Monday, October 26, 2015

[album] Lisergamida by Pulselooper

New Pulselooper, yay! 3 years in the making, Lisergamida is a collection of fairly slow, acid-flavoured LPGT jams. Once again, Pulselooper manages to strike a perfect balance between dark, moody vibes and danceable, yet intricate beats. Comes with excellent remixes by BLEO, droid-on, hypnodrive, and Peter Swimm.

For those interested about the inner workings of these tracks, the LPGT source files can be downloaded here.

[demo] Shareware by Dekadence

A new C64 demo from Dekadence, with kickass music and neat PETSCII graphics. Third place in the C64 demo compo at Zoo.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

[compo] TMDC 18 Announced

It's time for the Text Mode Demo Competition again! Here's the official invite, with neat music by Linde:

Submission period is from November 11th to December 12th as usual. For more info about rules etc, check the official TDMC website. Further questions can be discussed at pouet. Last but not least, the invite can be downloaded here.

[demo] Abre los ojos by oobc

This gotta be one of the craziest demos I've seen this year. First of all, the platform: CBM 8032 aka Commodore PET! If that alone isn't crazy enough, the demo itself is rather... different. It starts out with something which sort of resembles a twister, but then takes a rather unexpected turn. I don't want to spoil it too much, so let me just say that I have rarely ever seen something so unique and sinister. An absolute masterpiece in my opinion, and well-deserved first place in the Wild compo at Zoo this weekend.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

[soft] FAT in Development Again

Just a short note to let you know that the Furious Advance Tracker project for Gameboy Advance is in development again, and a new beta is out. Still quite a few things missing, and the range of supported flash carts is rather limited as of now, but nevertheless I'm sure people will appreciate that stuff is happening again.

[album] VARUNA OST by izioq

Short but sweet Genesis/PC-Engine flavoured soundtrack for a new WIP shoot'em up named VARUNA. Digging that boss battle!

Monday, October 19, 2015

[soft] SAA1099Tracker

An excellent new online tracker for the Philips SAA 1099 sound chip (found in Sam Coupé, as well as some soundcard extensions for ZX Spectrum and PMD-85) has appeared recently, courtesy of Martin Bórek, one of the authors of the PMD-85 emulator.

SAA1099Tracker features a slick-looking interface and excellent documentation. It is written in HTML5/Javascript, and runs on all major platforms/browsers. The source is available on github as well.

SAA1099Tracker online

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

[album] CNTRY & NESTRNT by Bud Melvin

I never thought the day would come when I'd be promoting Country music. But this new EP by banjo-wielding, yodeling chip hero Bud Melvin leaves me with no choice but to post it on here. Yeehaw!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

[album] Retrobeat/ZX81 by Yerzmyey Now on Cassette

AY and Amiga chipmusic hero Yerzmyey has a new cassette release! It contains music from his "Retrobeat" and "ZX81" albums. If you want to buy one (they cost just 3 EUR + shipping), get in touch with the man himself via yerzmyey at

[demo] cobalt blue by sensenstahl

Another stunning entry from what has to be the toughest 256 byte compo in demoscene history so far. 3rd place at Function, here is cobalt blue by sensenstahl.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

[soft] TEDzakker 1.0 Released

As much as I like my own tracker, I can't hide the fact that another awesome music editor was released very recently. Hermit of SIDwizard fame proudly presents you TEDzakker, a tracker for the Commodore 264 series. It features a custom driver to achieve effects previously unheard on the TED chip.

From the release notes:
  • 6 different player-types for different needs and rastertimes/sizes
  • TED sound emulation on SID for C64 version
  • HerMIDI MIDI-interface support (notes can be played, instruments can be selected)
  • short 1ms whitenoise can be enabled for instruments (crisp soundstarts)
  • SYNC and PHASE between the two channels, possible to create ringmod or PWM-like sounds
  • bass sounds deeper than A2=108Hz by utilizing 'noiseloop'
  • note-volume fade-in/out in instrument-tables to create volume-envelopes
  • different mixing modes to map the virtual volumes of channels to shared volume
  • normal/incremental vibrato, balanced vibrato/slide-speed strength in lower octaves
  • Instrument load/save support (each instrument has its own individual table)
  • Runnable and playable tunes can be exported directly from TEDzakker editor just like workfiles
  • Built-in cheatsheet and built-in tutorial/example-tune for all player-types
The latest version can be downloaded here.
For further discussion, see the release page on csdb.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

[soft] HoustonTracker 2 for the TI-82/83/83+/84+

After many months of coding, it's time 4 da calculator!


HoustonTracker 2 is a music editor/sequencer for the Texas Instruments TI-82, TI-83/82STATS, and TI-83+/84+/SE. It allows you to compose and play multi-channel 1-bit music directly on your TI graphic calculator.


• 3 tone channels
• 1 non-interrupting drum channel
• up to 128 note patterns
• up to 64 drum/fx patterns
• sequence length up to 255 pattern rows
• 16-bit frequency precision
• 8-bit speed precision, can be configured per step
• various effects, including:
  - L/C/R stereo hard-panning for tone and drum channels
  - 8bit duty cycle control
  - duty cycle sweep
• 2 user definable samples
• up to 8 savestates
• edit during playback

sound example

project website
download (includes 82p/83p/8xp binaries and docs)

Bug reports? Suggestions? Feature requests? Post them in the dev thread over at the 1-Bit Forum.