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Sumthing Else releases Halosoundtrack N EW YORK — Through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, Sumthing Else Music Works has released the Halo: Reach Original Soundtrack, featuring the original score com- posed by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori. Halo: Reach ( was created by developer Bungie Studios for exclusive play on the Xbox 360.The latest game is the prequel to the best-selling Xbox franchise of all time, Halo 2: Volume One. The Halo: Reach Original Soundtrack was made available for dig- ital download on Sumthing Digital (www.sumthingdigi- and on iTunes on September 14, coinciding with the game’s release. Later that month, a two- disc CD set was released in retail outlets. “Mike and I are pleased Two hours of music taken from the five hours created for the game itself. to be able to release the soundtrack to Reach,” says composer Martin O’Don- nell.“We’ve been compos- ing and producing music for Bungie’s Halo universe since 1999 and this sound- track represents the cul- mination of our efforts. Once again we were able to work with other composers, C. Paul Johnson and Stan LePard, along with recording much of this music at Studio X in Seattle with the Northwest Sinfonia and Choir.This is about two hours’ worth of music culled from the more than five hours of music actually pro- duced for the game itself.” Sound Ideas releases Digiffects hard drive T ORONTO — Sound effects publisher Sound Ideas (www. has released its newly-acquired Digiffects Sound Effects Library on hard drive.The company acquired Digif- fects from its Swedish creator and original publisher Ljudproduktion AB back in July. Digiffects first released a CD in 1985 and has since grown to a li- brary of over 23,000 sound effects on more than 180 discs.The li- brary offers more than 15 separate sub-collections in categories that include City, Domestic,Transport, Office, Sports and Vintage FX. The hard drive version is now available for Mac and PC users in three digital broadcast WAV formats: 16-bit/44.1kHz, 16-bit/48kHz and 24-bit/48kHz. All tracks have been fully embedded with newly-edited metadata that can be organized and searched with Sound Ideas’ MetaDigger download, or with any asset manage- October 2010 • Post 43

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