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Forum: request.Modules 15 October 2019, 22:48
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Mark Wright
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or13SXqqm2s ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or13SXqqm2s

If you're convinced it was a copier then this won't help but Imploder (the compression utility) famously played several Paul Van Der Valk tunes as it...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 October 2019, 21:28
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By Mark Wright
Stunning, original, unique and adds value :-) LGR...

Stunning, original, unique and adds value :-) LGR on YouTube would approve. Outstanding work right there.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 October 2019, 21:26
Replies: 31
Views: 2,027
Posted By Mark Wright
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryt9ZWOgjao

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryt9ZWOgjao
Forum: Collections 02 September 2019, 23:02
Replies: 102
Views: 9,800
Posted By Mark Wright
This is absolutely awesome work from everyone...

This is absolutely awesome work from everyone involved. Each zip file is a pure nostalgia overload, filled with obscure and arcane titbits I thought I'd never see again, despite 20+ years of...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 August 2019, 22:56
Replies: 28
Views: 2,826
Posted By Mark Wright
Hahahahaha, that's made my day. Comparing this...

Hahahahaha, that's made my day. Comparing this geezer to Milli Vanilli :-)

I knew a few guys from the original LSD (Atari ST) and Automation (moving over to Amiga) back in 1989 (e.g. Bob - call me...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 August 2019, 19:53
Replies: 28
Views: 2,826
Posted By Mark Wright
Jesus on E's impostor tricks well-known YouTuber

First time I've come across something like this.

Neil from Retro Man Cave recently interviewed Echo of LSD, famed for his 'composition' of the Jesus on E's soundtrack back in the early 90s.
...
Forum: Member Introductions 28 July 2019, 23:05
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By Mark Wright
Amiga User International magazine (AUI) used...

Amiga User International magazine (AUI) used something called "Diskspare" for their cover disks to squeeze >950k out of them. I routinely used it for a while in the mid to late 1990s but completely...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 November 2018, 23:22
Replies: 20
Views: 2,291
Posted By Mark Wright
There are lots of TV presentation CGI animations...

There are lots of TV presentation CGI animations of the mid 1980s from Europe that most likely gave inspiration to demo coders.

Classic from TF1 France at closedown/fermeture... hardly anyone...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 November 2018, 23:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By Mark Wright
Always loved this TF1 closedown/fermeture, surely...

Always loved this TF1 closedown/fermeture, surely not Amiga related though? ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of3CJPLviEU
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 November 2018, 23:14
Replies: 20
Views: 2,291
Posted By Mark Wright
I posted this a while ago as the narrative...

I posted this a while ago as the narrative reminded me of Amiga megademos - description of forthcoming effect followed by showing off the effect and then moving on.

Except it was made in 1985 on...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 November 2018, 01:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By Mark Wright
Amiga Megademo template, created on 1983 technology costing US$3m :-)

Totally fascinated by this..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrpt3nM0DA0

A demo showreel for the Quantel Mirage system, intended for TV broadcast professionals (in the PAL market) back in 1985....
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 01:13
Replies: 219
Views: 28,432
Posted By Mark Wright
Yes, he poo-pooed all over our Mind Walker...

Yes, he poo-pooed all over our Mind Walker showiness (Scottish poo-poo; the worst kind). He was right about Team 17 though. For all of his famous "the Amiga is dying on its arse" rants back when...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 00:33
Replies: 219
Views: 28,432
Posted By Mark Wright
I don't know why the awesome Don Adan of Wanted...

I don't know why the awesome Don Adan of Wanted Team is getting so much stick here :-) He's seen more hidden ASCII in obfuscated, self-modifying, mega-protected code than probably anyone else, in his...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 May 2017, 03:16
Replies: 16
Views: 2,528
Posted By Mark Wright
Swansong from me on this concept, for anyone...

Swansong from me on this concept, for anyone still interested. This final quick test satisfies my original curiosity over whether those gritty ST-01 samples could be cleaned up enough to cut the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 May 2017, 04:41
Replies: 16
Views: 2,528
Posted By Mark Wright
I'm rapidly coming to the same conclusion. The...

