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NeroInfernoF7
07-06-2012, 01:15 AM
http://puu.sh/GbiU

Lorne Balfe is taking over the role of Jesper Kyd, and has been composing the music for AC3.
Balfe is known for a lot of co-working with Hans Zimmer, and he produced the Revelations theme song together with him.
Lorne also composed the music for the cinematic trailer for AC: Brotherhood.
Here are the main pieces we've heard from him so far...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvKYkLYntzI


Q's & A's
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Adrian J: Were you inspired by Kyd's work while making the AC3 soundtrack or are you trying to do something different this time?
Lorne Balfe: the score, just like the game, is totally different than before.

Matthew W: just curious, did u write the music 2 the #ACIII trailer before/after seeing the footage?
Lorne Balfe: yes. Been writing for the game now for 8 months.

Jasper K: I was wondering if the theme you wrote for AC:R last year will feature again in AC3, or any of the old themes Jesper Kyd wrote.
Lorne Balfe: new theme for this game. All new themes actually !

Filip B: Loved your work with the Revelations theme song, and I now heard you did the soundtrack for AC3, will you release any samples?
Lorne Balfe: not untill the album actually releases . Should be around September .

You can listen to samples on the below links.
Assassin's Creed 3 Soundtrack. (http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/lorne-balfe/assassins-creed-3-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741656.html)
Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation Soundtrack. (http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/winifred-philips/assassins-creed-3-liberation-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741663.html)

HaSoOoN-MHD
07-06-2012, 01:16 AM
Different style, may anger some, but I will stick too the end.

NeroInfernoF7
07-06-2012, 01:17 AM
Different style, may anger some, but I will stick too the end.

Agreed. By the way, congratulations on 1000 posts! :)

Assassin_M
07-06-2012, 01:18 AM
Agreed. By the way, congratulations on 1000 posts! :)
Yeah.. in 4 days.

I wonder if ALL of his posts were meaningful..

HaSoOoN-MHD
07-06-2012, 01:19 AM
Above@ Why so cynical? :P
Been at a thousand posts for a while xD wonder how much I will go.

Assassin_M
07-06-2012, 01:21 AM
Above@ Why so cynical? :P
Been at a thousand posts for a while xD wonder how much I will go.
Not Cynical, just wondering..

FL4PPYflap
07-06-2012, 01:25 AM
I like his music. And he's a Scot! I'm half Scottish half Irish :P

HaSoOoN-MHD
07-06-2012, 01:26 AM
I also like his music, people are kinda overreacting.

De Filosoof
07-06-2012, 01:28 AM
Were you inspired by Kyd's work while making the AC3 soundtrack or are you trying to do something different this time?
Lorne Balfe: the score, just like the game, is totally different than before.



I somehow don't like this answer. Not necessarily because of the "totally different" part but because he doesn't give Jesper any credit or respect.

FL4PPYflap
07-06-2012, 01:29 AM
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I somehow don't like this answer. Not necessarily because of the "totally different" part but because he doesn't give Jesper any credit or respect.

Yeah I noticed that, too. But his music is great.

Assassin_M
07-06-2012, 01:30 AM
I also like his music, people are kinda overreacting.
They`re not over reacting really, just concerned. I havent seen a single hate post towards Balfe since the announcement of him being sole composer. We had Kyd for 4 games and have grown accustomed to his style, people are just concerned about Balfe`s somewhat over the top, cinematic music and that's it.

Im sure Everyone is willing to give him a chance.

HaSoOoN-MHD
07-06-2012, 01:31 AM
Erm....may I point too You Earned Your Rest Brother?

Assassin_M
07-06-2012, 01:33 AM
Erm....may I point too You Earned Your Rest Brother?
Wha- ?

ShaneO7K
07-06-2012, 01:34 AM
They`re not over reacting really, just concerned. I havent seen a single hate post towards Balfe since the announcement of him being sole composer. We had Kyd for 4 games and have grown accustomed to his style, people are just concerned about Balfe`s somewhat over the top, cinematic music and that's it.

Im sure Everyone is willing to give him a chance.

The same situation is pretty much happening with Halo at the minute, both have had a great record with their OS and how they have done a great job with setting the atmosphere. Until I am given reason to think otherwise, I will remain hopeful for both soundtracks.

HaSoOoN-MHD
07-06-2012, 01:35 AM
It's a track mind by Lorne.

Assassin_M
07-06-2012, 01:36 AM
It's a track mind by Lorne.
Yeah and ?

HaSoOoN-MHD
07-06-2012, 01:39 AM
It's something when you hear you think AC. It isn't what people claim Lorne does.

MT4K
07-06-2012, 01:40 AM
Have to remember ubisoft aren't going to just acept whatever Balfe gives them. If it doesn't give the right kind of atmosphere ubisoft is looking for i'm sure they would tell him to make changes to it, and Balfe being a professional would likely be able to get things the way ubisoft want them.

He may be composing the music, but ubisoft decide if they use it or whether to send it back for adjustments. I am liking all the music we have heard so far in different footage and situations. It seems to fit the time period and things just fine.

Assassin_M
07-06-2012, 01:40 AM
It's something when you hear you think AC. It isn't what people claim Lorne does.
Im sorry, but I do not fully understand what you`re trying to say..

HaSoOoN-MHD
07-06-2012, 01:41 AM
When you hear that track, you say ''Yeah, this is a AC soundtrack'' people think Lorne only does Micheal Bay music.

FL4PPYflap
07-06-2012, 01:45 AM
Have to remember ubisoft aren't going to just acept whatever Balfe gives them. If it doesn't give the right kind of atmosphere ubisoft is looking for i'm sure they would tell him to make changes to it, and Balfe being a professional would likely be able to get things the way ubisoft want them.

He may be composing the music, but ubisoft decide if they use it or whether to send it back for adjustments. I am liking all the music we have heard so far in different footage and situations. It seems to fit the time period and things just fine.

You are exactly right my friend.

Assassin_M
07-06-2012, 01:45 AM
When you hear that track, you say ''Yeah, this is a AC soundtrack'' people think Lorne only does Micheal Bay music.
Yes, people think that, because they have different tastes and thats not over reacting. Balfe only did Cinematic Music so people are judging him based on that, but everyone is willing to wait to hear something different from him..

NeroInfernoF7
07-06-2012, 01:54 AM
Yes, people think that, because they have different tastes and thats not over reacting. Balfe only did Cinematic Music so people are judging him based on that, but everyone is willing to wait to hear something different from him..

Different = Background music?

Assassin_M
07-06-2012, 01:55 AM
Different = Background music?
That is exactly what people are basing their faith on, among other tracks.
but believe it or not, some people actually dislike that track..

NeroInfernoF7
07-06-2012, 02:02 AM
That is exactly what people are basing their faith on, among other tracks.
but believe it or not, some people actually dislike that track..

Yeah, I care a lot about the background music. Makes a huge impact on the game,

NeroInfernoF7
07-06-2012, 12:23 PM
New Q&A added.

kalo.yanis
07-06-2012, 02:12 PM
Right, from the video the OP posted, I actually enjoyed the chase (in the forest) and escape (in Boston) tracks and the final piece. The rest seemed a bit "heavy" and cinematic, which isn't really surprising.

NeroInfernoF7
07-06-2012, 05:18 PM
So the album will be released in September, but the game in October?

HaSoOoN-MHD
07-06-2012, 05:23 PM
.....
Lolwut?
I am afraid that may cause spoilers. Some soundtracks names are made too go with a part of the game, nobody wants ''George Washington's Death'' as a soundtrack name for example.

NeroInfernoF7
07-06-2012, 05:26 PM
.....
Lolwut?
I am afraid that may cause spoilers. Some soundtracks names are made too go with a part of the game, nobody wants ''George Washington's Death'' as a soundtrack name for example.

Haha, yeah. EVERYONE! DON'T LISTEN TO THE SOUNDTRACK IN SEPTEMBER!

HaSoOoN-MHD
07-06-2012, 05:27 PM
And I swear too god if anybody posts spoilers I will hunt you till you're last days.

NeroInfernoF7
07-06-2012, 05:27 PM
And I swear too god if anybody posts spoilers I will hunt you till you're last days.

"Track list of the new soundtrack"

hahahah :D

HaSoOoN-MHD
07-06-2012, 05:30 PM
I can see it happening. Some people wont care and thing everybody wants too know the end of the game -____-

NeroInfernoF7
07-07-2012, 11:53 AM
I can see it happening. Some people wont care and thing everybody wants too know the end of the game -____-

Yeah... kind of annoying.

NeroInfernoF7
07-07-2012, 12:03 PM
UPDATE!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxSx67mGwBY

The background music is AC3's theme song! Confirmed by Lorne on twitter!

Aphex_Tim
07-07-2012, 12:07 PM
Sounds a little over the top for my tastes.

NeroInfernoF7
07-07-2012, 12:07 PM
Sounds a little over the top for my tastes.

