An Epic Return: The Music And Sound Of Halo 5

The audio team at 343 Industries is putting an enormous amount of effort into the sound track of Halo 5: Guardians. They spent time recording the series' iconic Gregorian monk chants in one of the best-known acoustic churches in Europe, and got shot at with real guns just to capture intense battle audio.

Audio director Sotaro Tojima and composer Kazuma Jinnouchi delve into the challenges of balancing the classic Bungie music with new material, and the many techniques that go into making the combat audio more immersive.

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christocolus1201d ago (Edited 1201d ago )

Man i cant wait to play Halo 5. Good to see 343i putting so much effort into this and i'm happy they're bringing back the original sound track by Marty O'Donnell.

StrayaKNT1201d ago (Edited 1201d ago )

So pumped!
Limited edition is costing me $300 but It is worth every dollar.


343 are the best fps devs in the industry dude look at destiny before you mention bungie ever again lol

feelforlove1201d ago

me too.

I know 343 industries are not as good as Bungie but i hope they will make a good game.

Irishguy951201d ago (Edited 1201d ago )!?

Halo 4 had nothing on Halo 1,2 or 3, or reach for that matter.

I actually can't believe people are even comparing 343 to Bungie, Halo 4 was worse than any Halo before it. In many ways.

Bungie made destiny and suddenly the didn't achieve the quality that was Halo1->reach?

Also, at least bungie are trying something new, 343 are taking up Bungies creation and failing to even replicated that quality

christocolus1201d ago


You're getting the Limited Edition? Nice.

Naga1201d ago

@ Irishguy95

That's a very strong opinion you've got there. Halo 4 was my second favorite Halo game, period. What 343i created was a very personal, character-driven campaign with tremendous variety and brought a powerful cinematic quality unmatched in the series. Halo 4 had all kinds of things on its predecessors, and I for one am looking forward to where 343i is taking the franchise.

Halo2ODST21201d ago

343 are the worst dev ever, Bungie aren't looking too good either with destiny but their halo games are well better than 343, even major halo Youtubers such as Halo Follower considers halo 4 as a bad halo game, 343 even called halo 4 as disapointment... although this article appears to have a lot fanboys here, so i expect a lot of unjust downvotes.

Benchm4rk1200d ago

Yeah ive got my Limited Edition pre ordered too. Cant wait to set up that new statue along side my Legendary Halo 3 helmet and Reach Noble Team statue. Still hoping they decide to add a physical disc with it though

Irishguy951200d ago

Naga that was a TERRIBLE campaign n Halo 4. The story and villains were crap. The level design was the worst in Halo

Naga1200d ago (Edited 1200d ago )

@ Irishguy95

Yeah... I completely disagree with you on every level of your opinion.

But that's okay; you're entitled to your views.

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HaydenJameSmith1201d ago (Edited 1201d ago )

343 should hire Marty O'Donnell seeing as Bungie let him go. I'm sure he'd be a great addition and would love to come back to work on the Halo Games. And yes Halo 5 is looking really good, can't wait to try out Warzone...

Good point, didn't know he started/joined a new studio but yeah I could see them using him as a consultant as you said, which would still be fantastic. He is wickedly talented guy and I'd hate to see completely erased from the Halo Games as far as music is concerned. Not to dismiss Kazuma Jinnounchi own work, I'm sure he's doing great work at 343 and probably talking with Marty on a regular basis.

I agree, the Bungie of old is just not the same as the Bungie of today, pretty sure Marty sued Bungie and they settled, so it didn't go to trial.

christocolus1201d ago (Edited 1201d ago )

Marty has a new studio now and 343i has their own composer (Kazuma Jinnouchi)and he is pretty good too. I can see 343i working with him in the future but i doubt it will be a full time thing.

pompombrum1201d ago

Fingers crossed, he can convince some of the other talent at Bungie to join his new studio. All their hard work is being undermined by Bungievision's exploitation of their fanbase and just downright greedy practices.

GearSkiN1201d ago

I just wish the 300 comes with steel case of physical disc...

TheHaloGuy1201d ago (Edited 1201d ago )

In order;
Halo 3
Halo 2
Halo CE
Halo Reach
Halo 4 MCC
Halo 3 ODST
Halo Wars
Halo 4 360

I been playing Halo a looong time now. Halo 5 is looking vastly better than H4. I've been taking the surveys and they are tuned to the important questions. They included the best of the abilities, sprint and evade. They upped base player speed. Now the only things I'd like changed are the art designer, the kill times, and those thrusters annoy me. Maybe cause it's not a fucking jet pack on the back of their armor. It's the power cell. Rant over.

Halo2ODST21201d ago

The jet pack in Reach was awesome possume, & yeah the art style really needs changed, my list of best Halos:
Halo Reach & Halo 2 are tied -
Halo CE
Halo 3
Halo Wars
Halo 3: ODST
-they all have unquie elements that make them so great, but this is a general list based onm y preference.

TheHaloGuy1197d ago

By thrusters I meant how they can fly. I preferred the Spartan II's who didnt need a jetpack in the Mjolnir power cell. But thats just me being a Halo fanboy of yore and wanting everything how Bungie did it.

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343_Guilty_Spark1201d ago

You guys are really sleeping on the Halo 4 soundtrack. Obviously, it could have had a few more nostalgic audio cues but that soundtrack is extremely well done and a perfect reflection of humanity's emergence as a galactic super power, a dark new enemy, the mysterious Forerunners, and Chief's personal struggles with dealing with his own humanity and loss of his best friend, the one person he truly loved. Halo 4 was personally much deeper and darker than Halo 1-3 which carried with it like an airy mystery and discovery, which reflected humanity's discovery of the Rings and the contact by the technological superior Covenant.

Naga1201d ago

I agree with every single thing you just said. Well put.

joel011201d ago

This is one game series that excites me for xbox. Hope they have a meaty campaign portion..I know I am in the minority but for me halo was all about the single player and lore , 1,2,3 had brilliant single player. Halo 4 was kind of a let down for me for that..hopefully they will step it up in the story portion this time.

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Mikefizzled1201d ago

Kaz's accent caught me completely off guard. I knew he'd spent a lot of time out of Japan but its crazy how second nature its become.

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