Michael Delaney

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Michael Delaney
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Born 1974-01-01
Birth Place Crowborough, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Nationality English   UK.svg
Aliases AudioArts

Michael Delaney is an English video game programmer. He attended Beacon School in Crowborough for 2 years, then Uplands Community College in Wadhurst when his family moved to a different town.

Around 1990, he wrote the first music driver on the Commodore 64 for Allister Brimble and Matthew Simmonds (4-Mat) using Turbo Assembler. Brimble specified the driver and used it in several games.

He designed and developed a second driver in 1991 which was faster and capable of more complex sounds but as the C64 was no longer being developed for, the driver was used only in one game, "Grell and Fella". The music was produced by Simmonds using the editor for the first driver and Delaney converted the music data over. Developed on an Amiga based 6502 assembler and downloaded to the 64 using a development system he produced which connected from the Amiga's parallel port to the serial device bus via a cable Brimble's father put together.

Around 1999, he wrote the GBC music driver which in many ways was based on his second C64 music driver. The code was written in Z80 assembly and used by Allister Brimble and Will Davis. Delaney wasn't a Nintendo registered developer at the time, so the driver was developed using technical information found on the internet. He used a cartridge programmer bought from Lik Sang to test code on the target hardware.

The GBA driver then followed in 2001 and was written in Arm Assembler and tested on the target hardware using another cartridge programmer purchased from Lik Sang.

From around 2003-2008, Delaney produced music and sound effects for quite a few Jakks Pacific Plug and Play products. He also developed a music driver and supporting tool(s) which were also used by Brimble and Anthony Putson.

Delaney currently owns and operates Notable Developments as a programmer and audio developer.

Audio Development

Game Boy Color/Advance

Delaney wrote a sound driver in Z80 assembly. The driver was used by Allister Brimble, Frederic Motte, Thomas Mogensen and Will Davis for their music and sound effects. In Masters of the Universe, they are credited with consoleaudio.com, and in some titles, games using the sound driver use the moniker AudioArts, Full Fat Productions or Gameboyaudio.

The driver is well known and respected, as the PCM channel accurately emulates the sound of Commodore 64 pulse waves.

The driver's name is unconfirmed but its very likely to be QuickThunder, as it was listed in consoleaudio.com.


Released Title Listen Notes
1999-12-01 Cool Bricks (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-01-?? David O’Leary’s Total Soccer 2000 (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-01-?? Ghosts 'N Goblins (GBC)
Sound Driver
2000-01-?? Worms: Armageddon (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-02-22 Mission: Impossible (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-05-?? Casper (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-05-18 Toobin' (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-07-?? Rip-Tide Racer (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-08-?? Asterix and Obelix Contre Cesar (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-09-15 O'Leary Manager 2000 (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-10-18 Magical Drop (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-11-07 The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-11-22 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-11-24 Chicken Run (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-11-29 Road Rash (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-12-01 Thunderbirds (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-12-08 Tom and Jerry in Mouse Attacks (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-12-?? 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-12-?? The Flintstones: BurgerTime in Bedrock (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-??-?? Carmageddon (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-??-?? Painter (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-03-16 SWiV (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-05-30 Extreme Ghostbusters (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-06-15 Tootuff (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-06-29 Hot Potato! (GBA) Sound Driver
2001-09-21 Colin McRae Rally (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-10-16 Steven Gerrard's Total Soccer 2002 (GBA) Sound Driver
2001-10-28 Doom (GBA) Sound Driver
2001-11-02 Lucky Luke: Wanted! (GBA) Sound Driver
2001-11-04 No Fear Downhill Mountain Biking (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-11-06 Benjamin Blümchen: Ein verrückter Tag im Zoo (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-11-06 Bibi Blocksberg: Im Bann der Hexenkugel (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-11-13 Alienators: Evolution Continues (GBA) Sound Driver
2001-11-13 Cubix: Robots For Everyone - Race 'N Robots (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-11-14 Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX (GBA) Sound Driver
2001-11-15 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-11-29 Inspector Gadget: Advance Mission (GBA) Sound Driver
2001-11-30 Santa Claus Junior (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-12-04 Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles (GBA) Sound Driver
2001-12-06 Planet Monsters (GBA) Sound Driver
2001-12-07 Thunderbirds: International Rescue (GBA) Sound Driver
2001-12-12 *NSYNC: Get to the Show (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-??-?? Die Maus: Verrückte Olympiade (GBC) Sound Driver
2002-02-08 The Nations: Land of Legends (GBC) Sound Driver
2002-03-22 Casper (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-04-05 Extreme Ghostbusters: Code Ecto-1 (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-05-24 Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2002 (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-05-30 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-06-21 V-Rally 3 (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-07-18 V.I.P. (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-08-12 Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-08-21 Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-08-28 Bibi und Tina: Fohlen Felix in Gefahr (GBC) Sound Driver
2002-09-16 Egg Mania (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-09-25 Tennis Masters Series 2003 (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-10-04 Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (GBA) Sound Programmer
2002-10-29 Masters of the Universe - He-Man: Power of Grayskull (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-10-31 NHL Hitz 20-03 (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-11-15 FIFA Football 2003 (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-11-20 Antz Extreme Racing (GBA) Sound Driver
2002-11-20 Wendy: Der Traum von Arizona (GBC) Sound Driver
2002-11-27 Gremlins: Stripe vs Gizmo (GBA) Sound Driver
2003-03-07 TOCA World Touring Cars (GBA) Sound Driver
2003-05-30 Pro Beach Soccer (GBA) Sound Driver
2003-09-12 Starsky & Hutch (GBA) Sound Driver
2005-04-24 Popeye: Rush for Spinach (GBA) Sound Driver
2007-10-15 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (PS2) Audio Technician
2007-10-15 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (PS3) Audio Technician
Unreleased 40 Winks (GBC) Sound Driver
Unreleased Sydney 2000 (GBC) Sound Driver
Unreleased High Heat Major League Baseball 2002 (GBC) Sound Driver
Unreleased Superman: Battle for Metropolis (GBC) Sound Driver
Unreleased RoboCop (GBA) Sounds Driver [sic]
Unreleased Bonx Racers (GBA) Sounds Driver
Unreleased Jet Riders (GBA) Sounds Driver
Unreleased Wizards (GBA) Sounds Driver

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