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Silence music in Skyrim, Dawnguard and Dragonborn. Now you can keep Tavern music for example, and silence the rest ( instead of using settings to kill all music you now have choice ). This also puts an edge on the game, you will get no music cue of danger. And you get to hear sound fx better, like AOS.

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Kill The Orchestra

by Alt3rn1ty

Note : This mod can now be considered final, there is nothing needs doing or updating, objectives achieved.
This mod is also available for Skyrim Special Edition .. Kill The Orchestra SE


This mod installs silent music files which the game will load instead of the original music, disabling the music.
You choose which music to disable by type ( personally I prefer to disable everything except Discover Special locations, Reward music, Tavern music, and the two Special music options for the DLCs )

Resulting in no invisible orchestra throughout the game.
You could just turn the music volume down in settings ..
But then you dont get to hear Tavern music for example
( because the music volume turns down all music )

With this mod you selectively silence music by type.

Also you will not get any hints from the music of any danger ( explore music changing to combat music - you cant hear it ), immersively its a better experience. Now you will be a bit more cautious.

You will get to hear more of the games sound effects and ambient sounds a bit more clearly around the game too. Including other mods sound fx like AOS.

For anyone who has the repeating combat music bug, that is a game engine bug which nobody has been able to fix, the same bug was also in Oblivion, FO3, and FONV before Skyrim. The Unofficial patch team are unable to solve that problem soo .. Just kill it with this mod :)

And .. Just maybe .. Trolls might not be so bad tempered if they dont have to wear pink ear muffs to go to sleep in case you wander past with your stupid invisible orchestra keeping everyone awake. Disclaimer : I cannot be held responsible for Trolls jumping up and down wildly gesticulating after you have installed the mod, you may have upset them all too much already.


In all cases - Install the music types you wish to be silenced
( This may sound weird, but remember you are installing silent music files )

Automated Install :

If you use Nexus Mod Manager, it will use the scripted installation.
Follow instructions and make selections.

Or if you use Wrye Bash, after putting the zip in Bash Installers, go to the Installers tab and right click the zip, and choose Wizard install, follow instructions and make selections.

( or .. just select individual sub-packages followed by right click install / anneal - Wrye Bash users know the drill )

If you are Manually Installing mods instead of using a mod manager :

Extract the archive with 7zip

Copy the music folder(s) of the music you want silenced, to skyrim / data / folder.

For example, if you want to disable only Skyrim exploration music, copy ..
20 Skyrim - Explore Music / music / *all-files* to skyrim / data / music / *all-files*



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