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The Otherworldly Music of Bloodborne

Chuck Doud's Avatar Posted by Music Director, SCEA WWS

Hello everyone, this is Chuck Doud, the Director Of Music for Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios America. Our team produces music for your favorite games from Worldwide Studios that include 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 3 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. Our Music Team 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 fueled 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 at the Playstation headquarters in San Mateo. The music was composed by in-house composers at From Software as well as the 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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LegolElf said:

February 13th, 9:11 am

EPIC! Can’t wait!

Gunda said:

February 13th, 9:14 am

Sounds spooky.

Tristan77 said:

February 13th, 9:16 am

Congratulations. Really a masterpiece work. Is the soundtrack included with the purchase of the game?

zingakun said:

February 13th, 9:18 am

“one of the most original, beautiful, and hair-raising scores you’ll hear in a video game”. That’s for sure! I’ve got chills just listening to it in the video. I wish there were more of it.

SaberX85 said:

February 13th, 9:29 am

Beautiful,

yo199w said:

February 13th, 9:36 am

This soundtrak sounds epic!

cmdluke said:

February 13th, 9:36 am

Wow. Can’t wait to play this.

Mobius2525 said:

February 13th, 10:32 am

Can’t wait to play this game and use”The Great Sword Of The Church”!

D-Squad3 said:

February 13th, 10:42 am

so awesome

MakoSOLIDER said:

February 13th, 11:21 am

Will there be a specific audio mode for PS Headsets?

WowSoDogeAmaze said:

February 13th, 12:13 pm

Spectacular.

Now if only wusturn games could have great music like this.

Thrill_Kill said:

February 13th, 1:01 pm

Make sure that the game has Stereoscopic 3D support and I will get it on day one, if not, I will be waiting for a price drop.

Bellalara said:

February 13th, 1:31 pm

Can’t wait to hear more of the soundtrack with the collector’s edition!

SeanStrange said:

February 13th, 1:31 pm

Next month bro, can’t wait. Literally going to be the sickest game in March.

Tomoprime said:

February 13th, 1:58 pm

Are we able to get the soundtrack with a digital pre order? I know they are doing this for The Order 1886. I would love to get it for Bloodborne!

ElektroDragon said:

February 13th, 3:00 pm

AMAZING! Does the game have a soundtrack only mode so you can listen to it still if you find the game TOO HARD TO PLAY?

Because I find Dark Souls too hard to play already, I’m going to be lost here.

GENETICIDE said:

February 13th, 3:37 pm

This is such BS! All that effort and its getting dumped as lame digital?! This should be printed and included with the CE. Ridiculous.

AGTrgger_ said:

February 14th, 6:26 am

You know what the world needs? Vinyl pressings of the best soundtracks. I’d kill for The Last of Us’s OST on vinyl, but I know that’s already coming. How about some other games? Infamous’s soundtrack is pretty good, and this sounds like it will be as well.

gamer-taboo said:

February 14th, 12:52 pm

This sounds so great! I would love to see more behind the scenes for the soundtrack! It’s really interesting how many people it takes to make great music for one game, it’s crazy really! Like the Souls’ games before it though, I believe Bloodborne will have an amazing soundtrack, you can just tell by this that the sound director has got it down. :)

OnTheBus666 said:

February 14th, 3:32 pm

So epic I want this game to be out so badly I can’t stop thinking about it

Amnalehu said:

February 14th, 4:45 pm

Music is so important to film and games. I wish more developers showed this kind of love to their projects. Outstanding!

pilar65 said:

February 15th, 10:01 am

Wow, just wow! Thanks you

Sadas-11 said:

February 24th, 5:32 am

Epic!

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