Ed Bogas

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Edward Noel Bogas
Ed Bogas.jpg
Gender Male
Born 1942-02-02
Birth Place
Nationality American   USA.svg
Aliases E. Bogas
Website ebogas.com

Ed Bogas is an American musician who has composed music for various media including film, telvision, and video games. He has a sophisticated music style, being able to compose music in many genres including rock and jazz. Bogas composed music for various game companies including Equilibrium and Spectrum Holobyte. He has also previously played as the keyboardist in the band "The United States of America".

In 1992, some of Bogas' music from The Music Studio (AST) was used in the infamous game Action 52 (NES) and Cheetahmen II (NES).

Some of Bogas' notable works are for the Fritz the Cat, Garfield, and Peanuts movies. He's also known for game soundtracks such as Action 52/Cheetahmen and Gran Turismo 4.

Audio Development

Amiga

Bogas created MIDI files in Super Studio Session, which were converted to Kevin Seghetti's Amiga sound driver.

Atari ST

Bogas used The Music Studio (AST), in which music was entered in musical notation on a staff roll.

ColecoVision

Juke Box (C64) was ported to Juke Box (CV).

Commodore 64

Bogas' music is in four known drivers that were respectively used:

  1. at Accolade.
  2. at Joyce Hakansson Associates and on Beanstalk (C64).
  3. on Murder on the Mississippi (C64). This driver may have been written by Adam Bellin (the game's creator), Peter Kaminski or Russell Lieblich (two of five people given "Special thanks" in the manual).
  4. on Park Patrol (C64).

DOS

Bogas used his own program Super Studio Session.

NES

For Peter Pan and the Pirates, Bogas wrote the music in 6502 assembly using a sound driver by Jeff Lefferts.

For Action 52 and Cheetahmen II, the games both borrow music from The Music Studio. Ed was not involved with the game's production, and instead, his work was arranged for the NES without his knowledge by Mario Gonzalez. The songs used from The Music Studio include Aisle Dance, Tango, Calypso, Bossa Nova, Boogie,and Walker. The music was used due to the developers of Action 52 and Cheetahmen II leaving and Mario taking on more and more responsibilities as the deadlines approached.

SNES

Bogas created a MIDI conversion tool, which was converted to Chip Level Designs' audio driver.

Gameography

Released Title Sample Notes
1984-??-?? Alf in the Color Caves (C64)
1984-??-?? Ducks Ahoy! (A8)
1984-??-?? Juke Box (C64)
1984-??-?? Juke Box (CV)
1984-??-?? Robot Odyssey (DOS)
1985-??-?? Hardball! (C64)
1985-??-?? Law of the West (A2)
1985-??-?? Law of the West (C64)
1986-10-31 Mississippi Satsujin Jiken (FC) (ミシシッピー殺人事件)
Arranged by an unknown TOSE developer.
1986-??-?? HardBall! (MAC)
1986-??-?? Murder on the Mississippi (A2)
1986-??-?? Murder on the Mississippi (C64)
1986-??-?? PSI-5 Trading Company (C64)
1986-??-?? PSI-5 Trading Company (DOS)
1987-03-06 Law of the West (FC) (西部の掟) Arranged by an unknown TOSE developer.
Credited on packaging and manual.
1987-12-?? Garfield in Big, Fat, Hairy Deal (C64) Odie's jingle from Here Comes Garfield arranged by Neil Baldwin.
1987-??-?? 4th & Inches (C64)
1987-??-?? HardBall! (A2)
1987-??-?? Mississippi Satsujin Jiken (MSX2) (ミシシッピー殺人事件)
Arranged by an unknown Jaleco developer.
1987-??-?? HardBall! (AMI)
1987-??-?? HardBall! (AST)
1987-??-?? HardBall! (DOS)
1987-??-?? PSI-5 Trading Company (ZXS)
1987-??-?? Tetris: Spectrum Holobyte (AST)
1988-??-?? 4th & Inches (A2)
1988-??-?? 4th & Inches (AMI)
1988-??-?? 4th & Inches (DOS)
1988-??-?? 4th & Inches (MAC)
1988-??-?? Card Sharks (C64)
1988-??-?? Tetris (A2)
1988-??-?? Tetris (MAC)
1988-??-?? TKO (C64)
1989-??-?? The Manhole (DOS)
1990-??-?? Faces ...tris III (AMI)
1990-??-?? Faces ...tris III (DOS)
1990-??-?? Faces ...tris III (MAC) Composer?
1990-??-?? Welltris (AMI)
1991-??-?? Action 52 (NES) Composer; Arranged by Mario Gonzalez and Javier Perez.
1991-??-?? Bo Jackson's Hit and Run! Baseball and Football (GB)
1991-??-?? Gunboat (AMI)
1991-??-?? Super Tetris (DOS)
1991-??-?? Wordtris (DOS)
1991-01-?? Fox's Peter Pan & the Pirates: The Revenge of Captain Hook (NES)
1992-??-?? Cyberball (NES) Composer?
1992-??-?? High Command: Europe 1939-1945 (DOS)
1992-??-?? Super Tetris (AMI) Composer
1992-??-?? Super Tetris (MAC)
1992-??-?? Swamp Thing (GB)
1992-11-?? Road Riot 4WD (SNES)
1992-11-?? Wordtris (GB)
Arranged by David Warhol.
1993-??-?? Beethoven's 2nd (DOS)
1993-??-?? Cheetahmen II (NES) Composer; Arranged by Mario Gonzalez and Javier Perez.
1993-??-?? Wordtris (MAC)
1993-10-?? Capcom's MVP Football (SNES)
2005-??-?? Gran Turismo 4 (PS2)
Unreleased Rap Quest (GB)
Unreleased The Vanilla Ice Game/Rap Quest (NES)

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