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11-24-2009, 11:05 PM
I need a little help identifying these instruments being used in this Castlevania:SOTN clip.


at 54 seconds in.

Meteo Xavier
11-25-2009, 01:57 AM
A layered combination of flutes and reeds. If you get the hang of layering properly, you can come up with all kinds of crazy-awesome lead sounds that genuinely give your track a unique handle for others to latch onto.

Ms. Yamane is no stranger to this technique. Youtube "Castlevania Curse of Darkness: Abandoned Castle" for another example of a layered, catchy lead.

11-25-2009, 01:58 AM
crap i got no reeds. :( gonna have to find something similar i guess.

EDIT: Well a piccolo flute comes close. Timbre isnt quite what im lookin for.

11-25-2009, 01:54 PM
Worst case, get Squidfont Orchestral (http://soundfonts.darkesword.com/). To my ear, the lead is a flute, and the accompanying reeds are clarinet, bassoon in a fairly high register, and maybe a trace of oboe.

11-26-2009, 10:28 PM
Not sure how far past 0:54 you're talking about, but there's a Tuba doing the bass and some pizz in the background, the flutes on top like others have said, and then the reeds in the middle. There's definitely a clarinet on one part, and I want to say the other is an oboe in its lower range because it has that duck call quality to it.