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How would you find somebody to follow Martin O' Donnell's legendary run as the composer for Halo? In addition to designing the new soundscape of Halo (more on that later in the month), Sotaro Tojima had the unenviable task of selecting a composer for Halo 4. After composing for games like Castlevania: Circle of the Moon and working on the audio team for Metal Gear Solid (to learn more about his history, watch our bonus video on YouTube), Sotaro Tojima has a keen ear for talent and was drawn to a British musician and producer named Neil Davidge. Watch the video below to learn the story of how Sotaro Tojima slowly discovered that Neil was the right man for the job.
For 343's short video documentary on the music of the game, check out Composing Worlds. To hear some of the final orchestrated music from Halo 4, check out our coverage trailer, which also offers some hints about what's on the way in later updates this month. To learn more about Halo 4 throughout this month, click on the link to our content hub below.
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I'm glad they realize how integral the score is. If it's not right, it drags the whole game down. I am loving what I've heard so far, and seen too. I couldn't be more excited for this.
They have huge shoes to fill; Marty O'Donnell is an amazing composer. Look at what happened to Final Fantasy's music without Nobuo Uematsu. That said, I like what I've heard so far.
No one can replace Marty.....NO ONE!!!!!!
AMAZING, dubstep + orcestra cant wait for halo 4!
I hope they don't ruin the Halo franchise.
Is it just me or does that piano piece sound way too similar to Final Fantasy X, Tidus/Zanarkand theme? Been a while, well at least the beginning part
As disappointed as i am that Marty isn't doing the music for H4, i really like the direction they're going in. it sounds good, and gives the game its own feel.
Halo needs a new sound. I loved the old soundtrack, but using Marty's old stuff would just beating a dead horse. It looks like they are providing new quality material and I am completely fine with that.
I love the themes that have been featured in previous Halo games. I have no doubt that this will be any less epic than the previous!
If the music in the vidoc about working at 343 is any indication, the music is going to be amazing.