Jeroen Tel

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Jeroen Godfried Tel
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Born 1972-05-19
Birth Place Eindhoven, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch   Netherlands.svg
Aliases Maniacs of Noise, The Sonic Circle, J.Tel

Jeroen Tel is a Dutch composer, and is known to be one of the best Commodore 64 musicians, co-founded Maniacs of Noise with Charles Deenen in 1987, a company that continues to produce audio for games to this day. Jeroen started writing music for games when he was only 16. Jeroen continues to write music for his Commodore 64 to this day. Jeroen appreciates his fans' support over the years.

Jeroen's video game music career began in 1987 when he worked for Hewson Consultants. There, he wrote the music and sound for most of their Commodore 64 games until he left in July 1990. in January 1988, he started working for Probe Software and composing music for the NES, Sega Master System, and other home consoles. He remained there until July 1993. Then, he worked for Funcom from 1994 to 1996. In 2004, Jeroen started working for Backbone Entertainment until 2009. Tel is currently a music and sound composer for The Visionaire Group, and continues to compose music for games to this day. He even still runs Maniacs of Noise, which has grown in popularity.

Music Development

For most of the early consoles Jeroen worked on (Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, etc.), Jeroen programmed his own sound drivers in the assembly language of the respective consoles (mainly Z80 and 6502.) He would write the music in assembly utilizing hexadecimal values for note frequencies, lengths, and various effects.


Released Title Sample Notes
1988-??-?? Alloyrun (C64)
1988-??-?? Aspar GP Master (C64)
1988-??-?? Battle Valley (C64)
1988-??-?? Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine (AST)
1988-??-?? Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine (C64)
1988-??-?? Cybernoid II: The Revenge (C64)
1988-??-?? Eliminator (C64)
1988-??-?? Hawkeye (C64)
1988-??-?? Savage (C64)
1988-??-?? Starball (C64)
1989-??-?? Cybernoid II: The Revenge (ST) Music arranged by Jochen Hippel.
1989-??-?? Gaplus (C64)
1989-??-?? Golden Axe (SMS) Composer?/Arranger?
1989-??-?? Grand Prix Master (C64)
1989-??-?? Onslaught (AMI)
1989-??-?? Stormlord (C64)
1989-??-?? Tintin on the Moon (C64)
1989-??-?? Tomcat (C64)
1989-??-?? Turbo OutRun (C64)
1990-??-?? Navy Moves (C64)
1990-??-?? Dan Dare III: The Escape (C64)
1990-??-?? Golden Axe (C64)
1990-??-?? Inve$t (C64)
1990-??-?? Iron Lord (C64)
1990-??-?? Poseidon: Planet Eleven (C64)
1990-??-?? Unreal (AMI) Composer?
1991-??-?? Agony (AMI)
1991-??-?? Back to the Future Part III (C64)
1991-??-?? Mega Phoenix (C64)
1991-??-?? North & South (C64)
1991-??-?? OutRun Europa (C64)
1991-??-?? Rubicon (C64)
1991-??-?? Sega Chess (SMS) Unknown role; credited under Special Thanks.
1991-??-?? Viz (C64)
1992-??-?? Lemmings (C64)
1992-??-?? RoboCop 3 (C64)
1992-08-?? RoboCop 3 (NES)
1993-??-?? Bram Stoker's Dracula (GG)
1993-??-?? Bram Stoker's Dracula (SMS)
1993-01-?? Overlord (NES)
1993-03-?? Alien 3 (NES)
1993-09-?? Bram Stoker's Dracula (GB)
1993-09-?? Bram Stoker's Dracula (NES)
1994-??-?? Beauty and the Beast (NES) Arranged Nick Stroud's music.
1996-11-?? NBA Hang Time (SNES)
1996-11-28 Winter Gold FX (SNES)
2001-??-?? Suske en Wiske: De Tijdtemmers (GBC) (Bob et Bobette: Les Dompteurs du Temps)
2002-03-28 Rhino Rumble (GB)
2004-09-11 Nicktoons Basketball (PC)
2006-02-14 Age of Empires: The Age of Kings (NDS)
2007-04-18 Gyruss (XBLA)
2007-05-23 Rush'n Attack (XBLA)
Unreleased The A-Team (SMS)
Unreleased Lethal Weapon (SMS)
Unreleased Technocop (NES)

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