Biography

The Synthetic Orchestra is Blake Robinson and his collection of ultra-realistic sample libraries and software. Born in London, England, Blake Robinson has been obsessed with computer generated music from a young age. From his humble roots as a kid hacking away at Protracker on his Atari ST, Blake now utilises a top-of-the-range workstation to create epic orchestral pieces and lush symphonic soundtracks from the comfort of his home.

As an influential and experienced developer in the music software industry, Blake's knowledge of the synthetic instruments at his disposal is in tip-top shape. His work on industry standard libraries such as Cinesamples' CineBrass, Spitfire's BML and Symphonic range, Albion and Bespoke range means that he has all the tools and experience necessary to create realistic orchestral mock-ups extremely efficiently. His ability to work on a tight budget and schedule allows him to provide independent video-game developers and movie producers with high quality orchestrated music that may not usually be available to them.

When he's not developing top of the range tools for musicians, or scoring original soundtracks for video games and films, Blake hones his orchestration skills as a well known and respected re-mixer. Through social media, his freely-available music (featuring more than 21 hours and 590 tracks of iconic video game orchestrations and original music) has racked up more than 35 million listens from roughly 125,000 people following his work.

Discography & Releases
  • 2020

    PORTAL KNIGHTS VOLUME 4 SOUNDTRACK

  • 2019

    PORTAL KNIGHTS VOLUME 3 SOUNDTRACK

  • 2017

    PORTAL KNIGHTS VOLUME 2 SOUNDTRACK

  • 2016

    PORTAL KNIGHTS VOLUME 1 SOUNDTRACK

  • 2015

    CRAFTY CANDY SOUNDTRACK

  • 2014

    MYSTERY MATCH SOUNDTRACK

  • 2014

    CHRONO TRIGGER SYMPHONY VOLUME 3

  • 2013

    THE STANLEY PARABLE OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK

  • 2013

    CHRONO TRIGGER SYMPHONY VOLUME 2

  • 2013

    CHRONO TRIGGER SYMPHONY VOLUME 1

  • 2013

    BANJO-KAZOOIE SYMPHONY

  • 2013

    SUPER METROID SYMPHONY

  • 2013

    VIDEO GAME ORCHESTRATIONS VOLUME 2

  • 2013

    ORIGINALS VOLUME 2

  • 2013

    NUMNUMNUMNUM

  • 2012

    AN UNHEALTHY OBSESSION

  • 2012

    BLOOD AND BONES

  • 2012

    DEXTER FOR ORCHESTRA

  • 2012

    VIDEO GAME ORCHESTRATIONS VOLUME 1

  • 2012

    THE BIOSHOCK SONG : INSTRUMENTAL

  • 2012

    ORIGINALS VOLUME 1

  • 2012

    TRIVIA HARVEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

  • 2011

    OFFICIAL NOKIA RINGTONE 'ORCHESTRA'

  • 2011

    PIRATES OF NEW HORIZONS SOUNDTRACK

  • 2010

    MULTIVADERS: SEASON 1 SOUNDTRACK

Clients & projects

Here's a taste of some of the projects and clients that The Synthetic Orchestra has had the privilege of creating music for over the years. You can find out more about each client or project by clicking the logo.

  • Lost In Random

    Official soundtrack

    Zoink!
  • Portal Knights

    Official soundtrack

    Keen Games
  • Stanley Parable

    Official soundtrack

    Galactic Cafe
  • Terraria

    Official trailers

    505 Games
  • Pirates

    Official soundtrack

    Exit Strategy
  • Various titles

    Official trailers

    EA
  • Various titles

    Official soundtracks

    Outplay
  • Various titles

    Background music

    Thunderhumor
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SYNTHETIC ORCHESTRA

The Synthetic Orchestra has given Portal Knights a lovely soundtrack, one that is both epic and delightful. It’s most definitely one of those which you’ll find swirling round in your head for days to come.

The XBOX Hub

Blake Robinson's work on the Portal Knights Soundtrack is nothing short of excellent and features an exceptional orchestral sound.

Original Sound Version

Portal Knights has a charm that will keep you playing and a soundtrack that is so delightful it will be the only sound playing in the room when you have it on.

Impulse Gamer

The music of Portal Knights is charming and gives off extreme Rare vibes, to the point where I had to check the credits to make sure Grant Kirkhope hadn’t sneakily done another soundtrack I didn’t know about last year.

N-Europe

Blake Robinson's Super Metroid Symphony is a masterful orchestral rendition of the series's landmark soundtrack. The samples used are extremely high quality - about the closest you can get outside of the real deal.

Metroid Database

Blake's work is full of life, multi-layered, and textured. If you were to listen to the album without any prior knowledge of its provenance, it would be frighteningly easy to mistake it for a live orchestra.

Giant Fire Breathing Robot

However I try to define my taste in video game music, I can at least point to Robinson's Synthetic Orchestra and say, "There. That guy. That's how you do it."

Legacy Control

This guy is brilliant. Video game soundtrack remakes using absolutely cutting-edge samples. You'll be surprised.

Singly Noted

I wish I could say there was a bad track on here but there really isn't, he has not only added to the original tracks but in some cases made them better.

Following the Nerd

Blake is best known as Synthetic Orchestra, making beautiful and playful classical/film-score/game genre music.

Image-Line Software

The alarmingly productive Synthetic Orchestra and it's sole composer and arranger, Blake Robinson, are thoroughly brilliant.

NINTENDO GAMER

The Synthetic Orchestra makes beautiful arrangements. His Music is simply amazing.

DESTRUCTOID

You'll think it's the real thing: only a close listen on headphones reveals otherwise

ORIGINAL SOUND VERSION

We have to say that Mr. Robinson has a history of taking old video game compositions and making spectacular orchestral arrangements.

THASAUCE
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