Steve Vai Halo2
Steve Vai Halo 2

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The Channel With The Beats : "You can't put a choir, orchestra, and electric guitar in one song." Marty: "Watch me"

Frostmaster : So Vai just improvised that dive bomb at 9:11 on his first play-through of the song? Did he even realize he made one of the most iconic dive bombs in history right there?

Homjek - Halo Videos : [ ] Easy [ ] Normal [ ] Heroic [X] Legendary

MRPIRATEFOX : Nile: “lets just vibe, see how it sounds” Steve vai: *creates the mjolnir mix and reclaimer in one take*

TOAST : This is like seeing the Bible be written in front of me

UltraViolence : Obscure moment in history?! Dude this is my childhood! This is what magic looks like!

Nicholas A. : Honestly the low quality makes the moment an even higher quality

alekkek : Bungie: yeah we're making a game that's like on space and stuff, it's called Halo Marty O'Donnell: *proceeds to create the best soundtrack ever heard in gaming history*

Siegfried Armory : "You might not get it now, but your kids are gonna love it" -Marty McFly

JackTheMennis : “Just vibe” then makes an absolute masterpiece on the first try

It's a Question : 8:49 did he seriously just improvise that right there on camera? holy shit

Guitarsquatch M. : I never knew how important 9:15 - 9:30 was to me. I got chills and a little choked up when he did that.

TheTwober : I am surprised that the YouTube porn filter did not kick in while Steve Vai makes sweet love to his guitar. <3

Mousek801 : "They let me pick, did I ever tell you that?"

Hoosky : *ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF GOD CREATING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SOUNDTRACK IN GAMING HISTORY*

DrivenMind : This is such a fucking awesome and authentic video. People think these kinds of sounds come out of nowhere. I think my favorite part was watching Nile, (one of the most legendary rhythm and funk players on earth) acting like he's so ordinary Halo fan, and trying to keep his shit together realizing he's going to be directing Steve Vai to build the soundtrack for the next Halo. I still don't think non-guitar players understand the context of this video. Nile Rodgers is, right along with Vai, one of the living guitar legends of our time, and watching him literally pull the theme out of Steve Vai via musical osmossis is one of the greatest things I think I will ever get to whitness as a guitar player and video game nerd. So many things that would otherwise be lost to some stupid record label triviality are here on full display. Two guitar legends from different disiplines, working together to build one of the modt iconic game soundtracks in a generation. In it you see Rodger's respect for Vai's astounding technical mastery, and Vai's willingness to let a funk legend and apparent part time Halo nerd, verbally and physically direct him to the solo he was hearing in his head to befit the original. God damn I wish all Youtube content could be this could. Thank you so much for sharing this Martin.

Colin Hawks : Who else is a guitarist AND a Halo fan here?

Mo : This was one of my dad's all time favorite games. But my sisters would hog the xbox all the time. One time, when I was six, I woke up at about 2am and heard a noise downstairs, so I went to go see what it was. I walk into the living room to find my dad in front of the tv, in one of our gaming chairs. He pauses the game, turns to me, and only says "It's my turn" before getting back to playing. I never played it til after he died. I INSTANTLY fell in love like he did. Thank you so much for creating one of the most amazing and memorable soundtracks.

Clifford Evans : MARTY LISTEN ON BEHALF ON ALL HALO FANS We... We... We need you

CMDR Spoder : I'd pay money to get every bit of unused, used, chopped up or whole Steve Vai material that was proposed for Halo 2's Soundtrack. 9:00 onward is the Mjolnir mix extended edition, I swear.

Late Night Gaming : This was so heartwarming. Halo’s music used to be so incredible. Installation 04 was such an important part of my childhood

Corey Ballenger : Whether you know it or not, Marty, you and your crew, along with Vai, made history that day. I'm not trying to sound ironic, either. Millions and millions of people have heard this composition and will remember it for the rest of their lives, me included. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Henri Lutz : "Let's just vibe.".... Steve Vai freestyles one of the biggest Soundtrack moments in video game history.

