2020 is about to end and it means its the time to remember the good things that happened
this crazy year.
At least in the Driver universe, there isn't so much bad to discuss and we will start this
series of videos with the awesome remastered soundtracks of the Driver PS1 games leading
to even more community involvement in the form of a brand new theme for The Driver Syndicate.
At the end of January 2020, Allister Brimble uploaded on his Youtube channel a preview
of his upcoming remastered of the DRIVER 2 original soundtracks.
If you dont know him yet, Allister Brimble is the composer of the DRIVER 1 and 2 soundtracks
so this project attracted very quickly the interest of the Driver community.
It didnt take more for me to contact him and after a little email exchange, Brimble
was already kind enough to let us use both the original and remastered versions in The
Driver Syndicate free of charge after providing them in high audio quality.
The only request was to avoid getting the files too easily as Allister was releasing
the tracks on bandcamp in parallel.
Soapy did a great work to obfuscate the audio files and thats why sometimes your antivirus
will think The Driver Syndicate is a malware since its too well protected.
Soapy is also responsible for the key art covers of the release albums on bandcamp,
hes really a one man army!
In regards to the remastered tracks themselves, they sound very good with some new additions
and transitions while still keeping what made us liking them in the first place with higher
But more than that, our discussion revolved around the possibility to collaborate even
more by commissioning Allister Brimble for a brand new track in 2020: the main theme
of The Driver Syndicate!
Certainly the first ever successful fundraising Driver related, the theme was crow funded
by the community in a few days and it took a little more than that for Brimble to deliver
us a great track which can be hear right when you launch the game!
Brimble was also kind enough to help me with the video reveal I posted on my channel by
making a audio cameo in it!
You can listen for free the tracks on Spotify and you can also buy them on Bandcamp to support
You can also use the files in your Youtube video but be aware that Tunecore will claim
it which is not a problem because your video will still be watchable by everyone and it
only means that the ads will give a very small amount of money to Allister Brimble so thats
also a way to show him support!
On my end I really liked the way this project came about with Brimble being very responsive
and helpful in the creation process - something that we are not always used to when we talk
to the people who worked on the Driver games and I was also very pleased to see the Driver
community crowfunding a brand new track from the original composer of the Driver PS1 games
20 years later!
If you participated in the crowdfunding, you can be proud to be a part of the main theme
of this great game and if you haven't been so lucky maybe we'll do another crowdfunding
later for something Driver related, who knows
Thanks for watching!
You can tell me in the comments your favorite remastered tracks from Brimble as well as
your thoughts on The Driver Syndicate main theme.
In the upcoming days I will upload another Driver Rewind video resulting of a big collaboration
with many content creators such as Snoopii, ViperRacing, Olanov, WheelspinGaming, Mineanddrive
and RacingFreak so stay tuned!
As you can see, Im now using a greenscreen received at Christmas and Im also planning
to get a new camera to deliver even more content in 2021 and it would not be possible without
your great support whether by watching my videos and liking them or by joining the Red
River and supporting financially the channel with the Youtube membership.
My current Red Rivers are driver-dimension.com, freshcontact, Nirosins, Tank09_YT, EmmetMcLaughlin
and Paul Lanois.
Big thanks to them for their support and see you soon Drivers!