Paul Mudra

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Paul S. Mudra
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Born 1965-08-14
Birth Place Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Nationality American   USA.svg
Aliases psmudra

Paul Mudra was born on August 14th, 1965. He grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. He began working for Westwood Studios in 1988 as their main sound designer along with Dwight Okahara. When Frank Klepacki started working at Westwood, Paul and Dwight appeared to have less music credits, and were usually credited for sound design. Paul stayed with Westwood after Electronic Arts bought the company in 1998. When EA closed Westwood Studios, Mudra and a couple of his co-workers began working at Insomniac Games in April of 2003. There he became the audio director. Besides music and sound, Mudra has also worked on game design and voice acting.

Music Composition

DOS

Paul Mudra used AdLib Visual Composer for his music and ALFX for his sound effects.

NES

For his NES music he used Deluxe Music Construction Set on the Commodore Amiga. The music was then converted to Westwood's NES sound driver. Mudra worked on the sound driver, but Dwight Okahara may have had something to do with the driver as well since he worked on the NES Vindicators.

According to Mudra, for the development of Vindicators, he and Okahara had received sheet music for the original arcade songs in a manila-colored envelope from Japan, and were able to translate the music to the NES better because of it.

SNES

For Young Merlin (SNES), Paul wrote his music in assembly, using Chip Level Designs' version of Kankichi-kun sound driver.


Gameography

Released Title Sample Notes
1988-??-?? Questron II (A2)
1988-??-?? Questron II (AMI)
1988-??-?? Questron II (C64)
1988-??-?? Questron II (DOS)
1988-??-?? Battletech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception (AMI)
1988-??-?? Battletech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception (C64)
1988-??-?? Vindicators (NES)
Arranged Brad Fuller and Hal Canon's music with Dwight Okahara.
1988-11-?? Battletech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception (DOS)
1989-??-?? A Nightmare on Elm Street (C64)
1989-??-?? A Nightmare on Elm Street (DOS) Game has no music.
1989-??-?? Hillsfar (AMI)
1989-??-?? Hillsfar (AST)
1989-??-?? Hillsfar (C64)
1989-??-?? Hillsfar (DOS)
1989-??-?? Mars Saga (C64)
1989-??-?? Battletech: The Crescent Hawk's Revenge (DOS)
1990-??-?? DragonStrike (NES)
With Frank Klepacki.
1990-??-?? Circuit's Edge (DOS)
1990-??-?? DragonStrike (DOS)
1990-??-?? Eye of the Beholder (DOS)
1991-??-?? Eye of the Beholder (SNES) (アイ・オブ・ザ・ビホルダー) Introduction/Character Generation
1991-??-?? Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon (AMI) Sound Effects with Dwight Okahara.
1991-??-?? Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon (DOS) Sound Effects with Dwight Okahara.
1991-??-?? The Legend of Kyrandia: Book One (AMI)
1991-??-?? Pac-Mania (NES)
Arranged Junko Ozawa, Yuriko Keino, and Yoshito Tomuro's music.
1991-03-21 Hillsfar (NES)
Title; Arranged by Yoshio Kobayashi.
1992-03-21 DragonStrike (PC98) (ドラゴンストライク)
Arranged by Yasuhiro Kawasaki and/or Yoshio Kobayashi.
1992-03-31 DragonStrike (X68) (ドラゴンストライク)
Arranged by Yasuhiro Kawasaki and/or Yoshio Kobayashi.
1992-??-?? Warriors of the Eternal Sun (GEN)
1992-??-?? Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (DOS)
1993-??-?? Young Merlin (SNES)
1993-??-?? The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two - Hand of Fate (DOS)
1993-??-?? Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos (DOS)
1994-??-?? Lion King (SNES) Audio Director
1994-??-?? The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Three - Malcolm's Revenge (DOS)
1994-??-?? Dune: The Battle for Arrakis (AMI)
1995-09-26 Command & Conquer (DOS) Audio Direction
1995-??-?? Monopoly (W16) Audio Direction
1996-04-30 Command & Conquer: The Covert Operations (DOS) Sound
1996-10-31 Command & Conquer: Red Alert (DOS) Audio Direction
1996-12-31 Command & Conquer (SAT) (コマンド&コンカー) Audio Direction
1996-12-?? Command & Conquer (PS1) (コマンド&コンカー コンプリート) Audio Direction
1997-04-03 Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Counterstrike (W32) Audio Direction (DOS), Sound with Dwight Okahara (DOS).
1997-09-24 Command & Conquer: Red Alert - The Aftermath (W32) Audio Direction (DOS), Sound with Dwight Okahara (DOS).
1997-09-27 Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny (DOS) Sound with Dwight Okahara.
1997-10-31 Blade Runner (W32) Audio Director
1997-10-31 Command & Conquer (DOS) Audio Director
1997-11-30 Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor (W32) Audio Direction
1997-11-?? Command & Conquer: Red Alert (PS1)
1997-??-?? Games People Play: Hearts, Spades & Euchre (DOS) Audio Direction
1998-08-31 Dune 2000 (W32) N/A Sound
1999-03-31 Lands of Lore III (W32) Sound
1999-05-31 Command & Conquer (W32)
1999-08-24 Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (W32) Audio Direction
1999-10-31 Dune 2000 (PS1)
Audio Director
2000-01-31 Nox (W32) Sound with David Fries, Dwight Okahara, and Mical Pedriana.
2000-06-22 Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun - Firepower (W32) (Firestorm) Audio Director / Sound Design
2000-10-21 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (W32) Audio Director / Cinematic Sound
2002-02-17 Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (PS2) Sound (Cinematics) with Michael Mancini and Dwight Okahara.
2002-02-27 Command & Conquer: Renegade (W32) Audio Director
2002-03-24 Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (XBOX) Sound with Michael Mancini and Dwight Okahara.
2002-09-02 Earth & Beyond (W32) Audio Director
2012-07-?? Outernauts (WEB)
2012-11-27 Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (PS3) (ラチェット&クランク銀河戦隊Qフォース)
2013-05-28 Fuse (X360)
2018-09-07 Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4) (スパイダーマン) Director, Audio
2020-06-05 Command & Conquer: Remastered Collection (W64) Audio Director
Unreleased Vindicators (A2GS) Arranger?
Unreleased Ancient Dreams (DOS)

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Trivia

On the back of the box of Hilsfar (DOS), the minotaur's name in the arena is Moodra. This is most likely a reference to Paul's last name.

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