TFMX Editor

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TFMX Editor
Editor - TFMX Editor.png
Creator Chris Hülsbeck
Released N/A
Platform Commodore 64

TFMX Editor is a music editor for the Commodore 64.

In June 1988, Hülsbeck was still using his first music editor from 1986, Soundmonitor, with samples. However, during that summer, he noticed that newer SID chips did not support samples anymore and decided to improve on the analog SID sounds instead. As part of that, he wrote a new driver which, instead of a typical but rigid instrument table, used a script language.

In August 1988, Hülsbeck first used TFMX on a game, namely Starball, although it was not released until December. The first release to use TFMX was Garrison, scored by Ramiro Vaca, in September.

Hülsbeck did two bugfixes in late 1988 and early 1989.

In late 1988, Hülsbeck re-designed TFMX for the Amiga.


TFMX Editor was only available to Hülsbeck and Vaca. In 1989 and 1990, the demo scene developed and released an editor, first called Mastercomposer V1.0 (not to be confused with Master Composer from 1983) and then Timecomposer V4.0 (to be released by Digital Marketing).

Hülsbeck has thought about releasing TFMX Editor, but prefers finding time to write a proper manual over spending time on support. During a video interview on June 26, 2015, he showed the above screenshot of his demo song Time from September or October 1988.