Today, I’m proud to announce that the official Nitronic Rush Soundtrack is now available for download! It’s over an hour of music in total, including fully remastered versions of almost every track (as well as a bonus track or two).
For those who are curious why it took a while to finish the soundtrack, there were a few things we did to prepare the album for release which you might find interesting.
By the time we had released Nitronic Rush in late 2011, I had been working on the music for almost a year. In that time I had learned a lot about mastering and using tools like Ableton Live that I didn’t know a year ago. Due to that, it was kinda hard to release the album knowing that I could greatly improve the mastering quality of many of my earlier songs. I eventually decided to go back and tweak several of the early songs I wrote (i.e. The Sentinel is Watching and Abandoned Utopia), which, of course, led to remastering pretty much every song.
On top of that, the game has an interactive music feature where using any of the car’s abilities causes extra layers of music to mix with the song. Every game I’ve worked on has some interactive music element one way or another, but up until now I’ve shyed away from making a soundtrack since I’d have to mix in everything into a single track (which could be somewhat unlike the game). This time I wanted to go all the way and try mixing in the interactive layers so the songs would feel cohesive.
I was also a bit ambitious and wanted to try linking each of Story Mode’s songs together into a single flowing set, like many electro artists tend to do these days. Due to all of this, it did take a while to finish everything but I feel like it was totally worth it. Story Mode songs now flow together as a single set, everything has been completely remastered from the ground up to hopefully sound much richer and cleaner, and all of the songs include their interactive layers so that the songs sound similar to how they do in-game.
Let me know what you think of the soundtrack on Twitter or in the comments below. I’d also love to see any remixes of the tracks, so feel free to send any my way!