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Official Discussion Thread for "Discover the Team and Work Behind the Music & Sounds of Summerset"

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This is the official discussion thread for the Introducing the Discover the Team and Work Behind the Music & Sounds of Summerset blog article.

The Isle of Summerset is visually spectacular, but it is just as pleasing to the ear as it is to the eyes. Learn more about the team responsible for the sound and music in The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset unique and what went into its creation.
Jessica Folsom
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  • Bfish22090
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    i want to hear from the augur. dude is a legend

  • King_Thelon
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    I want to hear why Sloads went live.
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  • Ilsabet
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    It's always cool to read about these behind-the-scenes technical aspects of the game. As an anime nerd and someone who appreciates good voice acting, I especially like learning about the voiceover aspects and hearing about the actors involved. And the sounds and music are so much a part of the game experience, but they often take a back seat to the attention given to gameplay and storylines and such. So it's good to see a spotlight on them from time to time.

    Kudos to the team there.
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    Linnea Heavy-Pockets - EP Nord Templar brawler
    Lollygags-Where-She-Likes - EP Argonian Templar healer
    Gurtha gra-Margaz - DC Orc Sorcerer stormflailer
    My characters and their overly elaborate backstories
    Ilsabet's Headcanon
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  • The_Protagonist
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    This is very much appreciated, thank for publishing this! <3
  • GaunterODim
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    Am I the only one experiencing that the newer bard songs are all really quiet? Whenever they play I try to listen because Ive always liked any of these, but anything else is just so much louder that Im unable to listen to it really. e.g. the troll at the enclave in grahtwood makes everything there unhearable except the older louder songs from the bard.
  • Alarra
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    I love the new music, both the soundtrack and the new bard songs (the Ancestor song is my favorite of those). Can’t wait until the soundtrack is released!

    A few questions for @ZOS_SoundMaster , if he sees this thread:

    * Is the singing in the main theme just wordless vocalizations, or does it have lyrics like the Morrowind theme? (And if so, what are they?)
    * Who sings the new bard songs?
    * The music in the E3 trailer (the remix of Three Hearts as One) is fantastic; any chance of that song becoming available/part of a soundtrack?
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  • DuskMarine
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    working on this while the game burns?? theres still so many issues with the game but sound is the first priority why when you can barely play the game to be able to enjoy the music.
  • Mojmir
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    Well at least this stuff is working properly
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  • Moloch1514
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    Kudos to this team for great music and FX, and also for the participation with us on these forums!
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  • Ghanima_Atreides
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    I always enjoy the music in ESO, and Summerset is no exception. :) Congratulations to the team!

    One of my favourite pieces however remains that serene, dream-like female soprano voice you can usually hear singing while roaming around Stonefalls...
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  • Iselin
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    The team did such an outstanding job that I think they should all get promotions to oversee the quality of the whole game :)

    What they did with the traditional core ESO theme was done so well that I rank it right up there with what Game of Thrones did with their original season 1 theme in later seasons when they gave it the full orchestral treatment.

    Awesome job.
  • Aliyavana
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    I would like to hear the road most traveled (called grazelands dawn in eso morrowind) get played in deshaan like it does in vvardenfell since that song is the spirit of morrowind essentially. It played in mournhold in the original morrowind and so as a tribute it should play in deshaan @ZOS_SoundMaster
    Edited by Aliyavana on June 26, 2018 9:38AM
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  • Aliyavana
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    Operation get the road most traveled into deshaan is a go! lets do this bois
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  • redspecter23
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    Can the next article be "Introducing the team behind jewelry crafting master writs and discover their thought process!" Not a joke. I really wish I knew how those meetings went.
    Edited by redspecter23 on June 20, 2018 7:24PM
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  • Arko_Nam_La
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    I also have a question relating to soundtrack music for @ZOS_SoundMaster if he wouldn't mind:

    Is there a possibility for any of the of the Summerset cinematic teaser trailer, full cinematic trailer, and the Summerset gameplay trailer tracks to be released with the soundtrack? I really enjoy these tracks from the trailers and I would love to listen to them clean!
    Edited by Arko_Nam_La on June 20, 2018 8:29PM
  • lordrichter
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    Always great to hear what the audio team is up to. They are the best. I am looking forward to what they have for Murkmire. Interesting wind instruments! Gonna be good.
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  • thatlaurachick
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    @ZOS_SoundMaster

    Is there a listing somewhere of all the VOs? And which named characters they voice? I love all of their work, it's amazing, and I wish I could put names with their characters.

