I saw this article and decided to take a listen to the CD. It's truly wonderful :)
Three Words: Video Games Live!I haven't been since '05 or so, but it's an outstanding show :)
I would ask if anyone wanted the RS to the Zelda soundtracks but... Anyways, I tend to leave WoW open when doing other things just to listen to the music. It's no Vivaldi but it's not half bad.
I play the original WoW and tBC soundtrack on my speakers when I do homework, and sometimes when I sleep.For sleep, though, I usually just have a sitar playing in the background on my iPod. The track is only an hour and thirty minutes long, but that's all I need to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Heck, I think it's an awesome soundtrack too, and soundtracks are 90% of what I listen to. As for my favorite... some Fire Emblem themes do give me an excited shiver when I listen to them, and the FFVI music really gets me into the characters, but I'd say my favorite themes are from Zelda music.Also? The Twinrova music is AWESOME. Especially in stereo.
Music makes the world go round, that's how things work out. The soundtrack is one of the appeals for me (though I didn't get it), and the pet was also, admittedly (a huge part, actually. Want my Frosty!) but... as game music goes, I love 99% of it, but my favourite composer, and the man I think does the most amazing job of causing emotions to rise with his tracks is Yasunori Mitsuda. Dear god, love that man. <3
I am a HUGE fan of the Warcraft Music. I have Warcraft 2 on my iPod along w/ the Warcraft 3 soundtrack from when I got the collector's editions and friends burnt me copies of WoW, WoW: TBC and WoW: WotlK soundtracks. So I have all 5 and all of them are absolutely fantastic and amazingly composed. Best game soundtrack ever, yet it isn't ever really recognized as such. It really is a shame, but I hope people see this new iteration as the masterpiece it is.
Music influences mood so easily and incredibly powerful when used correctly. To me, Blizzard has always raised the bar when it came to musical themes in World Of Warcraft. One of the earliest WoW memories had me first entering Ironforge as a young Dwarf Paladin. Very new to the game, I had done my best with early quests trying to impress the WoW Gods. Upon entering the popular Ironforge I could see the giant statues of those who walked before me. I felt so little... so small. The music hit. Suddenly I felt powerful, not in the way that I could take on anything my path, but in the idea of what I could become. I was here for a purpose.A week before the release of WotLK I guided my small guild of 6 real-life friends through Karazhan for the first time. After our 2.5 hour run had completed I asked everyone what they thought. What boss was there favorite. There were some mixed emotions the bosses, but unanimously everyone loved the music and ambiance.
I assume by the picture that the OP is in fact a violinist, and by the microphone placement, I'll also assume you are at least "semi professional" because this picture could in fact be a recording session. Regardless, this might be a little off topic, but I have noticed Blizzard is using mostly synthesized "brass" in WotLK. This is disturbing trend for us "live" musicians. Synthesizers are really fantastic, but you just can't replace the effect of a living human being producing music on an instrument. It's getting harder to tell the difference nowadays, but those of us who've been trained to hear the difference certainly still can. I hope Blizzard goes back to all live musicians in the future. Although it costs more to pay real people, you also get a more authentic experience (IMHO).Just to clarify, I am a professional trombonist with a doctorate in music, so obviously I'm quite biased. Take it for what it's worth.
I'm a musician myself, I've been working with Cubase and trying jingles.Music is a very essential part of gaming, if not, the greater. Try to watch the cinematic without any music, will that give you shivers?Some of you may prefer to put some rock tunes while leveling, but I loved every music on Wow, in every environment. My dream is probably making music to games that I enjoy playing ^^
I've always felt that Blizzard put a little more work into everything they did, the sound included. Remember the end of "Diablo II" and the music that left us drooling for the expansion? That music was terrifying.
Very interesting article, although it's not something that I myself would ever want to do.I always have and always will turn off the music in all the games I play as I tend to either listen to my own, or I am in ventrilo talking with friends as we play.My loss I suppose, but one I can live with.
The music has completely gotten to me. I go to the Grizzly Hills and some of Howling Fjord just to relax.
Personally the music in The Storm Peaks when you are flying high in-between mountains is so very comforting to me. I get very relaxed when I hear it. The same is true of the music of Dalaran. Both are hauntingly beautiful.-Raw
I can't count the times i've travelled to Howing Fjord or Grizzly Hills just to relax while in some queue or just relax without doing anything, just listening to the music (i wrote this before i read what Stablemaster said, just noticed that) I also like Ironforge, the start's good, but a while into it (from 1.20 to the end)In Cata though i found a new favourite! It's a part of the Mount Hyjal soundtrack, not sure in what area it is. I just wandered around in Ashenvale and suddenly i heard the same soundtrack. And i really listened. Damn, that one's beautiful.I haven't found a name, but found it on youtube.And sorry about the YouTube links, it's where I listen to music =(