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Amstrad Sang pour Sang by Zisquier, the Amstrad CPC music with some metal added in it
Thanks to the Facebook Amstrad.eu CPC 464 / 664 / 6128 group, I stumbled on the r Zisquier youtubber who dont hesitate to remix Amstrad CPC music in metal mode. Will you recognize Barbarian, Nebulus and Antiriad ?
Dont hesitate to look for his other gameplay videos of Amstrad CPC games.
Nemesis the Warlock, remixes of the original music by Rob Hubbard, and video gameplay
CHIPNSFX tracker+player suite by CNGSoft, a multi-platform tracker and player for Z80 systems
CHIPNSFX tracker+player suite is a musical software suite focused on lightweight code and data (the player itself is under 950 bytes long, and can be as small as 550 bytes) for the Amstrad CPC, Sinclair Spectrum 128 and MSX1 platforms; other hardwares can be supported with minor modifications in the player code, such as Sega Master System. The tracker can create songs up to 256 patterns long, patterns can be up to 96 ticks long, and there can be as many as 255 different instruments. The player itself is hardware-independent, the programmer can provide the external functions required to make it work on any Z80-based platform. CHIPNSFX was succesfully used in past projects such as :
Today the news are good, a teaser for a new version (v2) of Arkos Tracker as an Amstrad CPC intro with a 9 channels music song, a conversion of a Rob Hubbard music. To listen to the 9 channels, you need a PlayCity sound card or an emulator like JavaCPC Desktop (check PlayCity on misc tab of preferences).
Arkos Tracker v2 will feature :
works on windows, linux and mac
play both psg and sample sounds
4 effect columns per tracker
arpeggios and pitches inside tracks
slow pitch and glide fxs
import from AT1, SKS, 129, WYZ and MOD
export to binary or sources
any freq from each psg
new format called AKY allows replay from 7 to 12 scanlines for 3 channels with a much
better compression ratio than YM players
JB le Daron, Adventure 2 on Youtube, and an april fool on which I stumbled
Well CPC 4 Ever was an april fool. I fell for it nicely.
You still got the Amstrad CPC music announced on the site above played nicely on piano (done in two nights).
The game this time is an adventure graphic game in french, written in basic (hard to play without reading the listing) : Adventure 2 ou l'accusation. There is no relation to Adventure 1 ou la grotte also by Ludovic MABILLOT (Ludo's Software Distribution). JB le Daron prefered the first game to the second.
Remake of Sapiens by Didier and Olivier Guillion and music remixed
For old timers, very very old in case of Sapiens, I want to remind you that the original authors of the game Didier and Olivier Guillion have written a windows VGA remake of Sapiens. The game is a shareware for only 10 €.
The original music was written by Gilles Soulet, here are 2 remix of the music on Youtube :
JB le Daron, a youtubber, but also a musician : CPC 4 Ever
SPOILER ALERT : it's an april fool !
I knew JB le Daron as a youtubber, I discover today that he isnt just that, but also a musician.
CPC 4 Ever is his project : the best musical themes of your favourites Amstrad CPC games are remixed, with piano for example. There are already 5 tunes available on the site. Personnaly I like them very much and is awaiting for more ! See you on Twitch the 4th April at 22:00.
El Tesoro Perdido de Cuauhtemoc by 4Mhz, menu music by McKlain
Often in games, the music is either written by Tom et Jerry or McKlain.