I like it, after listening a few times ;)

Aphex_Tim
07-07-2012, 12:11 PM
Yeah, it's just that i don't really like epic orchestras for soundtrack, it kinda feels to me like everyone is doing that.
That's why i prefer Jesper Kyd's music.
I'm curious to hear what more Lorne Balfe has to offer though! I suppose walking through the streets or the frontier doesn't require epic orchestras. :p

MT4K
07-07-2012, 12:11 PM
UPDATE!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxSx67mGwBY

The background music is AC3's theme song! Confirmed by Lorne on twitter!

Not really new information. Lorne confirmed that quite a while ago :P

Also just because it is bugging me. In your signature. the apostrophe shouldn't be in the word "its". it isn't possessive when used with the word "its" and always means "it is" instead :P.

NeroInfernoF7
07-07-2012, 12:12 PM
Not really new information. Lorne confirmed that quite a while ago :P

Also just because it is bugging me. In your signature. the apostrophe shouldn't be in the word "its". it isn't possessive when used with the word "its" and always means "it is" instead :P

Right, let me fix it ;)

Saar Ben Kiki
07-07-2012, 12:24 PM
Different = Background music?
man, i was really impressed with lorne's work on acr, his work just simply fit in and was so emotional,
think how it'd be just jesper on acr:
no you have earned your rest
no lost and laboured
no scheduled for deletion
no setting sail theme
no main theme
and also as said hes working with hans zimmer, that said, hes awesome.

NeroInfernoF7
07-07-2012, 12:26 PM
man, i was really impressed with lorne's work on acr, his work just simply fit in and was so emotional,
think how it'd be just jesper on acr:
no you have earned your rest
no lost and laboured
no scheduled for deletion
no setting sail theme
no main theme
and also as said hes working with hans zimmer, that said, hes awesome.

True. Hans and Lorne are like best friends, hehe ;)

Dejan507
07-07-2012, 12:40 PM
Guys, check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72AQHdRcI5o
(Lorne composed soundtrack for the movie Ironclad, even if it's not listed in his IMDB)

Listen to the first 20 seconds of the song then listen to the first 15 seconds of road to E3 video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ8lCUkmmDU

Similar huh? No. Same.

The whole Ironclad soundtrack sounds a WHOLE lot like his ACR multiplayer soundtrack. It's not that I don't like it but he repeats himself a lot, I guess that's just his style and I can't blame him...but still, try to find that in Jesper and you'll fail.

lonewarrior30
07-07-2012, 01:28 PM
Guys, check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72AQHdRcI5o
(Lorne composed soundtrack for the movie Ironclad, even if it's not listed in his IMDB)

Listen to the first 20 seconds of the song then listen to the first 15 seconds of road to E3 video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ8lCUkmmDU

Similar huh? No. Same.

The whole Ironclad soundtrack sounds a WHOLE lot like his ACR multiplayer soundtrack. It's not that I don't like it but he repeats himself a lot, I guess that's just his style and I can't blame him...but still, try to find that in Jesper and you'll fail.

and thats why most people are worried..his tracks are awesome but they keep repeating and repeating its like the same track but with some changes

RoeTaKa
07-07-2012, 01:33 PM
Some of the themes from Revelations were enjoyable but I'm still a little sad to hear Jesper not working on the game. Jesper made some beautiful pieces of music and Assassin's Creed 2 is one of my favourite soundtracks from him (and Freedom Fighters). Handing over the reigns might not be a bad thing, Jesper's poetic tunes might have been drowned out by musket fire and ship cannons :p.

However when Jack Wall didn't return for Mass Effect 3 I did feel like something important was missing from the music at times.

Saar Ben Kiki
07-07-2012, 01:39 PM
Some of the themes from Revelations were enjoyable but I'm still a little sad to hear Jesper not working on the game. Jesper made some beautiful pieces of music and Assassin's Creed 2 is one of my favourite soundtracks from him (and Freedom Fighters). Handing over the reigns might not be a bad thing, Jesper's poetic tunes might have been drowned out by musket fire and ship cannons :p.

However when Jack Wall didn't return for Mass Effect 3 I did feel like something important was missing from the music at times.
me3 really missed out on soundtracks.. it felt dull and failed to feel deep at most times :/

HaSoOoN-MHD
07-07-2012, 03:38 PM
Ok guys, let me ask you:
Do you want a style like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn9IAjsZ0gI *Listen too it all*


Or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9blj6kTTQ10

Aphex_Tim
07-10-2012, 06:24 PM
These tracks are a Perfect example for why i prefer Jesper over Lorne:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1GOUinok8E


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65K3wF4BkD0

I've no words for how beautiful i find AC2's soundtrack to be.

HaSoOoN-MHD
07-10-2012, 09:49 PM
I was talking too Lorne on Twitter, he said the following:
The soundtrack wont be hectic, nor will it be calm, it will be a mix of both.
A good idea of what we might hear is the Boston demo at the end.

notafanboy
07-10-2012, 09:57 PM
I was talking too Lorne on Twitter, he said the following:
The soundtrack wont be hectic, nor will it be calm, it will be a mix of both.
A good idea of what we might hear is the Boston demo at the end.

link ?. Also, could you ask if he took inspiration from Kyd ?

HaSoOoN-MHD
07-10-2012, 10:01 PM
Dunno how too actually link you too it....
I had too scroll all the way down on my Twitter too find the conversation...

notafanboy
07-24-2012, 12:08 AM
i was listening to a few AC2 tracks... makes me sad that he isnīt on AC3

De Filosoof
07-24-2012, 02:16 AM
i was listening to a few AC2 tracks... makes me sad that he isnīt on AC3

I hope there will still be a few tracks from previous AC games in AC3.
I believe there were some tracks from AC2 in ACB so it's possible.

DoNNiEDaRkO50
07-24-2012, 02:22 AM
I hope there will still be a few tracks from previous AC games in AC3.
I believe there were some tracks from AC2 in ACB so it's possible.
No,, Lorne balfe confirmed on twitter that the game will have completely new themes and tracks and won't have tracks from the previous Games :)

NeroInfernoF7
08-05-2012, 05:37 PM
I can't wait for the theme to be released. We heard it very clearly in the AnvilNext video.
And I like it, a LOT.

tarrero
08-05-2012, 05:55 PM
No,, Lorne balfe confirmed on twitter that the game will have completely new themes and tracks and won't have tracks from the previous Games :)

I will miss the tradition of including "Acre Underworld"

lonewarrior30
08-26-2012, 05:50 PM
hey guys so Lorne Balfe has posted some behind the scenes photos on his twitter account
here they are https://twitter.com/info_bso/status/237488719790227457/photo/1/large https://twitter.com/Lornebalfe/status/238942691398930432/photo/1/large https://twitter.com/#!/Lornebalfe/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2Fgw7BasrY (https://twitter.com/#%21/Lornebalfe/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2Fgw7BasrY)

Calvarok
08-26-2012, 06:52 PM
I LOVE the first chase theme! I like all the music I've heard.

Also, I love how fans are so willing to believe that anyone who replaces anyone on a project hates and disrespects their predecessor.

De Filosoof
08-26-2012, 07:28 PM
I will miss the tradition of including "Acre Underworld"

One of my favorites.

BATISTABUS
08-26-2012, 07:47 PM
I'm not concerned about Balfe making the game feel huge, awesome, and epic. That's something he certainly accomplished in Revelations. I'm really interested to see how his "walking around" themes end up. Those are the themes that really stuck with me from the first games, and I hope that doesn't change for ACIII.

De Filosoof
08-26-2012, 07:51 PM
I'm not concerned about Balfe making the game feel huge, awesome, and epic. That's something he certainly accomplished in Revelations. I'm really interested to see how his "walking around" themes end up. Those are the themes that really stuck with me from the first games, and I hope that doesn't change for ACIII.

Oh i have no doubt about that either but there's also that little thing called atmosphere. One of the most important elements of previous AC games.

BATISTABUS
08-26-2012, 07:56 PM
Oh i have no doubt about that either but there's also that little thing called atmosphere. One of the most important elements of previous AC games.
I think that's what I attempted to describe as "walking around" music xD But yes, I agree.

De Filosoof
08-26-2012, 08:03 PM
I think that's what I attempted to describe as "walking around" music xD But yes, I agree.

Oops, i read it all wrong. My bad. :o
Yeah the eerie "walking around" themes as you like to call it are the most memorable to me too.

menumaxibestof
08-27-2012, 02:31 AM
According to Balfe's twitter account, there'll be some extracts of the soundtrack on his website (http://www.lornebalfe.com/) next week !

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/4482/balfeextractsnextweek.jpg

The last dev diary was full of new very dramatic themes. I'm expecting to discover some more atmospheric work this time.

LoyalACFan
08-27-2012, 05:45 AM
According to Balfe's twitter account, there'll be some extracts of the soundtrack on his website (http://www.lornebalfe.com/) next week !

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/4482/balfeextractsnextweek.jpg

The last dev diary was full of new very dramatic themes. I'm expecting to discover some more atmospheric work this time.

