New video showcases the otherworldly music of Bloodborne

Go behind the scenes at the recording of FromSoftware’s breathtaking score

Hello everyone, this is Chuck Doud, the Director Of Music for Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios America. Our team produces music for your favourite games from Worldwide Studios, including Journey, The Last Of Us, The Order: 1886, and the God Of War, Infamous and Uncharted series, just to name a few.

At PlayStation we have state-of-art recording and production studios across three locations in San Mateo, Los Angeles and San Diego. These include live recording rooms, 5.1 and 7.1 control rooms, and a small armada of individual production rooms where we record, mix, edit and implement the music for our games.

We also work in recording studios all over the world including Abbey Road and Skywalker Sound. Whether it’s an 80-piece orchestra, a wheelharp player, a 32-piece choir or a rock band, our team is on the front lines, making sure we work with the top talent in the industry to create music for our games.

Recently we put the finishing touches on the score we produced for Bloodborne. We partnered with From Software and Japan Studio to make sure that Bloodborne had one of the most original, beautiful and hair-raising scores you’ll hear in a video game. This was our first time working with From Software and the game director Miyazaki-san, and we were very fortunate to have the opportunity to help bring this music to life.

The secret to the score’s success is firmly rooted in how the music authentically reflects the character and mood of the game. This authenticity began with the composers, whose music fuelled the performances of the musicians and the entire recording team. The end result of this amazing process has produced a score that is broodingly breathtaking in its ability to convey a sense of overwhelming dread, beauty and despair. It is pugilistic, otherworldly and transcendent. And at every turn, every note of every beat, it remains steadfastly informed by the creative vision of Bloodborne’s creator.

The score was recorded in London at Abbey Road and Air Studios. It was performed by a 65-piece orchestra, a 32-piece choir and multiple vocal and instrumental soloists. Over 90 minutes of music was mixed at our recording studios here in San Mateo. The music was composed by in-house composers at From Software as well as multiple guest composers.

The video will give you a front row seat to the epic recording sessions at Abbey Road and Air Lindherst Studios. Strap yourself in and enjoy the show.

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Freaking awesome!!!!!

I say sir! Sir! I do agree!! (*≧∀≦)人(≧∀≦*)♪

X_Blood_Curse_X 13 February, 2015 @ 19:56
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Sky walker sound? I think the Soul Sacrifice soundtrack was recorded there, which is a really amazing soundtrack by the way

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It’s beautiful.
People often forget how important the score really is when playing video games

Get it? “Score”?

Ha. Ha HA ha…

I’m friggin’ hilarious :D

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Also, I would’ve loved to see the musicians cheer after completing that set. If classical musicians do that kind of thing. Do they?

And what are the chances of maybe getting some of the lyrics posted? Is it Latin? It sounded like Latin – in so far as it seemed strange and incomprehensible. B-)

I don’t think most musicians cheers after completing a set.

I’m sorry for commenting on this post since it has nothing to do with it….but i have to ask why instead of “Flash Sale is Live: Valentine Deals on Multiplayer Games” like on the international psblog site, this is our “newest” post?
Why are so many sales only available in US and not in europe?

Wow
Nice Omen vibe, if that can be called nice.

Gets really epic at 2:10 :p

I’m sooo moist for this game… ^^

StevenJamesHyde 16 February, 2015 @ 09:00
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The Saw Cleaver Steelbook is available from amazon.de if anyone has been looking for it… still haven’t seen it on a UK site yet

So now game of the year is became contender for score of the year as well. Bring it on!

Sounds brill

compre 5 euros para mi cuenta de psn pero después de comprarlos no los tenia, quisiera saber si me los pueden dar porque los necesito.Gracias

What the heck is going with the blog these days? Is the Blog team on strike or something? This article is latest post and it was posted on the 13th today is the 17th………

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