Rudolf Stember

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Rudolf Stember
Rudolf Stember - 04.jpg
Born 1969-03-26
Birth Place Cologne, Germany
Nationality German   Germany.svg
Aliases Rudi Stember, R. Stember

Rudolf Stember is a German composer and sound designer who worked for Factor 5 since the mid 90s. He composed a score of C64 and Amiga soundtracks.

Music Development


Stember used TFMX.

Commodore 64

From 1988 to 1989, Stember composed as The Holy Grail for the demo group Argon in Future Composer; 5 of these songs were later remade for 4 C64 games.

On games, he mainly used Soundmaster v3.1, whose driver was later modified (possibly by Stember) to allow fading and relocation. Only on The Tower of Terror, Audio Effect Editor was used, which, like the game, was programmed by Argon groupmate Alex Kirsch. Both music editors were commercially released on the same disk.

Stember used a low-pass filter on most basses and at least two melodies. However, the filter varies with every SID chip and the filtered sounds may be too loud, irregular or muffled. In VICE 3.2, most of his C64 game music sounds good with the model 6581 (ReSID) and a filter bias of -400, but it is unconfirmed how close it is to the SID chip(s) Stember used.


A driver for TFMX files from the Amiga existed.


Rudolf used the TROET SoundSystem by Factor 5.


Released Title Sample
1989-??-?? Decton (AMI)
1990-01-?? Decton (C64)
1990-04-?? Suprallay (C64)
1990-05-?? Orbit (C64)
1990-07-?? Wobbler (C64)
1990-12-?? Western Contest (C64)
1990-??-?? Z-Out (AMI) Game Music
1990-??-?? The Secret of Monkey Island (AMI) With Chris Hülsbeck. Composed by Michael Land.
1990-??-?? The Curse of RA (AMI)
1990-??-?? The Curse of RA (C64)
1990-??-?? The Curse of RA (DOS) Arranged by Palladix.
1990-??-?? The Tower of Terror (C64)
1991-01-?? Move Out (C64)
1991-02-?? Tanks (C64)
1991-04-?? Cylogic (C64)
1991-08-?? Shoikan (C64)
1991-??-?? The Oath (AMI)
1991-??-?? Mad TV (AMI)
1991-??-?? Logical (AMI)
1991-??-?? Logical (C64)
1991-??-?? Cybex (C64)
1991-??-?? Decstone (C64)
1992-02-?? Angle (C64)
1992-11-?? B.C. Kid (AMI)
1992-??-?? Logical (CDTV)
1992-??-?? Ugh! (AMI)
1992-??-?? Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny (DOS)
1992-??-?? The Patrician (DOS) Music Conversion
1992-??-?? Metal Law (AMI)
1993-??-?? Bi-Fi Roll - Snack Zone (AMI)
1993-??-?? Bi-Fi Roll - Snack Zone (DOS)
1993-??-?? Das Telekommando kehrt zurück (AMI)
1993-??-?? Freak Out (AMI)
1993-??-?? On The Ball: League Edition (DOS)
1993-??-?? Flies: Attack on Earth (AMI) Ingame Music
1994-10-?? Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures (SNES)
1994-10-?? Contra: The Alien Wars (GB)
1994-??-?? On the Ball: World Cup Edition (AMI)
1994-??-?? On the Ball: World Cup Edition (DOS)
1994-??-?? Software Manager (DOS)
1994-??-?? Mr. Nutz: Hoppin' Mad (AMI)
1994-??-?? Bi-Fi Roll - Action in Hollywood (AMI)
1994-??-?? Tony & Friends in Kellogg's Land (AMI)
1994-??-?? Tony & Friends in Kellogg's Land (DOS)
1994-??-?? Hanse: Die Expedition (AMI)
1994-??-?? Abenteuer Europa (DOS) Intro Music
1995-07-?? Animaniacs (GB)
1995-??-?? Tricky Quiky Games: Die Suche nach den verschollenen Seiten II (DOS)
1995-??-?? Nectaris (DOS)
1996-11-30 Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire (PS1)
1997-04-30 Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (DOS) Audio Postprocessing
1997-11-30 Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter - Balance of Power Campaigns (DOS) German Voice Director / Voice Editor
1998-11-17 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (N64)
1998-12-02 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (DOS) Sound Effects
1999-10-31 Resident Evil 2 (N64)
2000-12-14 Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (N64) Sound Effects / Voice Production
2001-03-11 Star Wars: Battle for Naboo (PC) Sound Effects / Voice Production
2001-11-09 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II - Rogue Leader (GC) Sound Effects
2003-10-15 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III - Rebel Strike (GC) Sound Effects
2007-08-30 Lair (PS3) Audio Director

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