Hey peeps...

I've got a zx81 (with extra ram pack), a 128k and a +2

I wanna learn how to chiptune with them and looking for some stuff to read up on...

I haven't ad a chance to properly look through the forums so my apologies if this has been posted loads already...

What sort of hardware and software do i need ??

Cheers peeps!

Try beepola (1bit music) and vortex tracker (ay/ym 8bit music)

Thanks!! Will give them a look!

Some more informations...

If you're interested into 1bit (beeper) music, then have a look at our forum there: http://randomflux.info/1bit/
Beyond Beepola (which is really cool), there is also other ways to create beeper music. More infos: http://battleofthebits.org/lyceum/View/ … format%29/

Most of the time, you'll be using cross compilation (from your PC) to create the music, it's quite tedious to make it on a real spectrum.

For AY music, Vortex Tracker is very good too (it's a PC tool). You can find useful informations there: http://chipmusic.org/forums/topic/27/vortex-tracker-ii/

If you really want to make music from your Spectrum, there are some software for this.
Have a look at this thread:
http://chipmusic.org/forums/topic/14763 … or-speccy/

and some more info (how to load stuff and such, from emulator but some commands are relevant for real spectrum) on my website http://garvalf.online.fr/index.php?page … racker3.en

A very good music made for ZX81 (with extension), by the master Yerzmyey:

Last edited by garvalf (March 16, 2016 8:54 am)

Wow.... thanks for that!!!

Definitely will be going through all of them!

Thanks for all your help bud!! big_smile

My plan is to use the actual spectrum hardware (that's ay music right???) with an sd / cf card... was reading that games n stuff loads much quicker with them over the tape with the limited baud rate...


You will have to get an AY interface for the ZX81 (and the ZXpand drive possibly).

http://chipmusic.org/forums/topic/6668/ … tion-ayym/

Garvalf: ah yes, but seems like they stopped producing the MrX and ZXpandAY for ZX81. Arrrgh.

Last edited by YERZMYEY (March 16, 2016 5:14 pm)

Well after searching for a while with no success i found this :

https://translate.google.co.uk/translat … mp;act=url

A diy Spectrum clone with the AY chip on it!!

I am in the process of building a 128k version and hopefully will be able to get stereo out ( or split the signal so i can mute a channel!) and make  a nice case!! will let y'all know how i get on!

*edit* Forgot to add it turns out my 128K is actually a 48k spectrum +!! oops!

Last edited by Pix Retro (May 10, 2016 11:06 am)

Yes, that is a way.

Or You can buy a new Spectrum from here
http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/detail … oard-10849
At least it works with modern keyboards and with VGA. All the rest is the same anyway.
I like it, I admit.