Barry Leitch

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Barry Leitch
Barry Leitch.jpg
Born April 27, 1970 (Age 45)
Birth Place Strathaven, Scotland
Nationality Scottish   Scotland.svg
Aliases
  • The Jackal
  • Imagitec Design Ltd
Website barryleitch.com

Barry Leitch is a Scottish video game musician. He has composed music for numerous video game companies including Ocean Software and Atari Games. Barry has also composed music for a wide variety of video game consoles. His first composition was I.C.U.P.S. for the C64 and it was written when he was only 15 years old.


Music Composition

AMI

Barry used OctaMED and Noisetracker.

DOS

For Weird Dreams, Barry used AdLib Visual Composer.

GB

Barry used a sound engine written by Richard Hutchison.

GG

Barry wrote the music in ProTracker. The music was then converted to the Game Gear using Axel Brown's sound driver and software.

GEN

For Wheel of Fortune, Barry used a sound engine by Rab Walker. The music was programmed in assembly.

N64

Barry used Fasttracker II.

NES

Barry composed the songs on MODTracker for the Commodore Amiga. Then, he would rewrite the music in MS-DOS using a driver created by an unknown programmer named "Mule the Top Lad".

SNES

Barry used MEdit. The program was coded by Leslie Long and was meant to resemble OctaMED, the tracker that Ocean Software used for their Commodore Amiga music. MEdit was also used for MS-DOS games as well.

During the development of Top Gear, Barry was given instrument samples from Kemco, which were probably Korg M1 instrument samples. According to composer Hiroyuki Masuno, samples were given to Kemco by Sony, the creators of the sound chip of the SNES (SPC700).

Gameography

All of these games have been verified to have been composed by Barry via his website: http://barryleitch.com

Released Title Sample
1988-??-?? The President Is Missing (AMI)
1988-??-?? Silk Worm (AMI)
1988-??-?? Ultima V (AMI)
1989-??-?? Airborne Ranger (AMI)
1989-??-?? DNA Warrior (AMI)
1989-??-?? Gemini Wing (AMI)
1989-??-?? Gemini Wing (ZXS)
1989-??-?? Gilbert: Escape from Drill (AMI)
1989-??-?? MicroProse Soccer (AMI)
1989-??-?? MicroProse Soccer (ZXS)
1989-??-?? Rock 'n Roll (ZXS)
1989-??-?? Silkworm (ZXS)
1989-??-?? Starglider 2 (ZXS)
1989-??-?? Weird Dreams (DOS)
1989-??-?? Xenophobe (ZXS)
1989-??-?? Back to the Future Part III (CPC)
1990-??-?? Combo Racer (AMI)
1990-??-?? Fiendish Freddy's Big Top o'Fun (ZXS)
1990-??-?? Impossamole (AMI)
1990-??-?? Prophecy I: The Viking Child (AMI)
1990-??-?? Treasure Trap (AMI)
1990-??-?? Weird Dreams (C64)
1991-??-?? American Gladiators (AMI)
1991-??-?? Back to the Future Part III (AMI)
1991-??-?? Back to the Future Part III (DOS)
1991-??-?? Back to the Future Part III (ZXS)
1991-??-?? Gadget Twins (AMI)
1991-??-?? Hero Quest (AMI)
1991-??-?? Hero Quest (ZXS)
1991-??-?? Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 (AMI)
1991-??-?? Pegasus (AMI)
1991-??-?? Stratego (AMI)
1991-??-?? Super Cars II (AMI) In-Game
1991-??-?? Suspicious Cargo (AMI)
1991-??-?? Switchblade (AMI)
1991-??-?? Utopia: The Creation of a Nation (AMI)
1991-??-?? Zone Warrior (AMI)
1991-02-?? Super Cars (NES)
1992-05-14 The Humans (GEN)
1992-??-?? The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt (NES)
1992-??-?? Frankenstein (AMI)
1992-??-?? Harlequin (AMI)
1992-??-?? The Humans (AMI)
1992-??-?? The Humans (DOS)
1992-??-?? Lethal Weapon (AMI)
1992-??-?? The Shoe People (ZXS)
1992-??-?? Space Crusade (ZXS)
1992-??-?? Space Crusade: The Ultimate Encounter (AMI)
1992-??-?? Universal Monsters (AMI)
1992-??-?? Wheel of Fortune (GEN)
1992-??-?? Wheel of Fortune (GG)
1992-01-?? Wheel of Fortune: Featuring Vanna White (NES)
1992-03-27 Top Gear (SNES)
1992-07-?? Greg Norman's Golf Power (NES)
1992-07-22 Kick Off (NES)
1992-08-13 Gadget Twins (GEN)
1992-09-?? Wheel of Fortune (SNES)
1992-12-?? Lethal Weapon (SNES)
1993-??-?? European Champions (AMI)
1993-??-?? Lothar Matthäus (AMI)
1993-04-?? American Gladiators (SNES)
1994-??-?? The Humans (CD32)
1994-08-?? Eek! the Cat (SNES)
1995-07-28 Ultima: The Savage Empire (SFC)
Unreleased Gadget Twins (SNES)
Unreleased Kick Off 2 (GB)
Unreleased Kick Off 2 (NES)
Unreleased Wing Commander 2 (SNES)

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