Akira Yamaoka

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Akira Yamaoka (山岡晃 Yamaoka Akira, born February 6, 1968) has composed music for dozens of Konami video games. He is most well known for his work for the Silent Hill series of video games, for which he composed all the music and sound effects in all four games (this excludes Silent Hill: Play Novel for the GBA); he is also set to compose the music for the upcoming Silent Hill movie. In the third and fourth Silent Hill games (which are available on the Playstation 2 and PC and the Playstation 2, Xbox and PC respectively) he also played a more important role as the games' producer. Music from Silent Hill will be performed in 2005 at the third Symphonic Game Music Concert in Leipzig, Germany.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Yamaoka attended Left Tokyo Art College.

Studio Gear: Roland JD-800, Roland JP-8080, Roland TB-303, Roland MKS-80, Roland DJ-70, Roland VP-9000, Sequential Circuit Prophet-5, Oberheim OB-MX, Memory Moog, Ensoniq VFX, Akai VX-600, Korg Prophecy. Sound Tools: Emagic Logic Audio, Emagic EXS24, Emagic amt8, Phrazer Infinity.

Yamaoka's Song Catalogue

Game Title Console Songs Comments
Perfect Eleven Super Famicom    
Smart Ball/Jerry Boy Super Famicon/Genesis   With Hirohiko Fukuda and Manabu Saito
Sparkster Super Famicom   With Kazuhiko Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko, M. Matsuhira and Y. Yamane
Bugi PS    
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (悪魔城ドラキュラX 月下の夜想曲) PS ドラキュラ城


Speed King PS    
Vandal Hearts PS    
Winning Eleven PS    
Contra: Shattered Soldier (真魂斗羅) PS2   With Sota Fujimori
Rumble Roses PS2    
Silent Hill PS Composed all music With Rika Muranaka
Silent Hill 2 PS2/Xbox/PC Composed all music  
Silent Hill 3 PS2/PC Composed all music Game includes limited edition soundtrack CD.
With Mary Elizabeth McGylnn, Joe Romersa and Interlace
Silent Hill 4 PS2/Xbox/PC Composed all music Pre-orders received soundtrack CD.
With Mary Elizabeth McGylnn and Joe Romersa
Beatmania IIDX 4th Style Arcade/PS2 250bpm
Diamond Jealousy
Love Will...
Minimalian was composed under the pseudonym of Detroian

Love Will... was composed under the pseudonym of riewo

Beatmania IIDX 5th Style Arcade/PS2 In My Eyes
Both songs were composed under the pseudonym of ric
Beatmania IIDX 7th Style Arcade/PS2 Bring Her Down
i feel...
Love Me Do
Beatmania IIDX 8th Style Arcade/PS2 Bit Mania
Dancer was composed under the pseudonym of De Vol
Beatmania IIDX 9th Style Arcade/PS2 昭和企業戦士荒山課長
Rislim -remix-
Rislim -remix- was remixed by Hisashi Nawata
Beatmania IIDX 10th Style Arcade Space Fight
>システムロマンス was composed under the pseudonym of Hiros & Chiiko
Beatmania IIDX: RED Arcade Awakening
Injection of Love
Injection of Love was composed under the pseudonym of Akira Shintani, and featured Sana Shintani as the vocalist.
Dance Dance Revolution 2nd ReMix Arcade/PS Love This Feelin' (Remix) Love This Feelin' was remixed by U1-Asami under the pseudonym of Chang-Ma
Dance Dance Revolution DDRMAX2 Arcade/PS2 i feel...  
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (US) PS2 You're Not Here
Your Rain (Rage Mix)
You're Not Here originated from Silent Hill 3
Your Rain (Rage Mix) is a remix of a song from Silent Hill 4
Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix Xbox In My Eyes Downloadable by purchasing Ultramix Song Pack #1.
GuitarFreaks 3rdMIX/Drummania 2ndMIX Arcade/PS Love This Feelin'

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