With Jingle Punks recieving my first volume of cues to include in their catalogue for licensing; started work on vol 2. The first volume was mainly orchestral, big, with haunting overtones and some action. The second volume will have more ambient as well as a mixture of electronic and orchestral cues.
I really like mixing synth lines in with a traditional orchestra. The result can be a very complex tapestry of sound that can wrap the listener in a sonic landscape that neither just orchestra or just electronic instrument can do alone.
The combination of orchestra and electronic instruments isn't anything new to game soundtracks. One listen to Killzone 2 will show you that. The Killzone soundtrack has been a big hit with friends of mine and it even found itself high on my iTunes list.
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