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Old 03 July 2021, 23:02   #1
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All Amiga music.....

Question posed by some friends the other week that has been floating around my brain that i'd love to see some peoples estimates.


If you listened to every piece of Amiga music ever written one after the other, how long would it take to listen to everything?? The whole lot
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Old 04 July 2021, 04:33   #2
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You need more than 1 life i guess

Just check AMP site to see the statistics about the number of modules .... 160.050

Or also modland

https://www.exotica.org.uk/mediawiki...&md=for&id=393

lists 77.890 Protracker modules (this means exotic ones are not counted in this computation)

This also explain why no one has never created a comprehensive database of Amiga music (like HVSC for the C64) IMO
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Old 04 July 2021, 19:23   #3
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Thou shalt not listen to all Amiga music. Trust me.
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Old 04 July 2021, 21:27   #4
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It's impossible to track exactly how much music has been made on Amiga, and how long the songs last, but we could take a naive guessing approach just to get some numbers:
Let's say there's 350k songs written on the Amiga, and that the average duration per song is 2 minutes (there's going to be loads of short songs, and scrap songs). That would be 700k minutes (+/- since we picked an average duration). That's ~11666 hours, which is ~486 days of listening time...

The actual number of songs and their length is of course something we will never find out. This is very inaccurate guessing work, but it should at least put things into perspective.
EDIT: The number of songs is probably way above 350k, at least with no clear definitions of what is considered a countable song.

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Does it count? [ Show youtube player ]
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Old 04 July 2021, 21:43   #6
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Does it count? [ Show youtube player ]
Well, if this counts, then the answer is easy: An infinite amount of time, if you don't count PRNG wraparound.
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Old 05 July 2021, 08:27   #7
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Yeah, i love Amiga music

I listen to it since 7 years now ...... nearly excluded other kind of music

I know modules around are NOT the whole possible amount

Real modules are much more, no surprise

I like indeed to rip new modules (just for fun) and trust me there's still new gems to find
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Old 05 July 2021, 10:25   #8
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What about NON-modules? There are a lot of Amiga demos that play back long samples in 14-bit, etc. Or specialist music formats?

What I'm saying is, there is a lot more to Amiga music than just variations on Protracker modules.
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I agree .... exotic formats are wonderful too
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