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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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 Cauldron II - I am a Pumpkin Man
Arranged by trauma


Absolutely super-cool !!!!!
definitly a hit for the dancefloor, i like the details in the voice arrangment and this deep-mad-grooving bassline at the end, before the track stops suddenly.....for this ending i can give only :-))instead of the :-))) in "Artistic Impression" ;-)
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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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daXX
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daXX
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Enigma Gun (Extended Mix)
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Only You
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