As with some other DLC soundtracks, BioWare is generously giving away the soundtrack for the poignant Mass Effect 3 final DLC, Citadel. Containing works by Mass Effect composers Sam Hulick, Cris Velasco, and Sascha Dikiciyan, the download clocks in at 324 MB with a collection of 20 high quality .wav audio files for your listening pleasure. Read More
Community Manager Jessica Merizan has unveiled the list of composers that will contribute to the score for Mass Effect 3. The list includes several veterans to the Mass Effect universe and a Golden Globe nominee, and you can see for yourself after the break. Read More
Hollywood Music In Media Awards nominates Dragon Age 2 for Best Original Score and Best Original Song in Visual Media (VG)
Although not specifically Mass Effect themed, this free two-minute track that composer Sam Hulick (Mass Effect soundtracks) uploaded as a holiday gift to his fans has just been reposted to Mediafire. Help him test out his new file sharing account by downloading "The Dark Corners of Space." Read More
If you've registered your Mass Effect 3 preorder with BioWare already, you should be able to download CD-quality *.wav files of the Mass Effect 3 OST a day earlier than the official release. Just visit your Profile > Your registered game content at the BioWare Social Network to get your download link. There are 23 tracks + 2 bonus tracks for Collector's Edition owners. You can also listen to the entire album over at stormage09's Youtube channel as well.
Inon Zur, composer for both Dragon Age 1 and 2, posted about an 18-track benefit album entitled Novum Initium that has just been released, featuring new works by a roster of game music composers. It costs $10 (but you can choose to pay more), and the proceeds of this album go to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which supports working musicians in need of financial assistance. The album features work by Inon Zur, Jack Wall and Sam Hulick (Mass Effect 1 and 2), Mark Griskey (Star Wars: The Old Republic) and many others. You can buy it from multiple sources, but Bandcamp also allows you to listen to the entire album before deciding whether or not you want to donate to this cause or simply buy some excellent music. Read More
Are you in the mood for some more Mass Effect themed music? Well, Phoenix Entertainment - the minds behind Mass Effect: Reborn, the upcoming Mass Effect fan-made modification for Homeworld 2 (a strategy game) - recently released the first six tracks of the custom soundtrack by Killer Tracks + Mattia that will be featured in their mod. Read More
If you're like me, you dig video game music, guitars, and video game music played with guitars. Because of this, YouTuber FamilyJules7X has been on my Subscribed list for months. With an ear for affinity to the original score and a damn good amount of guitar skills, his video for the week pays tribute to Jack Wall's Mass Effect work with a cover of Infiltration Read More
BioWare is counting down the days until the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic by releasing one game music mp3 free each day until December 20th. This does not include the music bonus bundled with the collector's edition of the game. All the releases are collected into one convenient post here. Read More
Sam Hulick, Mass Effect franchise composer extraordinaire, has recently made a few tracks (previously a part of a charity promotion, which is now over) available to download from his Bandcamp page for free for the remainder of the holidays. Tracks include the two songs from his B-Sides from Another Galaxy charity album, and "Shepard's Return". You have until January 1, 2012 to reap the fruits of this generosity!
Amazon.com currently has the Greatest Video Game Music (Amazon Bonus Track Edition) mp3 soundtrack, as interpreted by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, on sale for $3 (normally $18.50). Mass Effect 2's "Suicide Mission" orchestral reinterpretation appears as #15 on this 22-track list of distinguished greats. This introductory price is the November 7th daily mp3 deal, so if you like the cut of their jib, you better grab it asap.
Update: Furthermore, it looks like Amazon has extended the duration of the sale price AND is offering a free $1 credit towards this album using the code GAMESMP3, knocking the total price down to a mere $2 for all 22 tracks. Read More