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Post by Zuffle » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:26 pm

Hello guys!

Zuffle here in the UK. It's great to be joining the Acorn legions at stardot. :D
I've been an avid reader for a while but thought it was time I came in from the bushes and said hi.

I got a BBC B for my birthday many years ago on the parental understanding that it was educational for me. I educated myself in Elite, Exile, Frak!, Repton and Zalaga, the usual suspects. I loved my BBC micro, all the games and coding.

After the beeb era I got into the Arch and fondly remember getting to grips with ARM and taking an avid interest in writing tracker/computer music which I have been doing since 1991. Around the time of Beeb@30 and totally enthused by the retro computer scene I got back into 6502 coding. Since then I've been enjoying the wonderful games and productions which have been emerging by the very dedicated and talented people around here.

well, hopefully I will get time soon to put out some beeb music disks and maybe collaborate with any retro devs who want an original score for their game.

cheers!!
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Post by CMcDougall » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:49 pm

welcome Z :)
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Post by Elminster » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:29 pm

Welcome. New music tracks eagerly anticipated now.

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Post by davidb » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:27 pm

Welcome! :D

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Post by Multiwizard » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:34 pm

Hi,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim... :-)

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Post by danielj » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:52 pm

Hello there! :)

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Post by tricky » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:10 pm

Welcome,
although I usually do arcade ports and try to keep the music similar, I never write it myself.
I'm doing scramble at the moment, which doesn't really need music and it would be tricky as I am using one channel for "womwom", one for bombs and one for shooting with explosions taking the white noise channel.
Are interested in adding music to games (with restricted channels) or more like demos where you can have all the channels?

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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:33 pm

Welcome, Zuffle. :D
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Why do I keep collecting Acorn gear? I'm going to need a considerably bigger man-cave. :?

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Post by DutchAcorn » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:36 am

Welcome to Stardot, Zuffle! Any nice Archie tracker tunes you can share? :D
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Post by Zuffle » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:33 am

Thanks for the warm welcome guys!
tricky wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:10 pm
Are interested in adding music to games (with restricted channels) or more like demos where you can have all the channels?
I'm happy to work with restrictions and familiar with squeezing the most out of reduced channel numbers, or creating 'dropout channels' where a channel plays a secondary, non-essential backing part of a tune and drops out for sound effects when needed, whichever suits.
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:36 am
Welcome to Stardot, Zuffle! Any nice Archie tracker tunes you can share? :D
I will dig some out. I am in the process of uploading my PC tracked music to soundclound atm. Next will be some BBC chip tunes followed by some Arch era mods. I'm trying to cover as many different genres and styles as possible ultimately!
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Post by tricky » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:28 pm

That's great, I look forward to hearing your beeb tracks.

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Post by kieranhj » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:23 pm

Nice to meet you Zuffle. Always great to meet new folks interested in potential collaborations on retro productions! Would love to hear some new music for the Beeb's lowly SN76489 chip. What Tracker do you use these days?
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Post by Zuffle » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:46 am

kieranhj wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Nice to meet you Zuffle. Always great to meet new folks interested in potential collaborations on retro productions! Would love to hear some new music for the Beeb's lowly SN76489 chip. What Tracker do you use these days?
thanks kieranhj :D great to be here. I use different ones although I quite like DefleMask these days. Are you a tracker guy yourself?
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Post by Dethmunk » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:25 pm

Welcome to Star Dot. Always great to see new people joining. :-)
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Post by kieranhj » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:20 pm

Zuffle wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:46 am
thanks kieranhj :D great to be here. I use different ones although I quite like DefleMask these days. Are you a tracker guy yourself?
I'm a code not a Tracker guy but familiar with Deflemask as it's what our musician / collaborator Inverse Phase uses, including for the Bad Apple tune. simonm is the audio / SN76489 code expert really, not me, and has been doing lots of interesting work converting music from the Sega Master System and more recently the Atari ST to the BBC Micro. We actually started our 8-bit retro demo-making with a few music discs. :)

As much as I knock it, I think there's still a good amount of mileage in the old SN chip yet using modern Trackers, particularly when it comes to higher frequency playback (above 50Hz I mean but below what you might call "sample" rates) and various preprocessed register tricks. Always looking for folks to experiment with!
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Post by Zuffle » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:40 am

Here he is :D the prince of persia! how's it going?

It was Kieran who encouraged me to come in from the bushes and register on stardot. Good man =D>
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Post by oss003 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:45 am

Welcome and enjoy the forum...

Greetings
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Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:06 am

Welcome to the Forum, Zuffle . . . Enjoy . . .

Looking forward to some interesting Music :wink:

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