As mentioned in the previous post, we've sent your questions to Borderlands 2's Sound Designer, Raison Varner, and here are his answers! Thanks to everyone who participated, and make sure to check out Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep if you haven't already!
Did you use a live orchestra for parts of the soundtrack (particularly DLC4)? If so, what was their reaction to working on music composed for a video game?
RV: We did not use any live orchestral elements for DLC 4 or the main game. However, sample libraries are always getting better and richer in content, so it is getting easier to sound closer to a live orchestra as time goes on. However, during the main game and some DLCs, Jesper Kyd, Cris Velasco and Kevin Reipl all recorded solo mus…
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UPDATE: The answers are in! Check them out over here!
Hey Borderlands fans!
We recently talked with 2K and they were interested in seeing if the Borderlands Wikia community had any questions for Raison Varner, the Sound Designer on Borderlands 2's latest DLC, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep. We're trying to keep the questions focused on the game's sound design, but Mr. Varner would be happy to answer any questions in that vein you can cook up.
Post your music and sound design related questions in the comments below, but make sure to get them in before the Thursday, July 11th deadline!
We'll post the answers in a separate blog and link to it here once we've got the answers. In the meantime, check out some of Mr. Varner's work below!Read more >
While Borderlands 2 is all about the guns, there's bodies behind those guns, and they matter dang it! Familiarize yourself with the main playable characters of Borderlands 2 to add a little pathos to your pewpew as you traverse the dangerous world of Pandora!
Maya Zer0 Axton
Maya is a Siren who was worshipped on the planet Athenas (her planet of origin) as a goddess, before learning that the monks that had raised her were exploiting her in order to rule the people of Athenas. After escaping she arrived at Pandora to learn about her heritage as a Siren and to melt any who oppose her.
Maya's skill is Phaselock, which allows her to lock an enemy in another dimension for a short period of time. It can be upgraded to do damage, but is primarily …
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