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DUKE NUKEM REMIXED. Reduked 2010 - 2016  "Duke Nukem 3D Soundtrack: Remixed"

User is offline   Mike Norvak 

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Hi everyone. As many of you already know:

In 2010, I released a digital album Here in the forums and I promised to make a second and even a third album with remixes from Duke Nukem 3D and Duke Nukem II respectively, I was even planning to release an overhauled version of the first album in 2014...

We are already in 2016, real life and stuff (and the consequences of my own personality -aka an endless circle of TOC and procrastination) has slowed me down and even stopped me from working on more videogame remixes remixes. The logic of a whole 30 track digital album (3 albums or a 3 part album in fact) with pristine and catching cover artwork, proper mixing and mastering for each track (a skill that I need to master a lot -pun intended-) that also needs to match the overall sound, the fear of the sense that once released nothing about the album(s) could be changed, the "creation" of a digital label to start a whole new project -which logo never totally convinced me, the lack of a hosting site to upload it (actually I did stop paying the site), literally got me into an iteration trap as Micky C would say, or The Gambini effect as I'd like to call it :D ... In addition to an issue related to someone in the industry that (indirectly) discourage me to even keep working on this project, plus a somewhat depressive mood from time to time... All that made me stop working on this at some point and not caring about it any more...

Till now...

REDUKED is:

A musical odyssey through Duke Nukem 3D universe...

A personal expression in sound of the affection to a videogame from the childhood and youth of many people (including me)...

A part of my life, It could even be a 6 year child lol.

And I want you to be part of this odyssey.

So I just uploaded most of the tracks to a special account of soundcloud for your enjoyment, instead of releasing the album(s) as a finished product, I decided to show you REDUKED as a process which I have been part, an anthology from 2010 to 2016, every remix with its own motivation, style and moment in time.

If you want to listen to the tracks in higher quality or save them in you HD create an account in soundcloud and use the download button on each track (I know I know... but is 2016 already, isn't it?) Maybe I can upload any track if someone is willing to host it. All the tracks are in .ogg format on highest quality.

Hope you'll enjoy it!

The link is in my signature.

BTW: There's a short semblance of some tracks in the description, (if you are on a pc)

Here's the link if you are reading this on your phone:

NOISE BOULDER RECORDS


This post has been edited by Mike Norvak: 11 June 2016 - 05:14 PM

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User is offline   Micky C 

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It's finally out?! Holy cow, gonna have a listen now.

I didn't realize my "iteration trap" phrase had gained traction.

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User is offline   Duke Legacy 

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Amazing Mike love the pissed office box one really good and im still listing to them as well

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User is online   MusicallyInspired 

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Saw this on SoundCloud earlier but haven't had the chance to really listen yet. Good on you! I know all about the hurdles of discouragement and procrastination in releasing music projects. Releasing them as they come is something people are doing more and more and it's easier on the nerves :). Looking forward to this!
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User is offline   xenoxols 

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Is "Back to the Streets" supposed to be streets.mid and the first level of DN2's music combined? Anyways, these sound great.
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User is offline   Mike Norvak 

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View Postxenoxols, on 19 March 2016 - 06:38 AM, said:

Is "Back to the Streets" supposed to be streets.mid and the first level of DN2's music combined? Anyways, these sound great.


Yeah, call it a mash up, medley or whatever, both are produced by Bobby Prince, I think they got a somewhat similar style and the same key note iirc. Glad you like it.
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Absolutely wonderful stuff! I've been looking forward to these tracks since you first announced them, and in no way did the end result disappoint.

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View PostMike Norvak, on 19 March 2016 - 12:45 AM, said:

Hope you'll enjoy it!

I did. I think you guys even improved your overall sound a bit, it's a little more softer and smoother. Posted Image

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This post has been edited by Hank: 19 March 2016 - 09:58 AM

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User is offline   Mike Norvak 

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View PostHank, on 19 March 2016 - 09:57 AM, said:

I did. I think you guys even improved your overall sound a bit, it's a little more softer and smoother. Posted Image


Well, for the moment is just me, I think the redaction is a bit confusing? but it'd be cool (and I plan to) include another artists in the future and even make collabs. I'll explain later what Noise Boulder is all about. Glad you like it!

@Micky C @Demon Duke @Musically Inspired @xenoxols @Murphy Black Thanks for your comments!


