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Exclusive NWN 2 News Jeremy Soule Interview!


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Mr. Soule has been quite busy so forgive the delay, but here is the mystery interview I promised several weeks ago! It is a extensive interview covering his background, CRPG music and of course NWN. I hope you enjoy, here is a snip:

 

When you are approached by a game company to compose music do you play or view the game first for inspiration? For your process, do you need to have something from the game (i.e. demo it, read about the story/plot, etc.) to produce music or are you able to go in 'cold'?

 

[Jeremy Soule] I always said that if this composing thing doesn't work out, I could be a psychic. No, just kidding. Actually, I try to spend time with the people I'm working with to really get a sense of what their goals are for their game. Often, you can't get the whole picture from a design document or a beta build. I know that games are always a moving target in the development stage and the people that have the best understanding of the whole process are the developers themselves.

 

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Hah, one of the most unoriginal game music composers ever.:-

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So Soule isn't doing NWN2.

 

My suspicion has been that it'll be Inon Zur. It's been announced that he'll be doing the soundtrack for an 'award-winning' 'epic' RPG series, and it's been known that he's working with Atari for such a franchise. So, basically, he's working on either BG3 or NWN2. Most likely NWN2.

 

The composer for NWN2 will be very important to me, and the soundtrack better be freaking kickarse. I don't plan to use any custom music, so I'll be using the default music for my mod (in preproduction phase). I'll be very happy if it turns out to be Inon Zur, as I think he'd be the best choice. I love Jeremy Soule in a hot passionate way and all, but some of his work lately has been somewhat disappointing (Guild Wars soundtrack is pretty forgettable). I also want a live orchestra, so Atari better pay up for this, or there WILL be blood.

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Yeah, Inon was responsible for it.

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I was raised by polar bears. I had to fight against blood thirsty wolves and rabid penguins to get my food. Those who were too weak to survive were sent to Sweden.

 

It has made me the man I am today. A man who craves furry hentai.

So let us go and embrace the rustling smells of unseen worlds

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Mark Griskey did the music for Sith Lords.

 

http://www.griskey.com/

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I was raised by polar bears. I had to fight against blood thirsty wolves and rabid penguins to get my food. Those who were too weak to survive were sent to Sweden.

 

It has made me the man I am today. A man who craves furry hentai.

So let us go and embrace the rustling smells of unseen worlds

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Hah, one of the most unoriginal game music composers ever.:(

 

Done a lot of music composition have you? :*

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Jericho sassed me so I broke into his house and stabbed him to death in his sleep. Problem solved. - J.E. Sawyer

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"I cannot profess to be a theologian; but it seems to me that Christians who believe in a super human Satan have got themselves into a logical impasse with regard to their own religion. For either God can not prevent the mischief of Satan, in which case he is not omnipotent; or else He could do so if he wished, but will not, in which case He is not benevolent. Fortunately, being a pagan witch, I am not called upon to solve this problem."

- Doreen Valiente

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Soule is so boring. Everytime I hear his works I just know it's his synth coterie going ape**** in the studio. There are far, far better game composers out there.

 

I also hate Marty O'Donnell, but that's off-topic already.

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I was raised by polar bears. I had to fight against blood thirsty wolves and rabid penguins to get my food. Those who were too weak to survive were sent to Sweden.

 

It has made me the man I am today. A man who craves furry hentai.

So let us go and embrace the rustling smells of unseen worlds

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Mark Morgan is where it's at.

 

Him or Michael Koenig

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Indeed, although only for rpg obviously.

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I was raised by polar bears. I had to fight against blood thirsty wolves and rabid penguins to get my food. Those who were too weak to survive were sent to Sweden.

 

It has made me the man I am today. A man who craves furry hentai.

So let us go and embrace the rustling smells of unseen worlds

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While Mark Morgan is a good composer, he's nowhere near as good as Uematsu or Sakuraba.

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Didn't Uematsu do all the Final Fantasy games?

 

If so, I really dig his work.

 

Uematsu: Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy games (except X-2)

Sakuraba: Star Ocean III, Baten Kaitos

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"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
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