Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary with Pyramind and Skywalker Sound

Pyramind Studios has proudly partnered with 343
Industries and Microsoft Studios to produce the music soundtrack for the upcoming
Halo:Combat Evolved Anniversary video game.

Celebrating a decade of history with the
iconic Halo franchise, Pyramind Studios has been chosen to produce and remaster the
famed original score for the exclusive Xbox 360 release scheduled for the 2011 holiday

Lead by Microsoft Studios Senior Audio Director Kristofor Mellroth and Pyramind Studios
COO/Audio Director Paul Lipson, the duo inspired Pyramind Studios industry-leading team
to re-orchestrate and reproduce the original score by composers Martin O’Donnell and Mi-
chael Salvatori. Talent also includes the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra recorded at
world-renowned Skywalker Ranch, and Chanticleer – the Grammy winning men’s vocal en-
semble widely considered one of the best in the world.

“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 stan-

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
343 Industries and Pyramind Studios Create Halo Anniversary Soundtrack
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

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.

More info available at the Halo site here