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{{Infobox Composer
| Name        = Charles Deenen
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| Name        = Charles Deenen
| Picture    = CharlesDeenen-01.jpg
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| Picture    = CharlesDeenen-01.jpg
| Born        = January 15, 1970 (Age 42)
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| Born        = 1970-01-15
| BirthPlace  = Holthees, Netherlands
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| BirthPlace  = Holthees, Netherlands
| Nationality = Dutch
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| Nationality = Dutch
| Flag        = Netherlands
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| Flag        = Netherlands
| Alias01     = C. Deenen
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| Aliases     = C. Deenen, Charles Deenan
| Website    = maniacsofnoise.nl
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| Website    = maniacsofnoise.nl
 
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'''Charles Deenen''' began programming computers in 1983 on a CBM-PET. Around 1985 he wrote a C64 sound-driver, which gave him the tools necessary to form an audio company with [[Jeroen Tel]] called [[Maniacs of Noise]]. Deenen taught Jeroen how to write music on the NES. In 1991, he moved to the USA and started working for Interplay Entertainment as their audio director. Deenen worked briefly for Shiny / Atari in 2002. In 2003, Deenen moved to Canada to work as the senior audio director for Electronic Arts.
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'''Charles Deenen''' began programming computers in 1983 on a Commodore PET. Around 1985 he wrote a C64 sound-driver, which gave him the tools necessary to form an audio company with [[Jeroen Tel]] called [[Maniacs of Noise]]. Deenen taught Jeroen how to write music on the NES. In 1991, he moved to the USA and started working for [[Interplay]] Entertainment as their audio director. Deenen worked briefly for Shiny / Atari in 2002. In 2003, Deenen moved to Canada to work as the senior audio director for [[Electronic Arts]].
  
 
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==Music Development==
==Music Composition==
 
 
===NES===
 
===NES===
Charles says he used hex code to write the soundtrack to M.C. Kids and it was written on the NES itself.
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Charles programmed a sound driver and wrote the music on the NES in 6502 [[assembly]] code. M.C. Kids was the only game to use his sound driver.
 
 
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==Gameography==
 
==Gameography==
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Released
| Caption01 = Released
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! Title
| Caption02 = Title
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! Sample
| Caption03 = Sample
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|-
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| 1988-??-??
| 1988/??/??
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| [[Zyron (C64)]]
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|-
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| 1988-??-??
 
| [[Battle Valley (C64)]]
 
| [[Battle Valley (C64)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1988/??/??
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| 1988-??-??
 
| [[Scorpion (C64)]]
 
| [[Scorpion (C64)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1989/??/??
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| 1989-??-??
 
| [[Stormlord (AMI)]]
 
| [[Stormlord (AMI)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1989/??/??
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| 1990-03-10
| [[Stormlord (C64)]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| 1990/03/10
 
 
| [[Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess (DOS)]]
 
| [[Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess (DOS)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1990/??/??
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| 1990-??-??
 
| [[Death Trap (AMI)]]
 
| [[Death Trap (AMI)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1990/??/??
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| 1990-??-??
 
| [[Golden Axe (C64)]]
 
| [[Golden Axe (C64)]]
|  
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| SFX
 
|-
 
|-
| 1990/??/??
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| 1990-??-??
 
| [[J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (DOS)]]
 
| [[J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (DOS)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1991/??/??
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| 1991-??-??
 
| [[Back to the Future Part III (C64)]]
 
| [[Back to the Future Part III (C64)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1991/??/??
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| 1991-??-??
 
| [[The Bard's Tale Construction Set (DOS)]]
 
| [[The Bard's Tale Construction Set (DOS)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1991/??/??
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| 1991-??-??
 
| [[M.C. Kids (NES)]]
 
| [[M.C. Kids (NES)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1991/??/??
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| 1991-??-??
 
| [[Omar Sharif On Bridge (DOS)]]
 
| [[Omar Sharif On Bridge (DOS)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1992/??/??
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| 1992-??-??
 
| [[Battle Chess 4000 (DOS)]]
 
| [[Battle Chess 4000 (DOS)]]
|  
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| SFX
 
|-
 
|-
| 1992/??/??
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| 1992-??-??
| [[McDonaldland (C64)]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| 1992/??/??
 
 
| [[Rubicon (AMI)]]
 
| [[Rubicon (AMI)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1992/??/??
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| 1992-??-??
 
| [[Rubicon (AST)]]
 
| [[Rubicon (AST)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1992/??/??
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| 1992-??-??
 
