Hey guys, after a year - some small info here.

A little bit of some new chiptune/micromusic squeaking and creaking on various oldschool machines from 80s and 90s.

As usual, it's some reasonably new stuff, which means it's collected from last two years of my activity.

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YERZMYEY - "DEATH SQUAD"
(C) 2017

Download: http://yerzmyey.i-demo.pl/
Entire album in one ZIP: https://www.sendspace.com/file/vj1sr6

The tracklist:

01. Agartha
02. Death Squad
03. The Lady of Mars
04. Evelynn
05. Vivid Dream
06. Ceres Pyramid
07. Orch-OR
08. Jophar Vorin of Laxaria
09. Moon Hoax
10. Trip to Japan
11. Mono Adventures
12. Gendarmenmarkt the Berlin square
13. Temple of Asherah

Total Time - 44:48 min.


Hardware used:
ZX Spectrum 48K with AY-interface, Atari 520ST, FamiCom Pocket, Amiga 1200, Atari 800XL, Raspberry Pi 2, mini-synthesizer Yamaha QY70.

Software used:
ZX SoundTracker 1.1, MusicMon, FamiTracker, OctaMED, Neo-Tracker, Goat-Tracker.

All the music has been composed and recorded by Yerz.
Cover-art project has been designed by Yerz.

WWW sites:
http://yerzmyey.i-demo.pl/
http://ay-riders.speccy.cz/
https://soundcloud.com/yerzmyey
https://www.youtube.com/user/yerzmyey
http://ym-digital.i-demo.pl/
http://hooyprogram.republika.pl/
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Enjoy!!!! wink
Yerz




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Last edited by YERZMYEY (Jul 9, 2017 3:35 pm)

Excellent stuff as always Yerz

My favourite track is Death Squad, particularly like the buzz bass in the second half  smile

Wow, now listening to "Berlin Square". Excellent, love it smile

Amazing stuff, as usual! That amount of talent is criminal.

Awesome !!! I'm downloading it right now !!!
Little tip you should make links for your albums in compressed files (like .zip, .rar, etc.)
It would be easier to bulk download your music ! smile

Just love it. As always big_smile

Thank you, the songs are great!
My favorite track is Death Squad too.
Could you explain a bit how you recorded all these machines?
Did you encounter problems with clock sync?
Thx!

Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy,
thanks a lot, guys!! Means muuuuuch to me.

Well, as for the links, I'm afraid the server isn't mine, so its owner might be pissed off, if I put there all my content TWICE. smile smile smile But that's why I used Sendspace, just in case somebody would need entire ZIP. I hope it's not a problem (sorryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!)

As for recording, it's not too much of a trouble actually - I just connect the machines into my PC and record the stuff. For recording I use CoolEdit Pro and SoundForge. Then - some typical stuff like "Center wave", "Normalize", "Noise gate" and so on. Old machines - when they're stereo - they have usually a radical stereo-separation, so I use then the "Channels mixer" to get the channels 'closer' each other.
But anyway each song comes from its own machine, so no problems with synchronization.
At least not for now. If I would like to make some experiments mixing various oldschool machines together, then I might find myself in a trouble indeed, hehehe.

But for now I only consider trying to make some album with chiptunes (AY) and MODs mixed together, which will be a bit easier than You guys could think because I would use a ZX Spectrum with GeneralSound card - then it would be able to play MODs and chips together. wink

Greetzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!

YERZMYEY wrote:

But for now I only consider trying to make some album with chiptunes (AY) and MODs mixed together, which will be a bit easier than You guys could think because I would use a ZX Spectrum with GeneralSound card - then it would be able to play MODs and chips together. wink

Do you have more info on GeneralSound?
It can only find info in russian ;-(
And thanks for your recording tips!

Hi there!

Sadly all the matters with retro-computers are complicated and annoying, hehe.

The card can be bought from Tetroid -
http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/detail … n%29-10892
and it looks like this:

Zaxon has made some interface for it, with his DIVMMC interface (a flash-drive for ZX Spectrum - with it You don't have to load from tape any more wink ). http://www.jungsi.de/divmmc-zaxon-retro … -spectrum/

Still, one would have to contact Zaxon in person to order the special DIVMMC version with the slot for Neo GeneralSound.
Also - special software would be required.

I don't recommend it as it's a way through an actual hell.

Probably it would be easier to get two Amiga 500 computers and make some MODs to play them simultaneously from both machines (or record two 'halves' of a song from one A500 and mix them on a PC).

I suspect a better way might be to use the Windows' VortexTracker II and comfortably make chiptunes for two AY chips (6 channels)...? Hmmmm.

YERZMYEY wrote:

I don't recommend it as it's a way through an actual hell.

Probably it would be easier to get two Amiga 500 computers and make some MODs to play them simultaneously from both machines (or record two 'halves' of a song from one A500 and mix them on a PC).

I suspect a better way might be to use the Windows' VortexTracker II and comfortably make chiptunes for two AY chips (6 channels)...? Hmmmm.

Or to get a spectrum next? ;-)

https://www.specnext.com/

PS: Something like 3 years ago I was making some test with my friend LVD, in the subject-matter.
We managed to merge on one Spectrum: 2 AY chips and the GS. 10 channels in total.
The test sounded like this: http://yerzmyey.i-demo.pl/ts_gs_test.mp3
But for now we stopped the works. Probably we're too old. wink

PS.2: ZX Spectrum Next will solve most of those problems supposedly. Not the 100% solution but - who knows, maybe it is?
Surely the most comfortable way, I'm sure You're right.