Andi McGinty is an English composer and sound designer who worked for Arc Developments as one of their main composers along with Mark Cooksey. His best known work was for the game Johnny Bazookatone, the first game to ever receive a 100% score for music. It was also one of the last video games that he worked on. He was also one of the few video game musicians who composed different soundtracks for different ports of the games he worked on. This could have been due to memory constraints. Andi composed his first game, McDonaldland in 1992 and composed his last game in 1998 and now no longer works on video game music. He currently lives in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Andi's musical style consists of mostly repeated phrases that are expanded upon by using other channels of the sound chips of the platforms he worked on. This was probably because he had to code the music in assembly. Also, Andi wrote different music for different platforms of the games he worked on. For example, Andi wrote the music to Bart vs. the World for the Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Sega Master System, and Sega Game Gear. However, the Commodore Amiga/Atari ST versions' soundtracks differ from the Sega Master System/Game Gear versions.
Andi used ProTracker, but it is unknown where he sourced the instruments from.
The following text can be found in some of his MOD files:
(c)1992 a.mcginty (c) arc developments
Andi's only Mega Drive/Genesis title was the European-exclusive Hurricanes. Andi most likely either wrote the music in a MIDI sequencer or a tracker, which was then converted to a sound engine programmed by Derrick Owens, possibly with the assistance of other Arc programmers.
Game Gear/Master System
Andi used a sound driver by Chris Coupe.
Andi created MIDI files which were converted to a sound driver written by Julian Scott.
|1992-??-??||Nick Faldo's Championship Golf (AMI)||
|1992-??-??||WWF European Rampage Tour (AMI)|
|1992-??-??||WWF European Rampage Tour (AST)|
|1992-??-??||WWF European Rampage Tour (DOS)|
|1993-??-??||Bart vs. the World (AMI)||
|1993-??-??||Bart vs. the World (AST)||
|1993-??-??||Bart vs. the World (GG) (バートワールド)||
|1993-??-??||Bart vs. the World (SMS)||
|1993-??-??||Terminator 2: Judgement Day (GG) (Ｔ２ ジャッジメントディ)|
|1993-??-??||Terminator 2: Judgement Day (SMS)|
|1994-??-??||Network Q Rally (SNES)|
|1994-??-??||Nick Faldo's Championship Golf (CD32)|
|1994-??-??||World Cup Golf: Hyatt Dorado Beach (3DO)|
|1995-??-??||World Cup Golf (CDI)|
|1996-02-26||Johnny Bazookatone (PS1) (ジョニー バズーカ)|
|1996-??-??||Johnny Bazookatone (3DO)|
|1996-??-??||Johnny Bazookatone (DOS)|
|1996-??-??||Johnny Bazookatone (SS)|
|1998-??-??||Ultimate Soccer Manager '98 (W32)|
- leakedwisdom.co.uk - Official page (offline).
- linkedin.com/pub/andi-mcginty/34/a70/18b - Official (not working).
- uk.linkedin.com/pub/andi-mcginty/34/a70/18b - LinkedIn.
- plus.google.com/101227970354975330003/posts?partnerid=gplp0 - Google Plus.
- youtube.com/channel/UCJUalBg4OV6zSX3U_jInf1A - YouTube.