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!