Allister Brimble

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Allister Morten Brimble
Allister Brimble - 1.jpg
Born 1970-11-29
Birth Place
Nationality British   UK.svg
Aliases The Demon, Alistair Brimble, Gameboyaudio
Website www.orchestralmedia.co.uk

Allister Brimble is a British musician famous for his C64 and Amiga music. He started with piano lessons at age 7. For his birthday, he received a Sinclair Spectrum computer and immediately started learning BASIC from magazines. Allister felt very confined to writing music on it because of its limited sound capabilities. He later sold his Spectrum in 1986 to buy the new and improved ZX Spectrum which came with Glider Rider with music composed by David Whittaker. Brimble was mesmerized by David's work and Allister continued learning music programming on the ZX Spectrum. Later, he got a Commodore 64 and sent some of his music demos to Elite, but they rejected his music. Even worse, is that one of his family members died. Fortunately for Allister, he received 100 pounds from the will. With the money, Allister sold his previous computers in order to buy a Commodore Amiga. He started using Sonix and SoundTracker. He then sent his music as public domain to 17BIT Software. This led to Allister's music getting heard more and more. Eventually, it led him to sending a demo disk to a game publisher. Allister began working for Codemasters in 1988 and continues to write music for them. His first soundtrack to a game was Nitro Boost Challenge. Allister composed a huge deal of Commodore 64 and Amiga music. Allister Brimble still continues to compose music and sound for games to this day.

Allister's favorite computer for writing music is the Commodore Amiga.

Music Composition

AMI

For most of my games I used pro-tracker and for a few I used Soundmon 2.0. The samples were taken from synths I had as well as a few ripped from other soundtracker mods I still compose in the same way today for the Nintendo DS

GEN

Allister used GEMS.

NES

Allister originally wrote his music in assembly but later made a tracker program that converted his compositions to Gavin Raeburn's sound driver.

SNES

For Toy Story, Allister used piano samples from the Kurzweil K2000, which was a really great synth at the time, providing good SNES instrument sounds. Some of the other sounds were programmed with the SNES' DSP.

