Stephen Rippy has put together a selection of “stem files” which are the break up of all the parts which make a Halo Wars music file. So for example the “Best guess at best” music is made up of “pads”, “leads”, “drums” , “base” and “effects” for example. You can then put these stems into your favourite audio editing program and get mixing!
Once your done i’m sure Stephen would like to hear! Drop him a line at his website with your creations! If you want to publish your files on the web then let me know and i’ll host them for you here. You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Heres the link to get started:
Source: The Bonfire Studios blogs!
In an informative interview you can find out information on how Halo Wars was recorded and more thoughts from Stephen about the soundtrack:
The Dallas Observer has done an excellent article on Stephen Rippy discussing his past and how he came to work for Ensemble Studios where he wrote music for all the “Age of” and Halo Wars games. The article continues right up until present day where Stephen is currently working with Bonfire Studios lead by his brother David Rippy.
You can read the article here: http://www.dallasobserver.com/2009-02-26/music/stephen-rippy-set-s-halo-wars-high-schore/2
Great news for Stephen Rippy as his Halo Wars soundtrack is completely sold out in the UK! If you are in the US you might want to try and secure and order quickly.
Looks like this will be a very successful album! Well done Stephen!
From Amazon UK:
Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience, but “Halo Wars” appears to have been a surprise sellout.
When you placed your order #xxxxxx, we believed we had access to more copies – we then discovered that every one of our distributors had rapidly sold out.
and for digital download here: https://www.sumthingdigital.com/index.aspx
Here is a great chance to hear some Halo Wars music composed by Stephen Rippy before the soundtrack is released on February 17th. Sumthing Digital has the preview tracks here:
Well worth taking a listen! It is shaping up to be a great soundtrack just like the Halo Wars game itself. Good job Stephen!
Stephen Rippy was head of Ensemble Studios Sound and Music department and worked on the Halo Wars Soundtrack. If you have had a chance to play the Halo Wars demo you would have no doubt heard the excellent work Stephen has created with the soundtrack. Hats off to him. If you have enjoyed listening to the Halo Wars music you will be pleased to hear that you can own the Soundtrack from February 17th. Pre-orders are being taken on Amazon now!
NextGenReport have uploaded a series of Halo Wars videos on YouTube showing the Halo Wars tutorial and campaigns available in the demo coming February 5th. Here is a link to the videos:
The game looks outstanding and I look forward to playing it soon. It really looks like Ensemble will achieve their goal of bringing an RTS to the console successfully. The interface and tutorial make the game look very easy to get to grips with. I also note the outstanding sound and music. Stephen Rippy has really done a good job here and I already seem comments complementing the music on YouTube. The music during game play and cut scenes really makes the game feel like an epic RTS. This is Ensemble’s last game and it looks like they are going to go out with a bang.
Hats off to them.