Kazuo Sawa is a Japanese composer, sound designer and programmer. He attended the Tokai University. While in college, he was playing in a band and then started work at Technos Japan Corp. While he mainly composed music for them, he seemed to have also been a freelance composer because of his previous work for HAL Laboratory, Jaleco, and Infinity, mainly for the Famicom. In 1993, he started DSP, a company which specializes in game audio. In November 2001, he founded the Tokai University Jazz Study Group OB Club with one of his colleagues. He is currently working as well freelance composer.
Kazuo programmed his own sound driver and wrote the music in assembly. Unfortunately, the FDS channel he programmed is out of tune from the 2A03.
Super Pig and Mimi Pro. stole his driver and used in own FDS games.
For Mazin Saga, he used a sound driver which was programmed by Hiromitsu Shioya.
Kazuo wrote a sound driver and wrote the music in assembly. For Totally Rad, he used a sound driver which was possibly written by Masayoshi Koyama. For Paris-Dakar Rally Special and Elysion, he used a sound driver by Hiroshi Yamazaki. For Renegade, he used Shouei System's sound driver. In Technos, he used Michiya Hirasawa's sound driver.
For Renegade, he used Iku Mizutani's sound driver.