Help me identify the VSTs, samples, instruments used in an old game soundtrack!

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KVRer
2 posts since 16 Apr, 2021

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:36 pm

Wondering if anyone can identify what was used to compose Mabinogi's official soundtrack. Been trying to figure this out for a long time but I figured someone might be able to tell by ear.

Here's an example song that incorporates some of the sounds I'm interested in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12hdTyle52w

Specifically the piano, the bell synth and the strings used in that above track are used all over the soundtrack.

The reason why I'm so curious is because I recently lived in Japan for a year, and random grocery stores would have songs playing that used the piano from this soundtrack. I figured it had to come from some VST or pack somewhere. I've also heard some stuff from this in other game soundtracks from JRPGs and the like. If you know what it is, then let me know!

KVRAF
21979 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:49 pm

The high tinkly stuff is redolent of Yamaha FM synthesis. Also the sort of marimba wash at the beginning may be approached nicely from that vantage point. It could just be someone's DX7. In software, FM 8 or people seem to like the free 'Dexed'. There are others. Not a difficult set of sounds to access today.

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KVRAF
7651 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:00 pm

i don't hear anything particularly exotic that couldnt be produce with general midi sounds. ;ie a GM synth and a good GM soundfont.
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KVRer
5 posts since 16 Apr, 2021

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:30 pm

The piano (and possibly other sounds) could be something from the factory sample banks of an early 2000s workstation. Korg had the Triton and Roland had the original Fathom. Or maybe they were an from an E-Mu rack.

I'd look at YouTube since a lot of those presets are on there. A lot of E-Mu samples are also available for sale at various sites.

KVRist
53 posts since 24 Jul, 2006

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:09 am

Sound like a sound canvas to me, the drums sound like the 'POWER' drum set too. Probably a SC-55 or SC-88

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KVRAF
3989 posts since 6 Nov, 2009

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:29 am

M1+Dexed will get you close.

KVRer

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2 posts since 16 Apr, 2021

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:31 am

Irate_Wombat_dot_com wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:30 pm
The piano (and possibly other sounds) could be something from the factory sample banks of an early 2000s workstation. Korg had the Triton and Roland had the original Fathom. Or maybe they were an from an E-Mu rack.

I'd look at YouTube since a lot of those presets are on there. A lot of E-Mu samples are also available for sale at various sites.
This is definitely it. The Korg Triton has a bunch of the instruments from this soundtrack. It was this, in tandem (probably) with the SC-55 for drums that comprised the soundtrack for this game. Thank you so much! You've ended a years-long search for me.

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KVRist
337 posts since 24 Dec, 2015

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:45 am

I noticed the mallet, synth bell and piano sounds from the Korg Triton for sure.

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