Unfortunately I doubt this will be the case, since the next diary is supposed to be about combat and weapons. We'll probably hear the fight music for most of it. But I really liked the music in the last dev diary, so I'm confident he'll do an awesome job with the soundtrack. I just hope there are no spoilerific song titles in his sneak preview :nonchalance:

Slayer_WTF
08-27-2012, 08:38 AM
According to Balfe's twitter account, there'll be some extracts of the soundtrack on his website (http://www.lornebalfe.com/) next week !

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/4482/balfeextractsnextweek.jpg

The last dev diary was full of new very dramatic themes. I'm expecting to discover some more atmospheric work this time.

http://forum.everyeye.it/invision/public/style_emoticons/default/appl.gif

lonewarrior30
08-27-2012, 11:16 AM
I just checked his twitter and he deleted his response to andrew biggs

ACfan443
08-27-2012, 11:44 AM
I just checked his twitter and he deleted his response to andrew biggs

No he didn't, it's still there

lonewarrior30
08-27-2012, 11:58 AM
really? I cant find it :P I must be going blind

menumaxibestof
08-27-2012, 02:14 PM
Unfortunately I doubt this will be the case, since the next diary is supposed to be about combat and weapons. We'll probably hear the fight music for most of it. But I really liked the music in the last dev diary, so I'm confident he'll do an awesome job with the soundtrack.

When I said that I was expecting a more atmospheric work, I was talking about the extracts which will be posted on Balfe's website, not about the extracts which will be used in the next diary. ;)

But yeah, I enjoyed some of the themes used in the first diary, especially the last one which starts at 5:12.




really? I cant find it :P I must be going blind

Here. (http://twitter.com/Lornebalfe/status/239555698172784640) ;)

lonewarrior30
08-27-2012, 08:39 PM
oohh ok thanks :D btw can you post it here when the tracks go live...because I might forget to check the site

Ork3n
08-27-2012, 08:45 PM
Am i the only one that mostly ignores the OSD? I mean, beside the Ezio's Family from the start of Ac2 i don't remember hearing any music in-game. Yet, when i check some musics from the youtube OSD videos, i feel nostalgic, specially the chase theme from Ac1.

Maybe it's a tip on how well made is the OSD that you won't even notice it's playing?

menumaxibestof
08-27-2012, 09:57 PM
oohh ok thanks :D btw can you post it here when the tracks go live...because I might forget to check the site

Of course I will, if nobody post it before me. ;)

BeCk41
08-28-2012, 08:01 AM
Whoa, that's the first time I've heard Connor talk, he sounds so American :'D

but anyway I have utmost confidence that the new music will be just as epic as the other titles.

DoNNiEDaRkO50
09-02-2012, 02:25 PM
Wow !! After listening to Darksiders II Soundtrack I Knew I would miss Jesper Kyd ,,,He did an amazing Job on the soundtrack,,,, the atmosphere in the game is just like AC2 with this soundtrack ,,, Don't get me wrong I really like what I've heard from AC3 soundtrack But it doesn't look to add that atmosphere AC always had ,,,But who knows the game isn't out yet and Lorne has just finished the soundtrack recording which I think means that it'll be long ,,,I really hope AC3'S soundtrack Adds the atmosphere AC always had but after listening to this piece of art :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_TN10DROcY
I'll really miss jesper kyd :S
BTW this is a must listen track you guys need to here it !

De Filosoof
09-02-2012, 02:31 PM
Wow !! After listening to Darksiders II Soundtrack I Knew I would miss Jesper Kyd ,,,He did an amazing Job on the soundtrack,,,, the atmosphere in the game is just like AC2 with this soundtrack ,,, Don't get me wrong I really like what I've heard from AC3 soundtrack But it doesn't look to add that atmosphere AC always had ,,,But who knows the game isn't out yet and Lorne has just finished the soundtrack recording which I think means that it'll be long ,,,I really hope AC3'S soundtrack Adds the atmosphere AC always had but after listening to this piece of art :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_TN10DROcY
I'll really miss jesper kyd :S
BTW this is a must listen track you guys need to here it !

Yeah, it's an awesome track !! Thanks for posting :).
The electronic influences in his tracks are so delicate and the atmosphere of his tracks...it's just perfect.

by the way, the dynamics and harmonics in this track are awesome! (like always).

Nader-Abudiix
09-02-2012, 02:41 PM
this is my favorite song in Darksiders 2, the song made me think how awesome an AC game could be if it was set in Japan with jesper Kyd as the composer :D



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjnOjUF7oQY

the biggest mistake of ACIII is letting go of Jesper kyd :(

DoNNiEDaRkO50
09-02-2012, 04:10 PM
the biggest mistake of ACIII is letting go of Jesper kyd
No No let's not get ahead of things ,,, the soundtrack of AC3 has not been released yet.. maybe it will be the best soundtrack who knows? I mean Jesper Kyd is awesome but let's give Lorne a chance :)
BTW I can't stop listening the main theme of AC3 that plays in the anvil-next trailer it's really awesome :)

Nader-Abudiix
09-02-2012, 05:08 PM
No No let's not get ahead of things ,,, the soundtrack of AC3 has not been released yet.. maybe it will be the best soundtrack who knows? I mean Jesper Kyd is awesome but let's give Lorne a chance :)
BTW I can't stop listening the main theme of AC3 that plays in the anvil-next trailer it's really awesome :)

your right he still has a chance because his work in revelations was really good. i wish they had jesper kyd and lorne balfe together like in Revelations

connor_bg
09-02-2012, 05:29 PM
Well, what can i say? This is the perfect example that things don't last forever :D i grew up with his tracks since hitman, and the last game was darksiders 2 (i almost finished the game when realized that jesper kyd was the composer of the game, the ambient sound matches the most with hitman codename 47).

tarrero
09-02-2012, 05:37 PM
I am looking to hear the track in the beginning of the frontier demo....... Love the native chant along with the flute.

menumaxibestof
09-09-2012, 10:16 PM
I quote myself :


According to Balfe's twitter account, there'll be some extracts of the soundtrack on his website (http://www.lornebalfe.com/) next week !

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/4482/balfeextractsnextweek.jpg

Well, we still don't have any extracts...

tarrero
09-09-2012, 10:23 PM
That tweet was deleted shortly afterwards......

menumaxibestof
09-09-2012, 10:30 PM
No, it's still present.

Sarari
09-10-2012, 01:45 AM
The video has been removed.

menumaxibestof
09-10-2012, 07:34 AM
Which video ?

lonewarrior30
09-10-2012, 08:58 AM
Which video ?

the video that the OP posted

BATISTABUS
09-10-2012, 04:37 PM
I've been listening to the ACR soundtrack a lot lately (I bought the entire AC soundtrack discography a few days ago), and I've been pretty surprised. I actually prefer Balfe's tracks over Kyd's. These tracks really made the cinematics in ACR the best of the series. Since it was such a short game, I feel like fans didn't really get enough chance to become attached to the music tracks. That, and Kyd did most of the "ambient" tracks, which tend to stick the most.

In other words, if Balfe can get the ambient tracks down (which I believe he can), I think we'll all have very happy ears when ACIII comes out. xD

Locopells
09-10-2012, 07:14 PM
I've liked all the music they've used so far. Here's hoping the new stuff lives up to it.

menumaxibestof
09-10-2012, 09:05 PM
the video that the OP posted

Oh, I didn't understand. I thought that it had a link with the tweet...

Slayer_WTF
09-10-2012, 09:11 PM
Strange that Lorne Balfe has not yet uploaded tracks of AC3.

tarrero
09-11-2012, 02:50 AM
Probably he is not allowed to.

Soulid_Snake
09-11-2012, 03:18 AM
I'm not concerned about Balfe making the game feel huge, awesome, and epic. That's something he certainly accomplished in Revelations. I'm really interested to see how his "walking around" themes end up. Those are the themes that really stuck with me from the first games, and I hope that doesn't change for ACIII.

Good point! This is why, I'm not gonna pass judgement until I am actually playing the game. Once your engaged in the gameplay sequences then I will know how much I like the music!

When I heard the main theme for AC3, I thought I still would be prefer Jesper Kyd's music! But it is a bit harsh to judge the entire games score based on one track. In Lorne's defence, alot of the composers I like are from the UK, which is why I hold some optimism.

FirestarLuva
09-12-2012, 02:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DdUg8Ie8bg

Best soundtrack yet! <3

menumaxibestof
09-12-2012, 02:15 PM
That's Florence Escape, from the soundtrack of AC2.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7v_8c8e6rs

Slayer_WTF
09-12-2012, 02:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DdUg8Ie8bg

Best soundtrack yet! <3

Is the OST of Brotherhood.

xXRyzonXx
09-12-2012, 02:32 PM
I dont know, I'm really hoping Lorne doesn't disappoint us...

dex3108BL
09-15-2012, 09:33 AM
Lorne says it will be up very soon

https://twitter.com/Lornebalfe/status/246756662977916928

AssassinVenice
09-15-2012, 02:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DdUg8Ie8bg

Best soundtrack yet! <3

This one is a bit different from the Florence Escape theme from ACII. It has more vocals and a more American feel, towards the end especially.

