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Video: Starhawk: How to Create an Epic Soundtrack for PS3

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125w ago - Starhawk Score Producer Matt Levine has posted up a video today spotlighting how to create an epic soundtrack for PS3 titles.

To quote: When [Register or Login to view links]'s President Dylan Jobe came to us to discuss the musical score for Starhawk, he had one of the best quotes I've ever heard from a game director:

"The music should not simulate combat; it should remind you what you're fighting for."

It is rare for so many things to come together on a project, but Starhawk has proven to be a perfect storm for creating a truly inspirational score. With a great story, a visionary developer, a brilliant composer, The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra, and a fantastic collection of soloists, we knew that this score would be something really special.

Chris Lennertz's score is bursting with character and memorable themes. Lyrical melodies soar through the orchestra, juxtaposed against feral percussion, gritty guitars, ethnic vocals and an eclectic mix of exotic wind instruments, each contributing to a score that is as memorable as it is unique.





At its core, the story is a classic western tale of two brothers torn apart by a tragic event....
 

Video: Resistance 3: Recording the Soundtrack at Abbey Road

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159w 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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...
 

Lang Lang on Recording the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Soundtrack

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197w ago - Today world-renowned classical Pianist Lang Lang has shared details on recording the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 soundtrack, as follows:

[Register or Login to view links] 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.

About the soundtrack:

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Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess PS3 Soundtrack Arrives

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223w 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...
 

ModNation Racers: Official Soundtrack Available Now on PSN

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224w ago - ModNation Racers Audio Producer Andrew Bracken has announced today that the official soundtrack of the PS3 and PSP title is now available on Sony's PlayStation Network.

To quote: Getting the right music was tricky for ModNation Racers since it needed to not only feel like racing, but also to capture the creative spirit and unique visual style of the [Register or Login to view links] universe.

Thankfully, United Front Games did a great job finding the right guys for the job.The end result is an upbeat mix of rock, hip-hop, and funk music composed by a handful of talented composers, including Peter Chapman, Marc Baril, and Melissa Reese, who are all featured on the soundtrack.

We are now happy to announce the release of the ModNation Racers soundtrack on PSN for only $7.99. The 16-track soundtrack, featuring 15 songs from the game as well as a bonus track, can also be found on [Register or Login to view links].

Here are a few of my favorite tracks:

ModNation Theme

This bonus track is the official anthem for ModNation Racers and everybody who worked on the game is required to sing it to themselves once a day.

Here to...
 
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