Takayuki Nakamura

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Takayuki Nakamura
Takayuki Nakamura - 1.jpg
Local 中村隆之 (なかむら たかゆき)
Born 1967-07-19 (Age 45)
Birth Place Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases T N, T.N, TN, Middle Village, Nakataka
Website nakataka.me/works/

Takayuki Nakamura is a Japanese composer, sound designer, and sound programmer. He started off in September 1989 working for Sega's Sound Team as a part-time job. His first work was ESWAT on the Mega Drive, which he composed with You Takada. In April 1990, he joined Sega Corporation and learned and produced sound programming, and Hiroshi Kubota was his teacher at the time. In August of 1996, he left Sega, only to join Dream Factory in September.

In August 1999, Nakamura left Dream Factory to start his own music business Brainstorm, which he still operates to this day.

Music Composition


For his work on Wally wo Sagase!, Nakamura used two YM2612 chips with an RF5C68 for PCM audio.


Takayuki wrote the music in assembly.


Takayuki used Nintendo's MP2K sound engine.


These games have been verified to have been composed/programmed by Takayuki-san via his website.

Released Title Sample Notes
Unreleased Pat Riley Basketball (SMS)
1990-??-?? Columns II: The Voyage Through Time (ARC) (コラムスII)
1990-??-?? Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (GEN) (マイケル・ジャクソンズ ムーンウォーカー)
Sound Assistant
Composed Mr. Big's theme.
1990-??-?? Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (SMS)
1990-07-14 ESWAT: City Under Siege (MD)
1991-??-?? Astérix (SMS)
1991-??-?? F-1 Exhaust Note (ARC) (F1 エキゾーストノート)
1991-??-?? Shinobi (GG) (ザ・GG シノビ) Sound Management
1991-03-01 Dick Tracy (GEN) (ディックトレイシー)
1991-08-02 Streets of Rage (GEN)
Sound Assisted
1992-06-?? Wally o Sagase! (ARC) (ウォリーを探せ!)
1992-??-?? Stadium Cross (ARC)
1993-??-?? Streets of Rage (SMS)
1993-05-?? OutRunners (ARC) (アウトランナーズ)
1993-10-?? Virtua Fighter (ARC) (バーチャファイター)
Music Composer.
1995-10-10 Virtua Fighter (32X) (バーチャファイター)
Sound Designer with Masaru Setsumaru.
1996-??-?? Virtua Fighter Kids (ARC)
1997-04-25 Tobal 2 (PS1) (トバル2)
1998-??-?? Ehrgeiz (ARC) (エアガイツ)
1998-12-17 Ehrgeiz (PS1) (エアガイツ)
2000-12-14 Kengo: Master of Bushido (PS1) (剣豪)
2001-06-28 Star Ocean: Blue Sphere (GBC) Sound Programmer
2002-01-01 The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood (GBA)
2003-04-17 Tube Slider (GC)
2004-05-10 Custom Robo (GC)
2004-12-12 Lumines (PSP)
2006-04-20 Ninety-Nine Nights (X360)
2006-09-14 God Hand (PS2)
2006-10-19 Gunpey DS (NDS)
2007-02-16 Lumines Plus (PS2)
2007-03-19 Custom Robo Arena (DS)
2010-04-27 Super Street Fighter IV (PS3)


In Michael Jackson's Moonwalker for the Genesis, he is credited as Middle Village, which is simply a translation of his last name Naka and Mura, respectively. The Sega Master System simply lists his initials TN.

Nakataka is simply the first kanji of his last name and first name, respectively.

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