Slayer_WTF
09-15-2012, 03:06 PM
Lorne says it will be up very soon

https://twitter.com/Lornebalfe/status/246756662977916928

Finally.

menumaxibestof
09-16-2012, 03:47 PM
"Very soon" since the 30th of August... :D

http://twitter.com/Lornebalfe/status/241373568464736257

Slayer_WTF
09-16-2012, 03:49 PM
http://thecommonstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/dawson-crying1.gif

lonewarrior30
09-16-2012, 04:02 PM
"Very soon" since the 30th of August... :D

http://twitter.com/Lornebalfe/status/241373568464736257

exactly

Ielgon
09-16-2012, 04:41 PM
I'm not concerned about Balfe making the game feel huge, awesome, and epic. That's something he certainly accomplished in Revelations. I'm really interested to see how his "walking around" themes end up. Those are the themes that really stuck with me from the first games, and I hope that doesn't change for ACIII.

Exactly, the big set pieces will have great tracks no doubt, it's the ambient ("walking around") music that I'm more worried about. To me Assassin's Creed 2 had the best ambient music. If you don't like a track for a 4 minutes cinematic then that's not so bad (even though they'll probably be great) since you'll only have to listen to it for 4 minutes, but if the ambient music is horrible that will stay with you every time you play the game nearly constantly. I am aware that you can either mute the tv or turn down the music ingame but I feel like music is a big part of videogames (usually listening to soundtracks makes me remember games I've played more and I feel more nostalgic than when I look at screenshots or gameplay).

dewgel
09-16-2012, 06:35 PM
He replied to me a couple of days ago with Very Soon. That's now 2 weeks of very soon haha :P

lightlamp2
09-16-2012, 08:58 PM
I just realised that Lorne is from the same city as me haha that's pretty cool

Umbra_Blade
09-16-2012, 09:23 PM
He probably can't release any stuff until the soundtrack is released officially, or Ubi give him the 'go-ahead', which I don't think will be until mid October-time.
He will keep on saying "very soon" until it comes out, as by saying "No, I'm not showing anything until [date]" no one will keep checking back at his feed until that date. You will always get a 'coming soon' as this is how companies or artists keep the hype around their work and keep it in the conscience of fans. By giving a definitive date people will not think about your release until the date you specified has arrived (or at least, not as much).
Also the longer he keeps the soundtrack under wraps, the more hype that will surround it. Hype is a big factor in how well your product does once it is released, the more hype you have, the bigger your sales are.

menumaxibestof
09-24-2012, 06:28 PM
"Hopefully next week"... (https://twitter.com/Ahmisa/status/249879156106600448)

Yeah, hopefully.

kalo.yanis
10-07-2012, 03:27 AM
I'm not sure whether this is fanmade or not, but here' s a supposedly official piece from the AC3 soundtrack:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp4gie0yz50

A-p-o-l-l-y-o-n
10-07-2012, 04:51 AM
I'm not sure whether this is fanmade or not, but here' s a supposedly official piece from the AC3 soundtrack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp4gie0yz50

Fanmade. There's no official soundtrack yet.

Legendz54
10-07-2012, 05:08 AM
That would make a good soundtrack for Modern gameplay.

menumaxibestof
10-08-2012, 11:47 AM
I'm not sure whether this is fanmade or not, but here' s a supposedly official piece from the AC3 soundtrack:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp4gie0yz50

It's a fanmade, Lorne Balfe confirmed it on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Lornebalfe/status/255248132902903808).

dewgel
10-08-2012, 11:59 AM
Just to clarify, the new "main theme" of the game is the one from the AnvilNext and the Connor's Story trailer. Amazing theme. The Connor's story one was a remixed more mohawk one, I prefer it much more.

menumaxibestof
10-08-2012, 04:16 PM
It wasn't a remix, it was the main theme.
I suppose that the AnvilNext trailer features only a part of it, but not the entire one. The Connor's Story trailer is composed of the most epic parts of the theme.

ACfan443
10-08-2012, 05:01 PM
It wasn't a remix, it was the main theme.
I suppose that the AnvilNext trailer features only a part of it, but not the entire one. The Connor's Story trailer is composed of the most epic parts of the theme.

Yeah, that's what I thought. Just like with the Revelations' theme, it starts off slow and then builds up. I don't think it was a remix.

raptor41tr
10-08-2012, 05:07 PM
So when will it be released? He said that he has finished it.

kuled2012
10-14-2012, 07:02 PM
Ah, forgive me moderators :( I'm still new round here.

dewgel
10-14-2012, 09:05 PM
It wasn't a remix, it was the main theme.
I suppose that the AnvilNext trailer features only a part of it, but not the entire one. The Connor's Story trailer is composed of the most epic parts of the theme.

Possibly, but you can't say for sure. I'd say it's a different version of it. Afterall, Revelations had about 4 - 5 different versions of the theme in that one.

There was the dramatic one from the intro / extended E3 video, there was the one used at the end of the Greek Fire E3 mission, there was a futuristic style one used when Desmond meets Jupiter / Synch Nexus, there was a simple vocal-only one when Desmond lands in Animus Island at the start, and there were a few versions throughout the game.

Theassassin4756
10-14-2012, 09:21 PM
is there still no details yet? or even samples? the suspense sucks!

raptor41tr
10-14-2012, 09:32 PM
Lorne Balfe said that OST will be released this month. I think on 30th.

Theassassin4756
10-14-2012, 09:40 PM
do you have the link with the info? I guess I'm spoiled by Brotherhood and Revelations having samples up like 2 weeks before launch. Thanks in advanced.

menumaxibestof
10-14-2012, 09:58 PM
Possibly, but you can't say for sure.

Yes I can, because Lorne Balfe says it : https://twitter.com/Lornebalfe/status/253966978748936192

By the way, he said that he was still trying to get some extracts (https://twitter.com/Lornebalfe/status/257055882268008450). It seems that it is not easy at all for him... Come on Ubi ! Let him put those tracks !

Theassassin4756
10-14-2012, 10:09 PM
thanks for that. did not see that tweet yet.

JarodRussel2012
10-14-2012, 10:27 PM
Very disappointed that Jesper Kyd is not returning. The better tracks in Revelations are by Kyd, the not so well done ones are by Balfe. I mean, your ears don't start bleeding, his stuff is good, but Kyd is still a lot better than Balfe.

dewgel
10-14-2012, 10:28 PM
Yes I can, because Lorne Balfe says it : https://twitter.com/Lornebalfe/status/253966978748936192

By the way, he said that he was still trying to get some extracts (https://twitter.com/Lornebalfe/status/257055882268008450). It seems that it is not easy at all for him... Come on Ubi ! Let him put those tracks !
Umm no. He's simply saying that theme is the main theme. Not that it's all one the same track. I'm telling you there'll be a couple of versions, a more basic one and the more Mohawk one.

Assassin_M
10-14-2012, 10:30 PM
Very disappointed that Jesper Kyd is not returning. The better tracks in Revelations are by Kyd, the not so well done ones are by Balfe. I mean, your ears don't start bleeding, his stuff is good, but Kyd is still a lot better than Balfe.
In your Opinion..

Scheduled for Deletion was my favorite..

Theassassin4756
10-14-2012, 10:33 PM
Labored and lost is my fav on Revelations.

Assassin_M
10-14-2012, 10:34 PM
Labored and lost is my fav on Revelations.
Lorne too..

See ? Dont judge before you actually hear the soundtrack and don't speak of your opinion as fact..

this is not meant for you, theassassin1693

menumaxibestof
10-14-2012, 10:39 PM
Umm no. He's simply saying that theme is the main theme. Not that it's all one the same track. I'm telling you there'll be a couple of versions, a more basic one and the more Mohawk one.

Maybe you're right. Anyway, that's not really important. We'll hear that soon. ;)

Slayer_WTF
10-14-2012, 10:41 PM
Very disappointed that Jesper Kyd is not returning. The better tracks in Revelations are by Kyd, the not so well done ones are by Balfe. I mean, your ears don't start bleeding, his stuff is good, but Kyd is still a lot better than Balfe.

Lol, and why? Because Kyd created the OST of AC and Balfe is coming later?

Please..

Umbra_Blade
10-14-2012, 10:42 PM
Very disappointed that Jesper Kyd is not returning. The better tracks in Revelations are by Kyd, the not so well done ones are by Balfe. I mean, your ears don't start bleeding, his stuff is good, but Kyd is still a lot better than Balfe.

They have different styles. One of my favourite ones in the series was the main theme for Revelations, and that was done by Balfe, if I am not mistaken. Plus, what we have heard from the previews seems to have received a more than warm welcome from most people here on the forum.

As M said, don't be too quick to judge...