Gameography

Released Title Listen
1989-??-?? Nitro Boost Challenge (AMI)
1989-??-?? Rock Star Ate My Hamster (AMI)
1989-??-?? Terry's Big Adventure (AMI)
1989-??-?? Thunderbirds (AMI)
1989-??-?? Time Soldier (AMI)
1989-??-?? Treasure Island Dizzy (AMI)
1990-??-?? Italy 1990 (AMI)
1990-??-?? Kamikaze (AMI)
1990-??-?? Miami Chase (AMI)
1990-??-?? MIG-29 Soviet Fighter (AMI)
1990-??-?? SAS Combat Simulator (AMI)
1990-??-?? Spellfire the Sorcerer (AMI)
1990-??-?? Wacky Darts (AMI)
1991-??-?? Alien Breed (AMI)
1991-??-?? CJ's Elephant Antics (AMI)
1991-??-?? CJ in the USA (ZXS)
1991-??-?? Dizzy Down the Rapids (ZXS)
1991-??-?? Dizzy, Prince of the YolkFolk (ZXS)
1991-??-?? Fast Food (AMI)
1991-??-?? Full Contact (AMI)
1991-??-?? Kwik Snax (AMI)
1991-??-?? Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusade (NES)
1991-??-?? Mean Machine (AMI)
1991-??-?? Pro Boxing Simulator (AMI)
1991-??-?? Quattro Adventure: Boomerang Kid (NES)
1991-??-?? Quattro Sports: Baseball Pros (NES)
1991-??-?? Quattro Sports: Soccer Simulator (NES)
1991-??-?? Seymour Goes To Hollywood (AMI)
1991-??-?? Sky High Stuntman (AMI)
1991-??-?? Slightly Magic (AMI)
1991-??-?? Slightly Magic (ZXS)
1991-??-?? Spellbound Dizzy (ZXS)
1991-??-?? Super Grand Prix (AMI)
1991-??-?? The Sword and the Rose (AMI)
1991-??-?? T2: The Arcade Game (SMS)
1992-??-?? 1st Division Manager (AMI)
1992-??-?? Agony (AMI)
1992-??-?? Alien Breed: Special Addition (AMI)
1992-??-?? Assassin (AMI)
1992-??-?? Big Nose Freaks Out (NES)
1992-??-?? Cue Boy (ZXS)
1992-??-?? DJ Puff (ZXS)
1992-??-?? Dojo Dan (AMI)
1992-??-?? Grell and Fella (ZXS)
1992-??-?? Indy Heat (AMI)
1992-??-?? Project-X (AMI)
1992-??-?? Robin Hood: Legend Quest (AMI)
1992-??-?? Sergeant Seymour Robotcop (ZXS)
1992-??-?? Space Gun (AMI)
1992-??-?? Spellbound Dizzy (AMI)
1992-??-?? Superfrog (AMI)
1992-??-?? Super Seymour Saves the Planet (AMI)
1992-??-?? Troddlers (AMI)
1992-??-?? Waggle-O-Mania!!! (AMI)
1992-??-?? Wild West Seymour (ZXS)
1993-??-?? Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues (AMI)
1993-??-?? ATR: All-Terrain Racing (AMI)
1993-??-?? Apache (AMI)
1993-??-?? Assassin: Special Edition (AMI)
1993-??-?? Big Nose the Caveman (AMI)
1993-??-?? Body Blows (AMI)
1993-??-?? Body Blows Galactic (AMI)
1993-??-?? Championship Manager '93 (AMI)
1993-??-?? Colonization (AMI)
1993-??-?? The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy (NES)
1993-??-?? Goal! (AMI)
1993-??-?? Impossible Mission 2025: The Special Edition (AMI)
1993-??-?? The Lost Vikings (AMI)
1993-??-?? Mortal Kombat (AMI)
1993-??-?? Overdrive (AMI)
1993-??-?? Project-X: Revised Edition (AMI)
1993-??-?? Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (AMI)
1993-??-?? Subwar 2050 (AMI)
1993-??-?? T2: The Arcade Game (AMI)
1993-??-?? T2: The Arcade Game (GG) (T2:ザ・アーケードゲーム)
1993-??-?? Troddlers (SNES)
1993-11-?? The Lawnmower Man (SNES) (バーチャルウォーズ)
1994-??-?? Alien Breed: Tower Assault (AMI)
1994-??-?? Arcade Pool (AMI)
1994-??-?? Arcade Pool (CD32)
1994-??-?? Arcade Snooker (AMI)
1994-??-?? Body Blows: AGA (AMI)
1994-??-?? Bubble and Squeak (AMI)
1994-??-?? Bubble and Squeak (CD32)
1994-??-?? Bubble and Squeak (GEN) Composer
1994-??-?? Cannon Fodder (GEN)
1994-??-?? Cannon Fodder (SNES)
1994-??-?? Championship Manager '94 (AMI)
1994-??-?? Dino Dini's Soccer (GEN)
1994-??-?? Dungeon Master II: The Legend of Skullkeep (AMI)
1994-??-?? Fields of Glory (AMI)
1994-??-?? Impossible Mission 2025: The Special Edition (CD32)
1994-??-?? Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker (SMD) Sound Programmer
1994-??-?? The Lawnmower Man (GEN)
1994-??-?? The Lion King (AMI)
1994-??-?? Mortal Kombat II (AMI)
1994-??-?? Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (GG)
1994-??-?? Tinhead (SNES)
1994-??-?? Ultimate Body Blows (CD32)
1994-??-?? Waggle-O-Mania 2 (AMI)
1994-??-?? Zeewolf (AMI)
1994-08-?? Elite Soccer (SNES) (ワールドカップストライカー)
1994-09-?? Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (SNES)
1994-12-?? Street Racer (SNES) (ストリートレーサー)
1995-??-?? Kingpin: Arcade Sports Bowling (CD32)
1995-??-?? Mr. Tuff (SNES)
1995-??-?? Pinocchio (GEN)
1995-??-?? Primal Rage (AMI)
1995-??-?? Super Loopz (AMI)
1995-??-?? Zeewolf 2: Wild Justice (AMI)
1995-02-23 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (SNES)
1995-12-?? Toy Story (SNES) (トイ ストーリー) Sound Design and Music Implementation
1996-??-?? Pinocchio (SNES) (ピノキオ)
1996-04-25 Toy Story (GEN) Sound Design and Music Implementation
1999-??-?? RollerCoaster Tycoon (W16)
1998-02-28 Pitfall Beyond the Jungle (GBC) Sound Effects
2000-01-?? Ghosts’n’Goblins (GBC)
2000-05-?? Casper (GBC)
2000-05-18 Toobin (GBC)
2000-10-18 Magic Drop (GBC) Composer?
2000-11-22 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue (GBC)
2000-11-24 Chicken Run (GBC)
2000-11-29 Road Rash (GBC)
2000-12-?? Flintstones Burgertime in Bedrock (GBC)
2001-??-?? Mr Nutz (GBA)
2001-02-11 Lucky Luke: Wanted (GBA)
2001-06-12 Planet Monsters (GBA)
2001-06-15 Tootuff (GBC)
2001-10-28 Doom (GBA)
2001-11-13 Cubix Race’n’Robots (GBC)
2001-11-15 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 (GBC)
2001-11-30 Santa Claus Jr (GBC)
2002-02-08 The Nations: Land of Legends (GBC)
2002-09-16 Egg Mania (GBA)
2002-10-15 RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (W16) (ローラーコースタータイクーン2)
2002-11-20 Antz Extreme Racing (GBA)
2002-??-?? V.I.P. (GBA)
2002-10-29 Masters of the Universe: Power of Grayskull (GBA) Music
2003-05-08 RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe (W16)
2003-11-17 Medal of Honor: Infiltrator (GBA)
2003-11-18 ¡Mucha Lucha!: Mascaritas of the Lost Code (GBA)
2004-06-18 Asterix and Obelix XXL (GBA)
2005-??-?? Driver 3 (GBA)
2006-05-10 Garfield and his nine lives (GBA)
2008-08-05 GRID (NDS)
2016-11-08 Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (PS4)
2017-10-31 Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (NS)
Unreleased Road Runner (GG)
Unreleased Road Runner (SMS)

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