Legacy: The Imperial Knight SOUNDFONT Aug 3, 2013 0:48:18 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by Professor Huyang on Aug 3, 2013 0:48:18 GMT -5
LEGACY: IMPERIAL KNIGHT
by Saber Baron Studios
I have always been a fan of the Imperial Knights from the STAR WARS: LEGACY series. The red armor, uniform silver lightsabers, and devotion to the Emperor was always an intriguing concept to me. When I first started in this hobby, I discovered the brilliant work of Vader's Vault, and fell in love. When I saw their Imperial Knight, I fell in love all over again. I loved how they brought one of my favorite sabers to life in such a genuine way. As time went on, and I started becoming interested in the sounds of sabers, I always wanted someone to make a soundfont unique to this particular hilt, but no one ever came forward.
This is my first font, and my tribute to such a beautiful saber. Like the Knights that inspired it, it is neither Jedi nor Sith, but something powerful and dynamic nonetheless. Its sounds were inspired by a number of sources to create a font that was synthetic and pure but with an electric energy and robust range. The Force sounds are a particular favorite of mine. I really wanted to create an effect that would mimic the sound of a saber being rendered temporarily useless by an Imperial Knights Cortosis Guantlet, and with a little luck (and lots of spitting, hair pulling, and curse words) I think I succeeded.
This project would never have happened if not for the amazing work at the Vault, and I never would have ventured into this dimension of the hobby if not for the inspiration that saber gave me. But this soundfont certainly won't be my last. Today I am announcing the creation of Saber Baron Studios, a title I will use to showcase custom soundfonts and sabers going forward.
Some of you may have noticed the LEGACY title attached to this font, and with good reason. I am currently working on a companion soundfont to this one from the same series, which will hopefully be available in the coming months.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this demo of the font until it arrives on Saberfont.com. Thanks for looking!
Legacy Imperial Knight - YouTube
Edit: Special thanks to our very own MACHINIMAX for beta testing this font for me, and generally mentoring me through the entire process. His help was invaluable, and I could never have done it without him. Thanks again, buddy!