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 series, 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 26 hours and 730 tracks of iconic video game orchestrations and original music) has racked up more than 100 million listens from roughly 2 million people following his work on Youtube, Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple Music.
LOST IN RANDOM SOUNDTRACK
PORTAL KNIGHTS VOLUME 4 SOUNDTRACK
PORTAL KNIGHTS VOLUME 3 SOUNDTRACK
PORTAL KNIGHTS VOLUME 2 SOUNDTRACK
PORTAL KNIGHTS VOLUME 1 SOUNDTRACK
CRAFTY CANDY SOUNDTRACK
MYSTERY MATCH SOUNDTRACK
CHRONO TRIGGER SYMPHONY VOLUME 3
THE STANLEY PARABLE OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK
CHRONO TRIGGER SYMPHONY VOLUME 2
CHRONO TRIGGER SYMPHONY VOLUME 1
SUPER METROID SYMPHONY
VIDEO GAME ORCHESTRATIONS VOLUME 2
ORIGINALS VOLUME 2
AN UNHEALTHY OBSESSION
BLOOD AND BONES
DEXTER FOR ORCHESTRA
VIDEO GAME ORCHESTRATIONS VOLUME 1
THE BIOSHOCK SONG : INSTRUMENTAL
ORIGINALS VOLUME 1
TRIVIA HARVEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
OFFICIAL NOKIA RINGTONE 'ORCHESTRA'
PIRATES OF NEW HORIZONS SOUNDTRACK
MULTIVADERS: SEASON 1 SOUNDTRACK
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.
Another thing that does help you get drawn into the crazy world of Lost in Random is the music which is exceptionally strong throughout. It really is a beautiful score that complements the action on the screen perfectly every single time.
Blake Robinson has literally underscored Lost in Random with outstanding music that is always on the edge of eerie, while simultaneously helping us make sense of the world through use of the repeated motifs.
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.
Blake Robinson's work on the Portal Knights Soundtrack is nothing short of excellent and features an exceptional orchestral sound.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
This guy is brilliant. Video game soundtrack remakes using absolutely cutting-edge samples. You'll be surprised.
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.
Blake is best known as Synthetic Orchestra, making beautiful and playful classical/film-score/game genre music.
The alarmingly productive Synthetic Orchestra and it's sole composer and arranger, Blake Robinson, are thoroughly brilliant.
The Synthetic Orchestra makes beautiful arrangements. His Music is simply amazing.
You'll think it's the real thing: only a close listen on headphones reveals otherwise
We have to say that Mr. Robinson has a history of taking old video game compositions and making spectacular orchestral arrangements.
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