This post has been edited by Mike Norvak: 19 March 2016 - 10:13 AM

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Finally getting a chance to listen to these. Love Water World so far!
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Hey Mike can you do ps1 edition of Duke 3D I would like to hear remixes of those if it is ok with you

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User is offline   Mike Norvak 

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View PostMusicallyInspired, on 20 March 2016 - 11:13 AM, said:

Finally getting a chance to listen to these. Love Water World so far!


Glad you liked it, some feedback for the other dozen tracks?


View PostDemon Duke, on 20 March 2016 - 11:40 AM, said:

Hey Mike can you do ps1 edition of Duke 3D I would like to hear remixes of those if it is ok with you


There are more remixes to come. Hint: here's a list of names of the tracks planned to be released (Most are WIP)

Spoiler


And I won't say anything else about them...


This post has been edited by Mike Norvak: 21 March 2016 - 11:01 PM

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User is offline   Duke Legacy 

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Awesome can't wait to hear them

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View PostMike Norvak, on 21 March 2016 - 10:22 PM, said:

Glad you liked it, some feedback for the other dozen tracks?


Not yet. Didn't have time. I'm sure they are all great, though. I did listen to Back to the Streets. Very clever arrangement!
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User is offline   Mike Norvak 

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Download for this old track now available!
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User is offline   Daedolon 

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Any way of putting the whole thing up on Bandcamp? I hate Soundcloud for full albums, since it's meant for more WIP style of things anyway, unlike Bandcamp.

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Not necessarily WIP, but it's more like a radio station than a place to get albums. I too would recommend Bandcamp. You can release albums for free.
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User is offline   Mike Norvak 

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Bandcamp. Yeah I can do that, the thing is that as I said earlier Reduked isn't an "album" anymore, I don't want the tracks to have a particular order nor to be identified as "this comes from Reduked 1, that one is from Reduked 3" (for example I just updated the playlist to show first the less played/known tracks) as well there are many unfinished songs that need to be done prior the release of an album.

What I could do is choose the best (already released) tunes and upload them as 2 or 3 EP (with 3 - 5 songs) and make them downloadable.

The soundcloud stuff has been really useful to be sure the tracks sound more or less good on different dispositives, headphones or speakers (you won't believe how many times I deleted and reuploaded some of the tracks due sounding "muddy" or "harsh" on my phone headphones before announcing it) as well to actually measure the popularity of each track. I've had kinda complains by some persons for being uploaded on soundcloud, but I think is an excellent platform both for showing previews and finished stuff, and be discovered on internet as an artist.
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User is offline   Daedolon 

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Could have them in the Duke3D order of appearance.

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I forgot that you said you were avoiding an album format. Soundcloud makes sense, then.
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User is offline   Mike Norvak 

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I was wondering. What the tracks of Reduked makes you think about? Does they bring images or memories to your head? How do you imagine a Duke game could be if it had a soundtrack like this?


This post has been edited by Mike Norvak: 12 April 2016 - 01:25 PM

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The Playstation version had a more danceable or upbeat soundtrack compared to Duke 3D, and it worked for it, giving it a different feel. So I guess with your music I'd imagine a Duke game that's maybe faster-paced and more funny in tone than some of the more serious or atmospheric vibes of the original music.
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User is offline   Mike Norvak 

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Hi. Not any news, anyway I'd really enjoy to read reviews, opinions or just thoughs. Has been two months since the release and I haven't received many feedback aside from a few people, is the soundcloud format that discouraging? Okay I'm gonna make a Bandcamp account for this :)
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Soundcloud is fine. Bandcamp would be great to be able to download them in FLAC. Sometimes no news is good news, even if you'd rather hear it. :) In my experience, people don't generally post much feedback on music in any form of release. It's just kind of the way it is...
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User is offline   Lunick 

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I listen to the remixes every now and then and even have your Dethtoll as a replacement in my EDuke32 directory :)
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User is offline   deuxsonic 

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Maybe share an archive of all the tracks as FLAC? One big download would be convenient.
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That's one of the things Bandcamp can do.
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User is offline   deuxsonic 

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https://mega.nz/#!ak...x_NnWyH3aGRYy2o
I've uploaded an archive that's basically just all of the stuff on his Soundcloud downloaded.

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I've been listening to this pretty much daily since I downloaded everything. It's just awesome.
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I see that you've avoided a Grabbag remake. Is it because at this point everyone and their mother has made one?

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