Re: [gundam] sound and music


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 19:36:59 -0800


>On Tue, 16 Mar 1999, Edward Ju wrote:
>> You obviously haven't watched 0079 in a long time and time is playing
>> tricks on your memory. There are so many OST CDs released for the Gundam
>> TV series and movie trilogy, how can you say there is NO background music?
>
>I was actually admiring the sounds of some new anime and cartoons, that
>got me thinking about Gundam sounds, so I went to played some of the old
>tapes again before I wrote that. The audio tracks contained the following
>sounds:
>1. human voices
>2. engine noise of White Base, capital ships (low pitch)
>3. engine noise of Core Fighters and other fighters (high pitch)
>4. serveral different sounds for MS
>5. weapon sounds: beam rifle, beam sabre, laser turret etc
>6. collision sounds: MS or ships landing, weapon clanking, explosion
>7. the little melodic alarm siren in the White Base

These are sound effects you are referring to, which is different from
background music, or what is often referred to as "original soundtrack"
(a.k.a. OST, or, in terms of films, "score").

>I think that's about it. That's about all you hear in the whole series.
>The closest thing to background music is that melodic alarm sound. But
>DAMN! This alarm sound can still quicken my pulse after all this year :-)
>(tingle)
>
>The CDs are a totally different matter, fine music and all that. But you
>can't play the CD to "sound"-over the old animation, can you? As another
>example, Evangelion's got great theme songs playing at the beginning and
>end of each episode, but the sound effects in the animation is only so so.
>
>BTW, what's OST?

Original soundtrack - which contains "background music" from the anime
series. I guess you were referring to sound effects (SFX) with your
original post when you mentioned "background music".

Eddie

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