My third orchestra+organ play-along album contains nine OC remixes by various artists, all of them in a similar style, as if the original composers would have had a silent agreement that, one day, these pieces were intended to be put together.
The glue between all of the tracks is suggested by the album title --- they're all enhanced and backed by a three-manuals French-Romantic Cavaillé-Coll pipe organ, which I added on top by playing along in two live sessions (yes, I love plays on words, hence the album title). This adds even more drama, gravity and a bunch of particular highlights.
Since the additional pipe organ track was recorded in 7.1 surround, the original OC remixes, which served as the re-remixing basis, were also upgraded to 7.1 to fit the setup. The recording and mixing process, credits research, video material research, storybook and composition, album art, media production, etc. took about three months of spare-time work --- definitely my most ambitious project so far and an interesting first contact with DAWs in general and Ardour 6 in particular.
~ Putting Down On Zebes
~ Footprints On Zebes
(Part 2) ~ Kraid Begins
(Part 2) ~ The Crimson Depths
(Part 3) ~ Into The Green World
(Part 3) ~ Beyond The Glass
(Part 3) ~ Mother Brain Suite
(Part 3) ~ The Galaxy Awaits
(Part 4) ~ Mission Complete: Ending Suite
The album is available for download via my discography at http://en.wpoa.de/WPOA-MOT
- as a stereo CD image,
- as a DVD image with both a 5.1 surround sound and a 2.0 stereo track including this movie cut,
- in lossless FLAC format with 2.0, 5.1 and 7.1 channels (plus the "WPOA golden master")
- the final 2.0 YouTube and 5.1 cinema cuts of the MP4-H.265 videos
- and is accompanied by PDFs with cover/inlay/label artwork, separately for both the CD and DVD, which I put together for personal hardcopies that I usually give away to friends and family as a gift.