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Zelda Orchestrated

Posted by Sammy Barker

A lot of the complaints about Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess was that it wasn't properly orchestrated and instead the music was all MIDI.

While I felt the music in Twilight Princess perfectly suited the game a lot of people who don't really know what they are talking about saw the words MIDI and thought bad.

Personally the fact that Twilight Princess was in MIDI made it feel more true to the original games and was pleased it had the shrill harshness of the original scores.

Anyway, a group of musicians have descided to transscribe all the digital music of the Zelda games and bring it to life with real orchestra samples.

You can listen to the new mixes here:

Zreomusic.com

Bare in mind you will need Flash player installed to play the mixes.

Can I just state I hate the way the drums are mixed in these. They do feel more atmospheric than the originals but I just prefer the MIDI scores because to me they provide more character.

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get2sammybAdmin

#1

get2sammyb said:

I really quite like what they did with Ocarina of Time.

Although on saying that I really feel like The Lost Woods has lost the energy from being put into an orchestral score.

The work on Links Awakening is nice too.

Can't stand the snare drum in The Legend Of Zelda.

I think the most impressive one is Links Awakening - because the GameBoy music was SO simple - it sounds really different.

Caleb

#2

Caleb said:

Wow. I play in bands at my school (and have played All-County bands, as well), and this is some really good stuff. Even if they took it from samples, it sounds great.

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