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New Game Music Style Track

Composition in the style of a 16bit SNES/Mega Drive (GENS) RPG video game. Created using Native Instruments FM8 (Brass), East West Samples – Goliash (Strings), East West Samples RA (Kyoto) and Reaktor (Marimba Synth and percussion, of my own making). I love writing music is the style of old school game music and think will […]

Minecraft – Volume Beta Review

Check out my latest game music review over at Original Sound Version. This time I review Minecraft – Volume Beta, part 2 of a 2 part soundtrack by Daniel Rosenfeld (AKA C418). Here is a snippet of what I had to say: With my last review I had difficulty separating my affection for the game from […]

Minecraft – Volume Alpha Review

Check out my latest game music review over at Original Sound Version. This time I review Minecraft – Volume Alpha, part 1 of a 2 part soundtrack by Daniel Rosenfeld (AKA C418). Here is a snippet of what I had to say: So, how do you represent the vast world of Minecraft in music form? The […]

Super Mario 3D World OST Review

Check out my latest game music review over at Original Sound Version. This time I review Super Mario 3D World by Mahito Yokota. Here is a snippet of what I had to say: However, when I started listening to the music, I was initially disappointed. I can tell that the track list follows the appearance of […]

A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy

So; After some furious mouse clicking and phone calls to the Barbarian Centre in London, just before Christmas, I managed to  get some pretty amazing tickets to a premier Final Fantasy Concert, “A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy.” As with the other, fully orchestral, New World concerts, conductor Arnie Roth took center stage […]

Beatbuddy OST Released on Bandcamp

When visiting nubuwo.com today, I came across the soundtrack release for a game I have never herd of before. Beatbuddy, a gorgeous side scrolling rhythm game for PC, MAC and Linux (and soon to be released on steam) is truly a work of art, if for nothing else but it’s amazing music! It’s a mix of […]

GameDev.net – How To Make My Sample Library Sound Good

There is an excellent video tutorial in the Music and Sound section of GameDev.net website. Here, Caleb Faith demonstrates how to make staccato strings sound as realistic as possible. When real life instrumentalists are playing their instrument they naturally make their own subtle accents. This video is demonstrating how you can replicate this to make music which […]

Minecraft – Volume Beta Release

Following on from Minecraft – Volume Alpha, released back in 2011, game music artist C418 has released a second Minecraft album, this time titled Volume Beta. One wonders if there will be a third album, simply named Minecraft? Anyway, the 140 minute album includes music from “the all-new creative mode, menu tunes, the horrors of the nether, the […]

The Videri String Quartet ‘Portals’ Review

Video Game Music Goes Classical Check out my latest game music review over at Original Sound Version. This time I review the debut album of the Videri String Quartet and their covers of various game music classics. Here is a snippet of what I had to say: So; in comes the Videri String Quartet, a group of […]