Requiscent
10-14-2012, 10:46 PM
They have different styles. One of my favourite ones in the series was the main theme for Revelations, and that was done by Balfe, if I am not mistaken. Plus, what we have heard from the previews seems to have received a more than warm welcome from most people here on the forum.

As M said, don't be too quick to judge...

Also when you consider the fact that people doubted Lorne in the beginning, but now seem to enjoy his work, says quite a bit about him. Personally, I believe Lorne will be able to deliver a good soundtrack. It will no doubt be a different style as you said, but I believe he can pull it off.

DoNNiEDaRkO50
10-14-2012, 10:47 PM
Very disappointed that Jesper Kyd is not returning. The better tracks in Revelations are by Kyd, the not so well done ones are by Balfe. I mean, your ears don't start bleeding, his stuff is good, but Kyd is still a lot better than Balfe.

Lorne tracks in Revelations was Amazing ,,, his job was only to make the main theme and the cinematics and the multiplayer tracks ,, the main theme is good ,, the multiplayer tracks are actually pretty good ,, and labored and lost was amazing also but really
the road to masyaf is a MASTERPIECE!! in my opinion...
Jesper also made some amazing tracks but we have to give Lorne a chance ,, I mean all the tracks we heard from AC3 looks very promising especially the story track (gives me goosbumbs)
Plus it's Ubisoft biggest game so I think they know what they are doing...
EDIT: I just saw a comment on the story trailer on youtube
''I really love this new composer for the game''
this comment have 60 thumbs up ! So it seems that people are welcoming this change.

Theassassin4756
10-15-2012, 12:32 AM
I'm just really interested in hearing the background stuff and such. I know the main theme will be awesome, but overall vibe is what im curious about.

xXRyzonXx
10-15-2012, 12:33 AM
Anybody found the main theme yet?

AssassinVenice
10-15-2012, 12:59 AM
Anybody found the main theme yet?

Yes and no. In the AnvilNext trailer, you can hear the main theme in the background but that's pretty much it. Lorne Balfe didn't release the OST yet and he probably won't until the game is released.

xXRyzonXx
10-15-2012, 01:02 AM
Yes and no. In the AnvilNext trailer, you can hear the main theme in the background but that's pretty much it. Lorne Balfe didn't release the OST yet and he probably won't until the game is released.

That is such an awesome theme!!! :D

AssassinVenice
10-15-2012, 01:07 AM
That is such an awesome theme!!! :D

You can check the "remixed" version in the Connor's Story Trailer. It's E-P-I-C!

Slayer_WTF
10-18-2012, 03:32 PM
http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/lorne-balfe/assassins-creed-3-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741656.html

DoNNiEDaRkO50
10-18-2012, 03:42 PM
http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/lorne-balfe/assassins-creed-3-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741656.html

Holy Crap !!
But only 25 tracks?
Are those just samples of some tracks? Or samples of the whole OST because there are some tracks that I heard in the demos that is not there.

lonewarrior30
10-18-2012, 03:44 PM
http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/lorne-balfe/assassins-creed-3-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741656.html

i love you

Slayer_WTF
10-18-2012, 03:45 PM
MY.

GOD.

Lorne Balfe>>>>>Jesper Kyd

MY GOD. That's EPIC.

Theassassin4756
10-18-2012, 03:47 PM
Freaking Amazing. Color me impressed.

Slayer_WTF
10-18-2012, 03:49 PM
"Modern Assassin" and "Desmond Destiny".

http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/51690_o.gif

DoNNiEDaRkO50
10-18-2012, 03:50 PM
"Modern Assassin" and "Desmond Destiny".

http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/51690_o.gif

Is this is the whole OST?

Locopells
10-18-2012, 03:52 PM
That's SO cool.

AWBiggs
10-18-2012, 03:52 PM
Holy Crap !!
But only 25 tracks?
Are those just samples of some tracks? Or samples of the whole OST because there are some tracks that I heard in the demos that is not there.

Day. Made. Great find... hopefully can purchase this soon.

...I imagine the iTunes release might be a bit more extensive since the entire game score was uploaded (three disks!!) last time. I had a short conversation with Mr Balfe on twitter a few months ago and he said that the release would be "about the same size" as the last one, so unless that's changed I suggest keeping an eye on iTunes in the next week or so...

Theassassin4756
10-18-2012, 03:53 PM
probably not, looks more like a "Highlight" soundtrack atm, hopefully there will be a full recording session set like for Revelations.

Slayer_WTF
10-18-2012, 03:54 PM
Is this is the whole OST?

I dont know.

lonewarrior30
10-18-2012, 03:54 PM
Day. Made. Great find... hopefully can purchase this soon.

...I imagine the iTunes release might be a bit more extensive since the entire game score was uploaded (three disks!!) last time. I had a short conversation with Mr Balfe on twitter a few months ago and he said that the release would be "about the same size" as the last one, so unless that's changed I suggest keeping an eye on iTunes in the next week or so...

if you find anything please post it here I would love to buy the whole album

ProletariatPleb
10-18-2012, 03:54 PM
They're samples.

Theassassin4756
10-18-2012, 03:55 PM
don't know if i should make a separate thread, but saw this there too.

http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/winifred-philips/assassins-creed-3-liberation-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741663.html

DoNNiEDaRkO50
10-18-2012, 03:57 PM
don't know if i should make a separate thread, but saw this there too.

http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/winifred-philips/assassins-creed-3-liberation-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741663.html

Yup I saw this too ,,, But still listening to AC3 ost.

ScarFace_1415
10-18-2012, 04:00 PM
http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/lorne-balfe/assassins-creed-3-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741656.html

wooooooooow awesome :cool:

raptor41tr
10-18-2012, 04:00 PM
http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/lorne-balfe/assassins-creed-3-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741656.html
The ost will be awesome, thanks for the link.

AWBiggs
10-18-2012, 04:03 PM
if you find anything please post it here I would love to buy the whole album

Keep an eye on Lorne's twitter feed, he usually posts an update when his stuff goes up for sale. I'll be sure to post anything here I find. Having a listen to the samples, seems he's kept a lot of the "feel" of Kyd's work, just made it a bit more "epic" in scope and a bit more orchestral, less guitar and ethereal sounds, sounds "bigger" which is an interesting change in direction from the more "personal" sound of Ezio's music. "Bitter Truth" has a nice feel to it though...

Honestly, we're spoiled with such great music in this series...

Theassassin4756
10-18-2012, 04:09 PM
that we are. I like how Desmond's Destiny resonates with Labored and Lost from Revelations.. The Main Theme kicks some major butt lol

lonewarrior30
10-18-2012, 04:12 PM
you guys remeber IGNs making of part 4 at the start there was a guitar ish track...and from what I heared it isnt present in any track do you know why?

AWBiggs
10-18-2012, 04:14 PM
"Modern Assassin" just destroyed me....

...good GOD what a track!

Kaschra
10-18-2012, 04:16 PM
http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/lorne-balfe/assassins-creed-3-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741656.html

Thank you!

The tracks are amazing, I already love the main theme and Desmond's destiny. I hope people will stop complaining now.

nitres15
10-18-2012, 04:18 PM
i dunno, i have listened to a few now and they... donīt seem as creative as Jesperīs. I dunno, it just feels like i have heard a few of these in alot of movies. Some of these sound so generic to me...

AWBiggs
10-18-2012, 04:20 PM
Someone US-based wanna see if they can buy/pre-order the AC:Liberation score, cause that looks like it's up on iTunes now:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=571347089&affId=1581970

Theassassin4756
10-18-2012, 04:21 PM
keeps asking to download iTunes, which I have already. Searching for it pulls up nothing yet.

Will_Lucky
10-18-2012, 04:24 PM
i dunno, i have listened to a few now and they... donīt seem as creative as Jesperīs. I dunno, it just feels like i have heard a few of these in alot of movies. Some of these sound so generic to me...

Forced to agree, I hope in the context of the game it works. But thus far this just isn't doing it for me. Non of this music really resonates with me.

DoNNiEDaRkO50
10-18-2012, 04:25 PM
Officially on twitter:
https://twitter.com/Ubi_AC/status/258946783147876353

AWBiggs
10-18-2012, 04:27 PM
....hmmm, well perhaps that is the complete release then?

DoNNiEDaRkO50
10-18-2012, 04:32 PM
....hmmm, well perhaps that is the complete release then?

Well 25 tracks is good but not like past game :/ ,,, But I have to admit after listening to all the samples
I'm shocked at how amazingly this soundtrack is !

'' through the frontier'' is just amazing .

Slayer_WTF
10-18-2012, 04:36 PM
Liberation: http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/winifred-philips/assassins-creed-3-liberation-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741663.html

DoNNiEDaRkO50
10-18-2012, 04:38 PM
Liberation: http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/winifred-philips/assassins-creed-3-liberation-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741663.html

There's a track called ''Mayan ruins''

Interesting.

r4inm4n1991
10-18-2012, 04:43 PM
The soundtracks are so good, but why do i think Desmond is going to suffer a lot, and he is going to have a burden the whole game?

