Selected AY​/​YM Original Works by Megus

posted by TecSoft

Selected and the best music Megus composed for AY-3-8910(12)/YM-2149F sound chip used in ZX Spectrum. These tracks were composed between 1997 and 2002.

Buy now $1 USD or listen on Bandcamp for free.

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Next Castle Party 2013 unofficial results

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Microsongs by Yerzmyey

posted by Vinnny

Yerzmyey/AY-Riders продолжает писать музыку в редакторе ZX SoundTracker 1.1 на своём компьютере ZX Spectrum 16K. И как результат - очередной альбом Microsongs. Слушаем и благодарим автора.

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ZX-Chip #25

posted by TecSoft

01. some words about chilling rain
02. into my head
03. we won't go to the end
04. lonesome george's last stand
05. no tears, no fears, no hopes
06. summer walk
07. as the flower turned to stone
08. waterfall
09. morning glory (feat n.gallagher)
10. [as soon] as it began (lp edition)
11. rainbow after rain
12. forever drunk stupid idiot

Or listen the podcast at the official site.

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“Brutal And Aggressive” Music Album by Yerzmyey

posted by TecSoft

01. Dark Galactica
02. IM35
03. Get Mad (Full Version)
04. Haunted Mansion
05. STandard Crap
06. Alone

Listen and download the album at http://www.8bitpeoples.com.

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2 Hours 45 Minutes of ZX Spectrum 128K Game Music

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Brand New Music Album: Astral Combat

posted by TecSoft

Finally in a ZX Spectrum version - "ASTRAL COMBAT". It's a 3-parts music-collection made in 2013. Contains 8 digital songs.

Code by SHIRU.

Well, some example of AY chip possibilities. Works on ZX Spectrum 48K with AY-interface. It can work with beeper but the songs have NOT been designed for beeper, so it will sound like you-know-what. Also You can use Covox, if You have one, attached to Your Speccy.

A - AY
B - beeper
M - music start
SPACE - next parts.

If You load from cassette, please remember - in the main part choose songs in order, from 1 to 6, to avoid searching on the tape.

You can find this music in MP3 files, recorded from real hardware, on this WWW site: http://yerzmyey.i-demo.pl.

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An Experiment – Two Spectrums Playing Chiptune and Digi Music

posted by TecSoft

This is really a proof of concept, Yerzmyey made for the idea of playing simultaneously two ZX Spectrum computers, where one is playing chiptune music and the second one is playing digital music (6 channels in total).

One Spectrum is playing a chiptune part from ZX SoundTracker 1.1. The second Spectrum is playing a 3-channels 4-bit digi-music from SampleTracker 2.1.

Listen it at soundcloud.com.

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AY-RIDERS concert in Warsaw (at “Pixel Heaven”)

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Yerzmyey reported that there will be an AY-RIDERS concert while retro-gaming/demoscene "Pixel Heaven" event.

15 June 2013 (Saturday).
CENTRALNY DOM QULTURY "CDQ" (Central House of Cuture)
BURAKOWSKA street no. 12, WARSAW (PL)

WWW site: http://pixelheaven.pl/o-wydarzeniu/low-bit-beats/

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Strange Light Under My Bed by Yerzmyey

posted by nix./site

Ubiktune has released an all-new shortplay album by Yerzmyey this week. It includes only five tracks in the Berlin School genre mix, two of which were composed on ZX Spectrum's AY and beeper and then underwent some heavy post-production, like the other songs in there.


Next Castle Party — СПб, 03 Ноября

posted by newart

Третьего ноября в Санкт-Петербурге пройдет новое мероприятие — фестиваль Next Castle Party, основанный организаторами игровой и выставочной секций всем известного Chaos Constructions.

Лейтмотив программы NCP — игровая инди и ретротематика, но и демосцена не останется в стороне: помимо турниров, семинаров и выставки ретрокомпов будет представлено три конкурса на спектруме: 512 Byte Game, ZX Spectrum Graphics и ZX Spectrum Music. Работы будут показываться на большом экране с реального спектрума. Голосование по этим конкурсам будет проходить как на самом пати на листах для голосования, так и онлайн для всех желающих, в т.ч. не присутствующих на самом NCP.

