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.

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