All three volumes of Chrono Trigger Symphony are now available! You can download a copy from Loudr (DRM-Free with MP3, FLAC & Apple Lossless format) or from the iTunes store! Thanks for everyone's continual support of my music. I hope you enjoy the albums!
"CHRONO TRIGGER SYMPHONY focuses The Synthetic Orchestra's efforts on recreating and remastering the soundtrack to Square Enix's classic video game from the Chrono series. Spanning several volumes, the project re-orchestrates all your favourite music from the game while remaining faithful to the originals. As each volume is released, every piece of music from the game will be featured, re-orchestrated by hand - one note at a time.
Thanks to everyone that has supported my music. I hope you enjoy the Chrono Trigger Symphony albums."
Blake Robinson, Synthetic Orchestrator.
"This latest album successfully captures the delicate, dreamy wonder of Mitsuda’s original work, while also enhancing it with an epic, booming orchestral sound."
"The album is also a must-have for those whose appetites were whetted by the Symphonic Fantasies suites. 5/6"
"Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1 is a superb retelling of the first part of the classic Chrono Trigger RPG, inviting memories of the past; new extensions to classic jingles and layering well-loved compositions with a renewed feeling of elegance. The first volume certainly sets the bar high for the remainder of the collection. 9/10"
"Finally an orchestral Chrono Trigger album worthy of the classic original soundtrack. You could claim Mitsuda himself arranged these additions and I really think most fans wouldn't think twice about it. 4/5"
"High-quality, true to the original, and fantastic attention to detail make this a must have album for any Chrono Trigger fan. If you have never played the game or listened to the music, let Robinson's work inspire you to take a trip through time and save the world."
"The arrangements are top notch. Unlike other tribute albums for Chrono TRigger, everything here is instantly recognizable, but with a great new level of depth. Frog's Theme and The Trial particularly stand out, but all the tracks are great. Already eagerly awaiting the next installment!"
I'm part of the Joypad Records music label, run by a bunch of talented guys dedicated to licensing and distributing video game covers. They handle all the licensing and royalty reporting required to legally distribute derivitive musical works. When purchasing a copy of the album you can be sure that you're not only supporting myself, but also the original composer.
Unfortunately not - the cost associated with such an endevour just isn't feasible and it was felt that the money was better spent on creating the music itself.
CHRONO TRIGGER SYMPHONY was created using a large array of software and sample libraries i've both collected and created over the past few years.
FL STUDIO was used exclusively as the Digital Audio Workstation with each note being programmed in manually by hand for maximum realism.
A variety of sounds from companies such as Spitfire Audio, Sample Modeling, Cinesamples and Project Sam were utilised and a large selection of custom instruments were also developed exclusively for use on the project.
30th January 2013 - THE THIRD & FINAL ALBUM IS NOW AVAILABLE!. We're there! 64 tracks spanning over 2 hours of orchestrated Chrono Trigger music. Thanks to everyone who has supported this project!
22nd January 2013 - WIN A FREE COPY of entire Chrono Trigger symphony (three albums) and listen to Volume 3 a day earlier than everyone else! Check out the contest page to find out how to enter!.
24th September 2013 - VOLUME 2 IS NOW AVAILABLE! You can now find the album on Loudr and iTunes. I hope you enjoy listening!.
22nd August 2013 - THE ALBUM IS NOW AVAILABLE! Happy Birthday, Chrono Trigger! You can now find the album on Loudr and iTunes. I hope you enjoy listening!.
16th August 2013 - WIN A FREE COPY of Chrono Trigger symphony and listen to it a day earlier than everyone else! Check out the contest page to find out how to enter!.