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:

Enjoy!  Let me know what you think.


  1. The orchestral version sounds much better, particularly the strings; but the original one was actually pretty good as well.