Masamichi Amano scores Saint Seiya for SEGA
Posted on November 24, 2008 by Dan Goldwasser
Earlier this month, SEGA Japan returned to Los Angeles to record the score for a new online video game, Saint Seiya. Renowned composer Masamichi Amano composed and orchestrated the music for the project, which marked the fifth time that SEGA had come to Los Angeles to record a larger orchestral-type project within the past few years.
Masamichi Amano conducts the Angel City Studio Orchestra
Recording took place at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros., in Burbank. Conducting a 65-piece ensemble of the Angel City Studio Orchestra, contracted by Chris Tedesco, Amano’s music contains strong and bold themes, with a powerful energy that conveys heavy dramatic and upbeat action.
The string section, led by John Wittenberg
Low Brass: Jim McMillen, Steve Williams, George Thatcher and Randy Jones
Masamichi Amano conducts Saint Seiya
Joe Meyer, Paul Klintworth, Marty Rhees and Steve Durnin play French horn
Marissa Benedict, Chris Tedesco and Tim Divers play trumpet
In the booth, the music was mixed by scoring engineer Damon Tedesco, while SEGA music producer Fumitaka Shibata provided feedback. ProTools recording was handled by Kevin Globerman.
Kan Hashimoto and Masamichi Amano
Kan Hashimoto, Masamichi Amano, Chris Tedesco and Damon Tedesco listen to take
Fumitaka Shibata and ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman
Saint Seiya will be released on the Internet next summer, in August 2009 from SEGA Japan.