Mark Knight

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Mark Alan Knight
Mark Knight1.jpg
Born 1973-01-08
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality British   UK.svg
Aliases The Mad Fiddler
Website madfiddler.co.uk

Mark Knight is a British video game music composer. He started off working for Mindscape in the 90's as a sound designer, and later moved on to professional music and sound design, recording sound effects from cars for racing games. His favorite music composition program is Cubase. He plays the electric violin. He continues to compose music for games.

Music Development

Game Gear

The only game Mark Knight composed for the Game Gear was Battleship. However, he wasn't involved with the Game Gear version's development. Instead, his MIDI files were given to the game's conversion team (Kalisto) and the MIDI files were implemented in the game by Gil Espeche, programming his own custom Z80 sound driver.

NES

Battleship was the only NES game Mark worked on. To create the music for Battleship, Mark used Cubase on the Atari ST. The music was then played back through a silver box connected to the NES. Mark doesn't remember the manufacturer of the box, but says it was likely provided by Nintendo. The game uses Nick Eastridge's sound driver.

SNES

Mark used Protracker 2.3 on the Amiga, composed the music as .MOD files, and Mindscape later converted it to .MED files. His instruments were taken mainly from a Korg 01W. Mark used a sound development system called Berlioz. Mark says that he had no documentation, or support, and was not happy with the level of quality he could get from the system.

Gameography

Released Title Sample
1990-??-?? Wing Commander (AMI)
1992-??-?? Battletoads (AMI)
1992-??-?? Guy Spy and the Crystals of Armageddon (AMI)
1993-??-?? Alfred Chicken (AMI)
1993-??-?? Battleship (GG)
1993-??-?? Out to Lunch (SNES)
1993-04-?? Outlander (SNES)
1993-09-?? Battleship (NES)
1993-12-?? Mario's Time Machine (SNES)
1994-12-31 Liberation: Captive II (AMI)
1995-??-?? Cyberspeed (PSX)
1997-09-30 Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown (PSX)
1998-??-?? Warhammer: Dark Omen (PC)
1998-04-07 Warhammer: Dark Omen (PSX)
1998-11-30 Populous: The Beginning (W16)
1999-??-?? Populous: The Beginning (PS1)
1999-??-?? Sim Theme Park (W32)
2000-12-04 Theme Park Roller Coaster (PS2)
2002-09-16 Links 2003 (W32)
2002-11-14 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (W32)
2004-07-20 Sudeki (XBOX)
2005-03-25 Sudeki (W32)

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