A-p-o-l-l-y-o-n
10-18-2012, 04:43 PM
Officially on twitter:
https://twitter.com/Ubi_AC/status/258946783147876353
Is this an official twitter? Because all I see is Russian text and no mention of it on the official AC twitter page.

AWBiggs
10-18-2012, 04:47 PM
Well 25 tracks is good but not like past game :/ ,,, But I have to admit after listening to all the samples
I'm shocked at how amazingly this soundtrack is !.

I'm not shocked at all, Lorne Balfes CV is FULL of great stuff and co-scoring with the likes of Harry-Gregson Williams, Hans Zimmer and Steve Jablonsky. The guy is ridiculously talented and while I do miss Jesper Kyd's stuff, I think Balfe is a natural, organis progression to a "bigger" feel to the game series and a more natural fit for a movie-score, should that AC Movie ever start to become more of a reality. Ubisoft is a company with grand plans and I have no doubt Balfe is a component.

25 Tracks is a little light, but I still reckon the iTunes release might have a couple more tracks.... also, we don't know the LENGTHS of any of these tracks yet, so again, there's a chance they'll be reasonably long and contain all the music in suite-formats (ala, movie scores). That and... I imagine once the PC release is out, we might see some game-extracting happening...

nitres15
10-18-2012, 04:50 PM
i donīt get why people like this music ? It sound like some guy threw together a buch of instruments and told everyone to make the loudest sound possible in a desperate attempt to sound "big and epic", it is like theyīre afraid that people wonīt pay attention unless thereīs atleast 154 instuments playing at any given time

Theassassin4756
10-18-2012, 04:55 PM
It's called different tastes in music, really don't see the problem here to be honest.

nitres15
10-18-2012, 04:58 PM
It's called different tastes in music, really don't see the problem here to be honest.

the problem is that the music isnīt as good as the other gameīs OST Hell, liberationīs OST sounds better !

r4inm4n1991
10-18-2012, 04:58 PM
i donīt get why people like this music ? It sound like some guy threw together a buch of instruments and told everyone to make the loudest sound possible in a desperate attempt to sound "big and epic", it is like theyīre afraid that people wonīt pay attention unless thereīs atleast 154 instuments playing at any given time

Wow, you didnt listen the same tracks i did for sure, are you using headphones? do you have good audio in your computer?
I find this soundtracks really good and EPIC.

Kaschra
10-18-2012, 05:00 PM
the problem is that the music isnīt as good as the other gameīs OST Hell, liberationīs OST sounds better !
That is YOUR opinion and it's stupid to force it on other people, you know?

nitres15
10-18-2012, 05:00 PM
Wow, you didnt listen the same tracks i did for sure, are you using headphones? do you have good audio in your computer?
I find this soundtracks really good and EPIC.

i do have headphones, still sounds like a mess. Iīll try to listen to it again, and see if i could learn to like it

kosmoscreed
10-18-2012, 05:02 PM
Love the music, too bad that they will never release it on CD.

ACfan443
10-18-2012, 05:16 PM
I can't hear it, it won't play on iPhone :(

Can someone upload the sample onto YouTube?

Siddlee
10-18-2012, 05:33 PM
Anybody know if there's an upload of the main theme yet? (I assume it's the main theme, found at the start of each of the IGN making of series).
Has a perfectly epic sound to it.
Anyway, people doubting Lorne's work and comparing it to Jesper; think about this, not only is music completely subjective, the setting of the game makes for the character of the music. Jesper's work suited earlier games, perhaps the more 'epic' sounds of AC3 would be better suited to Lorne's composition style. All the games have had a great soundtrack, I'd say it's worth 30% of any of the games atmosphere.

Locopells
10-18-2012, 05:35 PM
Can someone upload the sample onto YouTube?

Don't think that can be done at this stage - short of recording the sound in real time.

Shaxy
10-18-2012, 05:36 PM
Wow. That sounds really awesome.

But... Don't let your love for Kyd's music deafen you... Yes his music was and still is awesome, Yes AC2 has one of the best soundtracks in the history of gaming (IMO) - But i can't believe people are saying Kyd's captured the atmosphere so well (Which is true) and at the same time implying that Balfe cant and it's just too westernized and samey. That is idiocy at its finest. I cant believe people are expecting renaissance Italy and Constantinople/Ottoman Empire like soundtracks... Newsflash: It's the American Revolution. It was brutal, it was war... And i think these samples capture it very well. Not going to say any names, but some of the stuff I've seen is just selfish. People too caught up in the past and cant be appreciative of excellent music.

Aside from that little rant, 'high five' to those who can be appreciative of an excellent soundtrack. My hype level has taken a boost :D

Theassassin4756
10-18-2012, 05:39 PM
I'm still trying to trick iTunes into letting my buy Liberation's soundtrack lol

ACfan443
10-18-2012, 05:40 PM
Don't think that can be done at this stage - short of recording the sound in real time.

Oh well, I'll have to listen to it on my computer when I get home.


Wow. That sounds really awesome.

But... Don't let your love for Kyd's music deafen you... Yes his music was and still is awesome, Yes AC2 has one of the best soundtracks in the history of gaming (IMO) - But i can't believe people are saying Kyd's captured the atmosphere so well (Which is true) and at the same time implying that Balfe cant and it's just too westernized and samey. That is idiocy at its finest. I cant believe people are expecting renaissance Italy and Constantinople/Ottoman Empire like soundtracks... Newsflash: It's the American Revolution. It was brutal, it was war... And i think these samples capture it very well. Not going to say any names, but some of the stuff I've seen is just selfish. People too caught up in the past and cant be appreciative of excellent music.

Aside from that little rant, 'high five' to those who can be appreciative of an excellent soundtrack. My hype level has taken a boost :D

Thiiiiiiis *sings in soprano*

DavidPage
10-18-2012, 05:47 PM
Aside from the epicness that most of the tracks inspire, I just can't get that beat and "hard" melody of "Eye of the storm" out of my head...

Locopells
10-18-2012, 05:47 PM
Thiiiiiiis *sings in soprano*

Been doing that everytime I have a geek out about ACIII...

DavidPage
10-18-2012, 05:56 PM
https://twitter.com/Lornebalfe/status/258973890947194880 There you go, the release date...

De Filosoof
10-18-2012, 06:31 PM
First of all, WTF.

Many of those tracks are variations of tracks from ACR (especially labored and lost)

I like it though. :)

AWBiggs
10-18-2012, 06:50 PM
Many of those tracks are variations of tracks from ACR (especially labored and lost)

...there's only very subtle thematic cues. It's a stylistic choice, I imagine, to connect the worlds of AC:R and ACIII which makes total, musical sense. Desmond Destiny clearly evokes the same theme from the "revelation" theme. Clever stuff. Homestead is a nice sounding sample, fingers crossed we're getting 4min+ tracks!

https://twitter.com/Lornebalfe/status/258973890947194880

...30th October is the release date, from the horses mouth!

EDIT:

I see David bet me to it above! Haha. Anyways, love the new "theme" for ACIII. This game is going to be lightening in a bottle...

ACfan443
10-18-2012, 08:00 PM
First of all, WTF.

Many of those tracks are variations of tracks from ACR

Say it ain't so! D:

kalo.yanis
10-18-2012, 08:22 PM
So far I'm loving the soundtrack. It sounds very epic and all.

I still think a collab with Kyd a la ACR would have been best, though.

r4inm4n1991
10-18-2012, 08:23 PM
The "Through the Frontier" soundtrack or a variation of it is played in the Fort Wolcott demo.

Layytez
10-18-2012, 08:23 PM
A good 3 or 4 of them sound like "The Revelation" and "Labored and Lost". In fact "Desmond's Destiny" sounds abit too much like "Reunion"

AWBiggs
10-18-2012, 08:30 PM
Guys, it's called thematic reprisal. Go take a music class or two... Themes are a part of each character, those tracks relate to Desmond and his story hence their reprisal from AC Revelations. It's completely NEW SCORE, just reprised and alternate versions of themes.

Layytez
10-18-2012, 08:34 PM
Guys, it's called thematic reprisal. Go take a music class or two... Themes are a part of each character, those tracks relate to Desmond and his story hence their reprisal from AC Revelations. It's completely NEW SCORE, just reprised and alternate versions of themes.

I'm not complaining that they sound similar if anything it's good they do. It feels more connected as if there wasn't a gap between the two games. I love Desmonds/Modern theme.

Sajn12
10-18-2012, 08:38 PM
Dammit, soundtrack is so perfect!!! I want to download it to my mobile phone ... :(

Chariflame
10-18-2012, 08:40 PM
Well I'm really happy that there are some leitmotifs from the Revelations soundtrack that have been carried over. As well as the fact it suits the story, it's nice to hear such beautiful themes again.

Desmond's Destiny is incredibly beautiful. It's always when samples of the soundtrack are out a few weeks before release when my full excitement starts.

