Among the many, one of the most highly praised aspects of the original Halo game was its soundtrack. 343 industries have decided to rock a sacred cow by remastering the soundtrack and adding “completely new orchestration.” The music makers involved in the remake are The Skywalker Symphony orchestra, the designated house band of George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, and Chanticleer, a Grammy winning vocal ensemble. All of this is being overseen and, for use a better word, orchestrated by Pyramid Studios:
“It was a huge undertaking to transcribe, orchestrate, and produce every note from the original game soundtrack files” said Lipson, Pyramind Studios COO/Audio Director.
“Our team approached every aspect of the music with an immense amount of skill and care, keeping the core Halo sound while updating the production to today’s highest standards.”
Microsoft Studios Senior Audio Director Kristofor Mellroth concur: “This wasn’t just a simple remaster, it was a completely new orchestration and recording using renowned talent and top live players. We are striving to create the ultimate love letter to Halo fans and celebrate Marty O’Donnell’s and Michael Salvatori’s original vision with grace and style”.