Gavin Raeburn

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Gavin Raeburn
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Born 1968-04-26
Birth Place United Kingdom
Nationality British   UK.svg

Gavin Raeburn is a composer, sound designer, programmer and producer who worked for Codemasters from 1987 to 2009. In 2010, he was a founding member of Playground Games where he is currently also working.

Music Composition


Gavin programmed the sound driver and the music was written in assembly. Allister Brimble later developed a tracker which converted music to Gavin's sound engine. This sound driver was also used by an unknown company for their bootleg Famiclone ports of Colosoftware's C64 games.


The drum samples used in Gavin's later C64 games and in The Ultimate Stuntman (NES) are from the Casio RZ-1 drum sequencer. The digitized synth sample used in Bee 52 (NES) and Pro Tennis (Quattro Sports (NES)) are from the Casio CZ-101 digital synthesizer.


Released Title Sample Notes
1986-??-?? Terminator (C64)
1987-??-?? The Enforcer (C64)
1987-??-?? Thunderbolt (C64)
1988-??-?? Gothik (C64)
1988-??-?? Pro Skateboard Simulator (C64)
1988-??-?? 4 Soccer Simulators (ZXS)
1989-??-?? 4 Soccer Simulators (CPC)
1989-??-?? Pro Tennis Simulator (C64)
1989-??-?? Rock Star Ate My Hamster (C64)
1989-??-?? Rally Cross (C64)
1990-??-?? The Ultimate Stuntman (NES)
1991-??-?? Big Nose the Caveman (NES) Sound Driver
1991-??-?? Firehawk (NES)
1991-??-?? Micro Machines: The Original Scale Miniatures (NES) Sound Driver
1991-??-?? Quattro Adventure (NES)
1991-??-?? Quattro Sports (NES)
1992-??-?? Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusade (NES) Sound Driver
1992-??-?? Bee 52 (NES)
1992-??-?? Big Nose Freaks Out (NES) Sound Driver
1992-??-?? MiG-29 Soviet Fighter (NES) Composer?/Sound Driver
1992-??-?? Quattro Arcade (NES)
1992-??-?? Stunt Kids (NES)
1993-??-?? Dizzy the Adventurer (NES) Sound Driver
1993-??-?? The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy (NES) Composer?/Sound Driver
Unreleased Dreamworld Pogie (NES)
Unknown Hunter (NES) Uses Gavin's sound driver. Bootleg port of Ice Hunter (C64)
Unknown Magician (NES) Uses Gavin's sound driver. Bootleg port of Magic Madness (C64)
Unknown Shoot The Goof (NES) Uses Gavin's sound driver. Bootleg light gun game.

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