We had the pleasure of working with the team over at Pyramind Studios in San Francisco on the remake of the iconic game, Halo: Combat Evolved. The singers joined the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra for a note-perfect rendition of the original score.

Microsoft Studios Senior Audio Director Kristofor Mellroth agrees, adding; “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”.

Paul Lipson Mixing Desk

Pyramind Studios’ production team rose to the challenge of bringing Halo Anniversary to life, and included some well-known video game luminaries on the Halo Anniversary music team including: Paul Lipson, Gregory J. Gordon, Matt Donner, Steve Heithecker, Tom Salta, Lennie Moore, Brian Trifon, Wataru Hokoyama, and esteemed vocalist Jillian Aversa.  Fans will also appreciate new live guitar performances by Bryan Dale, and the roster of Grammy-winning talent including Skywalker Sounds’ Leslie Ann Jones and the singers of Chanticleer performing the famed Halo Monks choral melodies.

Check out the full press release here.