Polder Pioneers – Jeroen Tel and the rise of game music




The second season of Polder Pioneers, we continue with a visit to Jeroen Tel. In the music studio of his brother, we speak with the man who as a teenager was among the first generation of composers of game music. In the late eighties, early nineties he produced mainly soundtracks for Commodore 64 games, but later he also focused on the Amiga, Gameboy and NES. Tel was part of the music group Maniacs of Noise, which he founded in 1987 with Charles Deenen. Robocop 3 Cybernoid II Turbo Outrun, Golden Axe and Supremacy are some of the most famous games where he wrote music for.

The special was that Jeroen Tel, the music not made with instruments but with a Commodore 64. He programmed as the music in assembly by nuts certain lengths and heights to give. The revolutionary SID chip on the computer all kinds of filters could also be used as ring modulation, pulse width modulation and noise. Charles Deenen, co-founder of Maniacs of Noise eventually wrote a program that allows these capabilities to be exploited.


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