Obituary: Tohru Okada, creator of PlayStation’s emblem sound, has died


Japanese music producer Tohru Okada, who created the sound for Sony’s PlayStation emblem, has died at age 73. 

A number of Japanese information shops comparable to Excite reported that Okada handed away on February 14 on account of coronary heart failure, and bandmates from his Japanese rock band the Moonriders later corroborated the information on social media.

“I want to categorical my heartfelt gratitude to everybody who has labored with Toru Okada for a very long time, and to all of the followers who’ve liked Toru Okada’s music,” wrote the Moonriders in a translated Fb put up.

The PlayStation sound has been part of the console for practically its total lifetime, and has sometimes been utilized in commercials for Sony’s sport system. For a sure era, listening to that sound impact on TV was how they knew a PlayStation unique was about to be marketed. 

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Together with that sound impact, Okada created music utilized in a number of advertisements through the Nineties for Crash Bandicoot, one in all PlayStation’s hottest mascots on the time. 

Okada was additionally a keyboard participant and founding member of the Moonriders, together with Mom composer Keiichi Suzuki. The band wrote on Fb that its live performance meant for April 29 and April 30 has now been canceled, however they’re going to share their ideas on the late Okada through the occasion. 


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