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Howard Drossin

From Sega Retro

Howard Drossin is an American musician and composer for video games and films. He joined Sega Technical Institute in 1993, and immediatley began to write music for Sonic Spinball. He would later contribute to Sonic & Knuckles, Comix Zone, and The Ooze. After finishing Die Hard Arcade in 1996, he left Sega and began to work on freelance projects such as Vigilante 8 and Baldur's Gate II.

Production history

  • Wolf: True Life Adventure (199X) — Music
  • Unnatural Selection (1993) — Testing
  • Sonic Spinball (Mega Drive version) (1993) — Music and Sound Effects
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994) — Sound Special Thanks
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Boom (CD) (1994)
  • Sonic Spinball (Game Gear and Master System versions) (1994/1995) — Musical Composition/Sound Effects
  • Sonic & Knuckles (1994) — Music Composer
  • Comix Zone (1995) — Music & Sound Effects, Sketch (Character Voices), Mortus (Character Voices), Strigil (Character Voices), Kung-Fung (Character Voices)
  • The Ooze (1995) — Music and Sound Effects
  • Sega Tunes • Virtual Sonic (CD) (1996) [NOTE: Recorded in 1993]
  • Sega Tunes • Comix Zone (CD) (1996)
  • Die Hard Arcade (Arcade version) (1996) — Sound Director
  • Die Hard Arcade (Saturn version) (1997) — Music and Sound Effects by
  • Panzer Dragoon Saga (1998) — Tester
  • Vigilante 8 (PSX version) (1998) — Music (Misc)
  • Dynamite Cop (Arcade version) (1998) — Music and Sound Effects by (as Howard Drossen)
  • Dynamite Cop (Dreamcast version) (1999) — Sound Staff
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure (Theme Park) (1999)
  • Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense (PSX and Dreamcast versions) (1999) — Soundtrack (Cutscenes)
  • Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999) — Original Music/Cutscenes
  • Giants: Citizen Kabuto (2000) — Music Editing
  • Star Trek: Starfleet Command Volume II - Empires at War (2000) — Music Editing
  • Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (2000) — Music by (Yo11 Productions), Music Editing by
  • Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (2001) — Music by (Yo Eleven Productions) (Interplay Audio)
  • Alien Front Online (2001) — Sound Composer
  • Star Trek: Starfleet Command: Orion Pirates (2001) — Music Editing
  • Sonic and the Black Knight (2009) — Composer & Arranger
  • Afro Samurai (2009) — Music and Sound
  • Splatterhouse (PS3 and Xbox 360 versions) (2010) — Original Score (Yo Eleven Productions)
  • Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition (2013) — Music Editing (Yott Productions) (Interplay) (Shadows of Amn), Cinematics Music by (Yoll Productions) (Interplay) (Shadows of Amn), Music by (Yo Elven Productions) (Interplay) (Throne of Bhaal)

Song Credits

Sonic Spinball (Mega Drive version)

  • Spinball Theme — Music & Arrangement
  • Flight to Volcanic Fortress — Music & Arrangement
  • Toxic Caves — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Spinball (Master System and Game Gear versions)

  • Spinball Theme — Music

Sonic the Hedgehog Boom

  • Spinball Theme — Music & Arrangement, Produced by (with Spencer Nilsen)
  • Flight to Volcanic Fortress — Music & Arrangement, Produced by (with Spencer Nilsen)
  • Toxic Cave — Music & Arrangement, Produced by (with Spencer Nilsen)

Sonic & Knuckles

  • Title — Music
  • Knuckles' Theme — Music
  • Invincible — Music
  • 1-Up — Music
  • All Clear — Music

Comix Zone

  • Sega (Sega Logo) — Music & Arrangement, Voice
  • Title — Music & Arrangement
  • Prologue — Music & Arrangement
  • Intermission — Music & Arrangement
  • Night of the Mutants (Episode 1-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Down in the Sewers (Episode 1-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Inside (Episode 1-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Find the Combination (Episode 1-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Boss (1-2, 2-2 Boss) — Music & Arrangement
  • Welcome to the Temple (Episode 2-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Tournament Chamber (Episode 2-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Later, in the Mountains (Episode 2-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Temple, at the Gates (Episode 2-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • The Test Begins… (Episode 2-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Curse of the Deadships (Episode 3-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Cave (Episode 3-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • On the Other Side… (Episode 3-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Grave Shipyard (Episode 3-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Inside the Largest Freighter (Episode 3-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Nuke, Ready to Launch! (Episode 3-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Mortus (3-2 Boss) — Music & Arrangement
  • Epilogue — Music & Arrangement
  • Game Over — Music & Arrangement
  • Bad End — Music & Arrangement
  • Options — Music & Arrangement

The Ooze

  • Prologue — Music & Arrangement
  • Title — Music & Arrangement
  • Toxic Dump (Round 1-1, 1-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Boss 1 (Round 1-3, 3-3) — Music & Arrangement
  • Waste Plant (Round 2-1, 2-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Boss 2 (Round 2-3) — Music & Arrangement
  • Genetics Lab (Round 3-1, 3-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Bonus Round — Music & Arrangement
  • Power Core (Round 4-1, 4-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Boss 3 (Round 4-3, 5-3) — Music & Arrangement
  • Plague Factory (Round 5-1, 5-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • DNA Helices (Intermission, Epilogue) — Music & Arrangement
  • Game Over — Music & Arrangement
  • Options — Music & Arrangement
  • No Use [1] — Music & Arrangement
  • No Use [2] — Music & Arrangement
  • No Use [3] — Music & Arrangement

