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by Waz
28/08/2014 - 12:46
Forum: Events & Broadcasting
Topic: Matt Gray Produced Box Set
Replies: 107
Views: 37961

Re: Matt Gray Produced Box Set

Dalali !! Of course. They were based in Croydon so I used to go into their office for production meetings. Can't remember the name of the lovely lady who was in charge, other than she was from India I think. Meanstreak was the game in question and straight away I can hear how rubbish the lead lines...
by Waz
27/08/2014 - 22:51
Forum: Events & Broadcasting
Topic: Matt Gray Produced Box Set
Replies: 107
Views: 37961

Re: Matt Gray Produced Box Set

It was Cnet that got me noticed first and provided my first paying commissions. The first was a bit of a disaster as the programmers re-coded my submission using their own player. Out the window went any vibrato routines and other modulation fx I'd used. I think I did two games for them (God what w...
by Waz
27/08/2014 - 19:17
Forum: Events & Broadcasting
Topic: Matt Gray Produced Box Set
Replies: 107
Views: 37961

Re: Matt Gray Produced Box Set

Matt, First of all, a pleasure to have you on board. Like so many of us here, we grew up admiring the Commodore 64 tunes you made. I can remember the likes of Jukebox 64 (both parts) and your Rockmonitor version of Rob's "Phantom of the Asteroids" on Compunet (which I got via a friend who could affo...
by Waz
02/08/2014 - 17:09
Forum: Fun Forum
Topic: Where do I actually GET the SID of this cracktro?
Replies: 6
Views: 3683

Re: Where do I actually GET the SID of this cracktro?

Okay folks, I've sorted it. Here goes: Intro tune 1 = /MUSICIANS/F/FCS/Neon_Nights.sid subtune #5 The subtune is by Rock but appeared in this demo which had tunes by FCS and Rock (more by FCS), hence it's in FCS's directory. It's also a hack into Ben Daglish's player, as the player code is the same,...
by Waz
11/12/2013 - 20:11
Forum: Fun Forum
Topic: USB C64 Joystick adapter (for emulator)
Replies: 50
Views: 39163

Re: USB C64 Joystick adapter (for emulator)

I ordered one of these myself, and they came over from Canada to the UK in the post very quickly and securely. Tried it with MAME and with WinVICE, and it's just so nice to be able to use a proper competition pro for most games, and the adjustable stick of the Cruiser for the likes of Track and Fiel...
by Waz
10/09/2013 - 17:27
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: Help in using of XE1541 cable
Replies: 13
Views: 3747

Re: Help in using of XE1541 cable

But I also copied X1541Test utility on the CD which made to check compatibility between parallel port and XE1541 cable. This utility told me that my notebook's parallel port isn't compatible with the XE1541 cable. If you didn't already try it, the BIOS setting used to work best with the parallel po...
by Waz
20/08/2013 - 17:47
Forum: Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk
Topic: Can somebody extract these tunes to a SID file please?
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

Re: Can somebody extract these tunes to a SID file please?

Now tell me, how did you know or remember where those loader tunes were? Looking under Electric Boys or Commodore Format Loader returned nothing and no wonder. It won't do. Purely because it was common practice for Electric Boys at the time to use tunes from demos (ie: in the public domain) for thi...
by Waz
19/08/2013 - 22:51
Forum: Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk
Topic: Can somebody extract these tunes to a SID file please?
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

Re: Can somebody extract these tunes to a SID file please?

Unsurprisingly, they're already all in HVSC. Here's what all the tunes are with their HVSC paths: Side A: Dropzone Tapeloader - /MUSICIANS/F/Fanta/Sequenzer_Killer.sid Chaos Tapeloader - /MUSICIANS/P/PRI/No_Grammy.sid Chaos - /MUSICIANS/H/Hubbard_Rob/Crazy_Comets.sid Side B: Heavenbound Tapeloader -...
by Waz
25/04/2013 - 22:47
Forum: Events & Broadcasting
Topic: New Back in Time Live - Sep 15th 2013, Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 48501

Re: New Back in Time Live - Sep 15th, Manchester

Bear in mind that the venue is actually in Oldham and not Manchester - there is a difference, you know. Anyway, a few things to bear in mind, especially if you're travelling from distance or even planning to stay in Manchester and commute there: The quickest buses from central Manchester are the 181...
by Waz
24/06/2012 - 17:48
Forum: Fun Forum
Topic: Pretty Hate Machine 8 Bit Style
Replies: 2
Views: 3071

Re: Pretty Hate Machine 8 Bit Style

I had a listen and I have to say for the two songs that he composed on SID, it was almost like he was trying too hard to cram everything in, and as a result it suffers somewhat. With other hardware he seems to be more in tune with what it can do and it's more about the composition instead, which is ...
by Waz
07/06/2012 - 16:31
Forum: Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk
Topic: Cracktro Tune in Street Gang (C64) wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Re: Cracktro Tune in Street Gang (C64) wanted

A long time ago I knew the name of the game where the Rasterbar-Intro/Cracktro music of the Game "Street Gang" were from. Due to OUT OF MEMORY error in my brain I cant remember it :duh: Checking all the cracked versions on CSDB, the HVSC paths to the original C64 SIDs are as follows: MCA (Magic Cra...
by Waz
31/03/2012 - 10:03
Forum: Events & Broadcasting
Topic: PLAY EXPO 2012-13TH-14TH OCT, MANCHESTER(REPLAY EXPO)
Replies: 2
Views: 3043

Re: PLAY EXPO 2012-13TH-14TH OCT, MANCHESTER(REPLAY EXPO)

Event City is close to the Trafford Centre, a few miles outside Manchester city centre. There's a regular bus service every 10-15 minutes from Manchester City Centre, which is the 250 (stops at all stops) and X50 (limited stops) and the last bus back is at 0010, so if there's an evening event on, yo...
by Waz
10/03/2012 - 9:29
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: Selling some of my C64 games
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Re: Selling some of my C64 games

Turns out it's your Microrhythm I'm bidding on. Glad you won it and it got to you safe and sound. Of course I ripped the example tunes in each of the four modules for HVSC before I sold it though! I've put some more up now - only a day and a half left if you want to snag a bargain or two: http://ww...
by Waz
07/03/2012 - 21:57
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: CMU - Space Cabaret
Replies: 1
Views: 867

CMU - Space Cabaret

Those of you who remembered the sadly missed Richard Joseph will know that way back in the 1970s, years before he started composing Commodore tunes, that he was in the progressive rock band CMU, and at the time I wrote an article about the album in question: http://www.remix64.com/the_secret_history...
by Waz
18/02/2012 - 14:48
Forum: Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk
Topic: Bmx-kids Work in progress
Replies: 8
Views: 1919

Re: Bmx-kids Work in progress

Like the initial sketch idea of this. The drums are definitely welcome as it adds that kind of skiffle drum feel that you'd need to bring it across. The piano is nice, but might need a longer sustain in parts just so it's audible as one of the main leads. The original tune is quite repetitive though...