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Old 14 June 2014, 22:12   #1
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Amiga Music Remastered - Cracktro Classics

I don't know if anyone here will care, but for the last few months I've been trawling old Amiga cracktros to find the best tunes that were ever used. The result is a nice 1 GB torrent with 301 mp3s giving you over 9 hours of old-skool Amiga crack-tunes in one convenient place.

If you want to read more and download the collection you can go here http://www.reddit.com/r/amiga/commen...ktro_classics/

If this is unsuitable for this forum then please nuke this post.

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Old 15 June 2014, 05:03   #2
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Now THAT'S how to do it - new life breathed into so many classics without ruining them: an excellent effort, and hard to achieve satisfactorily :-) Everyone should download this pack of familiar tunes and appreciate the boost they've been given by listening on modern headphones. The added proper separation and depth makes some songs almost sound like remixes!

I once had a go at remastering a bunch of my favourite Amiga tunes - ouch - 15 years ago, by spewing them through a studio rack of physical analogue processors/FX units. I chose several genius tracks that I always thought might almost "pass" as commercial songs. Sadly though (1) I mastered the results to minidisc (as was the style at the time) thus losing definition and (2) I didn't really know what I was doing, hence pumping over-compression. Here's the best of the experimental bunch:

http://www.radiofriendly.co.uk/crackofdawn.mp3
Stunning Romeo Knight MOD from 1988 - "Crack of Dawn"

http://www.radiofriendly.co.uk/enigma.mp3
Memorable Euro business from Tip/Firefox, Phenomena's Enigma demo soundtrack

Anyway, that's how not to do it, but I kept hold of these too all the same :-)
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Old 15 June 2014, 06:21   #3
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Great, downloading it now.
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Old 16 June 2014, 07:08   #4
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Amazing ! Thx !
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Old 16 June 2014, 14:28   #5
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Many thanks for sharing...!
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Old 18 June 2014, 21:09   #6
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well I can't download it :^( what's wrong with magnet link ?
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Old 18 June 2014, 23:03   #7
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well I can't download it :^( what's wrong with magnet link ?
What happens when you try? I think with uTorrent you do File > Add Torrent From Url, then paste the whole magnet link and click OK.

I would attach the torrent file here to see if that helped, but it's not in the list of allowed file-types. Maybe try pasting the magnet into http://magnet2torrent.com/ and downloading the .torrent file like that?
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Old 18 June 2014, 23:35   #8
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Thanks a lot for this! Some of my favorites are in this torrent.
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Old 20 June 2014, 08:55   #9
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What happens when you try? I think with uTorrent you do File > Add Torrent From Url, then paste the whole magnet link and click OK.
well utorrent cryied about that the "torrent" wasn't going to be b-encoded...

btw magnet to torrent worked, downloading now ^^)

Thanks ^^
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Old 24 June 2014, 20:29   #10
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Just started listening to your great collection today! Really appreciate all your hard work
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Old 24 June 2014, 21:14   #11
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great work cry, in fact it made me curious to get to know a bit more about the persons behind the tunes.
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Old 29 June 2014, 22:56   #12
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Thumbs up

@cry: Read about this whilst away on holiday, and then remembered about it earlier today...
Downloaded the torrent and sat listening to a few now.

WOW! Thanks very much for sharing these.

Edit: Keep going through them... Soooo many memories!!!!

@Mark Wright: Those 2 sounded pretty good to me fella -any more where they came from?

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Old 07 July 2014, 05:23   #13
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I hope by now that everyone's downloaded this and listened to their fave tune on headphones. It's late on Sunday night and I'm in my element here, marvelling at the "one size fits all" mastering alchemy behind this collection. Inevitably, there are some disappointing "song on the left, drums on the right" outcomes, but this magical processing technique also shines a light on the hard-working composers who turned Paula's infamously hard-stereo output to their advantage.

I'm only moved to write this as Paul Van Der Valk's Dejfam tune ("Animate", fact fans) and Sir Obarski's Sleepwalk have just made me jump out my skin and look behind me, such are the pleasingly virbrant spatial artefacts, only now exposed to their full potential.

Of course the bad news for archival purposes - and professional audio engineers like me would have a fit of kittens over this - is that the lack of anything in the centre of the mix renders everything inaudible to mono listeners, if any. It's an unavoidable trade-off due to the anti-phase magic that brings them alive in the first place (look it up.) They'll also serve as very poor examples of Amiga music should the world explode tomorrow. Personally, I'm enjoying the effect enough to overlook the faux-pas, but it's a heinous crime among the screwdriver-wielding bearded.

So maybe spend ages doing them all again, but add a mono image at about 25% in the mix, just so it's there? ;-)

@Simmo76, thanks for the compliment but, compared to this collection, my (albeit pioneering) method can be compared to the brute-force use of a sledgehammer to crack a peanut.

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Hello, is there another link for this as the one posted is no longer working. Would love to hear this.
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Old 14 May 2017, 19:38   #15
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Hi dtr1001,

I have the collection on my computer. If nobody else beats me to it, I will try to share it / send it tomorrow evening. It's about 1 GB in size
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I've created a torrent of it but I won't post the file in the forum for obvious reasons. If you want the torrent file PM me and I'll email you it or something.
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Hello, is there another link for this as the one posted is no longer working. Would love to hear this.
Oh that is a shame, also that I didn't post here, I love this one!
I will try to upload it to the FTP.
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Old 15 May 2017, 17:51   #18
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Oh that is a shame, also that I didn't post here, I love this one!
I will try to upload it to the FTP.
I am currently seeding this torrent.
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Is there any objection to me uploading this pack to the FTP? Because I don't see how it would hurt to have multiple points of download.
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Old 15 May 2017, 18:47   #20
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I would be interesting in that link...
Thanks

Enviado desde mi SM-N910F mediante Tapatalk
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