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Offline TripleQuestionMark

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Greetings everyone!
I was wondering if, by chance, anyone knew which
soundfonts and/or VSTi are used in Worms Armageddon.
I'm particularly interested in those used for the various
vanilla fanfares, both anthems and other fanfares.
(you can totally see where this is going)
Thank you very much indeed for your time,
and have a good day/night!

Re: [Question] Seeking for WA's soundfonts/VSTi (mostly for fanfares)
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2020, 12:07 PM »
Hmmm, this is a tricky one. Out of the more prominent sound formats that appear in the second generation games, I feel like we have soundbanks (worm voices) the most explored, apart from obviously the Wormsongs themselves. Fanfares in particular might be among the least looked into...

There have been occasions I recall, especially with the background music tracks in Worms 2 and Armageddon, where people over the years have identified similarities with music from other artists, sometimes outright samples from notable libraries of the time, but I don't remember anything similar ever happening with fanfares, personally.

One thing you could do is look for interviews with Bjørn Lynne aka Dr. Awesome, the lead sound designer on most Worms games. There's some very old ones floating around out there on the internet, and maybe some of them go into more detail on his creative process at the time. Here's a couple I found myself reading pretty recently that don't, but they're kinda interesting anyway:

http://wa.worms2d.info/main.html?page=abou&area=thet&inte=bjor

http://dream17.abime.net/viewpoint_interviews.php?id=2

And here's some video interviews and other things that might potentially reveal some details, or at least point you in the right direction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S03tkpDspfA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcyHqJ6ZHXs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yemm3fkfars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxgpCn9RLUk

Good luck!
« Last Edit: April 07, 2020, 12:20 PM by KoreanRedDragon »

Offline Bloopy

Re: [Question] Seeking for WA's soundfonts/VSTi (mostly for fanfares)
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 03:29 PM »
Perhaps you could try contacting Bjørn Lynne through his website.
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Offline skunk3

Re: [Question] Seeking for WA's soundfonts/VSTi (mostly for fanfares)
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2020, 10:41 AM »
Greetings everyone!
I was wondering if, by chance, anyone knew which
soundfonts and/or VSTi are used in Worms Armageddon.
I'm particularly interested in those used for the various
vanilla fanfares, both anthems and other fanfares.
(you can totally see where this is going)
Thank you very much indeed for your time,
and have a good day/night!


In an interview he said that he primarily used the Kurzweil K2500 workstation as well as a Novation Supernova virtual analog synthesizer, so they aren't really sound fonts or VSTi's. As far as the individual patches go, I'm sure that it's a mix of presets with custom-tailored sounds. I do recognize a few 'obviously Kurzweil' sounds within the music for W:A but that's only because I'm a keyboard nerd.

Re: [Question] Seeking for WA's soundfonts/VSTi (mostly for fanfares)
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2020, 08:19 PM »
It couldn't have been any VSTi anyway. They didn't even exist prior to WA's release.