Jun Senoue Interview

Big Thanks to LOst for tracking down Jun Senoue, and asking good questions!

From: "Senoue, Jun" <****> 
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 22:35:40 -0700 

Hi, thanks for your email. 
Since I was soooo busy, I didn't reply your last email, sorry. 
And usually we ---- mean the developers ---- don't reply such a personal 
email... I hope you can understand about that. 

Ok, this time I'll reply which I can answer for you... 
That means I can't answer for the details, sorry. 

1. I know Milpo, but he did left SEGA already... 
I don't know what he's doing right now. 

2. Yes, I did for the SONIC 3D Blast for MD. 
Saturn version has different music on the CD. 
Actually, the guy in UK was the person in charge for Saturn version. 
He also was the songwriter for SONIC R too. 

3. About the list, yes, it's the all what I did for SONIC titles. 

4. I have MIDI files for some of them, but I can't give them to anybody 
without contract between SEGA and xxx... 
I hope you can understand. 

5. about the SONIC 3 project, I can't tell you the details, sorry. 
There were so much secret things. My lips are sealed!  

Ta ta 4 now! 

> Jun Senoue, Musician - Guitar Player 
> Sega of America Dreamcast, Inc. 
> Product Development, SONIC TEAM USA 
> email: ****
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: LOst [SMTP:****] 
> Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2002 12:02 PM 
> To: **** 
> Subject: RE: Hi 
> I'm a big fan of the "development" of the Sonic games for 
> Genesis/Megadrive. Not just a crazy Sonic fan  
> I have contacted Yuji Naka on his private mail (I'm the 
> only one who knows it), but he can't give out anything, even old things 
> (Then I talking about information on the development of the game, like who 
> made what). He didn't even reply to my mail. Just sent it to some one at 
> Sega Japan SOJ, something. 
> I have also contacted Milpo (Know him?). He worked at SEGA Sound Team and 
> I think he works at Wave-Master too. He's Japanese, so he can't understand 
> much of what I'm asking. He is in the Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 credists. 
> This is a list I got from a page: 
> Jun Senoue credits: 
> Sonic the Hedgehog 3 -- SEGA Sound Team 
> Sonic & Knuckles -- SEGA Sound Team 
> Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island -- music composer (MD version) 
> Sonic Adventure -- lead music composer, sound director, music producer 
> Sonic Adventure 2 -- music producer, lead composer 
> Did you do the music for Sonic 3D for Genesis? 
> I love the Green Grove "Act 1" music. The bass is fantastic! I haven't 
> played the Saturn version so I don't know if it's the same music. 
> Can you remember who made which music in Sonic 3? 
> I would love to get that information! 
> Here are the composers: 
> Composer 
> Brad Buxer 
> Bobby Brooks 
> Darryl Ross 
> Geoff Grace 
> Doug Grigsby III 
> "Scirocco" 
> SEGA Sound Team 
> Masaru Setsumaru 
> Jun Senoue 
> Tatsuyuki Maeda 
> "Milpo" 
> "Bo" 
> Sachio Ogawa 
> Tomonori Sawada 
> Masayuki Nagao 
> Do you have any mail addresses for any of them (that you can give out)? 
> The original midis of the music, do you have them? Can you send them? 
> I don't know how things work at Sega, but I know very much about Copyright 
>  and so on. I own both the original Sonic 3 & Knuckles and the PC 
> version. 
> If you can send the midis (the originals of course, not the bad recorded 
> midis that can be found everywhere on the net), can you send the Green 
> Grove Act 1 midi  ? 
> I would be glad for any information you can give out. 
> And keep up your wonderful good work! 
> /LOst
> Sweden 
> ---------- Original Message ---------------------------------- 
> From: "Senoue, Jun" <****> 
> Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 22:35:40 -0700 
> >Hello from San Francisco! 
> > 
> >Sonic 3 was my 2nd project at Sega in 1993. 
> >I was busy with F1 Heavenly Symphony at that time, and I did only 2 or 3 
> >songs for Sonic 3. 
> >Actually, the songs for bonus stage are mine. 
> >Later, 
> > 
> >Jun @ SONICTEAM USA / wavemaster inc. 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >-----Original Message----- 
> >From: LOst [mailto:****] 
> >Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 10:30 PM 
> >To: ****
> >Subject: Hi 
> > 
> > 
> >Did you make any music for Sonic 3/Sonic & Knuckles? 
> > 
> >If so which one? 
> > 
> > 
> >/LOst
> >Sweden 
> > 

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