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The making of Corporate Intranet Menu Music
Document created: 2020-SEP-29
Last document update: 2020-Oct-29, 00:50

Corporate Intranet Menus Music is part of the Fornax Void album Cyberspace Database.

The track was recorded between August 2018 and February 2020.

Also check the Cyberspace Database Project Documentation for more information about the audio gear used on Cyberspace Database as well as a complete synthesizer-per-track utilization list.

Table of contents:
  • creation of the music
  • creation of the video
  • all downloads







  • CREATION OF THE MUSIC


    FINAL TRACK
    The final track went live on Bandcamp with the V 1.0 release of Cyberspace Database on February the 2nd 2020. You can check out the entire album on Bandcamp.


    Screenshot of the tracker music software renoise with the Corporate Intranet Menu Music project file.
    RENOISE
    Corporate Intranet Menu Music was recorded between 2018-AUG-29 and 2020-FEB-02. Initial composition steps found place inside renoise. The project was stuck with just 4 patterns for over 8 months, until most of the composition was finished between 2019-MAY-06 and 2020-MAY-29.

    The synthesizers I used within Renoise were the three Korg's Legacy plugins M1, WaveStation and Mono/Poly. For the initial mix in Renoise I mostly used native Renoise plugins with the exception of TAL Reverb 4, a free reverb plugin.

    Close to the end of the project (after the steps mentioned below), I also created slimmed version that fits on a floppy disk.


    CUBASE
    After I finished composing in Renoise, I exported all the tracks as separate files and imported them to Cubase.

    There, I did some refinement as well as recording additional layers with the Roland JV-2080, Korg M1R, Yamaha TX802, Akai S1000 and E-Mu Morpheus to flesh out percussion details (Image 1).

    In a second step I also added an additional synthesizer melody towards the end of the track using the Roland JV-1080 (Image 2).


    HP DESKJET 500C ON AKAI S1000
    The percussion samples used on the Akai S1000 were sourced from my 1991 HP DeskJet 500C. These samples where initially recorded for use on the Cyberspace Database track 'SysAdmin Coffee Break Saga' but were never used on that track.


    FLOPPY DISK
    For the 'Executive Edition' of the physical release of Cyberspace Database, I've created a version of the Renoise project of Corporate Intranet Menu Music, that fits on a 1,44 MB floppy disk.

    The vector graphics for the sticker on the floppy disk were created with Adobe Illustrator. There is also an animated version of this graphic to be found here: here

    You can download the full content of the floppy disk:
    FornaxVoid_CIMM_FloppyDisk_Content.zip


    CREATION OF THE VIDEO


    FINAL VIDEO
    The final video will go live on YouTube in October 2020.

    Resolution: 3840 × 2160 px
    Framerate: 60 fps

    Upload format: ProRes422HQ

    Streaming format: h.264


    MAPPING
    The video for Corporate Menu Music was created between 2016-AUG-24 when I started on the first map and 2020-MAY-31 when I uploaded the final version of the video to YouTube. It took another couple of months until the video went public on 2020-OCT-14.

    All the mapping was done in TrenchBroom 1.1.6 Build 381 by Kristian Duske & Co. Close to all of the textures used were created by myself and added to Q.WAD with Wally Version 1.55B by Ty Matthews and Neal White. Compiling was done with ne_q1spCompilingGui v1.0.3 by C. Jones (‘necros’).

    FornaxVoid_CIMM_PlayableMaps_2020OCT14.zip (30.2 MB) — All maps used in the C.I.M.M. video. Tested with LadyHavoc's Darkplaces Q1 engine port.

    FornaxVoid_CIMM_EditableMaps_2020OCT14.zip (19.5 MB) — All project files of the maps used in the C.I.M.M. video. Created with TrenchBroom 1.1.6 Build 381. Includes Textures in .WAD file.


    TEXTURING
    Close to all of the textures used were created by myself and added to Q.WAD with Wally Version 1.55B by Ty Matthews and Neal White.

    FornaxVoid_CIMM_TexturePack_2020OCT14.zip (16.5 MB) — All custom made Fornax Void textures used in the C.I.M.M. video in one .WAD file.


    COMPILING
    Compiling was done with ne_q1spCompilingGui v1.0.3 by C. Jones (‘necros’).


    ALL DOWNLOADS


    FornaxVoid_CIMM_FloppyDisk_Content.zip (860 KB)contents of the C.I.M.M. Floppy Disk release.

    FornaxVoid_CIMM_PlayableMaps_2020OCT14.zip (30.2 MB)All maps used in the C.I.M.M. video. Tested with Darkplaces.

    FornaxVoid_CIMM_EditableMaps_2020OCT14.zip (19.5 MB)All project files of the maps used in the C.I.M.M. video. Created with TrenchBroom 1.1.6 Build 381. Includes texture .WAD file.

    FornaxVoid_CIMM_TexturePack_2020OCT14.zip (16.5 MB)All custom made Fornax Void textures used in the C.I.M.M. video in one .WAD file.






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