Neil Baldwin

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Neil Baldwin
Neil Baldwin 2.jpg
Born 1970-01-02 ?
Birth Place
Nationality British   UK.svg
Aliases
  • Demon
Website dutycyclegenerator.com

Neil Baldwin is a British composer who was the main audio composer at Eurocom. He wrote music for all of their NES games. Some games he wrote the music for were never released. He also made a music tracker program that emulates the NES sound chip called Ninjuu. Baldwin also made NTRQ, which is a tracker that runs on a real NES. He also made Pulsar, which runs at a whopping 200Hz, while the regular NTSC NES ran at 60Hz. Neil also wrote the music for a game called 'Erik the Viking' which was not released, but Baldwin, from keeping his source code over the years, has managed to convert his source code into NSF.

Music Development

NES

I'd written my own music/audio drivers for the C64 and so, with the invaluable help of Tim Rogers, I set about trying to do the same for the NES. One thing I got to quickly realise was how utterly unsophisticated the NES was compared to the C64 and began to understand why most NES music sounded the way it did - you just couldn't do much else with it!

Neil developed an sound driver with Tim Rogers and entered the music in 6502 assembly code.

Gameography

Released Title Sample
1987-??-?? Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal (C64)
1987-??-?? Shadow Skimmer (C64)
1988-??-?? Ala (C64)
1988-??-?? Sensible Soccer (SMS)
1988-??-?? Tangent (C64)
1989-??-?? Mission Impossibubble (C64)
1990-02-?? Magician (NES)
1991-11-?? James Bond Jr. (NES)
1992-??-?? Dropzone (NES)
1992-04-?? Lethal Weapon (NES)
1992-06-?? Ferrari: Grand Prix Challenge (NES)
1993-04-?? Lethal Weapon (GB)
1993-05-21 RodLand (GB) (妖精物語ロッドランド)
1994-??-?? Family Feud (3DO)
1994-??-?? The Jungle Book (GB)
1994-??-?? The Jungle Book (GG)
1994-07-15 The Jungle Book (SNES) (ザジャングルブック) Special Thanks
1994-08-25 The Jungle Book (NES)
1994-12-?? Brutal: Paws of Fury (SNES)
1995-06-29 Dino Dini's Soccer (SNES)
1996-12-28 Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow (SNES)
1997-05-21 War Gods (N64)
1997-06-30 War Gods (W16)
1998-06-24 Mortal Kombat 4 (PSX)
1999-08-01 Duke Nukem: Zero Hour (N64)
1999-08-31 Mortal Kombat Gold (DC)
1999-08-09 Hydro Thunder (DC)
2000-11-01 007: The World is Not Enough (N64)
2002-11-14 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GC)
2002-11-18 007: Nightfire (GC) Audio Lead
2002-11-18 007: Nightfire (XBOX) Audio Lead
2006-03-14 Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (GC) Audio Production
2006-03-14 Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (W32) Audio Production
2006-03-14 Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (PS2) Audio Production
Unreleased Erik the Viking (NES)
Unreleased Hero Quest (NES)

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