05-24-2012, 08:32 AM
My name is Josh Barron and some may recognize me as the one who produced the Unofficial Kingdom Hearts Piano Collection as well as an arranger on OneUp Studios' Xenogears Light | An Arrange Album. I currently work for Ronime Studios and have been creating music there for over two years. I still arrange video game music on the side as well as perform some works live. You can find my Kingdom Hearts work just by googling it or visiting Final Fantasy Music and Kingdom Hearts Sheet Music – SquareSound (http://www.squaresound.com). There you can find the sheet music.

For my growing collection of compositions and arrangements as well as the latest music from me you can find most of it here:


I hope that those who listen will enjoy what I have. If anyone has any questions regarding my projects or employment please contact me through pm or email at composer_joshbarron@hotmail.com.

I would very much like feedback and comments on my work :). You can do that here or post on my soundcloud page.

12-09-2012, 06:31 PM

Hero would like to know what you use for your strings. Hero uses a free sfz called ConcertGM but it, admittedly, doesn't have the quality that what you're using does.

The songs are very well arranged, you should be very proud of yourself ^^

12-11-2012, 04:00 PM
This is very great, I haven't listened to all of them, but I already like it

04-26-2013, 07:28 AM

First of all, thanks for listening and posting! I use EastWest Quantum Leap Goliath, but I recently purchased a new computer and the EastWest Symphonic Orchestra set along with Stormdrums 2. I find them to be really reliable libraries.


Thank you very much. I have posted new works along with some redux versions (including some Legend of Mana and Final Fantasy VII).

08-18-2013, 01:17 PM
Pretty nice music!

08-19-2013, 01:52 PM
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

12-17-2013, 04:34 PM
I am doing three very big projects that will be released 2014-2015. Two are arrangement projects and are definitely something fans of my work will recognize and appreciate. The other one is super secret, but it is definitely a solo work. I will release more info when the higher ups let me ;).

01-09-2014, 03:41 AM
WORK IN PROGRESS - Final Fantasy XIII - Sulyya Springs for Piano and Cello (arr. by Josh Barron) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5GNt2TNF2M)

A sneak peek at my new arrangement of Sulyya Springs from Final Fantasy XIII for Piano and Cello.

01-15-2014, 06:49 AM
I had a look om your work. Pretty nice work you did out there. Thanks for sharing it out here. Really appreciate that. You really have a reputation out there.

01-16-2014, 02:21 AM
Thank you, Suzanne Owens :). I wasn't aware that I had a reputation. I just try to make music that inspires others and to honor the composers who have impacted me. I appreciate your feedback! Thank you! I should have a new performance following up Sulyya Springs in the form of Final Fantasy XII's Eruyt Village for piano and string quartet.

03-25-2014, 07:03 AM

New compositions at the top of my profile! They are very much in the realm of RPG music and each have their own distinct sound. I hope you all enjoy! I hope to have new complete works up in the very near future!

04-24-2014, 06:47 PM
New compositions and my complete soundtrack demo to my first game score dOLLhOUSe, a psychological survivor horror, are added to my soundcloud page.


07-15-2014, 08:33 PM

Preview of Fang's Theme from Final Fantasy XIII for String Orchestra. This is the first track on my upcoming album which will feature string orchestra arrangements of various game compositions. I will release the tracklist soon once I get all the arrangements gathered. I have one recording nearly done and two are in their first draft. I have over half of the album's music done which I expect will be about 13 pieces on the album with two bonus for those who buy and two extra bonus tracks for those who pre-order. Make sure to show your support and spread the word of the album and the preview piece. I will release Fang's Theme in its entirety when the recording is completely polished.

Thank you to all who have supported me and offered advice and direction :D!

08-29-2014, 08:17 AM

It is here! The complete recording of Fang's Theme from Final Fantasy XIII which is track one of my upcoming album "The Ethereal String Project"! Many more robust arrangements will be included on the album. Once all the pieces are finished recording I will be providing more previews and I might release two more completed works just for the fun of it :). Show your support by leaving comments on soundcloud! Spread the word and help more orchestra game arrange album happen in the future!