Layytez
10-18-2012, 08:40 PM
Temple Secrets is ****ing amazing.

dewgel
10-18-2012, 08:53 PM
"Modern Assassin" sounds amazing. That's very.. erm... dramatic should I say? Epic Desmond moments?

And as AWBiggs mentioned, it's called reprisal. It's to give that feel of "Ohhhh!" so you relate to the previous stories. Lorne has done such an amazing job with it too. It's got a new feel to it, at the same time it's just amazing... oh hell!!

Requiscent
10-18-2012, 08:56 PM
I knew Lorne would do a fine job. I really love the main theme, Aquila, Through the Frontier, and the Desmond tracks.

Edit - The homestead track is great as well.

dewgel
10-18-2012, 08:58 PM
The feel these tracks give off are so epic. I'm so much more excited for this now, and that was nearly impossible.

I love the Main Theme Variation too, that has such a nice feel to it. The modern themes have a lovely feeling too, they really bring back that eery feeling of the Synch Nexus and the video of TWCB blowing up lol

Sick_one12
10-18-2012, 09:01 PM
Is anyone else besides me trying to figure out the ending when listening to Desmonds Destiny?:pIm still not sure if its sad or giving hope for good things and a better world.....maybe its even both?:p

**** I dont want Dez to die XD....seriously,dont die Desmond;)

dex3108BL
10-18-2012, 09:13 PM
Farewell and Homestead are amazing. Also Desmond related OST is fantastic too. I was sceptical when found out that Lorne is composer but i think he did really good job.

Locopells
10-18-2012, 09:18 PM
Love all of them - Modern Assassin was exactly what I heard in my head, when I read the title!

Mrnilsman
10-18-2012, 09:19 PM
This soundtrack is truly fantastic ! The main theme reminds me of the Batman OST's :)

JCearlyyears
10-18-2012, 09:22 PM
soundtrack? Where?

MT4K
10-18-2012, 09:33 PM
I have added the links to the bottom of the first post.

Pragzor
10-18-2012, 09:35 PM
I can't hear it, it won't play on iPhone :(

Can someone upload the sample onto YouTube?
If you still need it


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hDdb75Vy_Q

raptor41tr
10-18-2012, 09:38 PM
Is anyone else besides me trying to figure out the ending when listening to Desmonds Destiny?:pIm still not sure if its sad or giving hope for good things and a better world.....maybe its even both?:p

**** I dont want Dez to die XD....seriously,dont die Desmond;)
Desmond's Destiny is very similar to Labored and Lost, maybe the world will end?

r4inm4n1991
10-18-2012, 09:39 PM
If you still need it


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hDdb75Vy_Q

You did this?
That was very kind!

AssassinVenice
10-18-2012, 09:42 PM
I teared up just right now! No kidding! I was waiting for the soundtrack since AC3's announcement.:D

Pragzor
10-18-2012, 09:42 PM
You did this?
That was very kind!
Yes, np.

Layytez
10-18-2012, 09:45 PM
Ive got Temple Secrets on repeat :p

r4inm4n1991
10-18-2012, 09:50 PM
Ive got Temple Secrets on repeat :p

I love the sample of "Through the Frontier", there is several images that comes to my head, i try to imagine a scene with Connor where he defeats hes enemies one by one without no one noticing it.
Like the "Modern Assassin" soundtrack, Miles VS Cross, face to face, each one reading the mind of each other.

ACfan443
10-18-2012, 09:57 PM
If you still need it


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hDdb75Vy_Q

Wow thank you very much!!

FirestarLuva
10-18-2012, 10:19 PM
Love the soundtrack. My favs would have to be Farewell, Connor's Life, Bitter Truth, Main Theme and Main Theme Variation.

Toa TAK
10-18-2012, 10:47 PM
The theme is amazing, I cannot wait for this soundtrack. AC is still keeping up with great soundtracks!

LoyalACFan
10-19-2012, 02:57 AM
Desmond's Destiny is very similar to Labored and Lost, maybe the world will end?

LOL it's highly doubtful. Otherwise, how will they make sequels? Just go for prequels? That would be kinda lame. "Here guys, a prequel! Except, y'know... that whole Templar vs. Assassin thing failed, everybody died anyway, but yay! Assassin's Creed! Right?"

MetalCreed
10-19-2012, 03:13 AM
Does anyone know the name of the soundtrack that played in the part 4 of the Making of series?

LoyalACFan
10-19-2012, 03:16 AM
Does anyone know the name of the soundtrack that played in the part 4 of the Making of series?

There were several... Are you talking about the one near the end? In that case, no, it hasn't been released yet, or at least, it's part of one of the songs in the OST that wasn't released in its entirety.

MetalCreed
10-19-2012, 06:59 AM
Yeah the Scottish bagpipe styled music

menumaxibestof
10-19-2012, 07:01 AM
Does anyone know the name of the soundtrack that played in the part 4 of the Making of series?

Which part of the vdeo ? At the begining, it is Beer and Friends. At the end, it is Fight Club. ;)

EDIT : Sorry, I was mistaken. Beer and Friends is used at the begining of the part 3. But this is well and truly Fight Club at the end of the part 4.

phil.llllll
10-19-2012, 07:49 AM
As I feared: it's completely standard and only serviceable. Shame.

ACfan443
10-19-2012, 08:39 AM
Yeah the Scottish bagpipe styled music

Period music or not, I still hated it

Mrnilsman
10-19-2012, 05:52 PM
http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/lorne-balfe/assassins-creed-3-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741656.html

Is it just me or is this link not working anymore ?
I can click on the tracks but the music doesn't start to play

raptor41tr
10-19-2012, 07:03 PM
http://world.idolweb.fr/ubisoft-music/lorne-balfe/assassins-creed-3-original-game-soundtrack/3700551741656.html

Is it just me or is this link not working anymore ?
I can click on the tracks but the music doesn't start to play
Definitely not just you, I think they have removed previews on the website

BTW, I don't know it's been posted before:
I think it's edited, but awesome.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo6C9Wz_3_M

kalo.yanis
10-19-2012, 09:14 PM
Period music or not, I still hated it

That's funny, it's one of my favourites. Esp. Fight club.

Each to their own, I suppose.

De Filosoof
10-19-2012, 09:25 PM
That's funny, it's one of my favourites. Esp. Fight club.

Each to their own, I suppose.

Those 2 tracks are way too generic.
I heard that kinda music in many movies.

An uncurtain present, a bitter truth, Desmond's destiny (although just a variation of labored and lost), temple secrets (another variation of labored and lost) and especially what came before are my favorites.

After hearing all the tracks from Lorne i still think Jesper would have done a way better job :).

ACfan443
10-19-2012, 09:26 PM
Definitely not just you, I think they have removed previews on the website

BTW, I don't know it's been posted before:
I think it's edited, but awesome.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo6C9Wz_3_M

Definitely edited, you can tell at the 1:44 mark, still good though. I can't wait to hear the full official one.

Toa TAK
10-19-2012, 09:33 PM
After hearing all the tracks from Lorne i still think Jesper would have done a way better job :).

I don't disagree (or for now until I actually listen to the whole album), but even so, Lorne Balfe has done a good job with this.

De Filosoof
10-19-2012, 09:41 PM
I don't disagree (or for now until I actually listen to the whole album), but even so, Lorne Balfe has done a good job with this.

I agree. :) This soundtrack is pretty good but Jesper is one of my favorite game composers and his style (the mix between traditional music and electronic music) fits AC perfectly.
I actually never heard anything cheesy coming from Jesper
The harmonics in his tracks are always really tasteful.
Some tracks from this soundtrack made by Lorne are pretty cheesy and generic if you ask me.
I don't like cheese in music...

ACfan443
10-19-2012, 10:13 PM
I agree. :) This soundtrack is pretty good but Jesper is one of my favorite game composers and his style (the mix between traditional music and electronic music) fits AC perfectly.
I actually never heard anything cheesy coming from Jesper
The harmonics in his tracks are always really tasteful.
Some tracks from this soundtrack made by Lorne are pretty cheesy and generic if you ask me.
I don't like cheese in music...

To be honest, after having a thorough listen through, I kinda agree with you. The OST predominantly consists of dramatic overtones. It sounds like it's being forced too hard, and is dramatic just for the sake of being dramatic. And like you said, a little too generic.

People who say "the American revolution was a brutal and dramatic time period and the sountrack has to reflect this" well, so was the Third Crusade? But that didn't need histrionic music. The subtle and alluring tracks from Jesper had impact, as well as having a sense of presence and charm.

But don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing Lorne. I love the more subtle tracks such as "Connor's life" - I just wish there were more of them.

Jexx21
10-19-2012, 10:16 PM
does anyone have a video of the AC3: Liberation soundtrack samples?

xx-pyro
10-19-2012, 10:16 PM
Best theme yet in my opinion just by that snippet. Overall the previous three games had MORE better tracks, but the best of this score in my opinion is far better than the best of the score from the previous four games.

Legendz54
10-19-2012, 10:40 PM
Some may disagree... but Connors Life surpasses Ezios family for me.

