Sony and Acid Planet have announced a competition in which you can remix the ‘Stahl Battle To Arms’ track from Killzone 3. Prizes include a Limited Edition Killzone 3 that cannot be bought in stores, a Helghast helmet and lots of loops and software.
A sample pack is provided and you can remix the tune in any style you choose. The composer of the Killzone 3 soundtrack has given a few tips so take it away.. er.. oh dear, Joris De Man.
This piece is divided into sections of around 10 bars each, and separated by 2 bars of reverb tail-offs and silence.
In the game, the 2 bars ‘silence’ of one section are mixed in with the first 2 bars of the following section to allow smoother transitions between sections.
There are 3 intensities for this piece, and 3 different parts for each intensity, going from High, Medium to Low, and then followed by an Outro and an Intro Section.
Stems were created for each instrument group, with several synth sections and a percussion group.
Please keep in mind that rhythmically this piece is 6/4 for the most part.