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Game music musician of the century

Haggler

Prominent Member
Who do you consider to be the all time best game music musician, and why? mention as many as you like, but make it clear who your winner is.

My 1st place vote here goes to adam gilmore for his commodore 64 soundtracks to zybex, draconus, sabotage and ball blaster to name but a few.

second place would go to rob hubbard for hundreds of titles on the same machine and martin galway same machine again, would scoop my bronze award.
 

Solar

Prominent Member

Haggler

Prominent Member
Didn't consider the demo scene to be honest, but while we're on the subject i would go for one amiga group SANITY and one musician within it JESTER aka VOLKER TRIPP, loads of cracking demos but the best soundtracks i consider to be the ones i linked here (They have a couple of tunes each) :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhAap-9G2es http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wu8cnIpdLY

The awesome Jesterday music demo disk and the double soundtracked world of commodore demo (2nd track starts at 3:50)
 

RottenFox

Distinguished Member

Haggler

Prominent Member
Remember them all well, i had a huge personal collection of both a500 and a1200 demos (some wouldn't work on the other system, for those who wonder), seems strange how the demo tunes have taken over this thread from the commercial released game tunes, it's a shame the demo scene isn't as big as it once was.
 

Solar

Prominent Member
well at least we agree the best music composers were on Amiga :D
 

Haggler

Prominent Member
well at least we agree the best music composers were on Amiga :D
The best music demo composers were on the amiga. :D

I stand by my original post and go with the commodore 64 with regard to game tune composers. :D
 

Eddy.

Banned
Nobuo Uematsu.

A big reason the Final Fantasy games are as great as they are. :smashin:
 

CAS FAN

Distinguished Member
Rob Hubbard as everyone knows,but also this.
Jesus on E's,by LSD,on amiga,for the music,and for what it was,a classic:

Absolutely loved the Jesus on E's discs! Was well into my clubbing in those days and this was viewed many a time. :D

Other good music artists from the past (8 bit era) were Jonathan Dunn and Dave Rogers IMO.
 

RunDMC

Established Member
I'm impressed by Akira Yamaoka's contribution (the Silent Hill games).

Especially the original 'Silent Hill' theme and 'Promise (reprise)'.
 

firestorm84

Standard Member
whoever composed the music for Streets of Rage/ Bare Knuckle on the Mega Drive is an absloute genius, amazing considering the confines of the hardware at the time
 

RottenFox

Distinguished Member
Yuzo Koshiro is the guy you are thinking of:smashin:

Also

Chris hussenbeck (turricain):smashin:

the music from Yuzo Koshiro,was amazing.
and the Turrican II soundtrack was great as well.
it had to be loud to play that game.
 

Andy Leitch

Established Member
Olof Gustafsson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Gustafsson

Composer for Digital Illusions and made the music and sound effects for Pinball Dreams, Pinball Fanatsies & Pinball Illusions.

IIRC, he only was only allowed roughly 300kb of disk space for the all the music and effects on the floppy release of Pinball Dreams.

I almost cried when I heard his music in full CD quality, when I played the CD32 version of Pinball Fanatsies.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KGWqXo28zM[/youtube]
 

Haggler

Prominent Member
Olof Gustafsson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Gustafsson

Composer for Digital Illusions and made the music and sound effects for Pinball Dreams, Pinball Fanatsies & Pinball Illusions.

IIRC, he only was only allowed roughly 300kb of disk space for the all the music and effects on the floppy release of Pinball Dreams.

I almost cried when I heard his music in full CD quality, when I played the CD32 version of Pinball Fanatsies.

Pinball dreams music was good, however the intro music for pinball illusions also by olaf gustafsson was the best intro music i ever heard, i have it on my mobile as a ringtone :D shame this version ends before the next part kicks in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2G_Zs8TFNA
 
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Ronm1

Guest
I'll have to add Bill Williams. He had a # of releases in the 80's thru Synapse for Atari800/C64 and one for the Amiga. All had excellent music and sound design and usually innovative gameplay.
 

Fritz24

Established Member
I down load all sorts of game music from here.

The site is a little dis organised but has a huge selection of original game music in MP3 format

http://gh.ffshrine.org?r=51387

What a fantastic site!! :D

I've just spent ages listening to some of the tunes from games I played in my Megadrive and Saturn owning days. I'd forgotten how great some of the compositions were.
 

coluigi

Established Member
Pinball dreams music was good, however the intro music for pinball illusions also by olaf gustafsson was the best intro music i ever heard

I remember all these pinball games as a lad. Pinball fantasies was well-played in our house on our Amiga.
 

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