Amateur music arranger/producer since 2013. Video game, cinematic, trance, DnB, ambient, and experimental are genres I produce these days.
Joined on 10/22/13
Kow Otani, composer of the unbeatable Shadow of the Colossus soundtrack.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCFggNJtESA - 'The End of the Battle' says everything about the remorse that is felt after felling a colossus in that game.
Motoi Sakuraba is another incredible composer (he did the soundtrack to Dark Souls.) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr54gJZk_nM
On the subject of a non-Japanese composer, Gary Schyman and his orchestral works for Dante's Inferno were epic - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svEQqnnVL2I
I might have to check out Danny Baranowski. I don't actually know the names of any indie game composers, so it'll be very interesting to see his works. Thank you, and take care!
(Updated 2013-12-07 19:56:56)
Thanks for the links to the songs on Youtube. Those are some pretty epic and cinematic sounding songs. I will need much better software before I'm able to make those kinds of songs. Oh, and probably a degree in music and about 10 or 15 years or so, lol! Those are really good. Thanks for sharing :)
Oh, and I hope you make some brilliant videogame music on this site. The best of luck to you! :D
Koji Kondo- Mario, Zelda, and various other Nintendo series. Incredibly melodic and catchy.
Nobuo Uematsu- Final Fantasy series. Huge range of style, very iconic music.
Yoko Kanno- She does everything. Classical, rock, jazz, blues, pop, you name it. Some of the most musically creative work that I've heard, both in video games and anime.
Jeremy Soule- The Elderscrolls series, Secret of Evermore, and many others. This guy makes incredibly beautiful, epic, and cinematic music.
I could name many, many others, but there are a few of my favorites.
SoulEye, Akira Yamaoka, _ghost, Terry S Taylor, Ben Crossbones, micAmic...