    Also, love the new music. You knock it out of the park every time.
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  • Feanor
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    @ZOS_SoundMaster

    Just wanted to express my gratitude for the awesome ESO music which can stand on its own apart from the game and still is a great piece of work for everyone who appreciates and loves classical music. Outstanding!
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    Idril Arnanor - AD Altmer mSorc - CP 215 - Stormproof (PC NA)

    Other characters:
    Fearscales - AD Argonian Templar - Stormproof (healer)
    Draco Imperialis - AD Imperial DK (tank)
    Cabed Naearamarth - AD Dunmer mDK
    Valirion Willowthorne - AD Bosmer stamBlade
    Turuna - AD Altmer magBlade
    Kheled Zaram - AD Redguard stamDK
    Kibil Nala - AD Redguard stamSorc - Stormproof
    Yavanna Kémentárí - AD Breton magWarden
    Azog gro-Ghâsh - EP Orc stamWarden
    Maeglin the Dark Elf - DC Dunmer mDK (relegated to crafting duty)
    Rawlith Khaj'ra - AD Orc stamWarden (lvl 37)
    Tu'waccah - AD Redguard Stamplar (lvl 21)

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  • Vandus
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    Taliesin Jaffe & Liam O’Brien are a couple of my top VO favorites.
  • Ilsabet
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    @ZOS_SoundMaster

    Is there a listing somewhere of all the VOs? And which named characters they voice? I love all of their work, it's amazing, and I wish I could put names with their characters.

    Also, love the new music. You knock it out of the park every time.

    Hi! I put this together which outlines our Summerset cast and some of the more major roles that each actor did. Enjoy! :)

    - list of awesomeness -

    I am fangirling this list (and you for posting it) so hard right now.

    Barbara Goodson is Valsirenn, that's amazing. And my brother totally called Taliesin Jaffe being Vanus but I wasn't sure. A few others I recognized (or already knew in the case of recurring characters) but it's lovely to have confirmation.

    I throw glitter in your general direction.
    Ilsabet Menard - DC Breton Nightblade archer
    Linnea Heavy-Pockets - EP Nord Templar brawler
    Lollygags-Where-She-Likes - EP Argonian Templar healer
    Gurtha gra-Margaz - DC Orc Sorcerer stormflailer
    My characters and their overly elaborate backstories
    Ilsabet's Headcanon
    PC NA
  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    Julianne Grossman – Alchemy/Mephala

    It just seems appropriate that these two share a voice actor. :)
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  • 16BitForestCat
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    Neat!! Thank you for this list--voice acting is a big interest of mine, and there are definitely names I follow (like the legendary Steve Blum). I'm forever being frustrated that I can't find a list of complete ESO voice work--always left wondering, who voices my main? Who voices this alt? Who voices that NPC?

    I knew Travis Willingham was in ESO, but I had no clue Liam O'Brien and Taliesin Jaffe also contributed voice work at some point. Keep going, and we'll get the entire Critical Role gaming table in, if they haven't all turned up already. :D

    I LOVE the lighter new music and sounds. The heavier sounds of the main game and many previous DLC's/Chapters are lovely, but hearing the same instruments, constant ambient orchestration, and "darker" sounds can get a little tiring on my ears when I've been playing pretty much daily since beta. (I also said elsewhere that I play the flute and had long been wondering where the hell the woodwinds are in ESO outside of bards and the occasional "guest appearance"--woodwinds like flutes can actually play really cool "dark" or "creepy" notes if you know what you're doing, and I know y'all do!) I hope you all keep expanding on your instruments, sounds, and techniques to always stay fresh and make every track truly unique. :)

    P.S. "Time Winters" for a chilly temporal mage is a biiiit too on-the-nose, don't you think? ;)

    P.P.S. Wait wait wait, the same person voices both soothing Sotha Sil and brash Roguzog? I just started Roguzog's quest, and I'm laffin' at this. :D
    Edited by 16BitForestCat on June 22, 2018 2:13AM
  • Jake1576
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    At least the people behind the music know what they are doing as for the other people not so much ty for breaking the game on ps4 with summerset now it's unplayable in pvp
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  • SlowBadger
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    @ZOS_SoundMaster

    Is there a listing somewhere of all the VOs? And which named characters they voice? I love all of their work, it's amazing, and I wish I could put names with their characters.

    Also, love the new music. You knock it out of the park every time.