Sega Tunes • Virtual Sonic

  • Chaos Jam — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • Knucklemania — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • Battle of the Badnicks — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • Boss Opera — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • Return to the Toxic Caves — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed [NOTE: Remade version of "Toxic Cave" from Sonic the Hedgehog Boom]
  • Sonic and Knuckles Theme — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • Robotnik's Revenge — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • Metal Sonic — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • Sandopolis — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • Spinball Theme — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed [NOTE: Remade version of "Spinball Theme" from Sonic the Hedgehog Boom]
  • City in the Clouds — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • Sonic Triumphant — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed

Sega Tunes • Comix Zone

  • Into the zone — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • Feed my Disease — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • 10,000 Knives — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • Seen It For Days — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • Woe is The World — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed
  • Last To Follow — Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed

Die Hard Arcade (Arcade version)

  • Destination (Introduction) — Music & Arrangement
  • High-Rise to Hell — Music & Arrangement
  • I Don't Care — Music & Arrangement
  • Corridor of Death — Music & Arrangement
  • Doe Boy's Dungeon — Music & Arrangement
  • Get the Hell Out of Here — Music & Arrangement
  • Subterranean Siege — Music & Arrangement
  • Steeple Chase — Music & Arrangement
  • Five Alarm Fire — Music & Arrangement
  • It's Open It's Open — Music & Arrangement
  • Floor #13 — Music & Arrangement
  • Destination — Music & Arrangement
  • Cat Found the Mouse — Music & Arrangement
  • A Calm Before the Storm — Music & Arrangement
  • So There You Are — Music & Arrangement
  • Four Walls of Fury — Music & Arrangement
  • Penthouse Pandemonium — Music & Arrangement
  • Thank You — Music & Arrangement
  • Congratulations — Music & Arrangement
  • The Last Stand — Music & Arrangement

Die Hard Arcade (Saturn version)

  • Destination — Music & Arrangement
  • High-Rise to Hell — Music & Arrangement
  • Corridor of Death — Music & Arrangement
  • Doe Boy's Dungeon — Music & Arrangement
  • Subterranean Siege — Music & Arrangement
  • Steeple Chase — Music & Arrangement
  • Five Alarm Fire — Music & Arrangement
  • Floor #13 — Music & Arrangement
  • A Calm Before the Storm — Music & Arrangement
  • Four Walls of Fury — Music & Arrangement
  • Penthouse Pandemonium — Music & Arrangement
  • Congratulations — Music & Arrangement
  • The Last Stand — Music & Arrangement

Dynamite Cop

  • introduction~Choose Your Fate — Music & Arrangement
  • Bomb Voyage — Music & Arrangement
  • Poop Deck Pursuit — Music & Arrangement
  • A Dangerous Game — Music & Arrangement
  • Murderous Maties — Music & Arrangement
  • Fishing for Trouble — Music & Arrangement
  • Bloody Footsteps — Music & Arrangement
  • Dance of Mayhem — Music & Arrangement
  • Souffle Samurai — Music & Arrangement
  • Moo Goo Die Pan — Music & Arrangement
  • Sake to Ya! — Music & Arrangement
  • Bait Me — Music & Arrangement
  • Freezer Burn — Music & Arrangement
  • Fire in the Hole — Music & Arrangement
  • 11 Arms of Death — Music & Arrangement
  • Yo Eleven! — Music & Arrangement
  • Splish Splash! — Music & Arrangement
  • On the Rocks — Music & Arrangement
  • Sham! — Music & Arrangement
  • Gauntlet to Glory — Music & Arrangement
  • No One Gets Out Alive — Music & Arrangement
  • Winner's Circle — Music & Arrangement
  • Game Over — Music & Arrangement

Alien Front Online

  • Alien Front-Introduction — Music & Arrangement
  • Behind the wheel — Music & Arrangement
  • Bull's eye Blitz — Music & Arrangement
  • Tip toe through the spawn flowers — Music & Arrangement
  • Rising Sun, fallen enemy — Music & Arrangement
  • Choke on it! — Music & Arrangement
  • Follow the leader — Music & Arrangement
  • Burn Baby Burn! — Music & Arrangement
  • Beacon be gone! — Music & Arrangement
  • Proud of soldier — Music & Arrangement
  • Take some with you! — Music & Arrangement
  • Squash out humanity — Music & Arrangement
  • Crash and Burn — Music & Arrangement
  • Military meltdown — Music & Arrangement
  • No tanks! — Music & Arrangement
  • Blast 'em to peace? — Music & Arrangement
  • Tokyo has got to go! — Music & Arrangement
  • Out like a Triclops — Music & Arrangement
  • Know war, no peace — Music & Arrangement
  • Game over humans! — Music & Arrangement

Sonic and the Black Knight

  • Crystal Cave — Music & Arrangement, Guitars & Programming
  • For the Kingdom and Its People — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Dragon's Lair — Music & Arrangement, Programming

Interview

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