Chris Hülsbeck

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Christopher Hülsbeck
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Born 1968-03-02
Birth Place Kassel, Hessen, Germany
Nationality German   Germany.svg
Aliases
  • Chris Huelsbeck
  • C. Hylsic
  • The Soundfactory
Website www.huelsbeck.com

Chris Hülsbeck (AKA Chris Huelsbeck) is a German composer, probably best known for composing the music to the Turrican games.

Music Composition

Amiga

Hülsbeck designed his own format, TFMX (The Final Musicsystem eXtended) and programmed the driver for it. His friend Peter W. Thierolf programmed the editor.

Hülsbeck's instruments were from an Ensoniq SQ-80.

Atari ST

Hülsbeck did a few conversions using his own driver.

Commodore 64

Hülsbeck programmed his own driver, Musicmaster, and composed the song Shades in hex code. As that was time-consuming, he spent the summer writing an editor for it, Soundmonitor, which was published in 64'er 10/86.

In 1987, he started making samples using self-built hardware connected to the C64's userport.

In 1988, Hülsbeck noticed that newer SID chips did not properly play samples anymore and concentrated more on the SID chip itself. Also, games had become too memory hungry. He programmed an early version of TFMX for the C64, which was only available to Ramiro Vaca and himself.

Gameography

Released Title Sample Notes
1986-??-?? Madness (C64)
1986-??-?? Planet of War (C64)
1987-??-?? Bad Cat (AMI)
1987-??-?? Bad Cat (C64)
1987-??-?? The Great Giana Sisters (C64)
1987-??-?? Antics (C64)
1987-??-?? The Baby of Can Guru (C64)
1987-??-?? Sky Fighter (AST)
1987-??-?? Soldier! (C64)
1987-??-?? To be on Top (C64)
1987-??-?? Jinks (C64)
1988-??-?? Bad Cat (AST)
1988-??-?? Bad Cat (DOS)
1988-??-?? Danger Freak (C64)
1988-??-?? R-Type (C64)
1988-??-?? Starball (C64)
1988-??-?? Katakis (C64)
1989-??-?? Danger Freak (AMI)
1989-??-?? R-Type (AMI) Title Music
1989-??-?? StarTrash (C64)
1989-??-?? Spherical (C64)
1989-??-?? Realm of the Trolls (C64)
1989-??-?? Rock 'n Roll (AMI)
1989-??-?? Oxxonian (C64)
1989-??-?? Hollywood Poker Pro (AMI)
1989-??-?? Hollywood Poker Pro (AST)
1989-??-?? Hollywood Poker Pro (C64)
1989-??-?? Hard 'n' Heavy (C64)
1989-??-?? Hard 'n' Heavy (AMI)
1989-??-?? Grand Monster Slam (AMI)
1989-??-?? Grand Monster Slam (AST)
1989-??-?? Grand Monster Slam (C64)
1989-??-?? Grand Monster Slam (DOS)
1989-??-?? Circus Attractions (AMI)
1989-??-?? Circus Attractions (AST)
1989-??-?? Circus Attractions (C64)
1989-??-?? Circus Attractions (DOS)
1990-??-?? X-Out (AMI)
1990-??-?? Z-Out (AMI) Title Music
1990-??-?? Turrican (AMI)
1990-??-?? Turrican (C64)
1990-??-?? Turrican II: The Final Fight (AMI)
1990-??-?? The Secret of Monkey Island (AMI)
1990-??-?? Death Trap (AMI) Sound Effects
1990-??-?? Apprentice (AMI)
1990-??-?? Apprentice (AST)
1990-??-?? The Carl Lewis Challenge (AMI)
1991-??-?? Z-Out (AST) Title Music
1991-??-?? Gem'X (AMI)
1991-??-?? Gem'X (C64)
1991-??-?? Battle Isle (AMI)
1991-??-?? Battle Isle (DOS) Intro Sound
1991-??-?? The Adventures of Quik and Silva (AMI)
1991-??-?? The Adventures of Quik and Silva (AST)
1992-??-?? Metal Law (AMI) Title Music
1992-??-?? Jim Power In Mutant Planet (AST)
1992-??-?? Jim Power in Mutant Planet (CPC)
1992-??-?? BugBomber (AMI)
1992-??-?? BugBomber (AST)
1992-??-?? BugBomber (C64)
1992-??-?? BugBomber (DOS)
Arranged by Matthias Steinwachs.
1992-??-?? Hexuma: Das Auge des Kal (DOS)
1992-??-?? The Carl Lewis Challenge (AST)
1992-??-?? The Carl Lewis Challenge (DOS)
1992-04-?? Apidya (AMI)
1993-??-?? Turrican III (AMI)
1993-??-?? Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3D (DOS)
1993-??-?? Jim Power in Mutant Planet (AMI)
1993-03-19 Jim Power in Mutant Planet (TGCD)
1993-05-?? Super Turrican (SNES)
1993-12-?? Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3D (SNES)
1994-??-?? Mega Turrican (GEN)
1994-??-?? Mad News (DOS) Music / Sound Programming
1994-??-?? Hurra Deutschland (DOS)
1994-??-?? Football Limited (AMI)
1994-??-?? Football Limited (DOS)
1995-??-?? Turrican II: The Final Fight (DOS)
1995-??-?? Nectaris (DOS)
1995-??-?? Eddy & Co (DOS)
1995-??-?? Caribbean Disaster (DOS)
1995-11-?? Super Turrican 2 (SNES)
1996-??-?? Menateus (DOS)
1996-??-?? International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (GEN)
1996-??-?? Imperium Romanum (DOS) Sound Effects
1996-10-31 Tunnel B1 (PS1)
1996-12-?? Tunnel B1 (DOS)
1997-06-30 Extreme Assault (DOS)
1998-??-?? Perry Rhodan: Operation Eastside (PC) Sound Effects
1998-07-31 Emergency: Fighters for Life (PC) Sound Effects
1998-12-02 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (PC)
2000-01-26 X: Beyond the Frontier (PC) Sound Effects
2000-12-14 Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (N64)
2000-12-18 Star Wars: Episode I - Battle for Naboo (N64) Original Music
2001-??-?? X-Gold (PC) Sound Effects
2001-03-11 Star Wars: Battle for Naboo (PC)
2001-11-09 Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II (GC) Music Director
2002-??-?? X-Tension (PC) Sound Effects
2003-10-15 Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike (GC) Music Director
2007-08-30 Lair (PS3) Music Director
2010-03-17 ZombieSmash! (iOS)
2010-06-13 Retro Act (PC) 'The Wave' Music
2011-10-26 The War of the Worlds (X360)
2012-10-22 Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (PC)
2012-12-21 Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Backer Exclusive Collector Edition) (PC)
2013-11-27 Doctor Who Legacy (Android)
2014-02-25 R-Type II (Android)
2014-11-11 Leona's Tricky Adventures (PC)
2017-10-31 Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back (PC)
Unreleased Universal Soldier (SNES)

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