    Hi! I put this together which outlines our Summerset cast and some of the more major roles that each actor did. Enjoy! :)

    Andrew Pifko - Jurisreeve Soravil/Clavicus Vile
    April Stewart – Ulliceta gra-Kogg/Josajeh/Glardir
    Arianna Ratner – Oriandra/Enigma
    Audrey Wasilewski - Jurisreeve Lorne/Courtier Vindilween
    Barbara Goodson – Valsirenn/Z'Maja
    Ben Diskin – Augur of the Obscure/Pandermalion
    Christopher Smith – Razum Dar
    Fleur Saville - Kinlady Avinisse/Castire
    Fryda Wolff - Vivienne Muric/Silurie/Mother of Rats
    Gideon Emery - Sapiarch Soraturil/Fletch
    Helen Sadler - Earl Tundilwen/Tableau
    Henry Hereford - Esterdel
    Jason Spisak – Talomar/Bailiff Naramin
    Jim Ward – Mannimarco
    Jocelyn Blue - Justiciar Farowel/Nocturnal
    Jon Curry - Darien Gautier
    Julianne Grossman – Alchemy/Mephala
    Kath Soucie – Miriya/Kinlady Helenaere
    Keith Silverstein – Erudil/Cainar
    Keith Szarabajka – Barbas/Loremaster Celarus
    Liam O’Brien – Manacar/Eslion/Emile Oncent
    Liz Burnette - Proxy Queen Alwinarwe/Norasea
    Mary Faber – Rinyde/Elise Mallon/Erilthel
    Matthew Jayson – Sotha Sil/Roguzog
    Michelle Arthur - Meridia
    Neil Kaplan – Curtaros/K’Tora
    Nolan North – Ritemaster Iachesis/Grand Maestro Forte
    Olivia D’abo - Andewen
    Penrose Anderson - Calawende
    Peter Lavin – Tarnamir/Relicmaster Glenadir
    Rebecca Reidy - Lauriel
    Sarah Tancer - Revelator Lindafwe/Choixth/Bard Singer
    Steve Blum - Rigurt the Brash/Mehdze/Justiciar Hyircil
    Taliesin Jaffe – Faidur/Vanus Galerion
    Time Winters - Leythen

    Thank you so much for this. Also means I can start to figure out who voiced some minor characters from older content as well.
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    Aliyavana wrote: »
    I would like to hear the road most traveled (called grazelands dawn in eso morrowind) get played in deshaan like it does in vvardenfell since that song is the spirit of morrowind essentially. It played in mournhold in the original morrowind and so as a tribute it should play in deshaan @ZOS_SoundMaster

    Still campaigning for this change.
    @ZOS_SoundMaster

    Is there a listing somewhere of all the VOs? And which named characters they voice? I love all of their work, it's amazing, and I wish I could put names with their characters.

    Also, love the new music. You knock it out of the park every time.

    Hi! I put this together which outlines our Summerset cast and some of the more major roles that each actor did. Enjoy! :)

    Andrew Pifko - Jurisreeve Soravil/Clavicus Vile
    April Stewart – Ulliceta gra-Kogg/Josajeh/Glardir
    Arianna Ratner – Oriandra/Enigma
    Audrey Wasilewski - Jurisreeve Lorne/Courtier Vindilween
    Barbara Goodson – Valsirenn/Z'Maja
    Ben Diskin – Augur of the Obscure/Pandermalion
    Christopher Smith – Razum Dar
    Fleur Saville - Kinlady Avinisse/Castire
    Fryda Wolff - Vivienne Muric/Silurie/Mother of Rats
    Gideon Emery - Sapiarch Soraturil/Fletch
    Helen Sadler - Earl Tundilwen/Tableau
    Henry Hereford - Esterdel
    Jason Spisak – Talomar/Bailiff Naramin
    Jim Ward – Mannimarco
    Jocelyn Blue - Justiciar Farowel/Nocturnal
    Jon Curry - Darien Gautier
    Julianne Grossman – Alchemy/Mephala
    Kath Soucie – Miriya/Kinlady Helenaere
    Keith Silverstein – Erudil/Cainar
    Keith Szarabajka – Barbas/Loremaster Celarus
    Liam O’Brien – Manacar/Eslion/Emile Oncent
    Liz Burnette - Proxy Queen Alwinarwe/Norasea
    Mary Faber – Rinyde/Elise Mallon/Erilthel
    Matthew Jayson – Sotha Sil/Roguzog
    Michelle Arthur - Meridia
    Neil Kaplan – Curtaros/K’Tora
    Nolan North – Ritemaster Iachesis/Grand Maestro Forte
    Olivia D’abo - Andewen
    Penrose Anderson - Calawende
    Peter Lavin – Tarnamir/Relicmaster Glenadir
    Rebecca Reidy - Lauriel
    Sarah Tancer - Revelator Lindafwe/Choixth/Bard Singer
    Steve Blum - Rigurt the Brash/Mehdze/Justiciar Hyircil
    Taliesin Jaffe – Faidur/Vanus Galerion
    Time Winters - Leythen

    Wink wink
    Edited by Aliyavana on June 26, 2018 9:39AM
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