A combination of musings and educational posts from Emmy nominated composer and film music educator, Craig Stuart Garfinkle
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
A Real Orchestra Makes All the Difference - A Side by Side Comparison.
I was always disappointed with my score from the game Baldur's Gate, the Dark Alliance II because Interplay Entertainment went Bankrupt while I was working on the project and defaulted on their end of our agreement. What I had hoped to be a grand orchestral was limited to what I could do with my samples. Having a live orchestra is always better!
Recently, I had the opportunity to re-record this cue with a small ensemble. Having those brilliant players makes all the difference. Here's the original for comparison: