Technobabble (80s Cyberpunk)

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KVRer
23 posts since 22 May, 2020

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:55 pm

I was recently asked to compose some music for an 80s-Theme Cyberpunk VR game. This is what I came up with for when you're just walking around the city.

Let me know what you think.

https://youtu.be/qUiJv1zGZGs

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KVRAF
7569 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:00 am

didnt really hear much "techno" this sounded more like popbabble to me.
quite chill and enjoyable regardless. could be a little longer.
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KVRist
263 posts since 17 Sep, 2020

Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:18 am

Nice... I'm not sure I'm hearing the cyberpunk tho'. Doesn't really take me there. I'd want to hear more tech or retro synth or something.

Good tune tho'. :)

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KVRian
990 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:12 pm

It works as a little bit of atmospheric music, but I agree with the previous comments...not at all CyberPunk for me...

Dystopian, futuristic - Judge Dredd, Neuromancer, Akira, Blade Runner, Johnny Mnemonic...doesn't really capture any of these for me.
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KVRian
1498 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Post Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:30 pm

I think for a game it might work well.
If you have a VR game that is focused on the visuals, you need music that doesnt grab your senses too much.
I think it might work.
If you have an action scene though it might not match the visual.

KVRer

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23 posts since 22 May, 2020

Post Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:30 pm

Bansaw wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:30 pm
I think for a game it might work well.
If you have a VR game that is focused on the visuals, you need music that doesnt grab your senses too much.
I think it might work.
If you have an action scene though it might not match the visual.
It just plays when you're walking around the city, which is on a lazer grid and looks kinda like Outrun meets Tron.

KVRer
1 posts since 11 Jan, 2021

Post Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:47 am

The comments here seem a bit nicpicky - I thought this was perfect for the purpose. Were they happy with it?

Would I also be right in thinking you'd listened to Deus Ex as a bit of inspiration for this?

Thumbs up.

KVRer

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23 posts since 22 May, 2020

Post Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:02 pm

MrSoft wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:47 am
The comments here seem a bit nicpicky - I thought this was perfect for the purpose. Were they happy with it?
Thanks man. Indeed they were!
MrSoft wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:47 am
Would I also be right in thinking you'd listened to Deus Ex as a bit of inspiration for this?
Yes! I was first shown some just straight up 80s "synthwave" sort of music, but I had another, darker track they liked and so decided to go with something inbetween Deus Ex and 80s guitar and synth scores from action movies and that's how this happened.

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