Hi all! I have stumbled is something magnificent that I didn't know: Chris Granner has released the tape containing the music of the DCS sound system. I've heard it on Pinsound forum.
You can download here
Nobody commented about it? What you tough not about the quality, but about the music itself. Do you like more? Less? Would you swap "ROM" (I know it's another board and all, just speaking).
I wish to start:
It's unused in the production. It was the main theme. That's a tune a would to have in my real TZ, in a different place than Lock Lit (I still prefer the GE song)
The same tune as before, but missing the guitar.
Classic attract mode music
The extend intro of the main theme of the TV show. Some times heard in the attract mode, but it's more complete. I prefer this version!
The main theme now it's more uptempo with that sound effect at the end. It's like an hurryup
Lock lit, more uptempo, xylophone and some synth voice: that's one the most beautiful music on the original track, and it's lock is lit
It's a buildup for the next song, I don't think it was used on production TZ
This is like a multiball, that's didn't go to production TZ either (well, there were more multiballs planned in TZ, as flyer states, and don't forget the whole six color in the clock face thing)
I think is's too much techno for TZ, but it's the Multiball Ready in all it's gloryfull DCS quality
Don't used in production
Super slot. It's the same in every single note!
Clock Millions: more darker, I really like it!
Pinball Wizard-esque music, not used in the game
06.37 Various jingles
07.07 Monopolyesque music, not used
07.33 Music not used
08.01 Another music not used
08.29 Powerball prelaunch
08.38 Powerball in play: It's beefed up version, it's incredible how some tune can be so new to hear yet so familiar!
Not used two times: it's present in the sound ROMs of the actual game, but this piano solo is unused in the actual game
This music implied that Piano would be used for a mode, as the flyer shows to us
One the best song of Production TZ it's wonderful also in its DCS version
It's your classic Pop goes the weasel
Battle the power
That guitar give a more menacing tone, and it's really like a boss fight music. I always wondered if the DCS had some chants like Indiana Jones Steal the stones. Now I know that they weren't
That's incredible. The DCS is wonderful, compared with the nondcs version, that used part of it as samples (you can hear the difference between the yamaha part and sampled part)
Multiball music interrupts in various points.
Next part is IMHO:
There are two tails. One for ending without rematch (11.39)
One for the rematch (11.46) and it's failing music (11.52).
I always tough the ending of multiball without rematch was too abrupt in the production game.
Town square madness, with all the sound effects
Sound effect for greed targets in normal play
They were one of the worst lost in transition, I would say
Great, great sound effect associated with the photo camera. Another great loss
Camera photo intro
No so different
Your classic Williams hurryup. That wouldn't have the final version cause Fast Lock needs voice intermissions pause
Not so different
I really like it, I'm wondering if DCS music would have changed the story of this pinball.
Twilight Zone was the first "superpin", meaning wider, more toys and a new sound system. It was to set a milestone in many ways.
The songs that are present in both the YM2151 and DCS version are stunning in their late version. Main theme and Lock Lit in DCS version are really good piece of music, but Twilight Zone Song is such a classic in the TZ Pinball that changing it would be a bad thing.
The unused pieces are similiar on what you will find on later games like Roadshow or Monopoly.
The one thing I really miss on TZ is a proper unique tune for LITZ. Powerball Mania is good, but having a new tune for the last mode would have been awesome!
Sorry for this wall of text