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28/08/2014

Mark Visser (Misser) passed away

Misser

On the 22nd of August Mark Visser (alias Misser / Mr.Mad) unexpectedly passed away. As a coder and cracker was responsible for numerous demo's and cracks and was loved by many in the C64 scene as a cuddly, crazy and happy Dutchie. He will be sorely missed. A website has been created in his memory where you can express your condolences or leave any message you wish.

 

http://beekveld.com/misser

 

Everything will be printed and personally handed to his family.

 


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19/02/2014

Subzero's C64 Podcasts to Return!!

Subzero Subzeros C64 Podcasts To Return

After a hiatus of almost 7 years Subzero is bringing back his c64 podcasts!!

 

The podcasts that begun back in 2007 ran for just over a year, with 36 shows being released. And now, after a long rest he's decided to bring them back!

 

Promising to be as true to the original format as before, with special 'themed' shows, Subzero hopes he can bring the listeners back.

 

Podcast no.40 'The Ocean Wave' is due for release in late february/early march and will focus on an array of music from games released by OCEAN software.


Submitted by Subzero


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Listening Recommendation
 Rambo Reloaded
Arranged by Allister Brimble


Before I start tearing this apart, let me say that overall it's an excellent remix, hugely enjoyable! I have yet to figure out what the Morse-code spells out in the intro, but I'll get to it eventually.:-)

Having said that, the devil is in the details. This orchestral remix is in dire need of more dynamics: the powerful sections are not powerful enough, the soft sections are not soft enough. I think it would help if the military march drums were silenced during the soft parts (e.g. 1:32-1:52). And they should be supported by big timpani or even by rock-band drums during the powerful parts. Those also need stronger brass and strings.

But I really like your arrangement variations on the original SID. What I do miss are those short little trills (e.g. at 1:09) that provide some nice ear-candy in the original.

Hair-splitting apart, it's definitely a keeper. I'm already looking forward to your next orchestral epic!
Review by LaLa

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 Ultima V - Greyson's tale
Arranged by Pirx


This is an orchestral version of the Ultima V track by Kenneth Arnold. I\'ve always enjoyed Ultima soundtracks, many of the tunes are hammered into my brain after so many hours with the game.

That being said, this remix is not up to the standards I\'d like to hear.

Firstly, it sounds like it is a direct midi convert of the original. Such remix can be done in minutes, there is no effort put on it.

There is no new creative arrangement and the instruments sound very sampleish and artificial. This can be forgiven as access to decent orchestral instrument sets or real orchestra is often not possible for hobbyists. Some dynamics and making it to appear like it is played for real would make a huge difference.

So, as a plain convert I vote this to be average. It is not bad, as the arranger has not done anything to ruin the original composition, but has not improved on it either. Easy listening only.
Review by mixer

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Back In Time 3 CD

Back in Time 3

by Various Artists

A five-star journey in space and time inspired by the music of the C64. Unique two part booklet gives information about the tracks, and presents a story outline synchronised with the CD to enhance listening pleasure. Highlights include the epic symphonic "Trap", featuring performances from both Ben Daglish and Mark "madfiddler" Knight, the hell-for-leather technological sound of "One Man and his Droid", and three extraordinary versions of "Zoids". The package is topped off by the amazing artwork of Mat Recardo, Arvid Weber and Steve Barrett.

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Crying in the Delta Wind
Mutherpluckin' B
2
Dazzler
Mordi
3
The Seeress Foretold My Future
MRT
4
Bubble Bobble Philharmonika
Peter Clarke
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Aztec Challenge Evolution
Lello Caliendo
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Dr Future
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Ultima V - Greyson's tale
Pirx
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Last Ninja 2 (street loader)
Johan Andersson
9
Ocean Loader 3 (by Hornanvasara)
J. Hornanvasara

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The Great Bath (of the Seven Seas)
Mordi
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Lotus III - Breathless - daxx Remix
daXX
3
Cannon Fodder - Of Blood And Honor
gibs
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PTY
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The Last Sun 2010 - Official Remix
gibs
6
Shadow of the Beast - Title Screen - Orchestrated
rdmusic
7
Budbrain Coloris - daxx Remix
daXX
8
Hyperbased - OMG its a CUBE!
Virgill
9
Giana Sisters Intro&Ingame Daxx Remix
daXX
10
Enigma Gun (Extended Mix)
neriakX

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Asian Legends
Reyn Ouwehand
2
Dominator
Tonka
3
Deflektor
Reyn Ouwehand
4
Only You
Monotron
5
Shades
Thomas Detert
6
Flimbo's Quest
Reyn Ouwehand
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I am a Database
Makke
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Makke
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