BIT Live Brighton Announced

27/06/200313th September, 2003
BIT Live Brighton will feature a concert: the headline act is...

Rob Hubbard - unplugged. Rob plays his own hits live on stage. Also, Press Play on Tape will be performing. The whole thing will culminate in a supergroup of PPOT, Rob, Ben and violinist Mark Knight for the ultimate Monty on the Run...

The concert will be MCd by Ben Daglish, and also includes Octave Sounds.

Also, the day will be 15 hours long, with a retro game and music fest from 11am -> 6pm attended by as many composers as we can get: there will also be a display exhibit of Martin Galway's C128D (wot he used to compose most of his SIDs), and his original Ocean source disks and source code.

Tickets will be available to buy in advance this time.

The venue is the Brighton centre, directly on the seafront in Brighton, with all-day catering and air conditioning (http://www.brightoncentre.co.uk)

Other guests so far volunteered include Matt Gray, Tim Follin, Mat Cannon, Jon Dunn, Thomas Detert, Markus Schneider, Ben and Rob of course, and Dave Whittaker. More will undoubtedly follow...

A ticket for the concert and after show boogying will be £10, and a ticket for the all-day event will be £5. The thing costs over £2500 to put on, so we've got to try and break even. Between 6pm and 7pm people will leave the centre temporarily to have some food while we set up the concert.

Throw in a playable SIDstation and a competition section gamesmastered by Mat Mayhem Allen (as long as he agrees: I haven't asked him yet! It would only be fair since he always wins the damn competitions!!), and Allan Commodore Scene Bairstow showing his awesome collection of Commodore machines doing awesome things, and composers turning up to the remix workshop to jam along to their own SIDs, and you've got a pretty unmissable event, IMHO.

More details when we get the website up. The maximum amount of tickets for the concert will be about 400, though the whole venue can hold 750.

There's even a five-a-side football match on the beach on Friday evening!

Oh yes: worried about how to get to Brighton from Stansted airport? Don't be: there will be SID minibuses run by us which will convey you for a non-profitmaking fare, both there and back on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Accommodation suggestions will be available on the website when we do that...

Oh yes, and there will also be the launch of The Galway Project: The Perfect SID Collection, which is an audio CD collection of the highlights of Martin Galway's SIDs, recorded from his actual
SID chip (the only one that plays them as they were meant to be played), and which will include Streethawk (in two versions, with subtunes), a missing tune in Wizball that was commented out of the source code, reminiscences by Martin himself, and other worktunes, as well as the classics. The CD was compiled by Boz, and is the precursor to a DVD next year which will contain every single Martin Galway tune and subtune recorded in 24bit, 48khz (DVD) and 96khz (DVD Audio) along with all his source code, pictures from his bedroom at the time, and other goodies.

Definitely one for the fans 😊
Submitted by Chris Abbott

Back in Time Live Germany a big success

23/06/2003Volker Buckow's Back in Time Live Germany was held on the 21st, and was a great success, bringing together continental remixers, fans and composers. Dr.Future will be writing his own review as part of the editorials this month, and there are already galleries from happy partygoers! Check them out!
Submitted by Chris Abbott

One of the last surviving 8-bit software labels cease trading.

14/06/2003Anco software shot to fame on the 8-bit computers, it's most notable release was the kick-off series of games originally designed by Dino Dini. However Anco being only a small label was forced to close operations last month due to the untimely death of company owner Anil Gupta. Anco was one of the last surviving Software labels from the days of the c64.
Submitted by Tas

Merregnon sets standards again with a LIVE orchestra Premiere.

13/06/2003Merregnon Studio's will be world premiering their Merregnon II Album at the first live Symphonic Game Music concert in Leipzig, Germany. The event that features the world greatest titles of recent years like Final Fantasy, Medal of Honor, Tomb Raider or Primal includes a medley from the upcoming Merregnon II soundtrack as well. The concert takes place in the concert hall Gewandhaus zu Leipzig on 08 / 20 / 03.
Submitted by Tas

C64 MIDI files get new home

26/05/2003A new site set up to host the plethora of C64 MIDI files (many of which are by yours truly) has appeared. It also offers Nokia ring tones, and has a crisp C64-like interface.
Submitted by Chris Abbott

Chris Abbott becomes Remix64's new Editor

25/05/2003Today, I appoint Chris Abbott to Remix64's new editor after Neil Carr's recent resignment. I respect Neil's decision, and I wish to thank him for two years of an excellent job as our editor. Neil, I wish you all the best for the future, and hope you'll still find the time to contribute to our little site now and then. Best of luck to you, friend!

I've talked to Chris about taking on the job, and I am certain that he will do it expertly. Chris has deep insights into the SID-Remixing world, and the ability to express things clearly yet entertaining. Therefore I'm glad that he accepted, and I'm looking forward to this collaboration. Welcome aboard, Chris!
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Submitted by LMan

I regret to inform you.

18/05/2003Remix64 has become a very successful venture over the last 2 years and i'd like to think my part of making remix64 has been a slight factor to this. However over the past year i've had to deal with many personal problems which have lead to severe depression, amongst other things. Tho seeming to make a good recovery for a short while, if slowly found myself sinking deeper into depression than ever before, to the point where every day life has become very difficult to cope with. Tho, before i have suggested that i will leave remix64, but then had a change in mind, i have taken many weeks to come to this decision and i feel that for the good of my own mind is that i take a back seat and relinquish my position as Editor of remix64. I will stay part of the website, but in more of a background role in the future (A very background role).

Remix64 volume 2 is under no threat and my work with the CD will remain as focused now and while the product is ongoing. However, i can catagorically say that the series will come to an end after this CD.

I would welcome and encourage anyone who wishes to take my place as editor to contact LMan. But please only offer your services if you are commited.

I applogise to the Staff list at remix64 that i haven't spoken to them while making this decision first. I no longer wish to be part of remix64 in the extent i have and wish for it not to be discussed.

Over the months, you will notice that i become even less involved as others take my place which eventually will see me as the odd contributor.

May i extend my appologies to Markus at this point and wish that remix64 does continue and maybe even better than ever with new personnel. I make this decision for the good of my health and no single person can be held responsable. It's just a job that i cannot find in me any longer and the pressure's of everyday life are too much for me to be able to take anymore without needing to be concerned about such hobbies that have become more stressful than enjoyable.

Good Night,
Neil
Submitted by Tas

Plenty of news on c64 remix CD's (including Remix64)

08/05/2003Now i just stumbled upon this site, and i have little clue what it says as it is in what i presume Swedish.
Submitted by Tas

New and vastly improved merregnon website

23/04/2003For those who are familiar already with the hit CD Merregnon, and who are waiting for what promises to be one of the most ambitious ventures to date, can now visit their new website. The website shows the ambition of the CD and has some useful news on the projects with some nice artworks there too.
Submitted by Tas

Freelancer (Behind the scenes)

17/04/2003The link here, downloads a 73mb video documentary which last over 8 mins long. The video gives a behind the scenes look at the making of freelancer. The game written by Anvil Stduio's features coments from many of the production staff which includes Martin Galway.
Submitted by Tas