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28/07/2009

Prophet64 successor MSSIAH released

Mssiah Cartridge 8bitventures.com have released a successor cartridge to the now discontinued Prophet64 cartridge.

From their homepage:

The MSSIAH is a MIDI cartridge for the Commodore 64. It contains a suite of music applications that starts instantly as you insert the cartridge and start up the computer. With these applications you can play the C64's audio circuit (SID) via MIDI or stand-alone with the internal sequencers.

MSSIAH is short for MIDI SID Software Integrated Applications and Hardware and means that the cartridge contains both software and hardware to midify the C64. Since they are integrated you won't need hard-to-get MIDI peripherals to hook it up to your synthesizer or sequencer. Just plug in a MIDI cable and off you go!

With no doubt, the MSSIAH is the cheapest way for you to bring MIDI to your Commodore 64! However, cheap does not mean less.. MSSIAH is loaded with features that will make the old C64 an irreplaceable tool in your modern recording studio!

The current price for the cartridge is 49,95 EUR.

8bitventures.com

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20/07/2009

Updates to charts calculation

Voting Schema Dear arrangers and listeners, observant visitors might have noticed that we have changed the way our charts are calculated. The aim is to stabilise results, and to encourage non-anonymous voting.

Our philosophy so far has always been that each vote should have the same weight. We've reconsidered this, because time has indeed shown that the reasoning for extreme outliers usually has little merit. For example, from now on, one or two bad votes to an otherwise well-received tune will have nearly no impact on the result. The same goes for the other way round: few Outstanding votes will not save an otherwise sub-average tune. All existing charts have been recalculated based on this model. While the resulting percentages have changed several points, the overall order hasn't changed that much, since almost all of the tunes were subject to outlying good or bad votes, thus neutralising the effect.

As for anonymous voting: we can not and will not force people to publish their votes period. However, we do offer new incentives to encourage submitting a shout or a review: Submitting a shout will double the impact of your vote. Submitting a full review will triple the impact of your vote. This works for newly submitted shouts and reviews only.

We hope this new model satifies both listeners and arrangers, and will help to keep the charts alive and interesting.

Please refer to the attached article and discussion thread for further information.

- LMan

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The Remix64 voting system explained

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11/07/2009

Sony Remix Contest: Grand Prize a REAL C64 Music Work Station!

Greetings Programs~!

Sony has launched a remix contest over at their Acid Planet site! The contest is to find the best remix of our tune Chip On Your Shoulder off our new Electric High EP. You can download a zip file of the songs chiptune loops/sound fx and an Acid project file format from the remix contest site itself.

If you dont have any software or even any gear to make the remix, NO PROBLEM! Sony has provided a FREE copy of ACID for PC computers on the remix site for you to use. Mac users can download the loop zip file and use the loops to make a remix as well in programs like Garage band, etc. However Mac users wont be able to use the acid project file.

There are NO restrictions on how the remix is made! You can use all chip related devices, modern softsynths, or anything else that tickles your fancy. Also, you do not have to use ACID software to enter! You can make your remix any way you like. 😊

The Grand Prize winner will receive: A Commodore 64, 1541 drive, cables, a Prophet 64 Cart, ACID Pro software, Five Standard Collection Libraries, as well as a copy of our Electric High EP & an 8bw T-shirt!

Contest End Date: Thursday, August 13, 2009

Also, we uploaded the song here on 8BC for you to download from the 8bw profile.😊


Good luck and enjoy~!

-Seth & Michelle😊😊

ps-C64 Monitor not included, however, any tv/monitor with rca input will work with it.😊


Submitted by naughtyboy

Sony's 8 Bit Weapon Remix Contest Page!

8 Bit Weapon's official site!


08/07/2009

"Immortal 4" album producers looking for talented arrangers

Immortal 4 preview

Jan Zottmann, executive producer of the acclaimed Immortal series of CDs featuring arranged music from games released for the Commodore Amiga, and composer Jolyon Myers are looking for a talented arranger to work on a CD version of the music from the Amiga version of Final Fight. The game was more or less a direct conversion of Capcom's arcade classic, but it featured an entirely different score written by Myers. You can download this music from or listen to it on Youtube.

