Thursday, January 05, 2012

Original Tomb Raider (1996) soundtrack re-rendered

Welcome to 2012 and thank you to our viewers over the holiday hiatus!

We have an exciting first article covering the follow up release to productive fan tomekkobialka's Tomb Raider III Rerendered Soundtrack. This time the Tomb Raider Forums goer has tackled the note for note reconstruction of the original Tomb Raider (1996) score, also composed by Nathan McCree:

"The aim of this project is to enhance the sound quality of the TR1 soundtrack without destroying the nostalgia of the original.

The original TR1 soundtrack by Nathan McCree was synth-based, in other words there were no real instruments playing - all of the sound waves were created by the computer using MIDI.

Essentially what I have done is that I have rerendered the entire soundtrack by layering the original audio files with instrument samples from the EastWest Quantum Leap sample library using the Cubase DAW. The result is a new, revitalised soundtrack which sounds more similar to a real orchestra." -tomekkobialka

What's more, the creator has provided an easy installation package that allows the tracks to replace the game's original audio for a fresh perspective upon play-through. Acquisition of the matieral is detailed at Tomb Raider Forums.


  1. I didn't think it was possible to recreate it so well:)
    The original used Roland jv1080 which is a sample based synth. just like EastWest, it is a great synth, still.

  2. Aaahhh yes. ..nostalgic this is... I have fond memories of this game... :) The music was amazing and still is!!


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