Firstly, I would like to acknowledge Vivid Vision, for lending her magnificent angelic voice to make this project as amazing sounding as possible. I also like to acknowledge Benjamin Sim, Vincent Lim for helping with Vivid Vision's stunning camera and set work. I would also like to extend the most heartfelt thanks to PJ Tan & Son Violin Shop for sponsoring this video, without their support, this project would not be at all possible.
I've recently been very aggressive with balancing online and offline musical projects in my life, and one of the biggest reason was because I recently played Final Fantasy XV to 100% (yet to play the DLCs but that's next on my list). I was very taken in and immersed by the open world and the scope of things to do as well as the actual RPG aspect of it. Gameplay-wise it's what I always wanted Final Fantasy to be, because finally I'M the one doing all the cool moves. The long in-game car rides were a joy for me, as it gave me time to listen through the entire soundtrack while enjoying the beautiful world Hajime Tabata created, and what an amazing soundtrack it is, though I never expected anything less from the master Yoko Shimomura. The recall and expansion of main themes and ideas as well as the energy created by a mix of orchestral and electronic sound was sensational. This is where I got the motivation to do a one-man orchestra rendition of the soundtrack of Final Fantasy XV.
I originally arranged and orchestrated this medley for Orbis Orchestra to be played at Animation 24, and I got straight to work on this project shortly after the concert. This was one of the biggest challenges for me out of all of my one-man orchestra projects so far, mainly because I had written it originally for a orchestra of capable players and people who have been playing their instruments for a VERY long time, so for me to play all these parts took many hours of practicing. Fast and high violin passages, forceful and fast spiccato on all strings, long winded trombone parts (7th position), flute breaks, and so much more, but every bit was enjoyable as I discover more about al the instruments I played.
I hope you guys will enjoy this medley as much as I had fun making it :)