Martin Simpson

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Martin Simpson
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Martin Simpson is an English composer, sound designer, and sound programmer. In 1989, he started working as an Electronics Engineer at Westward Technology. Among other things, he did both C and assembly-based programming and debugging there. In June 1992, he joined Argonaut Games. There, he not only did music and sound design, but he also programmed the drivers for the various platforms the company developed for. In particular, he programmed their SNES, Genesis, DOS, and 3DO drivers. He was usually seen credited along Justin Scharvona and Martin Gwynn Jones. After three years with Argonaut, Simpson departed and went to work at Manic Media Productions. There, he did essentially the same job as at Argonaut, but was also the Project Manager for their recording studio. At the beginning of 1999, he worked as a freelance audio consultant. A little over a year later, he was the Principal Software Engineer at Innovision Research and Technology where he took on multiple development roles.

Today, Martin works as a contracted consultant, and does various programming work. It is also said that before joining Argonaut, he was a music producer for David Whittaker.

Music Development


Simpson used his own variant of Nintendo's Kankichi-kun sound software.


Released Title Sample Notes
1992-06-?? Space Football: One on One (SNES) (スーパーリニアボール) Sound
1992-11-27 GunForce (SNES) (ガンフォース) Sound Driver
1992-11-27 King Arthur's World (SNES) With Justin Scharvona.
1994-06-?? The Ren & Stimpy Show: Fire Dogs (SNES) With Martin Gwynn Jones and Justin Scharvona.
1994-09-?? Vortex (SNES) Audio Technology
1994-12-?? Creature Shock (DOS) Music Programming
1995-03-01 FX Fighter (DOS) Sound Coding
1995-11-?? Scooby-Doo Mystery (SNES) With Martin Gwynn Jones.
1996-07-31 Manic Karts (W32) With Joe Bruce, Duncan Morrison, and Jon Stuart.
1997-11-?? Formula Karts: Special Edition (PS1) With Jon Stuart and Pippa Philips.

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