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Operation Black Mesa
New Operation Black Mesa Main Theme
June 10, 2013 - Uphys

Hello there.
I'm Uphys, the latest composer for Operation Black Mesa.

Today we'd like to share the new OBM Main Theme with you.
As I begin working on the soundtrack once again, I'm fully aware that I'll merely be able to please a desirably high percentage of our audience, as each of us envisions the setting and atmosphere of Opposing Force in their own fashion; yet I welcome any piece of useful feedback or criticism that comes my way.

Listen to the track on YouTube.

Thanks, once again, for all your votes. We really appreciate it!

18 Comments
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Williams1977 Aug 5, 2013 @ 3:51am 
One word- EPIC!
(╯°□°)╯︵ ʎɔınſ Jul 28, 2013 @ 6:31pm 
@|eXtv| Airon
I agree
|eXtv| Airon Jul 25, 2013 @ 5:28am 
The opening bass drones a little from 0:09-0:12. Might be better to compress the lower bass slightly to catch that or dynamically EQ it.

Overall the tune is reasonably well compressed, but this does hurt the second part because of all the distrotion that gets added. It made me reach for the volume control.. At -6.8 LUFS the tune is excessivly loud really. Why not give yourself a little more range to play with. This isn't radio and we don't all have to follow Valves example.
|eXtv| Airon Jul 25, 2013 @ 5:28am 
I'll just go for the (IMHO of course) negatives in this nice production.

The actual theme is less recognisable in this arrangment and mix, because after listening to it once I found it difficult to remember. The jump in loudness for the drum parts is comendable, but the sound could be a little smoother so nobody will ever reach for the volume control(scoop a slight bit).

Perhaps supporting the main theme with other instruments in the second part would plant the theme in to the listeners head in a stronger fashion. The theme is subdued in the second part. I'd be trying to mix the entire thing around that theme.
Ozzy G Jul 24, 2013 @ 8:51pm 
No need to tweak, solid tune
BadVins72[FR] Jul 19, 2013 @ 6:09am 
Demo please ^^
Bruxudus Jul 18, 2013 @ 11:32am 
Nicely done it really goes with the game!
Garfunkle A90 Jul 17, 2013 @ 6:21pm 
Amazing job!
Vent Xekart Jul 12, 2013 @ 6:54am 
Not bad...
Hum Jul 11, 2013 @ 11:49am 
Great!