Hiroya Hatsushiba is a long time sound programmer who worked for Wolfteam, Telenet Japan and tri-Ace. He worked together with Motoi Sakuraba since late 1993 according to one of his interviews. In 1999 he founded tri-Crescendo which first own game Baten Kaitos he also directed. During his time at Wolfteam, tri-Ace and now tri-Crescendo he was responsible for naming the tracks by Sakuraba. To Gotanda's @MIDI series of CDs he contributed as Hassy, a nickname he otherwise only used in Tenshi no Uta for SFC.