Secrets of the Tron Soundtrack

Synthesist Alex Ball, in his latest video – takes a look at how the Tron soundtrack was created.


Wendy Carlos’s score to the original (1982) Tron features the London Philharmonic Orchestra, U.C.L.A. Chorus and GDS and Moog synthesizers.


Ball shares some of the history of the Tron soundtrack and recreates some of the cues, using a combination of hardware and software synths.

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro

0:49 Wendy Carlos

2:04 Tron – The Instruments

4:44 The Recording Rig

6:39 Cue Breakdown – Tron Theme

9:10 Cue Breakdown – Tron Scherzo

10:22 Cue Breakdown – We’ve Got Company

11:40 Use of Choir

12:49 Other Music

13:46 Summary & Thanks


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