At Bernie Grundman Mastering: (foreground) Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer;(standing, l-r) Jack Wall, composer, Black Ops II; Brian Tuey, audio director, Treyarch); and Alex Hemlock, music editor, composer assistant. Photo by David Goggin.
Hollywood, CA (November 7, 2012)-Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer, Bernie Grundman Mastering, recently mastered the soundtrack album for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, by multi-award-winning composer Jack Wall.
Wall (Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Jade Empire, Myst) created a dynamic, narrative-driven score recorded with full symphony orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. The score features hybrid orchestral music blended with contemporary and futuristic electronic sounds.
“I created different musical directions for each time period,” says Wall, “orchestral music for the ’80s Cold War-era setting, and more of a hybrid sound blending intense electronic drums and synths for the near future setting. I wanted to have the best musicians in the world and these musicians are amazing at what they do. Their interpretation of what I write brings something new and fresh to the music.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the sequel to the acclaimed Call of Duty: Black Ops, which, following its launch in 2010, set the record for the biggest entertainment launch in history. Set in the year 2025, the sequel propels players into global conflict featuring advanced weaponry, robotics, and drone warfare in a new Cold War scenario whose seeds are being sown in today’s headlines.
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