studying Blues and Rock guitar performance there. So many sweet classes and awesome teachers. I highly reccomend it.
Haha. I know a bunch of berklee grads...but I'm a drummer (for 13 years). I would love to go east coast, but I can't haul drums on the subway haha.

I figure USC has a great music program too and I can get solid education / contacts there. Plus LA has the best session opportunities and that's how I'm looking to gain a foothold in the business.

I don't know though...still considering everything.....
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