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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 May 2017, 02:16
Replies: 16
Views: 2,058
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, 03:41
Replies: 16
Views: 2,058
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, 06:07
Replies: 16
Views: 2,058
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, 06:25
Replies: 16
Views: 2,058
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, 06:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,058
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, 04:55
Replies: 16
Views: 2,058
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, 12:16
Replies: 9
Views: 2,223
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, 00:40
Replies: 7
Views: 663
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 04 July 2016, 23:46
Replies: 7
Views: 663
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 04 July 2016, 23:42
Replies: 7
Views: 663
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, 04:55
Replies: 143
Views: 20,825
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, 04:18
Replies: 21
Views: 2,304
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, 02:56
Replies: 21
Views: 2,304
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, 02:58
Replies: 18
Views: 1,750
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 19 February 2016, 23:10
Replies: 43
Views: 9,873
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 19 February 2016, 23:04
Replies: 98
Views: 11,918
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, 04:36
Replies: 98
Views: 11,918
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, 02:43
Replies: 43
Views: 9,873
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, 04:45
Replies: 8
Views: 4,078
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, 01:43
Replies: 143
Views: 20,825
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, 04:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,963
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, 21:23
Replies: 843
Views: 150,343
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, 02:08
Replies: 5
Views: 2,317
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, 03:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
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, 02:53
Replies: 49
Views: 13,710
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 17 May 2015, 23:54
Replies: 49
Views: 13,710
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 17 May 2015, 23:13
Replies: 49
Views: 13,710
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)
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 May 2015, 01:13
Replies: 240
Views: 35,612
Posted By Mark Wright
Just to add another Karsten classic - Sleepwalk: ...

Just to add another Karsten classic - Sleepwalk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDHonVcOHF0

Lepeltheme, Amegas, Sleepwalk and Blueberry will forever give me goosebumps when I hear them. I...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 03 April 2015, 01:09
Replies: 88
Views: 9,947
Posted By Mark Wright
Well, I'm prepared to test the water here. Let's...

Well, I'm prepared to test the water here. Let's see what happens when a decade-long member of EAB links to a 27-year-old game released by a long-dead company for a long-dead platform...
...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 02 April 2015, 01:34
Replies: 88
Views: 9,947
Posted By Mark Wright
Forgive me if I'm wrong on both counts here, but...

Forgive me if I'm wrong on both counts here, but I've always identified the US/NTSC version of Zoom! to be the one that has:

* Animated intro featuring looped Rick James "Super Freak" sample
*...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 March 2015, 04:42
Replies: 143
Views: 20,825
Posted By Mark Wright
Point taken. I was in a particularly grumpy mood...

Point taken. I was in a particularly grumpy mood when I posted my comments above, but I stand by the thrust of what I was saying.

I'm prepared to accept that it's just me who finds all of this...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 March 2015, 03:44
Replies: 143
Views: 20,825
Posted By Mark Wright
I find this whole endeavour to be extremely...

I find this whole endeavour to be extremely unseemly. Shame on the Cauldfields who, to my mind, are a couple of marketing-scam chancers. They're now carried away, having previously and excitedly hit...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2015, 23:09
Replies: 26
Views: 3,898
Posted By Mark Wright
Musical taste is such a subjective thing. Surely...

Musical taste is such a subjective thing. Surely "technical mastery of their instrument" is the only way to judge who should qualify to rank among the "BEST" chiptune musicians? If that's the...
Forum: request.Demos 20 February 2015, 05:30
Replies: 16
Views: 4,174
Posted By Mark Wright
What an authentic and respectful collection of...

What an authentic and respectful collection of Amiga essentials :-) It's nice to see a properly curated selection that brings back genuine memories!

It's all too easy to forget, thanks to the...
Forum: request.Modules 20 February 2015, 04:29
Replies: 4
Views: 1,969
Posted By Mark Wright
The lead melody is definitely from the game...

The lead melody is definitely from the game "Dugger" by Linel. I'd know it anywhere, as it came as a demo song with my favoured tracker-derivative SoundFX, also made by Linel.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 February 2015, 03:52
Replies: 17
Views: 3,227
Posted By Mark Wright
You're far better placed than I to comment on...

You're far better placed than I to comment on such things, and I continue to applaud the amazing work that you (and your colleagues) have done in the realm of archiving/precision preservation of...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 January 2015, 05:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By Mark Wright
Just to echo what's already been said, it's...

Just to echo what's already been said, it's unlikely that your Amiga is the cause of the problem, as you're getting at least one clean-sounding feed (through the TV) which, to your ears, seems...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 January 2015, 02:31
Replies: 17
Views: 3,227
Posted By Mark Wright
Ha, even *I* am mentioned in The Future Was Here...

Ha, even *I* am mentioned in The Future Was Here (look me up on page 313). Their reference to my article (written in 1997) is regrettable: it was compiled pre-internet, based on lots of assumptions,...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2015, 05:54
Replies: 136
Views: 32,303
Posted By Mark Wright
Lots of good advice here. All easily resolved...

Lots of good advice here. All easily resolved without much effort, although I can't believe such things are still going on in 2015! Simply ensure that whatever URL triggered their automated...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 January 2015, 03:24
Replies: 20
Views: 3,811
Posted By Mark Wright
Ahhh.. putting the source of that "classic"...

Ahhh.. putting the source of that "classic" Comrade J/SAE sine scroll intro on the coverdisk created a (thankfully short-lived) monster. I can remember my "lamer" radar detecting various rip-offs at...
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