The Halo soundtrack is one of the most iconic gaming scores of the last twenty years, and while composer Marty O'Donnell parted ways with developer Bungie under controversial circumstances, he's clearly - and quite rightly - still very proud of the work he did on Master Chief's groundbreaking early adventures.
Now O'Donnell has dusted off some footage from the recording sessions on Halo 2, having found the home-made DVD he shot at the time.
This might be interesting. I made this 15 years ago and never shared it ‘cuz the camera was set wrong and it’s all dark and grainy. Still pretty cool if someone can tell me how to rip the DVD to a movie file. pic.twitter.com/2jK9SWtcCz— Marty O'Donnell (@MartyTheElder) August 25, 2018
With a little help from fans in ripping the video and uploading it to YouTube, we can now see what it looks like when one of the leading video game composers gets in the studio with legendary musicians Steve Vai and Nile Rodgers to craft the theme music for our first-person shooter fantasies.
Whether you're a Halo fan, a music fan, or just like seeing how the sausage is made, it's a half-hour well spent.