|Gavan J. Anderson|
Gavan Anderson (often credited as Gavin Anderson) was the second main composer at Beam Software. He joined Beam Software in 1988 and left in 1999. His music for Back to the Future is his best known game soundtrack. Gavan not only did music for games but also did some digitized voices in them, too. When Gavan began working too hard, he asked Tania Smith to join Beam and she accepted. He knew Tania through Marshall Parker, a friend of his that he toured and played with in bands. When Tania and Marshall joined, he started only working on sound effects because of Tania and Marshall already handling the music, and he eventually left Beam in October 1999. Gavan had previously played in a band called Bluestone. Below is Gavan's description about his job at Beam Software.
Gavan is also one of the unique video game musicians, as he never composed music for games and only ported music or used public domain music. However, he did create his own sound effects which were used in many Beam Software titles for the NES and Game Boy.
Gavan used the Beam Software sound engine and wrote the music in Music Macro Language. Gavan also made impressive digitized samples for NES games. During the development of Aussie Rules Footy, his voice can be heard saying, "Out of Bounds. On the Full." When Gavan was doing this, he had to record both sentences in different files, which were then put together by Marshall Parker.
Gavan used XTREE originally to create music and sound effects for the NES, but he eventually started using Qedit which evolved into The Semware Editor (TSE) since it was a programming editor and he was learning to program in C.
|1988-??-??||Airwolf: Acclaim (NES)||Composer?|
|1989-??-??||Road Runner (NES)|| |
|1989-09-??||Back to the Future (NES)|| |
|1989-09-??||Bad Street Brawler (NES)|| |
|1989-10-??||The Three Stooges (NES)|| |
|1990-01-??||RoadBlasters (NES)|| |
|1990-03-??||Fisher Price: I Can Remember (NES)|
|1990-03-??||Fisher Price: Perfect Fit (NES)|
|1990-09-??||Back to the Future II & III (NES)||Sound Effects|
|1990-09-21||Boulder Dash (GB)||Sound Effects|
|1990-11-??||The Punisher (NES)||Sound Effects|
|1991-??-??||Aussie Rules Footy (NES)||Sound Effects|
|1991-??-??||Smash T.V. (NES)||Sound Effects|
|1991-??-??||Star Wars (NES)||Sound Effects|
|1991-01-??||The Hunt For Red October (NES)||Sound Effects|
|1991-05-??||The Hunt for Red October (GB)||Sound Effects|
|1991-10-??||Bo Jackson Baseball (NES)||Sound Effects|
|1992-??-??||Fire Fighter (GB)||Sound Effects|
|1992-??-??||International Cricket (NES)||Sound FX|
|1992-06-10||Power Punch II (NES)||Sound Effects|
|Unreleased||Mike Tyson's Intergalactic Power Punch (NES)||Sound Effects|