Jexx21
10-20-2012, 12:15 AM
I think this soundtrack is on par with the soundtracks of ACR and AC2, which I think are the best soundtracks of the series.

Honestly, I think a lot of people are hating on the soundtrack simply because it's not Jesper Kyd.

De Filosoof
10-20-2012, 12:24 AM
I think this soundtrack is on par with the soundtracks of ACR and AC2, which I think are the best soundtracks of the series.

Honestly, I think a lot of people are hating on the soundtrack simply because it's not Jesper Kyd.

No, not just because it isn't Jesper.
I gave Lorne a fair chance.
I've heard the AC3 soundtrack now, so i can draw my conclusion.
AC is a special game in my opinion, so it deserves a special music composer.
That special music composer was Jesper Kyd for me.
I'm not saying the soundtrack is bad. The quality is really good but many tracks from the soundtrack could be made for any other action game.

Like i said many times before, Jesper Kyd's style IS assassin's creed.

Jexx21
10-20-2012, 12:33 AM
Well, that's you're opinion, and I wasn't really talking about you anyway.

I mean the people that are like "this music isn't impressive" or "this soundtrack sucks compared to the other ones".

I was just voicing my opinion, we're open to have different ones :)

Will_Lucky
10-20-2012, 12:45 AM
No, not just because it isn't Jesper.
I gave Lorne a fair chance.
I've heard the AC3 soundtrack now, so i can draw my conclusion.
AC is a special game in my opinion, so it deserves a special music composer.
That special music composer was Jesper Kyd for me.
I'm not saying the soundtrack is bad. The quality is really good but many tracks from the soundtrack could be made for any other action game.

Like i said many times before, Jesper Kyd's style IS assassin's creed.

Agreed, other than Connors theme that soundtrack...I just felt nothing except hate they replaced Kyd with this. They could have gone for Soule, Zur anything but this.

rupok2
10-20-2012, 12:48 AM
I think jespers soundtracks are mixed with our emotions for the game and when suddenly you hear generic hollywood type music it kind of annoys you because thats not ac. I will admit some of his soundtrack is good like connors life and the main theme variations. most of it tho can be applied to any other generic action game/shooter and still fit. There isn't enough separation from other games soundtracks to say "HEY THIS IS AN AC SOUNDTRACK" the moment you hear it. Jesper kyds music made u instantly recognize that its different from the rest and belongs with this particular game.


Unfortunately we can complain as much as we want but its not gonna change anything for ac3, i hope the games story/gameplay is enough to make up for the lack of superb music ac2 had. Hopefully jespyr kyd returns in ac4 or whatever the next games are.

there76
10-20-2012, 12:53 AM
I think jespers soundtracks are mixed with our emotions for the game and when suddenly you hear generic hollywood type music it kind of annoys you because thats not ac. I will admit some of his soundtrack is good like connors life and the main theme variations. most of it tho can be applied to any other generic action game/shooter and still fit. There isn't enough separation from other games soundtracks to say "HEY THIS IS AN AC SOUNDTRACK" the moment you hear it. Jesper kyds music made u instantly recognize that its different from the rest and belongs with this particular game.


Unfortunately we can complain as much as we want but its not gonna change anything for ac3, i hope the games story/gameplay is enough to make up for the lack of superb music ac2 had. Hopefully jespyr kyd returns in ac4 or whatever the next games are.

Please, AC2 soundtrack was hardly unique sounding. It's not any less generic than this soundtrack. And to be honest, Jesper was getting worse and worse with each game.

rupok2
10-20-2012, 01:00 AM
Please, AC2 soundtrack was hardly unique sounding. It's not any less generic than this soundtrack. And to be honest, Jesper was getting worse and worse with each game.

The only real game jesper did anything for was ac1 and ac2, acb used most of the same music, acr was when lorne balfe came in and doing more stuff. Even so road to masyaf kicks this musics ***.

Tell me how his music is generic please. His music is some of the most unique i have heard in soundtracks.

AC3 soundtrack most of it sound like it has the same core sound in the middle, that stupid bass all hollywood music uses. It sounds like every other action movie theme.

Toa TAK
10-20-2012, 01:20 AM
Please, AC2 soundtrack was hardly unique sounding. It's not any less generic than this soundtrack. And to be honest, Jesper was getting worse and worse with each game.

I dunno, AC2's soundtrack was unique not just for games, but for major films, too. I'm not saying it's completely original, nothing is, but it was different as opposed to something loud and bombastic (which isn't bad, but a lot of games have this). It has some great songs that rely more on subtly than anything else. Nothing felt too much, but nothing felt too little either.

For ACR, (which is tied for me with AC2 for best AC soundtrack), his songs are, again, more subtle and atmospheric, like Investigation, or Byzantium. Not to say he doesn't have some action packed pieces like The Wounded Eagle. Greek Fire, or Forum of Ox.

And across all the games, he has this really awesome mix of techo-chant/prayer-and orchestral music. Like Endfight, Flight Through Jerusalem, Apple Chamber (AC2 version) or the defining song of the series (for me) Access the Animus.

I dunno. I will miss his style. I thought it was pretty unique and I enjoyed it very much. I just hope Lorne Balfe picked up on why fans loved this series' music so much.

Azurefeatherfly
10-20-2012, 02:01 AM
Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted. The creed that everyone should know like the back of their hand can easily end this thread over concepts with so much bias and opinion.

One can prefer the music from AC1 to ACR over the music of AC3.

Another one can prefer the music from AC3 over all the music from AC1 to ACR.

Someone else can have the preference of enjoying the music from AC1 to AC3 equally.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with choosing one or the other, or both or even the various variation of preferences over the five different games. People are not any less AC fans for having one preference over another nor does it diminish one's appreciation of art of music.

Since when does having an opinion warrant such a defensive attitude over a concept that is completely subjective.

Why is there so much back and forth from fans of a series that is so keen on teaching the idea of acceptance? All the mind opening words from Altair, did nobody take it to heart?

Go right ahead if anyone wants to criticize me for trying to stand on a moral high ground, but all this back and forth over every single detail of the game is getting tiresome preventing the celebration of this wonderful game.

Please cherish this for once when so many others won't even be able to know what a video game is.

Jexx21
10-20-2012, 02:15 AM
Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted. The creed that everyone should know like the back of their hand can easily end this thread over concepts with so much bias and opinion.

One can prefer the music from AC1 to ACR over the music of AC3.

Another one can prefer the music from AC3 over all the music from AC1 to ACR.

Someone else can have the preference of enjoying the music from AC1 to AC3 equally.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with choosing one or the other, or both or even the various variation of preferences over the five different games. People are not any less AC fans for having one preference over another nor does it diminish one's appreciation of art of music.

Since when does having an opinion warrant such a defensive attitude over a concept that is completely subjective.

Why is there so much back and forth from fans of a series that is so keen on teaching the idea of acceptance? All the mind opening words from Altair, did nobody take it to heart?

Go right ahead if anyone wants to criticize me for trying to stand on a moral high ground, but all this back and forth over every single detail of the game is getting tiresome preventing the celebration of this wonderful game.

Please cherish this for once when so many others won't even be able to know what a video game is.

I fully agree.

kriegerdesgottes
10-20-2012, 02:46 AM
I think jespers soundtracks are mixed with our emotions for the game and when suddenly you hear generic hollywood type music it kind of annoys you because thats not ac. I will admit some of his soundtrack is good like connors life and the main theme variations. most of it tho can be applied to any other generic action game/shooter and still fit. There isn't enough separation from other games soundtracks to say "HEY THIS IS AN AC SOUNDTRACK" the moment you hear it. Jesper kyds music made u instantly recognize that its different from the rest and belongs with this particular game.


Unfortunately we can complain as much as we want but its not gonna change anything for ac3, i hope the games story/gameplay is enough to make up for the lack of superb music ac2 had. Hopefully jespyr kyd returns in ac4 or whatever the next games are.

I agree. Jesper had a unique type of sound that really affected your emotions and had a creepy, mysterious, cool vibe to them. I personally feel that is lacking in this new soundtrack. Like it was made for some Hollywood movie and not for something like AC. I am really bummed out about Jesper not doing this game. :(

Legendz54
10-20-2012, 03:04 AM
I love the soundtrack, people just need to get used to the non Italian, middle eastern sounding music, Because the music is meant to fit the time period of the game, A little bit more modern Colonial native american type music. It sounds fantastic, Just look at Connors Life (Which i think surpasses Ezios family) Farewell, wild instincts, Temple secrets and the main theme.

I love it..

Assassin_M
10-20-2012, 03:14 AM
Let everyone like or hate what he/she wants. Do not convince anyone, do not force opinions on anyone, do not explain to anyone. Everyone is smart enough to make a decision and Preference. The Music is there. Everyone heard it..

And with that I`m back to going dark again..

tjbyrum1
10-20-2012, 03:14 AM
I like the music a lot. Especially the theme, it's pretty cool in my opinion.