I'm rapidly coming to the same conclusion. The more I play with the original samples in order to jazz them up, the more they're losing their quirky appeal.

I thought I'd tackle a proper ST-01...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 May 2017, 07:07
Replies: 16
Views: 2,528
Posted By Mark Wright
Just a quick update for anyone interested,...

Just a quick update for anyone interested, playing around for a few hours tonight:

http://www.radiofriendly.co.uk/obarskitime.mp3

The object at the moment is to constantly refine the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 May 2017, 07:25
Replies: 16
Views: 2,528
Posted By Mark Wright
That's what fascinates me. Lots of research has...

That's what fascinates me. Lots of research has been done to identify the source of many ST-01 instruments (http://www.remix64.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=5727) and Karsten Obarski should be...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 May 2017, 07:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,528
Posted By Mark Wright
You're right about a little reverb... over-do...

You're right about a little reverb... over-do things and you end up with my original v0.001 attempt - not pretty:

http://www.radiofriendly.co.uk/karstenoberheimzewi.mp3

Thanks for replying :-)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 May 2017, 05:55
Replies: 16
Views: 2,528
Posted By Mark Wright
The further adventures of ST-01

Results of a little experiment for anyone interested:

http://www.radiofriendly.co.uk/karsten_all_the_time.mp3

I'm attempting to compile the original Soundtracker instrument set into a modern...
Forum: request.Apps 12 November 2016, 13:16
Replies: 9
Views: 2,804
Posted By Mark Wright
Jochen Hippel/MadMax composed his early ST/Amiga...

Jochen Hippel/MadMax composed his early ST/Amiga stuff the old-fashioned way, pure code and data tables using his own routines, so no "tracker"-type sequencer involved, just lots and lots of painful...
Forum: MarketPlace 05 July 2016, 01:40
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By Mark Wright
OK, OK! Don't attack me please! :-) I am sitting...

OK, OK! Don't attack me please! :-) I am sitting here listening to Lapeltheme with a tear in my eye. I'm glad that my original text was correct about it being released, but this is the very *first*...
Forum: MarketPlace 05 July 2016, 00:46
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By Mark Wright
Link in that thread is dead, here's what I wrote...

Link in that thread is dead, here's what I wrote in 1997:

http://www.textfiles.com/artscene/music/information/karstenobarski.html
Forum: MarketPlace 05 July 2016, 00:42
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By Mark Wright
To the best of my knowledge, this was never...

To the best of my knowledge, this was never released to retail. It never made it to a boxed copy you could buy in a store, even in its native Germany.

How do I know so much? As I hang my head in...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 May 2016, 05:55
Replies: 143
Views: 22,925
Posted By Mark Wright
** QUICK REVIEW FROM AN OLD CYNIC ** I...

** QUICK REVIEW FROM AN OLD CYNIC **

I wasn't impressed with the original Bedrooms to Billions. As a video professional myself, I wondered where all the backer-pledged money had gone. Without...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 May 2016, 05:18
Replies: 21
Views: 2,810
Posted By Mark Wright
As I mentioned previously, there was always lots...

As I mentioned previously, there was always lots going on behind the scenes at LAZARUS that couldn't be made public at the time, causing much gnashing of teeth internally, while we suffered the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 May 2016, 03:56
Replies: 21
Views: 2,810
Posted By Mark Wright
OFF-TOPIC ALERT: Just a bit of history about...

OFF-TOPIC ALERT: Just a bit of history about LAZARUS while I'm in a reminiscing mood. For those who don't care, you can skip this reply ;-)

When we launched LAZARUS in July of 1997 (almost...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2016, 03:58
Replies: 18
Views: 2,200
Posted By Mark Wright
If you want to see some of the earliest examples...

If you want to see some of the earliest examples of Amiga software, take a browse through the first 50 or so disks in the Fred Fish series. I'm sure I recall seeing files with 1984 and 1985...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 February 2016, 00:10
Replies: 59
Views: 14,951
Posted By Mark Wright
I've always wondered about Echoing too.. it...

