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An orchestral first for soundtrack

Today marked a new milestone in Imphenzia Soundtrack as the first orchestral tack was released. Due to its character it was named "Emperor Victorious" as it portrays a glorious, somewhat epic (although that word is very much overly used) and powerful mood. The track received nice and encouraging feedback in the Indegamer development forums.

Coming from making electronic music this new orchestral style had a fair share of challenges involved. The first step was to identify what instruments actually play in a track. Once I achieved this, I had to go through the building blocks of cinematic style music - and boy is it complex or what? Not only do you have to pay close attention to the architecture of instruments and melodies - but also how the individual notes are played dynamically in terms of velocity and emphasis.

Next step for me is to upgrade my sample library to the huge sample collection "East West Samples Complete Composers Collection - Play Edition", probably with the Platinum upgrade for 24bit orchestral samples each recorded from three different microphone positions. I can hardly wait for this library and I am convinced it will lead to a great deal of new cinematic style tracks!

Imphenzia Soundtrack - music for games, movies and videos

I am currently in discussions with game makers for the XBox and PC platforms and it sparked an old idea I've had for many years. I will create a sub section of Imphenzia called 'Imphenzia Soundtrack" where I release clips of various styles of music where game / video / movie makers can listen to clips and obtain licensed or exclusive tracks for their projects. I will categorize all tracks into style and emotions and hopefully be able to provide soundtracks to future projects.

To give you an idea of music (it won't just be trance) I sequenced together these three clips tonight:

Imphenzia Soundtrack - Dramatic - Tense - Orchestral.mp3
Imphenzia Soundtrack - Epic - Victorious - Orchestral.mp3
Imphenzia Soundtrack - Energetic - Victorious - Eletronic.mp3

The above clips are all based on the same beat and the future site will obviously have all different beats, styles, instruments and so forth.

This finally gets me a good reason to get more into orchestral and mood music in addition to 'just' trance. I'll keep you all posted on the progress.