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Semmeringbahn : Wiener Neustadt - Mürzzuschlag

I had a great time working on this one, some insanely detail and beautiful scenery!

I went pretty hard on the environmental ambience for this one, seeing as the route is almost entirely away from busy towns & cities. It not only meant really stretching the use of what I'd already made, but also creating new & fresh blueprints to help bring the route to life with a wider variety of nature ambience

What have I done?

  • Environmental ambience

  • Scenario-specific audio

  • BmZ Coach audio

There's a lot of pretty neat details on this route, so here's a few that I remember wanting to talk about:

While working on the West Somerset Railway remastering project, I noticed some bird blueprints that were positioned in 3D, called 'Domes'. I thought this was great as (Aside from my tree wind & bird spline), nature sounds where just stereo ambience. So I've brought this back! There's all sorts of cool creatures in there; Owls, Bats, Even some woodpeckers! 

There's a narrow gauge railway near Payerbach Reichenau station, the track's represented in-game so I thought it would be a nice touch to have a whistle blow every now and then from over the hill. I found some reference footage from the railway so was able to design my own whistle sounds to match the reference 

As a cool little detail, (almost a bit of an easter egg seeing as how hard it is to notice in normal gameplay). I thought it would be cool to have some houses loudly watching the TV or listening to music in evenings. 

For the TV, I re-used the short shows I designed for Oliver's upgraded passenger animations. But just made them sound like they were playing inside a house, from a TV.

For the music, I used some of my own music that I'm planning to release for free once I finish the album. It's fairly unintelligible with the amount of muffling I applied but it's certainly groovier than royalty free music. I also don't have to worry about licenses & rights because I'd made them, phew!

There are 3 houses on the route, near the track, that plays this noise from 9pm until Midnight. But I'm not saying where. Here's what to listen out for:

S_SEMM_HouseTV_BlockbusterRhys Lampard
00:00 / 01:45
S_SEMM_HouseTV_DocumentaryRhys Lampard
00:00 / 01:28
S_SEMM_HouseTV_TheKingsRailwayRhys Lampard
00:00 / 01:54
S_SEMM_HouseTV_DnBTrackRhys Lampard
00:00 / 03:44
S_SEMM_HouseTV_PopTrack1Rhys Lampard
00:00 / 02:51
S_SEMM_HouseTV_PopTrack2Rhys Lampard
00:00 / 04:05
S_SEMM_HouseTV_PopTrack3Rhys Lampard
00:00 / 03:14

This is the only context clue I'm giving:

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