The Synthetic Orchestra

Last Updated: 8/22/13 4:00pm | Episodes: 121

I am Blake Robinson and this is my Synthetic Orchestra, a collection of orchestral music, covers, remixes and doodles created using synthetic or sampled instruments.

This is an extensive collection of hundreds of orchestral music, covers, remixes and doodles created using synthetic or sampled instruments. None of the music here is recorded live - it's all composed using computer software.

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» Total Videos: 121

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Posted on June 6, 2013 - 4:05am by blakerobinson

My orchestration of Stalker from the (now pooped) NUKEM: Duke 3D Remixes album that was on the retro humble bundle. It's my favourite track from the Duke 3D soundtrack and this is about the 4th time I've orchestrated it!

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Posted on May 31, 2013 - 12:00pm by blakerobinson

Head over the site to preview all the tracks (http://banjosymphony.com), read a foreword from the original composer, Grant Kirkhope, and find out more information about the project.

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Posted on May 25, 2013 - 5:30pm by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of Outset Island from Wind Waker originally featured on the 2012 Synthetic Orchestra Christmas Calendar. Due to popular demand I've gone back and remastered/remixed these pieces (where possible) to remove the sleigh-bells and Christmassy aspects.

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Posted on May 22, 2013 - 12:57pm by blakerobinson

The second track from Daniel Licht''s awesome Dishonored soundtrack. I'm a massive fan of Licht and this love this game's soundtrack - some parts of it are very Dextery. Here's an orchestration of Intro the Return.

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Posted on May 22, 2013 - 6:15am by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of The Giants' Theme from Zelda Majora's Mask. I'd never paid much attention to the Zelda music until recently. I wish I had gotten into it much earlier as there's so many good pieces of music hidden behind 8bit blips and blops and Nintendo MIDIness. I tried to keep faithful while adding a little of my own style.

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Posted on May 22, 2013 - 6:12am by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of Inside the Deku Tree from Zelda Ocarina of Time. I'd never paid much attention to the Zelda music until recently. I wish I had gotten into it much earlier as there's so many good pieces of music hidden behind 8bit blips and blops. I tried to keep faithful while adding a little of my own style.

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Posted on May 22, 2013 - 6:08am by blakerobinson

A quick re-orchestration of Amestris Military March from the Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood soundtrack to practice with brass and choir. I was relatively happy with the results, but I could have done better with more than an hour spare.

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Posted on May 22, 2013 - 6:07am by blakerobinson

An orchestration of Boss 2 from Scott Lloyd Shelly's awesome Terraria soundtrack. As usual, made to test out some software I'm working on.

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Posted on April 30, 2013 - 12:35pm by blakerobinson

Sometimes bits of music just don't make the final cut on an album. Here's a piece that didn't get onto the track list for my upcoming release. It's the pause music from in-game in Banjo-Kazooie.

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Posted on April 24, 2013 - 6:00pm by blakerobinson

The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra is excited to announce its second album of 2013, "Banjo-Kazooie Symphony", available from 31st May 2013. More details coming soon!

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Posted on June 11, 2013 - 2:33pm by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of BGM01 from Turrican, originally featured on the 2012 Synthetic Orchestra Christmas Calendar.

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Posted on June 9, 2013 - 2:30pm by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of Theme B from Tetris originally featured on the 2012 Synthetic Orchestra Christmas Calendar.

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Posted on June 8, 2013 - 12:25pm by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of The Trial from Chrono Trigger. I was just experimenting with strings and things, and although I wasn't completely happy with how it turned out, I ran out of time and thought I'd share.

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Posted on June 6, 2013 - 4:07am by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of Haggstrom from Minecraft originally featured on the 2012 Synthetic Orchestra Christmas Calendar.

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Posted on June 6, 2013 - 4:05am by blakerobinson

My orchestration of Stalker from the (now pooped) NUKEM: Duke 3D Remixes album that was on the retro humble bundle. It's my favourite track from the Duke 3D soundtrack and this is about the 4th time I've orchestrated it!

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Posted on May 31, 2013 - 12:00pm by blakerobinson

Head over the site to preview all the tracks (http://banjosymphony.com), read a foreword from the original composer, Grant Kirkhope, and find out more information about the project.

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Posted on May 25, 2013 - 5:30pm by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of Outset Island from Wind Waker originally featured on the 2012 Synthetic Orchestra Christmas Calendar. Due to popular demand I've gone back and remastered/remixed these pieces (where possible) to remove the sleigh-bells and Christmassy aspects.

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Posted on May 22, 2013 - 12:57pm by blakerobinson

The second track from Daniel Licht''s awesome Dishonored soundtrack. I'm a massive fan of Licht and this love this game's soundtrack - some parts of it are very Dextery. Here's an orchestration of Intro the Return.

