I generally hate duel music mods. Why? Most people don't seem to get the difference between ambient background music and battle-themed background music. In all honesty, it's a thin line sometimes, but there are those that step far away from said line and thus render the duel music ineffective.
Is this one? Eh...it's debatable, but first, a brief look-through. What we have here is 9 minutes worth of awesome that the author composed himself. It's primary genre is techno/trance, and that much is evident. The song itself is impressive, but can it push itself over the line into combat-worthy? Well, to check my suspicions, I decided to give it a field test. In a blind study, I dueled with a random subject in an unplanned staff versus staff battle, utilizing this duel music as my audio supplement. Suffice to say, my suspicions were confirmed. This music would be good only for fast-paced skilled fighters(regardless of weapon choice.) My opponent was sadly not very skilled in the use of the staff saber(Fan moar plz,) and as such, the audio supplement was not very fitting for that particular combat situation.
All in all, however, this piece is good to listen to regardless of its combat value or not. I would definitely suggest taking a look at this original remix and enjoy it thoroughly =_=
- Averus Retruthan
###################### Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy ###################### TITLE: Star Wars Trance in C-minor: Duel Music Mod AUTHOR: Blue Ninja ======================= INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Unzip the file to My Computer/C:/Program Files/LucasArts/Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy/GameData/Base folder. ALSO: You may have to remove any other duel music mod pk3's from your base folder for this to work. ======================= CREDITS: To John Williams for composing the melody I used. To my friend Brahm for getting me FL Studio.... ======================= DESCRIPTION: I was browsing through the duel music mods on JK3files and it seemed to me that most of the files were simply music from CD's or off the internet--no creativity involved! None that I could find were custom made songs. So I have made a (hopefully!) duel-worthy song with a tune that should be familiar... It's trance/techno, tempo is quite fast, and it's not all the melody from Willaims, I have some of my own stuff that leads into it. I didn't sample anything from the original music. I made the music myself, using FL studio and Sonar for some of it. ======================= COMMENTS: I hope you like it. I enjoyed making it. Oh yeah, the song's 9 minutes, so hopefully the size doesn't put too many of you off downloading it... sorry! ======================= THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS. THIS IS MY MUSIC DO NOT CLAIM IT AS YOUR OWN. PLEASE.
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