Russell Lieblich was an American composer and sound designer. Lieblich attended UC San Diego and earned a Master's Degree in music. He started working on composing and programming Intellivision games. When the Commodore 64 came out later, he stopped working on Intellivision and started composing and programming on the Commodore 64. He was one of the lead composers for Activision during the 1980s. He would later compose for the Amiga, Nintendo Entertainment System, and other various game consoles. While Lieblich was not a popular composer, the music that he composed is very memorable and nostalgic to the people who have played it.
Unfortunately on January 26 of 2005, Lieblich suffered a heart attack and died outside his home in New York. His music is still remembered to this day.
Like most other composers, Lieblich had to program his own sound engine and write the music in assembly directly on the Commodore 64 itself.
Lieblich created MIDI files for Stealth ATF which were then converted to Glyn Anderson's sound driver, but it is unknown what music software he used to make the MIDI files. He also coded the sound driver to Roundball 2-on-2 Challenge, but didn't actually compose music for it.
Lieblich used a sound driver by John Miles.
- web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.galaxy7music.com/ - Official.
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