A short but special mix this Monday, a pure-chiptune mixtape from Radlib (also known as OxygenStar, among many other aliases). These are some pure .mod files played off two Compaq laptops running Impulse Tracker into a Vestax PMC-37PRO mixer. Long live lo-fi!
01. ADT of Absolute – Scotty
02. Cerror – Atari Close Call 3
03. Daverd – Laid Back in Cairo
04. NAGZ – Slow Motion Breathing
05. lizardking – Art of Chrome
06. Loonie – back2k
07. Jereon Tel – Wave
08. Wire – Prehistoric Tale
09. Vhiiula/Analogik – The Adjectives
10. Sinny – Sky Sunday
11. Norfair – Falling Flakes
12. Decibelter – Where’s Space?
It may not have the feel or polish of a new pair of Pioneers, but this old Amiga computer can still knock out some boss beats. Check out this demo video, and for more info check out this article from Create Digital Music.
The “gAtari” was my excuse to do something a little silly after I discovered that the Atari 2600 was more limiting than I realized! (31 pitches, minimal waveforms and only 2 channels!) I needed an EQ which could take a high voltage and drop it down to line level (Boss bass EQ) plus a way to hold loops between tracks and parts (Boss delay). So rather than have it “DJ” style config, I thought I make something a little more creative. It uses my atari-x-mod converter software which compiles binary files for Atari. You can find a little video about it here: http://vimeo.com/23589320
Big ups to Celsius / Trash80 / nf / Lazerbeat for the audio recording. Massive thankyou to sebastienvd81 & JDD3J for shooting additional video footage. Thanks to Wing / Celsius / Abrasive for their assistance and filming. Mega-thanks to Paul Slocum for the maco asm code for 2600 that I based my software around interfacing with :-)