Daniel Tallo : At 9:12 chills ran down my spine. This is absolutely magical.

Cameron O'Neil : Doctor: You only have 30 minutes to live Me *watches this video*

JuJu ReFeReNcE : That Microsoft logo popping up. Blue bacteria appears. Epic intro plays. Bacteria spreads around a globe. Bungie logo appears. Me when I was 6: "Holy shit..." Halo CE and Halo 2 were the first videogames I got to play and experience. I became a halo fan to the heart since then. Thank you Bungie team, for these amazing games I got to play everyday after school.

Tom Foolery : 15:00 - 16:20 is absolute god tier. They should mix a version with that guitar playing.

KnightSpeaking : Steve Vai pulling the MJOLNIR Mix from the aether on the first, improvised take is the most genuinely astonishing thing I've seen in a while.

Carl Ravensbergen : Whole thing is golden, but I've watched that 9:11 improv moment like, 20 times in a row...that is crazy. Love your work, Marty. Seriously, your CDs are the only thing I have in my car glovebox.

normalfag : This relatively obscure moment IS my history.

MasterKnuckles 1 : I C O N I C

These Bones : Lets just VAIBE.

John O'Reilly : This is unacceptable,the fact that Martin O'Donnell only has 12k subs is not ok. His talent at making music is phenomenal,just think of any of his songs from the original halo trilogy,you here the first few seconds and instantly recognize it,absolute classics

Whyamibzsdmhalt1 : "Can you handle it?" No, I can't. This is amazing.

nejnej00 : That Guy in the back realized a master piece was just created infront of him

555666 : The only reason I brought a guitar with a sustainiac system was so I could learn that iconic dive bomb at 9:11 That is part of my mine and many other people’s childhood right there!

Silverhand : You can see they're all enjoying the hell out of it,that's awesome :)

Chris Richfield : I remember the day Halo 2 came out so vividly. I was 11 years old, and i begged my mom to take me to get the game at midnight. She agreed because she knew how much i loved Halo, but told me not to play until after school the next day. I brought the game manual to school and remember reading it all throughout the day and being hyped to use the new battle rifle and dual wield those smg's. For my 12th birthday i invited like at least 15 kids from my school and hauled all the TV's in the house into the living room and system linked them and we ate like 200 hot wings. I'm now a grown ass man and still have never experienced a greater party than that.

thefowles1 : seeing marty enjoy his work at 2:20 was such a pure moment. this video is something i've wanted to see ever since that fateful november day in 2004. 14 years late is better late than never!

Jordan De Knikker : Martin O'Donnell, is this the guy that did the guitar shredding in "Reclaimer" in Halo 2 OST: Volume 2? That is trulythe most fiery guitar licks I have ever heard.

Kyle M : This needs to be put on a thumb drive and placed in a cryo pod at the national archives of the United states

TechMetalRules : Nile can't not make it funky! He's awesome! It's fun seeing him try to shred on Vai's axe, haha!

A G : 5:25 - If you’re not sitting within full hearing-damage range of your amp when you play then you’re not real enough to chill with these guys.

Max Hernandez : The people who disliked are heritics

VolantEnigma : I'm a 26 year old man and I openly cried while watching this. Video games have had such an impact on my life. Once literally kept me from suicide, and I'm not the only one I'm sure. And the music of a game is what sets EVERYTHING for it. The tone, the atmosphere, everything. Hearing this while shooting aliens is what MADE YOU THE CHIEF. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Phill : Bungie: So we need some kick ass composer to make some awesome music for our games. Marty: I composed the Flintstone Kids Vitamins Jingle. Bungie: You're hired!

Ryatt : I've never been happier to watch a 30 minute video.

Pork Woofles : Back when Bungie meant grade A quality.

big boy spaghetti man : as massive halo fan (the only fps ive ever enjoyed) and a guitar player this video feels so surreal i think im having a fever dream, i actually cried when vai literally just jammed out 60% of the recorded guitar part on the first try like he was doing warm up scales, its like he tapped into christ consciousness and brought us back sounds from the 7th dimension. thank you so much for this marty you are a fucking legend