120w ago - Insomniac Games Senior Community Manager James Stevenson has made available a video today which covers recording the soundtrack of Resistance 3 PS3 at Abbey Road.
To quote: When we set out to make Resistance 3, we wanted to make it an emotional, personal story of Joseph Capelli's harrowing journey to New York City in the face of certain death.
It's a brutal game, showing how humanity struggles to survive under the crushing weight of the Chimera. A big element of that was making sure that our score and soundtrack represented this new emotional payload.
It was a sincere pleasure on the part of Insomniac Games to work with Composer Boris Salchow on the score for Resistance 3. Boris was here constantly, seeing the game and talking to our team.
He wanted to be invested in the story and create a truly great score, and we're confident that he's done just that.
It was also a pleasure to have the score for Resistance 3 recorded by an orchestra at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London, The same studio that The Beatles recorded in was used to record our score and our colleagues in Europe were there...
157w ago - Today world-renowned classical Pianist Lang Lang has shared details on recording the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 soundtrack, as follows:
Gran Turismo is my absolute favorite racing game - the speed, combined with the realism of the graphics and the sound, really gets my heart pumping.
My schedule gets really crazy, and it feels great to just be able to relax and enter this thrilling world of car racing.
I was so excited to be asked to perform music for the soundtrack. Combining music and technology has always been something I'm passionate about, and this was the perfect opportunity.
It might seem incongruous at first - classical music and video games - but the more we delved into what we could do with the music, the more excited I got.
Classical music reflects the same passion and intensity as racing, and hearing these musical pieces that have stood the test of time for centuries brings a whole new element to sensation of racing.
When I recorded the music for GT5 in the studio, I felt like I was racing on the track - it was really thrilling. I'm sure this music will bring more passion and excitement to the game when you play too.
169w ago - SCEA Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has revealed the official soundtrack for God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP today as part of their 'six reasons to pre-order' the videogame campaign.
To quote: Still haven't pre-ordered God of War: Ghost of Sparta? The exclusive Kratos PSN Avatar not enough for you? Perhaps this will change your mind – introducing the God of War: Ghost of Sparta Original Soundtrack, one of six reasons to pre-order the game.
• Kratos PSN Avatar
• Original Soundtrack
• Legionnaire Skin
• PSP Theme
• God of War Live (Creative Directors Documentary)
• PS3 Dynamic Theme
Joel Yarger, the Music Supervisor of God of War: Ghost of Sparta leads the charge this week with a behind-the-scenes look (and audio samples) for the Original Soundtrack.
I'm Joel Yarger, Music Supervisor on God of War: Ghost of Sparta, and I bring the sound of music to the PlayStation.Blog today. As you probably already know, God of War: Ghost of Sparta is the second God of War game from Ready At Dawn Studios and I think it outdoes their previous effort, Chains of Olympus, in pretty much every way! I've personally been involved with the music for the God of War franchise since God of War 2...
177w ago - Ubisoft Sr. Brand Manager Michael Micholic has announced today that the soundtrack to Scott Pilgrim vs The World is going old school on PSN.
To quote: Once we decided to go for the old school, side scrolling, beat 'em up style with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Video Game, we wanted to go all in! We brought in pixel artist extraordinaire Paul Robertson.
The next step was creating an amazing soundtrack. We immediately thought of Brooklyn chiptune rockers, Anamanaguchi. They wowed us (and 5,000 others) at PAX and really captured the sound we wanted for the game.
Here, the guys share their favorite songs from the game.
Ary Warnaar - "Twin Dragons"
I really enjoyed how the Twin Dragons cue came into existence. It was very unexpected. A couple months ago we were playing a show here in Brooklyn with Ok, Go. I was hanging out backstage with one of my good friends Damon who also happens to be one of the most talented chip artists I know (he goes by Starscream with his drummer George).
We were kinda bored and decided to start a collaboration italo-disco song on Game Boy. He started with an awesome bass line and...
184w ago - Today Mediatonic's Co-Founder & Creative Director Paul Croft has announced that the Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess PSP and PS3 soundtrack has arrived, free of charge, via PlayStation Blog!
To quote: Since we released Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess a few weeks ago we've had a lot of kind comments and great feedback on the game - we're super excited the game is now live and people are playing it!
The soundtrack for the game has gone down well so I'm really happy to tell you all we're releasing this as a free-download on the PlayStation.blog today!
All of the game soundtracks are based on iconic pieces of classic music given fresh life and played on the organ - the Duke's instrument of choice.
The first five tracks were composed by the talented Andrew Bertoni with the final two tracks from the excellent Dean Claydon. They've put together some special remixed and extended versions for this giveaway:
• "Toccata and Fugue in Demonic" (Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor) (right click and "save as" to download)
• "In the Hall of the Laughing Duke" (Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King) (right click and "save as" to download)
• "Doomlight Sonata" (Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata) (right...