Your favourite video game music composers.

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  1. redskyharbor

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    I gotta say my personal favourites are the guys who did the Ridge Racer Type 4 soundtrack.
    The game was astonishing but the soundtrack is a work of art all on its own.

     
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    the guy from pokemon, fucking catchy melodies :3
     
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    nobuo uematsu
     
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    I'm gonna have to look into RR4. After reading a post from Misha Mansoor about japanese FF composers, I checked Nobuo Uematsu. I've got a few collections and even though the songs obviously seem contextually inappropriate (not playing a video game at the same time) God are they good. Bring a smile to my face as well...

    Then again, I did also love Final Fantasy to death, so I may be a bit biased :)
     
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    Was this developed in Japan? I'm such a japanophile...

    I absolutely love 'house' chill/lounge music like this... I guess this isn't exactly an example but acid jazz is the sh##. Easily one of my favourite genres outside of metal.
     
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    Nobuo Uematsuand whoever does all the music for the Command And Conquer series. Those are fucking wicked soundtracks.
     
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    Yeah, it was developed by Namco, and most of the rest of the soundtrack is just as stellar. Considering these guys were composing for a video game I'd say they easily beat the asses off of most other game composers and even a lot of mainstream musicians. :yesway:

    @ Prydogga - That would be Frank Klepacki (when it was in the hands of Westwood), if I recall correctly he was only 17 when Westwood drafted him in to do the soundtrack for Red Alert. Hell March ftw! :hbang:
     
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    Fuck yeah! I want to find some of the tracks from RA2 and Tiberium Sun. Those were the shit!
     
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    Nobuo Uematsu:





    Yasunori Mitsuda (I've had the honour of meeting him too):





    Masashi Hamauzu:





    Daisuke Ishiwatari:





    Jeremy Soule





    Matt Uelman





    Yoko Shimomura





    Yoshitaka Hirota:





    Mostly Japanese yes, but hey' they're awesome. :cool: And I'm pretty sure I've left a heap out of this list too. :lol:
     
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    I just remembered I missed one of the most stand out pieces of music I've ever heard in a video game and I think it's something *everyone* needs to listen to it at least once.
    I can't remember how many times this put me to sleep. :wub:
     
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    Also interesting fact: One of Nobuo Uematsu's earliest works was for this game:

     
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    I knew I forgot somebody... :lol:



     
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    Masahiro Andoh, responsible for the Gran Turismo theme song:



    Sounds kind of like Joe Satriani playing with Jon Lord, never a bad thing really...
     
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    Seriously, Jet Set Radio Future.
     
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    God of War 3. Music in that game is few and far between, but when it comes you'll feel it. It's one of the most appropriate soundtracks I can think of.

     
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    Masafumi Takada and Jun Fukuda, they did the soundtrack to Killer7, my Favorite game of all time. And of course Nobuo Uematsu.
     

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