Behind the Games: Meet the Composers - Marty O'Donnell

We sit with Marty O'Donnell, award-winning composer for Bungie on such games as Myth, Oni, and the Halo franchise!

30 comments
DJ_Magneto
DJ_Magneto

I love all the Halo music, but the music in ODST, especially in the lonely streets of New Mombasa has taken it to a whole new level.

shakensparco
shakensparco

Mart O'Donnell and Nobuo Eematsu are my heroes in the music industry.

shiny5
shiny5

I applaud him....

TheSacredRing
TheSacredRing

Excellent interview. My favorite music in my favorite game series! Marty's legacy can only grow into the future.

quickdarthnick
quickdarthnick

Amazing interview! Thanks GameSpot for doing it.....and of course a big thanks to Marty for is awesome music!

Beastcake
Beastcake

Great interview. One of the best composers out there.

klmillis
klmillis

Marty, TFL was fantastic!!

Konuvis
Konuvis

I'm loving this series, more! I thought the composer for Riven was Robyn Miller again... maybe they co-composed?

guthix122
guthix122

I like this guys score's. He knows how to crate an atmosphere that keeps the games he's done (Halo in particular) flowing. aspirating musician take notes cause that is how to make great music

-Five0-
-Five0-

great advice. that's inspiring.

inertial_rage
inertial_rage

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inertial_rage
inertial_rage

Personally, the volume of poo matters. When you take a dump, its not about whether or not you "poo'd", it's all about how MUCH poo there was!!!!

inertial_rage
inertial_rage

I just shat myself. Anyone else just sh*t themselves??

Angel_Belial
Angel_Belial

Halo's music is incredible. It's some of my favourite music to listen to (and not just of game music either).

Karabiner98kruz
Karabiner98kruz

I love HALO's music, it always gives me so much passion in my sad life``` Marty O'Donnell is a great writer, I think, he use music wake up our minds to live wonderfully!

bbaker74
bbaker74

I've purchased all of Marty's HALO soundtracks to date. I can't wait until he makes the transition to feature film OSTs. I could see him composing the score to the next be Sci-Fi flick. BTW, if you haven't gotten ODST yet and are a HALO fan; do yourself a favor and get it ASAP - Firefight alone is worth it Again, though, major props to Marty O'Donnell - The man who revolutionized immersive gameplay through his music.

Vasot
Vasot

@djchis...go play Ratchet and Clank at your PS3. You do not belong here.

djchis
djchis

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D1j3L
D1j3L

marty makes blowing up aliens a bajillion times better

AtomicBaconBits
AtomicBaconBits

Marty makes the most iconic and memorable music in videogames.I still listen to the Halo soundtrack on my iPod all the time; and I'm not even a huge Halo fan anymore.This guy is phenomenal.

Doodlebox
Doodlebox

Marty O'Donnell is obvious genius.

dirtygringo426
dirtygringo426

The soundtrack was always a major part of what makes this franchise so epic. O'Donnell really is very talented

RaNaBiR
RaNaBiR

Quite an enlightening and interesting interview!

klusps
klusps

Love his music, he did a really great job on the music in ODST.

klusps
klusps

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enterawesome
enterawesome

Yeah, Marty O' Donnel, baby! Best composer in the industry! :D