I've always wondered about Echoing too.. it seemed just *too* good to be an Amiga original, but I have no evidence that it wasn't Banana's original composition. Given his skills at transforming...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 February 2016, 00:04
Replies: 98
Views: 13,325
Posted By Mark Wright
I was going to say the same about Blood Money but...

I was going to say the same about Blood Money but wasn't sure if Ray still frequented this forum, for fear of offending him! Speaking as someone who, at the time, was "in" to house music (with its...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 February 2016, 05:36
Replies: 98
Views: 13,325
Posted By Mark Wright
In the Amiga's early days, many games featured...

In the Amiga's early days, many games featured sampled passages of "real" music, captured either from commercial recordings (usually without permission) or arcade machines (in the case of...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 February 2016, 03:43
Replies: 59
Views: 14,951
Posted By Mark Wright
My points of reference go back quite a bit before...

My points of reference go back quite a bit before those already being discussed, what with being an old fart and all of that, but here are a few Amiga demo songs I considered to be "seminal" at the...
Forum: request.Modules 25 November 2015, 05:45
Replies: 8
Views: 4,609
Posted By Mark Wright
Great work! I was expecting these to be poor...

Great work! I was expecting these to be poor before I listened, but you obviously have an excellent ear for detail.

Back in 1997 I was asked by Rainier Sinch, author of the PC/MS-DOS Giana remake,...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 October 2015, 02:43
Replies: 143
Views: 22,925
Posted By Mark Wright
Well, that's good enough for me. If the Jeff...

Well, that's good enough for me. If the Jeff Minter of the Amiga's "Jeff Minter of the Amiga" is on board, then so am I.

Now how do I put this flicker-fixer into fleshtone-pixelator mode...?
Forum: Amiga scene 20 September 2015, 05:19
Replies: 23
Views: 2,314
Posted By Mark Wright
Unless I've misunderstood the OP's query... ...

Unless I've misunderstood the OP's query...

The two best examples of "non-format" purely assember coded player/notedata (so not binary included, actually declared as data and custom written) were:...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 August 2015, 22:23
Replies: 895
Views: 176,971
Posted By Mark Wright
This looks like circa 1991 police CCTV...

This looks like circa 1991 police CCTV surveillance footage of the Centresoft cleaning lady, having finished her nightshift, off to meet the shadowy bosses of Skid Row, Crystal and Fairlight with her...
Forum: request.Demos 22 August 2015, 03:08
Replies: 5
Views: 3,277
Posted By Mark Wright
Ahhhh, what nostalgia. The classic "Knight Hawks"...

Ahhhh, what nostalgia. The classic "Knight Hawks" font, clearly inspired by the logo type for the movie "The Terminator". Surely the most ubiquitous font in the early years of Amiga scene productions...
Forum: request.Demos 01 August 2015, 04:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,737
Posted By Mark Wright
I'm going to take a punt and suggest the missing...

I'm going to take a punt and suggest the missing song is probably this one:
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 May 2015, 03:53
Replies: 49
Views: 15,718
Posted By Mark Wright
bzzzzzz.. buzzing wasps in a can... bzzzzzz... ...

bzzzzzz.. buzzing wasps in a can... bzzzzzz...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pke0cannA3w
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 May 2015, 00:54
Replies: 49
Views: 15,718
Posted By Mark Wright
Erm yes! :laughing From a very long time ago :-)...

Erm yes! :laughing From a very long time ago :-) Thank you for uploading them anyway... lots of my OctaMED stuff only plays correctly within OctaMED itself (3.0 I think) - it sounds weird even with...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 May 2015, 00:13
Replies: 49
Views: 15,718
Posted By Mark Wright
Found a couple of half-finished PdvV remixes I...

Found a couple of half-finished PdvV remixes I made, about 10 years ago, on an old minidisc.. not really worth sharing, but here they are :-)

Animate (Armand van der Helden Mix)
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