first_imgThe Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time has one of the most highly praised soundtracks in all of gaming. This is even more impressive considering how the music for it was created using the Nintendo 64’s limited audio technology. The greatness of the game’s music surpassed hardware limitations, but now, we’ll finally get to hear this classic soundtrack as it was always meant to be experienced.Our friends over at iam8bit have partnered with Materia Collective to bring us The Hero of Time. Materia Collective will be handling the digital distribution of the soundtrack while iam8bit is in charge of releasing the vinyl edition. This recording will be pressed into a 180-gram heavyweight colored vinyl with a die cut Ocarina window, gold foil triforce stamping, and gatefold vista artwork.Aside from coming in a spiffy looking vinyl record, what makes this soundtrack special is that it will be recorded by the 64-piece Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. This, of course, will allow the soundtrack of Ocarina of Time to come alive in a way rarely heard before. There have been artists (such as Video Games Live) that have played select pieces from this soundtrack live with an orchestra, but this is the first time the entire thing can be heard this way.This record will be recorded live in January in Bratislava, Slovakia. After that, it will be mastered and prepared for vinyl to hit a release date sometime in the second quarter of 2017. The record will cost $40, but no price has been given for the digital edition at this time. You can pre-order now from iam8bit’s website. You can check out some samples of this soundtrack over on Materia Collective’s SoundCloud page.last_img

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