Call of Duty: Black Ops II score mastered at Bernie Grundman studio

Multi-award-winning composer Jack Wall has written the score for upcoming video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and mastered the soundtrack at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood.

Wall, who also composed the score for hit games Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Jade Empire and Myst, recorded his work with a full symphony orchestra at the world famous Abbey Road Studios, and the score features hybrid orchestral music blended with contemporary and futuristic electronic sounds.

"I created different musical directions for each time period – 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," said Jack Wall. "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.

Picture: (Left to right) Mastering engineer Patricia Sullivan, Jack Wall, Treyarch audio director Brian Tuey with music editor and composer assistant Alex Hemlock.

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