Pleased to say that an awesome game project I have been working on over the last month or so has just launched it’s first trailer. I composed the main theme for the game, which you can hear a bit of in the trailer below.
Woke up yesterday and felt the urge to try writing some chiptune! Not a style that I usually work in but I often find that arbitrary restrictions can be quite inspiring when composing so I decided to give it a go. I needed some kind of visual prompt to help me with the writing process, so I decided to re-score the final boss battle from Analgesic Productions awesome 2013 game Anodyne. Really can’t recommend this game (and it’s awesome sequel) enough to fans of old school JRPG’s like me.
Anyway, here’s what I came up with:
This week I decided to do something I’ve never done before, an orchestral arrangement of one of my all time favourite bits of video game music!
I picked Song of Memories as it’s a super emotive piece that’s pretty simple harmonically & I thought it would lend itself well to orchestration. I never normally write music like this but I felt like it would be a good challenge and I recently picked up Spitfire Audio’s BBC SO Discover plugin so I felt like I should really test out it’s capabilities.
I decided to post a video of the result over the final scene of FFIX as I felt like it worked quite well over the scene, and that I should start to make use of my much neglected YouTube channel! I didn’t score this to picture, but I’m currently working on a re-design & re-score of the opening FMV to Grandia, another one of my all time favourite JRPG’s.
I’ll make sure to post that up here when i’m done, in the meantime, here’s my arrangement of Song of Memories.