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Posted on May 22, 2013 - 6:15am by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of The Giants' Theme from Zelda Majora's Mask. I'd never paid much attention to the Zelda music until recently. I wish I had gotten into it much earlier as there's so many good pieces of music hidden behind 8bit blips and blops and Nintendo MIDIness. I tried to keep faithful while adding a little of my own style.

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Posted on May 22, 2013 - 6:08am by blakerobinson

A quick re-orchestration of Amestris Military March from the Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood soundtrack to practice with brass and choir. I was relatively happy with the results, but I could have done better with more than an hour spare.

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Posted on August 22, 2013 - 4:00pm by blakerobinson

The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra, invites you to don your headphones and journey through the music of one of the world's most-legendary games.

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Posted on June 9, 2013 - 2:30pm by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of Theme B from Tetris originally featured on the 2012 Synthetic Orchestra Christmas Calendar.

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Posted on April 24, 2013 - 6:00pm by blakerobinson

The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra is excited to announce its second album of 2013, "Banjo-Kazooie Symphony", available from 31st May 2013. More details coming soon!

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Posted on March 4, 2013 - 7:05pm by blakerobinson

An orchestration of Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker. It has been a while since my last Zelda orchestration. This one stays pretty true to the original.

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Posted on February 20, 2013 - 5:00pm by blakerobinson

Just a little remake of Lullaby of Resembool from Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood's awesome soundtrack

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Posted on November 2, 2012 - 12:30pm by blakerobinson

An orchestration of the main theme from Super Meat Boy. There's really not much to the original track, so I improvised quite a lot for this piece.

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Posted on October 26, 2012 - 2:32pm by blakerobinson

An orchestration of Orange Ocean from Kirby's Adventure.

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Posted on September 5, 2012 - 5:00pm by blakerobinson

A reorchestration of the Game of Thrones theme. I made it from scratch to test some new sounds and mainly practice

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Posted on August 15, 2013 - 9:00am by blakerobinson

This is an orchestration of Fragment of a Dream from Chrono Cross. I wanted to keep it quite close to the original but just build on it a little bit

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Posted on May 25, 2013 - 5:30pm by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of Outset Island from Wind Waker originally featured on the 2012 Synthetic Orchestra Christmas Calendar. Due to popular demand I've gone back and remastered/remixed these pieces (where possible) to remove the sleigh-bells and Christmassy aspects.

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Posted on June 11, 2013 - 2:33pm by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of BGM01 from Turrican, originally featured on the 2012 Synthetic Orchestra Christmas Calendar.

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Posted on June 9, 2013 - 2:30pm by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of Theme B from Tetris originally featured on the 2012 Synthetic Orchestra Christmas Calendar.

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Posted on June 8, 2013 - 12:25pm by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of The Trial from Chrono Trigger. I was just experimenting with strings and things, and although I wasn't completely happy with how it turned out, I ran out of time and thought I'd share.

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Posted on June 6, 2013 - 4:07am by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of Haggstrom from Minecraft originally featured on the 2012 Synthetic Orchestra Christmas Calendar.

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Posted on June 6, 2013 - 4:05am by blakerobinson

My orchestration of Stalker from the (now pooped) NUKEM: Duke 3D Remixes album that was on the retro humble bundle. It's my favourite track from the Duke 3D soundtrack and this is about the 4th time I've orchestrated it!

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Posted on May 31, 2013 - 12:00pm by blakerobinson

Head over the site to preview all the tracks (http://banjosymphony.com), read a foreword from the original composer, Grant Kirkhope, and find out more information about the project.

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Posted on May 25, 2013 - 5:30pm by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of Outset Island from Wind Waker originally featured on the 2012 Synthetic Orchestra Christmas Calendar. Due to popular demand I've gone back and remastered/remixed these pieces (where possible) to remove the sleigh-bells and Christmassy aspects.

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Posted on May 22, 2013 - 12:57pm by blakerobinson

The second track from Daniel Licht''s awesome Dishonored soundtrack. I'm a massive fan of Licht and this love this game's soundtrack - some parts of it are very Dextery. Here's an orchestration of Intro the Return.

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Posted on May 22, 2013 - 6:15am by blakerobinson

This is an orchestral cover of The Giants' Theme from Zelda Majora's Mask. I'd never paid much attention to the Zelda music until recently. I wish I had gotten into it much earlier as there's so many good pieces of music hidden behind 8bit blips and blops and Nintendo MIDIness. I tried to keep faithful while adding a little of my own style.

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Posted on May 22, 2013 - 6:08am by blakerobinson

A quick re-orchestration of Amestris Military March from the Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood soundtrack to practice with brass and choir. I was relatively happy with the results, but I could have done better with more than an hour spare.