Monday, May 29, 2006

X:3 soundtrack problems

My only problem with the score is its number of tracks. Rather than combine several cuts into one, Varese decided--for some reason--to release 71 minutes of score onto 27 tracks. That averages out to a little over 2 1/2 minutes per cue. That's pretty short, especially if the composer is trying to develop any of those tracks. Still, Powell's excellent themes roll seamlessly throughout the disjointed tracks......

BUT, I have a solution to this matter. If you're a stickler for continuity--like I am--here's a solution to a soundtrack like this one.

  1. Download and install the free program: Audacity.
  2. Use Audacity to import the score tracks, then, effortlessly combine certain tracks together and export the file as a SINGLE mp3.
  3. I'd take Clark Douglas' recommendation of the combination of these tracks:

Tracks 1-2, 3, 4-5, 6-7, 8, 9-11, 12-15, 16, 17-18, 19-27 (have continuity to them, but that combo would create a Crimson Tide-esque 28 minute long cue, so....may want to cut those up a bit!)

-Sam Van Eerden


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