Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I buy the album?
- Why isn't the album free?
- How did you get copyright clearance from Nintendo?
- Why are there only 500 physical albums for sale? - [Update]
- Is it a real orchestra?
- What software programs did you use?
- What sample libraries did you use?
- Can I buy sheet music or scores?
- I'm a backer. How do I claim my goodies?
We are currently only taking preorders on physical copies of the album. Twilight Symphony is scheduled to be released digitally through iTunes, Amazon, and Joypad Records in mid-November. The option to download individual songs will be available on iTunes and Amazon.
Twilight Symphony is unlike any project Zelda Reorchestrated has ever released before in a number of ways, one of them being that it's the first time we've ever put a price tag on an album. Here are a few reasons:
- To keep things legal. Contrary to popular belief, releasing arrangements of copyrighted works without licensing and paying royalties is illegal, even if no profit is being made. By taking the necessary steps and licensing our album, we are legally protecting our music, and in turn directly benefiting the copyright holder.
- To earn profits. As stark as that may sound, please remember to consider what you are buying. This project is the culmination of years of hard work and represents our deepest passion for the Legend of Zelda series. Thousands of hours have been poured in with all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the end product we're presenting to you. On top of all of that, we also wish to launch ourselves into the professional game/film music industry, which is impossible to survive in without artists selling their music. We sincerely appreciate your support!
Our record label, Joypad Records, has made sure that our music meets all of the necessary legal requirements to be protected under copyright law. Joypad Records is an independent San Francisco–based label that provides copyright clearance, digital distribution, and royalty reporting for video game music covers. As a label, their goal is to make it as easy as possible for musicians to get their music out to the world without having to worry about the legal complications of selling and streaming their music.
We're only producing 1,000 physical albums initially to make sure that all of the qualifying backers and contributors to the album are able to receive their copies. The 500 is the surplus leftover after fulfilling all of those obligations. If there is sufficient demand for another run of physical albums, it is possible we may do another limited run, however there is no guarantee. Get your hands on one while you can!
Update: Limited quantity has been increased to 2,000 due to extreme popular demand.
Not exactly. We've formed our own unique style of blending live musicians with sampled elements to give our tracks a greater sense of realistic quality. Much of the choir in the album has been recorded live, along with over 100 other live elements recorded by our instrumental soloists. You can meet the soloists here!
Everyone on the team has their own unique computer configuration, and as such, we all have different software preferences when it comes to composing and arranging music. Among them are Apple's Logic Pro, MOTU's Digital Performer, PreSonus Studio One, Avid's Pro Tools, and Adobe Audition.
It's a secret to everybody!
We currently do not have any plans to publish scores, parts, MIDI files, or any other form of notation from Twilight Symphony.
If you haven't already, you need to set up your Twilight Symphony Backers account and provide us your shipping information (if applicable). To set up your account, you must request a password to be sent to the email address you used at the time of your donation. From there you will be able to update your account information. It is through the same website that we will be distributing all digital goodies as well. If you need help resolving any issues, please contact us via email at email@example.com.