Jan says: This is your chance to become a member of the ‘Immortal’ team and publish your arrangement of ‘Final Fight’ on an album that features musicians such as Chris Huelsbeck, Andrew Barnabas, Allister Brimble, and many others. Participating artists are free to choose the style of the arrangement on their own, the final track should have a running time of at least 4 minutes though. Demos should be submitted in mp3 format to jzottmann(at)synsoniq.com no later than August 31. Jolyon Myers will personally select the best entry (and eventually give some input for the production of the final version which has to be submitted late September / early October 2009). Runner-ups will receive a credit in the CD booklet as well as a free copy of the Immortal 4 album. There will also be an opportunity to present these arrangements on the AmigaRemix platform.

Jolyon says: It's an honor that the Final Fight theme has been chosen for placement on the latest ’Immortal’ CD as Jan has always brought together really talented musicians to re-create fantastic blasts from the past in a new and innovative way. I can’t wait to hear what you guys do with this track and hopefully it will be you that gets your remix on the disc!


Submitted by Jim Power

Amiga Immortal CD series

Final Fight original music @ Exotica

Youtube link with the music

Amiga Remix

Discussion


03/07/2009

AmigaRemix.com redesign time - designer needed!

It's time for a complete overhaul of the design of AmigaRemix.com, both for the backend and the frontend.

Ziphoid needs your help to make an appealing face for the Amiga remixing community.

Discussion


02/07/2009

Dr Future interviews daXX

daXX daXX - one of our most prominent Amiga remixers has been interviewed by Volker 'Dr Future' Buckow...

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daXX interview

MySpace page

daXX' remixes at AmigaRemix


30/06/2009

Summer vacation for the jurors

The submission systems for both Remix.Kwed.Org and AmigaRemix.com have now been switched off until the 24th of August to give the jurors the possibility to rest from their duties and recharge the batteries for the rest of the year.

If you still want to showcase your tracks until the submission is reactivated, feel free to post your tracks on the forum, since there most certainly will be people around to enjoy them during the summer. It could of course also be a good thing even for the remixers to leave the keys for a bit and enjoy the summer. ;)

- Ziphoid & Kwed

25/06/2009

New layout

Remix64 Layout Version 3, used 2009 until present day. Screenshot shows the page as of June 2009 Remix64.com has a new look!

This is the 3rd major layout version of the site. I hope you like it.😊

- LMan

Remix64 Design History


24/06/2009

Ziphoid new head of Remix64.com

Dear Remix64 visitors,

since Tas & me founded Remix64 8 years ago, I've been (co-) managing the site using my best endeavours. During the last year however, I have been barely able to keep track of the happenings in the scene, and I really feel it's time I take a step back and put Ziphoid at the helm. He's at the nerve of the scene and a great guy, I know he'll do a great job.

I will not be totally gone though, I'll still take care of the conceptual and technical aspects of the site, and I'll try to do a remix or two. After all, that's what this scene is all about.😊

Thanks for all your support over the past years - this community is special!

- LMan

13/06/2009

OCR, 8 Bit Weapon & Nokia! The Reset Generation ReMix contest!

Nokia Releases SID/chiptune soundtrack to their new pc/mobile game "Reset Genration" via IGN! We're teaming up with Overclocked Remix AND Nokia to hook up the artist who can do the best job of remixing and interpreting the Reset Generation soundtrack! The Reset Generation soundtrack was composed using primarily a Commodore 64 and a Nintendo NES. There are 21 Tracks to remix and there are midi files available for each track!

Besides getting their ReMix posted to OCR as our first N-Gage mix, we have delivered an amazing phone hookup courtesy of Nokia. The grand prize... a brand new Nokia N81, a US$399 value, with 8GB of memory including Reset Generation installed!

You have from now until the middle of July to complete as many entries as you want. But once we hit 11:59PM EST on Friday, July 10th, 2009, we're done accepting contest entries! All contest entries need to be emailed to admin@ocremix.org, subject Nokia & 8 Bit Weapon! Be sure to mention who was involved & what songs are being ReMixed!

Good Luck!

-Seth & Michelle😊 :]


Submitted by naughtyboy

OverClorcked Remix Contest page

8 Bit Weapon's Official Site


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