To say the music in The Wind Waker is magical always feels like an understatement. What some may not know is that Koji Kondo himself wasn’t the Sound Director. What I personally didn’t know is that the music The Wind Waker is actually his personal favorite overall batch of video game music for a game he didn’t direct. That’s a huge compliment to the sound director for The Wind Waker, of whom I have been unable to pinpoint. The first name listed on most sources for the sound team is Kenta Nagata, but 3 other composers took part. Those composers included Koji Kondo, but also Hajime Wakai and Toru Minegishi. I think it’s safe to assume Kenta Kagata was the overall director for the team. Either way, Koji Kondo only played a small role in the game’s music. Here is what he had to say:

IGN: Next is Zelda: The Wind Waker.

Kondo: I wasn’t the sound director on Wind Waker, that was done by some other staff members. But I can say that out of all the games that I was not the sound director on, Wind Waker is my favorite”

Honestly, I think the whole sound team deserves credit.

Source: IGN

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