Black Desert Online's original MIDI soundtrack is about to be replaced with orchestrated music. The new score has been re-arranged by Hui Man Ryu. A system that allows players to listen to the original soundtrack will be available as well.
Black Desert Online's soundtrack is being revamped. New, orchestrated music is to replace the original MIDI soundtrack. The new score has been re-arranged by Hui Man Ryu - Black Desert Online’s original composer. Ryu is regarded as one of the most popular music directors within the Korean video game industry. He is also known for his work on rhythm game classics such as EZ2DJ and DJMAX and is better known to gaming fans as Croove.
Currently, 40 out of 240 themes are being remastered to create more "lavish and warmer sounds compared to that of the original MIDI score" says the press release.
Entire new compositions were created to better fit the story and underline the emotional experience in certain cutscenes. If you find that you enjoy the original soundtrack over the remastered version, there will be a system put in place that will enable you to listen to the original score.
"We are doing our best to provide the highest possible music quality to our players and to complement the beautiful world PearlAbyss has created," Ryu said, "From the small town inn to the never-ending ocean, we hope to bring the world of Black Desert straight to your ears. I hope our adventurers enjoy this musical journey as much as I do."
The remastered score will be conducted, performed and recorded by the National Orchestra of Halle in Germany with the help from orchestras from Prague and Budapest. Everything will be directed by Mr Hui Man Ryu himself.