Jan 162017
 

4Sceners and Bitfellas published their favourite demoscene productions for the year 2016 and it is great to see three Amstrad CPC productions in their list, too. Ranked on 3rd place in the category “Best Music Disc” you will find the CPC vs. Virgill music disc by Tristar and Red Sector (TRSI). The other two productions can be found in the “Best Scene Game”. The awesome Pinball Dreams preview by the Batman Group ranked on the 2nd place (hey, this is just preview – what can we expect from the final product :-)) and ranked on the 7th place you will find the game Outlaws by RetroBytes which won the CPCRetroDev 2016 competition. You can have a look the complete results on the 4Sceners website (german).
It is always great to see Amstrad CPC productions mentioned in demoscene :-).

Jan 072017
 

McKlain, who is well known for the music in several Amstrad CPC productions (e.g. Wake Up, Breaking Baud, Space Moves, Megablasters: Escape from Castle in the Clouds and even the all-time favourite Nyan Cat remix ;-)), has just released an album on Bandcamp with his CPC music. Be sure to listen to it and maybe you also have some money left over after christmas to buy the album ;-).

Jul 062016
 

TRSI released a new musicdisc for the Amstrad CPC on the Nordlicht demoscene party. The disc features 7 tunes by Virgill, which you can select in a nice menu. It was also ranked 1st in the wild competition of the Nordlicht party. You can download the musicdisc at the end of this posting or from Pouet.net (don’t forget to vote :-)) and if you don’t want to listen to the tunes on the real machine or an emulator, you can listen to them on Soundcloud.

Musicdisc: CPC vs Virgill by Tristar & Red Sector Inc.

 

CPC vs Virgill
CPC vs Virgill
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Mar 202016
 

Augusto Ruiz released a new version of his music tracker, which is written in .NET, so it runs under Windows and systems, which are supported by the Mono .NET runtime. It can be used to write music for Amstrad CPC, Spectrum or MSX systems, so it is a nice tool for cross-development. The assembly source code of the WYZPlayer is included and Augusto is also working on a “port” for SDCC / CPCtelera.

The new version features envelopes for drums, loops to a specific pattern and it is easier to select the drum and sfx channel in the player.

Do not hesitate, download the latest version and test it by yourself!

WYZTracker

Sep 132015
 

SuTeKH/Epyteor wants to produce a Christmas album containing a lot of different christmas tunes and so he is searching for musicians who will contribute a music for this CPC music disc, which will be (obviously) released later this year. There are no special requirements, so you are free to choose your music style. Here are the “rules” for the music disc:

  • All contributions will be released; so even if you’re not a musician (like me), you can get your hard work released on your favourite 8-bit computer!
  • All contributions will be FULLY credited. Any shout-outs you want, then add them! Why not?
  • The tunes must be either Arkos or STarkos format (I can also play .ayc/.ym tunes if people prefer using PT3 or VortexII)
  • There are no time constraints; if your song is 55 minutes long, then 55 minutes long it is.
  • Make sure the song isn’t too large in size; this Christmas album will have to work on all CPC formats (ie in 64k).
  • For now, NO SAMPLES! I know this could be a bugger for Christmas tunes, but I’ll have to see how much space is left to handle samples before committing to accepting sampled releases.

So if you are able to contribute anything to this music disc, head over to the CPC Wiki forums and posting or PM there.

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