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This is the first ever Musician Feature. As the name suggests, we’re featuring a musician and the music they make. This Musician feature shows off pieces by Alyx G, along with some background on what Alyx G is currently doing, and their reasoning behind the featured tracks.
The background/inspiration behind each track can be found below the track in question. There’s also some additional information that Alyx G was happy to share about their creation process and inspiration, so please enjoy reading it below:
“At the moment, I’m working in Apple’s proprietary “Garage Band” DAW. A lot of my musical inspiration obviously comes from the Halo franchise’s immense collection of music, but I also have plenty of influences from indie artists like Daughter and metal artists like Metallica.
When I’m working on a project and looking for a certain sound, what I typically do is mess around with instruments that sound relatively close to what I need then engage in some antics with plugins, EQing and so forth to find what I need! It can be a bit of a chore, but finding what I need is always satisfying in the end.”
It’s always awesome hearing about how people make their creations. Music is always such a wonderful thing to explore, so hearing about the creative process is even more special. Please find some of Alyx G’s awesome songs below.
343 GUILTY SPOOK
“Last October, I was brainstorming some ideas for Halo-inspired music that I could create to both exercise my musical abilities and get more involved in the community.
Remembering that Halloween was just around the corner, I put this together, using the Halo theme’s core melody as well as a bit of the melody at 2:09 from Halo 4’s “To Galaxy.” I also listened to “Spooky, Scary Skeletons” by Andrew Gold quite a few times!”
117 MJOLNIR MIX (REMASTERED)
“I’ve been working on this one for a while, and this is the final version! It was originally intended to be part of a collection of 343 era soundtracks reinterpreted by me for content creators, but it branched off into its own metal-influenced project in the vein of “Halo Theme Mjolnir Mix” from Halo 2. “
UNDER COVER OF NIGHT (LOFI REMIX)
“A track that came out of nowhere, but nonetheless one that I had a blast creating. Being a college student, a lot of my time studying was accompanied by LoFi music, so at some point during my Fall 2020 semester, I decided to try my hand at it, using the titular, synthy Halo CE song as a foundation. “
WEATHERING THE STORM
“This is one of several pieces I wrote for “Halo Legacies,” the next project by the amazingly talented team behind SPV3! It takes inspiration from the Halo Wars soundtrack as well as music by the band “Dream Theater,” and is meant to “summarize” the soundscape of one of many locations in the game.”
A big thanks to Alyx G for giving us such amazing insight on every piece sent over, along with some additional insight on the creative process. We really loved reading it and we hope you did too.
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