| [[Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (DOS)]]
 
| [[Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (DOS)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1994/11/??
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| 1992-??-??
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| [[Castles II: Siege & Conquest (CD32)]]
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|
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|-
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| 1993-11-20
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| [[Claymates]]
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| 1994-10-??
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| [[J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (SNES)]]
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|
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|-
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| 1994-11-??
 
| [[Out of This World (SNES)]]
 
| [[Out of This World (SNES)]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| 1994/??/??
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| 1994-??-??
 
| [[Out of This World (3DO)]]
 
| [[Out of This World (3DO)]]
 
|  
 
|  
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|-
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| 1998-10-??
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| [[Caesars Palace II (PS1)]]
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| Sound Design & Mixing/SoundFX Recordist
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|-
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| 2000-06-16
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| [[Caesars Palace 2000: Millennium Gold Edition (PS1)]]
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| Audio Director
 
|}
 
|}
 
  
 
==Picture Gallery==
 
==Picture Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:CharlesDeenen-01.jpg|Unknown source
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Charles Deenen - 01.png|64'er 10/90.
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CharlesDeenen-01.jpg|Unknown source.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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==Links==
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* [http://www.maniacsofnoise.nl maniacsofnoise.nl] - Official Company Page.
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* [http://cdeenen.com cdeenen.com] - Official Personal Page.
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* [https://www.facebook.com/cdeenen facebook.com/cdeenen] - Facebook.
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* [https://csdb.dk/release/?id=176504 csdb.dk/release/?id=176504] - Interview from November 14, 1988.
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* [https://csdb.dk/release/?id=168498 csdb.dk/release/?id=168498] - Interview from circa August 1989.
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* [https://csdb.dk/release/?id=11568 csdb.dk/release/?id=11568] - C64 Disk Interview from circa March 15<!--not 17, but some Thursday-->, 1990.
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* [http://www.atlantis-prophecy.org/recollection/?load=interviews&id_interview=27 atlantis-prophecy.org/recollection/?load=interviews&id_interview=27] - Interview from early April 1998.
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* [http://www.c64.com/gt_display_interview.php?interview=8 c64.com/gt_display_interview.php?interview=8] - Interview from July 14, 2010.
  
==Links==
 
* [http://www.maniacsofnoise.nl maniacsofnoise.nl Official Company Page]
 
* [http://cdeenen.com/ Official Personal Page]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/cdeenen Facebook]
 
  
[[Category:Composers]]
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[[Category: Composers]]
[[Category:Foley Artists]]
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[[Category: Foley Artists]]
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[[Category: Sound Programmers]]

Latest revision as of 22:40, 27 May 2019

Charles Deenen
CharlesDeenen-01.jpg
Born 1970-01-15
Birth Place Holthees, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch   Netherlands.svg
Aliases C. Deenen, Charles Deenan
Website maniacsofnoise.nl

Charles Deenen began programming computers in 1983 on a Commodore PET. Around 1985 he wrote a C64 sound-driver, which gave him the tools necessary to form an audio company with Jeroen Tel called Maniacs of Noise. Deenen taught Jeroen how to write music on the NES. In 1991, he moved to the USA and started working for Interplay Entertainment as their audio director. Deenen worked briefly for Shiny / Atari in 2002. In 2003, Deenen moved to Canada to work as the senior audio director for Electronic Arts.

Music Development

NES

Charles programmed a sound driver and wrote the music on the NES in 6502 assembly code. M.C. Kids was the only game to use his sound driver.

Gameography

Released Title Sample
1988-??-?? Zyron (C64)
1988-??-?? Battle Valley (C64)
1988-??-?? Scorpion (C64)
1989-??-?? Stormlord (AMI)
1990-03-10 Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess (DOS)
1990-??-?? Death Trap (AMI)
1990-??-?? Golden Axe (C64) SFX
1990-??-?? J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (DOS)
1991-??-?? Back to the Future Part III (C64)
1991-??-?? The Bard's Tale Construction Set (DOS)
1991-??-?? M.C. Kids (NES)
1991-??-?? Omar Sharif On Bridge (DOS)
1992-??-?? Battle Chess 4000 (DOS) SFX
1992-??-?? Rubicon (AMI)
1992-??-?? Rubicon (AST)
1992-??-?? Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (DOS)
1992-??-?? Castles II: Siege & Conquest (CD32)
1993-11-20 Claymates 1994-10-?? J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (SNES)
1994-11-?? Out of This World (SNES)
1994-??-?? Out of This World (3DO)
1998-10-?? Caesars Palace II (PS1) Sound Design & Mixing/SoundFX Recordist
2000-06-16 Caesars Palace 2000: Millennium Gold Edition (PS1) Audio Director

Picture Gallery

Links