IMAscore...overhyped?

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Danny, 28th Oct 2014.

  1. Dave

    Dave TS Founding Member

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    But it being good at creating the intended feelings in the guests is what makes it good. It sets the scene for the ride and considering the horrid lack of theming it does quite a good job.

    this argument is like saying a steak dinner is better than macaroni cheese, so all meals need to be a steak dinner. sometimes what a ride needs is a decent sound scape, not the London Symphony Orchestra. And you only have to look at the production values of the Towers Street theme compared to The Smiler to see IMA do what they do well... Can others do it as well or better? Sure! But IMA have a successful business model.
     
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  2. AstroDan

    AstroDan TS Forum Team Team Member

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    The Smiler audio might annoy you but it's memorable. Very memorable.

    Job done.
     
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    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

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    I can't be bothered to trawl through Facebook and Twitter to find such reviews but I'm 99% sure there will be compliments towards it. You're opinion is not that of everyone else's you know.

    And The Smiler music isn't memorable just after hearing it several times. It is an instantly memorable piece of music, it gets stuck in your head. Pretty sure that's what they were going for. They didn't want a beautifully composed piece of music played by the world's finest orchestra that would debut on The Proms the night before The Smiler opened.

    And whether it is 'good' or not is still a subjective opinion.

    Heaven forbid I dare mention that IMAscore have released a Christmas CD, some here may have a heart attack at the prospect!

    :)
     
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    I'd buy it if it stopped the latest X-Craptor (oh, that sounds like a Merlin coaster theme) getting a Christmas No1!

    :D
     
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    Phantasialand have released a video with the making of the Chiapas theme.

     
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    This thread is still a thing!! ;)
     
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    @TheMaus is still a thing! Welcome back ;)
     
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    He returneth! :D
     
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    Fished in my good friend!! Good to see they're still over rated!!
     
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    This seems like the best place to post this.

    IMAscore are currently working on a project for Schwaben Park (no I've never heard of it either), in Germany. Could it be for a rollercoaster? Nope. A water ride? Nope. They are producing the onboard audio for... a pirate ship. Yes you read that correctly, a pirate ship.

    Facebook link here.
     
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    Awesome, unless people sat next to the speakers will muffle them
     
  12. Spike

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    I have fallen head over heals for IMAscore. As someone who loves score music like Two Steps From Hell I adore IMAscore. They just seem to capture the theme of a ride perfectly and create the soundtrack to match. I love the Taron Soundtrack and The Smilers but the Galactica soundtrack is my all time favourite piece of themepark music, I could listen to it all day. :D
     
  13. Imagination

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    Someone hold my jewellery... IMAScore's Smiler Theme an abomination?! :eek:

    Each to their own but it certainly is one of their most requested park tracks from guests and enthusiasts to be released.

    I know those who dislike IMAScore, aren't fussed about them and those who adore them. I am definitely a fan of their compositions. I can't wait to hear the final versions replace the demos and those yet to be debuted. If only one of the UK Merlin parks would take the plunge and release an IMAScore CD...
     
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    There's an audio bed that BT Sport sometimes use at the start of their UEFA Champions League show when they are building up the hype, that sounds very IMAscore. It's actually really good. Might have to ask the sound guys about it next time I'm on that show.
     

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