Saturday, 16 November 2013

Sunday, 5 June 2011

TFX (Defense Suppression) - PC (DOS) - Barry Leitch



Music by Barry Leitch

I had the CD version of this, and used to listen to the CD audio in a normal Hif.
I think the CD audio is a recording of the midi music run through a Roland MT-32, which is quite a bit better than the General Midi/soundblaster version.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Silver Surfer (Level 1) - NES - Tim and Geoff Follin



Music by Tim and Geoff Follin.

This one is for Kevin Edwards, who I work with.
This game is famous for being rediculously hard and he made it, so blame him!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Driller - C64 - Matt Gray



Music by Matt Gray

I was never familiar with this track, but its been used recently in a 'demake' of PC game VVVVVV which is now on the C64!!
you can grab the c64 demo (which works on a proper c64 and on an emulator) here

Friday, 15 October 2010

Darwinia (Visitors from Dreams) - PC - Dma-Sc



Music by Dma-Sc
get the mp3 from his website!

Been a bit slow recently, very busy at work :-(

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Cannon Fodder (intro) - Amiga - Richard Joseph



Music by Richard Joseph

I loved Sensible software as a company, very 'British' in a toungue-in-cheek way (just look at the silly developer photographs!).  Its a shame the UK industry seems to have lost its identity and now makes identikit Americanised games.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Arkanoid - C64 - Martin Galway



Music by Martin Galway

Interestingly, this is pretty much the first c64 game that was published that uses a 'hack' to get digitised sounds (the drums).

Apologies for the sporadic updates recently , I've been mad busy at work recently, designing a top secret remake of an old 80's arcade game :-)

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Chris Hülsbeck releases R-Type Themes EP

From www.Huelsbeck.com :



We are happy to introduce a new digital music release from Chris Huelsbeck Productions / synSONIQ Records: The “R-Type Themes EP” contains the theme music pieces of all the R-Type versions Chris Huelsbeck worked on–starting with the C64, followed by the Amiga and most recently on the iPhone. Included are recordings of the original computer hardware (the C64 Theme on this album was in fact recorded from the exact machine that was used to create the piece in 1989) as well as Remixes / Extended versions produced in the studio and also the live orchestral performance from the Symphonic Shades concert

More information inclusing track listing at the proper blog post Here

I think my favourite is still the c64 track :)

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Contra III (Stage 1) - SNES - Various



Music by Masanori Adachi, Miki Higashino, and "Tappy" Iwase.

Properly Epic opening level music, very orchestral considering the age of the game.
I had great fun playing this co-op with my brother. We completed it lots of times!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

VVVVVV (Potential for anything) - PC - Souleye



another VVVVVV track (the soundtrack is called PPPPPP), mainly because I seem to be listening to it a lot while I am working!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Sonic 3 (Endless Mine) - Megadrive - Sonic Team



Music by Sonic Team (several composers, so I dont know who did what!)

Monday, 30 August 2010

The Last V8 - C64 - Rob Hubbard



Music by Rob Hubbard

I remember this one being stupidly hard for some reason. Most older games are, but I dont think I could get very far into this one at all!

Friday, 27 August 2010

Monday, 23 August 2010

Paper Dolls - Fakebit - 4Mat



Music by 4Mat

This is my favourite track off his new album 'Decades' which you can listen to Here. You can also buy this album off iTunes.

I'm thinking of changing the tag of 'Fakebit' (which some people find dismissive) and replacing it with something else. I need something that distinguishes between tracks made and recorded off actual Chip hardware, and tracks made with that particular sound in mind, but with more relaxed restrictions. (eg made on a pc, with more tracks and effects allowed on authentic hardware)
Does anyone have any suggestions? Chip-Inspired?

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Ristar - Megadrive - Tomoko Sasaki



Music by Tomoko Sasaki

I only ever played this on an emulator but much preferred it to the Sonic series of games!
Maybe its because you can headbutt rabbits! :)

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Speedball 2 (intro) - Amiga - Nation 12 / John Foxx



Music by John Foxx (Nation 12)

Apologies for the lack of updated last week, i've been busy with work!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Castlevania 2 (Bloody Tears) - NES - Kenichi Matsubara



Music by Kenichi Matsubara

Theres some rather nice remakes of this on youtube, which sound quite different from each other.

Theres Konami's own version of Castlevania Judgement


And a really nice piano version

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Plok - SNES - Tim Follin



Music by Tim Follin

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Sitges Savepoint - Random



Music by Random

Not really retro but I think chiptunes are still in the spirit of things, and this is one of my favourites! ;)
Better quality mp3 here

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Funky Stars - Keygen - Quasar / Sanxion



Music by Quasar / Sanxion. (usually credited as 'Hybrid song' by BRD

If wikipedia is to be believed, this is actually Dj 'Axwell'.. wierd!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Lotus 2 (Intro) - Amiga - Barry Leitch



Music by Barry Leitch

I used to load this up just to listen to the music.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Klystrack

I've recently been attempting to get AHX or Hivelytracker working on an emulated Amiga (WinUAE) without much success, so I was happy to stumble upon Klystrack.
Its described as 'a chiptune tracker, comparable to AHX' 
Features:
  • Simple editor familiar to anyone who has ever used a tracker with features from more refined sequencers
  • Chiptune synthesis, no samples used
  • Instrument programs suitable for arpeggio or more complex patches
  • Envelope, ring modulation, filter and more for each channel
  • Stereo output
  • Reverb for SNES cheese
  • Protracker module import (with samples)
  • AHX module import (including instruments)
I dont know how close it is to AHX, or how far developed it is, but i'm interested in giving it a go.
Heres a demo track (a cover of Jazzcat's 'Electric City')



And the original AHX version is HERE

Sunday, 25 July 2010

The Chipophone - Linus Akesson

Its all over the internet at the moment, but I couldn't really avoid posting this here as its so incredibly geeky and cool!



Click here for his website page with more details.
This is the guy who created the hardware chiptune player i've previously posted about.  Clearly a very clever guy!  (and can actually play it live!)