Призеры получат дипломы и футболки с символикой пати.

Также на пати пройдет концерт восьмибитной музыки, организованный 8bit.fm, и есть вероятность что будет представлен новый блокбастер из Испании: игра на целый диск с каноничными заставками, боссами, финалкутами...
И, конечно, будет организована качественная онлайн-трансляция всего происходящего!

Правила конкурсов:

ZX Spectrum Next Castle 512 Byte Game

Игра размером 512 байт. Допускается как когдовый так и Basic файл.
Разрешено использование памяти до 128кб, а так же Beeper и AY.
В игре должна быть задействована хотя бы одна кнопка клавиатуры или джойстика.
Желательно предоставить RZX запись авторского прохождения игры (для демонстрации на большом экране).

ZX Spectrum Next Castle Graphics

Картинка должна иметь игровую направленность. Например, это может быть заставка к вымышленной игре, «скриншот» современной игры, если бы её сделали на Спектруме, или обыгрывание тематики следующего замка в рамках олдскульных игр.
Допускаются стандартные цветные и ч/б картинки, а также мультигигаскрин.
Не допускаются изображения порнографического содержания.
Желательно предоставить стадии прорисовки.
Желательно предоставить картинку в PNG формате 256х192 (для онлайн-голосования)

ZX Spectrum Next Castle Music

Музыка должна иметь игровую направленность. Например саундтрек к вымышленной игре (в этом случае желательно указать в комментариях для какого типы игры трек - стрелялка, квест и т.п.).
Каверы допускаются только на саундтреки из игр.
Допускается использование AY, Turbo Sound, Beeper.
Длительность трека не ограничена, однако на пати будет проиграно столько, сколько максимально позволяет график.

Работы принимаются по e-mail: vtcd@mail.ru


Autosiril V1 Released

posted by nix./site

After many years of its' development, Siril has finally uncovered one of his top secret projects, Autosiril. With its' help, it's possible to convert songs from MIDI to a Vortex Tracker Improved text file and then to a ProTracker 3 module (pt3), for the use on the real hardware. For now, Autosiril relies on the command-line interface, which means it may take a while to learn its' features.

It's also highly recommended to edit the module after it's converted because the results may not sound perfect at all. :)

Download it here. See the full article for the instruction manual in English.

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ZX Chip #20 Podcast: Summer 2012

posted by news

zx chipListen it at the official site.

Motivate by bfox
Newbreak by Klim
Doubtful future by MmcM
Sumerwalk by Scalesmann
Behind the false smile by Simon
E by Nick Roll
TurtleS by Nik-O

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Pt3 Touches with “Summer Walk” EP

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swcoverLight summer melodies tracked by scalesmann. There are summer mood and activity.

Both ZX Spectrum [TR-DOS] and PC versions available.

1. summer walk - 1:51
2. sweet things - 1:47
3. early years of bootleg 1999. noname1 - 1:14

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ZX81 Turbosound Song Released

posted by news

With a huge delay (sorry!) i post really interesting music news from Yerzmyey:

And yessss - I finished it today.

So, this is another song entirely made on ZX81 and ZX81 only - a UK monochrome computer from 1981.

MP3 recorded from real hardware.

This is a song for TurboSound (2 x AY).
As I was making it entirely on ZX81, I wasn't able to constantly check out how both halfs of the song work together, so actually the second AY gives only some "deeper" sound this time, nothing more.

After all, I think it's a really decent sound, pretty powerful with 2 YMs/AYs.

PS: Thx a lot for all the soft/hardware to: Sasha2000, SirMorris, Andy Rea and Moggy (for software-ports for more stupid users like me).

Greetzzz, Yerzmyey/AY-RIDERS.

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pulsar giftr0 28

posted by news

As usual we're proud to present mini giftro (just a picture&music) for pulsar/smb with best wishes.

Noncode: riskej/smb.
Graphics: pROF/4d.
Music: riskej/smb.