C64 'INTRODUCTION TO BASIC' - Great sample fodder from 1982!

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C64 'INTRODUCTION TO BASIC' - Great sample fodder from 1982!

Post by Commie_User » 19/07/2010 - 19:31

I nearly threw this away. This box set contains some great early sound effects for the Commodore 64, from the days when synth inspirations came more from the Moog.


Run the program, sample the bits and pieces and let your imagination do the rest.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/michael.br ... d_Demo.tap



Sample snatching from games is also a very good option: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7594




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B, E, F, H, J, K.

(I really like 'K'. It sounds very mellow and, just like 'J', you don't even need to pitch-bend it for the octave!)

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TIP: For a lack of system buzz, run Win-Vice which can sample at a fantastic 96khz. Purists may complain but there are some truly fantastically clean and hi-res results doing that.

And as the code's in BASIC, and full of REMs to tell you what happens, it's convenient to change the sounds from code too.

And if anyone knows what the stencil is for, it would be nice to know!


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Re: C64 'INTRODUCTION TO BASIC' - Great sample fodder from 1982!

Post by Commie_User » 19/07/2010 - 19:42

Pages from the book, COMMODORE 64; AN INTRODUCTION TO BASIC by Andrew Colin.
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Post by Commie_User » 19/07/2010 - 19:45

I've not bothered to copy the last two pages containing most of the program. I should think nobody wants to waste their lives typing in a listing which they can always view from the tape anyway.
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Re: C64 'INTRODUCTION TO BASIC' - Great sample fodder from 1982!

Post by Chris Abbott » 19/07/2010 - 20:19

Stencil is for drawing flowcharts.
Won't somebody PLEASE think of the children?

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Post by Commie_User » 19/07/2010 - 23:06

Oh yes! Quite forgot you had to pull on your white coat and set up a huge easel with the light on the top to bash out some home-based fun and frolics back in the day.

After all, a plastic computer was supposed to take you halfway to being Einstein in those days!

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Re: C64 'INTRODUCTION TO BASIC' - Great sample fodder from 1982!

Post by Analog-X64 » 20/07/2010 - 3:23

Thank you for sharing all this info Commie, it is greatly appreciated.
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Post by Commie_User » 20/07/2010 - 11:44

Thanks. I think it's worthwhile uploading all these bits, especially as Instant Music never worked before I uploaded mine. I'm often finding broken software online as well as forgotten things nobody else seems to have.



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http://www.dustybin.org.uk/IM.htm - My Instant Music page.


http://c64music.blogspot.com/2008/01/19 ... music.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_5855118_make-mu ... re-64.html

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Ahoy! magazine sound effects for Commodore 64 and VIC20!

Post by Commie_User » 12/04/2012 - 20:06

Also try this applet from 1985: http://www.leftiness.org/SOUND-A-RAMA.PRG

I just LOVE the sounds on this!


The August issue of Ahoy (issue 8 ), plus all the others, should be found here:

http://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28889

http://www.commodore.ca/gallery/magazin ... e-1-30.htm



There were other sound effects for both C64 and VIC 20 on that disk. Let's not have them go down the memory hole before hearing them one last time: http://www.leftiness.org/Forgotten.zip

(Have Win-Vice access the ZIP as a disk image. And have fun with the emulator's speed control too.)


Main C64 samples topic: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7594


Isn't data transfer wonderful.

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Cracktro synth 'pads'

Post by Commie_User » 17/04/2012 - 17:24

And it just keeps coming. The organ-type tones of the cracktro should make for good sampling:

http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=84077

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And this cracktro has a nice gritty swept-filter monotone:

http://www.leftiness.org/STREET_CAT__19 ... X__CR_.zip

I don't know why you can't download it any more, despite all the Street Cat links, so I put my own copy up.


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The Paris Race theme is rendered so crudely that sound snatches can be had for more competent fun. Cracktros may be nice.

http://noname.c64.org/csdb/search/?sein ... .y=0&Go=Go

...And have fun wiggling the joystick for the motor sound too. (This is why it's good to keep even the crap games now. Data drives are roomy enough to house countless thousands of disk images anyway.)






And as for Strip Darts? I just love the Pick Up The Pieces by the Average White band cover.

http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=8662




Screwy Screws: http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=12265

Scumball: http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=105762

http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=70688


This is as much for my easy reference now as anybody's.


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