Katsuhiro Hayashi

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Katsuhiro Hayashi
Katsuhiro Hayashi - 01.jpg
Local 林克洋 (はやし かつひろ)
Born 1965-10-28
Birth Place Wakayama, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Funky K. H., Wooper Katsu, Year Hayashi
Website www.iris.dti.ne.jp/~haya-c/qchan/katsuhiro.html

Katsuhiro Hayashi is a former Sega sound composer. He left around the same time as Koichi Namiki and Jouji Iijima, both guitarists from the now defunct S.S.T. Band, and would work with them (especially the former) on occasion.

While working at Sega, he was best known for composing the music for Quartet and SDI. Following his departure, he joined Media Rings and composed music for a few SNES titles. He then became the main composer of the Yuukyuu Gensoukyoku series.

Music Composition


Katsuhiro had this to say about his Sega Master System music:

It did not have a sequencer those days. DX-7 was flipped and the music side was written. It thinks in a melody, a base, a drum, and turn. A program is a macro assembler of Z80. CN4, L16, DN4, L8, EN4, FN4. It was the way that the efficiency in which it carries out hand-made from a music side was bad. Since OS was a powerless machine of CP/M, only this way existed. as [ believe / by the present young creator ] It is poor environment.


Released Title Sample
198?-??-?? Uranai Angel Cutie (SG)
1984-??-?? Girl's Garden (SG)
1985-??-?? Zaxxon (SG)
1985-??-?? Zoom 909 (SG)
1986-??-?? Quartet (ARC)
1986-07-20 Black Belt (SMS)
1986-11-16 Secret Command (SMS)
1986-12-15 High School! Kimengumi (SMS)
1987-??-?? Super Hang-On (ARC)
1987-??-?? SDI (SMS)
1987-??-?? Heavyweight Champ (ARC)
1988-??-?? Galaxy Force II (ARC)
1988-??-?? Galaxy Force II (ARC)
1988-??-?? Gain Ground (ARC)
1989-07-07 Final Lap Twin (TG16)
1990-12-07 Times of Lore (NES)
1991-03-22 Road Spirits (TGCD)
1991-05-11 Sanrio Carnival (GB) (サンリオ カーニバル) Sound Program's Brother
1991-12-13 Hihou Densetsu: Chris no Bouken (TGCD)
1992-03-20 Minesweeper (TGCD)
1992-03-27 Forgotten Worlds (TGCD)
1992-07-31 Honoo no Toukyuuji: Dodge Danpei (SFC)
1992-12-11 Ozumou Damashii (SFC)
1992-??-?? Redline: F1 Racer (SNES)
1992-??-?? Quiz DNA no Hanran (ARC)
1992-??-?? Columbus: Golden Dawn (FC)
1992-??-?? Sand Scorpion (ARC)
1993-??-?? Asterix and the Secret Mission (SMS)
1993-??-?? Terraforming (TGCD)
1993-03-05 Zero4 Champ II (TGCD)
1994-07-21 Zero4 Champ RR (SFC)
1994-07-28 Tsuri Taro (SFC)
1994-05-28 Kawa no Nushi Tsuri 2 (SFC)
1995-03-17 Battle Racers (SNES)
1996-??-?? Chaos Seed: Fusui Kairoki (SFC)
1997-07-18 Yukyu Gensokyoku (SAT)
1998-02-26 Yukyu Gensokyoku: 2nd Album (SAT)
1998-11-27 Nushi Tsuri 64 (N64)
2000-07-06 Mushi Taro (PS1)
2002-??-?? The Maze of the Kings (ARC)