09-12-2014, 01:42 PM
Nice! (:

11-17-2014, 05:49 AM

Here is my latest release in the form of Sulyya Springs by Masashi Hamauzu, arranged by yours truly. I tried to expand and re-imagine the piano collection arrangement of this one. My goals with this were 1) to create something more lush and water-like as well as 2) adding a section from the original that I simply adored and 3) making this piece work for two instruments. Lastly, but probably the most important thing is that I added a theme from the game in to create a story presentation. All of my arrangements have musical easter eggs to encourage people to listen closely. Each egg is relevant to the story of the composition. I won't spoil it, but it will be obvious for those who love FF13's music.

The musicians that I got to perform the arrangement are simply among the most talented people I have worked with so far. They have brought this music to life! I am honored to have them contribute their talents!

Without further ado, please enjoy!

11-29-2014, 04:55 AM
Two new pieces are up on my Soundcloud from my upcoming album The ETHEReal String Project. I couldn't have done this without some of most amazing musicians bringing this music to life! I owe a lot to them!

Still Alive from Mirror's Edge:


Trisection from Final Fantasy Tactics (Preview):


For all updates concerning all of my projects join my musician page:


02-02-2015, 05:53 PM
Here is a teaser version of my Halo 2 arrangement from my ETHEReal String Project titled "Honor, Sacrifice, Glory: Variations on Themes from Halo 2". I hope you enjoy! The full release will come out in just a few days.


02-08-2015, 09:28 PM

FULL VERSION is released! I hope you all enjoy!

02-11-2015, 05:16 AM
Can you please delete this post. I don't know how to.

02-12-2015, 05:35 AM
Here is a teaser version of my Halo 2 arrangement from my ETHEReal String Project titled "Honor, Sacrifice, Glory: Variations on Themes from Halo 2". I hope you enjoy! The full release will come out in just a few days.


Man, that is gorgeous. Any chance you'd consider uploading the score?

02-12-2015, 07:01 AM
Thank you very much! The whole album will be coming out in the summer through Loudr. Here is the full version of the arrangement: https://soundcloud.com/josh-barron/honor-sacrifice-glory-variations-on-themes-from-halo-2

Be sure to spread the word of this project. The more of a success this becomes the more I can do for the next one :).

03-26-2015, 02:21 AM

New music is up on Soundcloud! This time I have Eternity from FFX-2 for String Orchestra and Piano. Enjoy and spread the word of this if you can! And if you really feel generous leave a comment on Soundcloud :).

05-28-2015, 05:52 PM

Here is And Thus Fate Becomes Cruel from Heroes of Mana composed by Yoko Shimomura and arranged by yours truly ;). Enjoy!

06-27-2015, 04:15 AM

I have all of the music done and written. Now all I have is to get the recording sessions completed and then I can take a big BIG breath :P! I really am excited for everyone to hear this album!

06-28-2015, 03:25 PM

07-08-2015, 06:52 AM

Here is a playlist that includes a preview of each track on the album :D. Enjoy!

07-27-2015, 05:00 PM
Release of The ETHEReal String Project is tomorrow! Be sure to pick it up on Loudr! Asking price is $12 but you may donate more than that if you so desire :). All support is appreciated! If we raise enough money, I hope to do bigger projects like a Vagrant Story Orchestral album.

Keep spreading the word of this project! As always, thank you for your continued support!

10-21-2015, 09:25 AM

I now have my audio set up completed and am now remastering/arranging new works. I have a few compositions added to my soundcloud as well as a new playlist of game remasters. I have Antipyretic from Final Fantasy Tactics as well as Main Theme from Parasite Eve and a special arrangement of Schala's Theme from Chrono Trigger.

12-06-2015, 10:07 AM

Here is one of the game scores I had written... It never got the green light as far as full production, but I still managed to write some sketches for it. Hope you all enjoy!