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Main theme by Motoaki Furukawa!

Posted by iQiOi Co., Ltd. (Creator)
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Its Valentine's Day here in Japan and as a present to all of you out there, here's the main theme of Blackmore by Motoaki Furukawa, the man behind one of my absolute favorites, One Night in Neo Kobe City!

Here is it, but first a warning: There is a seriously powerful ear worm embedded in this piece of music and you may have trouble getting it out of your head! Give it a listen as you imagine yourself tiptoeing through the gaslit streets of old London in pursuit of a killer...

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    1. Alexey N on

      Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! It makes perfect atmosphere and mood.

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      Nicholas Perry on

      But the point is not the issue with MIDI, back then most things were synthesized and things like humanization didn't matter as much. But when it becomes the realm of emulating a real performance or a real instrument things become quickly much more complex and it takes a lot of effort to evoke believable human-like performance.

      (Which is very true when it comes to using modern complex sample libraries with several articulations and capabilities per instrument set)

      And when you add in the fact that this is now streamed audio and not sequenced and synthesized directly off the system. A good audio mix is need as well.

      Look at Rondo of Blood as an example. A large portion of the music is streamed via CD, the performances of all the instruments in each song are believably human (And a lot of them are synthesized/sampled) and the mixes are animated and well balanced.

      All of these kinds of things contribute individually to the final sound.

      I do not mean to offend anyone's feelings. I simply wish for it to succeed in delivering in what potential is there :)

      *(Sorry if this is posted multiple times, Kickstarter is behaving slow and not very responsive for me)*

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      Nicholas Perry on

      "Old-school Japanese games have MIDI soundtracks. There's nothing to be ashamed of."

      It's nothing against MIDI. I use MIDI almost on a daily basis.

      It has to do with how the MIDI is sequenced.

      And MIDI actually wasn't really used on home consoles until Redbook audio became more common (And thus was used directly in what made the audio) and when systems started having built in MIDI sequencing capabilities. (Such as the playstation)

      Some western composers used MIDI for the devkits on the Sega MegaDrive/Genesis to sequence their music. (The GENS driver IIRC?), and as far as I know many Japanese composers even used MIDI to compose their soundtracks before adapting it to the hardware via various methods (MML, Assembly and other stuff).

      Home computers are a different story for another day.

    4. Manny Gill on

      I like it, has a desperation about it.

    5. Alex Valero "Danda" on

      Old-school Japanese games have MIDI soundtracks. There's nothing to be ashamed of.

    6. XD Miniatures on

      Wow. Imagine this played by a full-on orchestra. I've got to admit, it's kind of awesome.

    7. iQiOi Co., Ltd. Creator on

      @Nicholas, very insightful comments. This is not the final version and it will evolve while retaining the very strong main melody.

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      Nicholas Perry on

      Hm. There is good stuff in here. I think the production could use some work (Mostly Sample quality, some robotic MIDI programming, mix could be more balanced eg; The piano sounds too dry,too robotic and too close in contrast to the distance the other instruments have from the stage samples). Hopefully it will be improved for the final game.

      I have high standards for Mr.Furukawa's work. I've been a huge fan for a large portion of my life and I definitely think there is a lot of room for improvement on the production side compared to previous works!

      Don't get me wrong. I love the song! :D