I took a little time off of working on Tumbling Apart (the upcoming narrative driven game I’m writing music for), to write a new piano arrangement. Sidenote – if you could take a moment to vote yes on the game’s Greenlight page, that’d be amazing: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=867843152
For personal reasons, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a very special game to me – about two years ago, I spent a lot of time in hospital. After I was released, to cheer me up, my family bought me a PS4 which came with a copy of The Witcher 3 and GTA V. It took me about six months to even put the GTA disc in the console, because it took me so long to tear myself away from the adventures of Geralt and Ciri.
I would have loved to arrange some of the original music by Marcin Przybylowicz, but in the end I decided against it, because I didn’t want to do a poor man’s imitation of the very distinctive Slavic sound that the game achieves so well. Perhaps I will revisit it at some point in the future.
Seeing as my first ever piano arrangement was a version of the Jimquisition theme, it only seemed fitting that I should do something for his Podquisition co-host, Gavin Dunne AKA Miracle of Sound. As Wake The White Wolf is my favourite song of his, I figured now was as good a time as any. Writing this piano arrangement actually really gave me a new appreciation for the track – somehow, I never realised that the time signature actually changes between 6/8, 5/8 and 4/4 throughout the piece.
LINK TO THE ORIGINAL SONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0trGRJs_IU
And just to make sure no-one thinks I’m lying to everyone, I’ll just leave a note here: I’m not a piano player. This is all MIDI, produced using Toontrack’s EZ keys, 8Dio’s 1969 Legacy Grand Piano, mixed & mastered in Logic Pro 9.