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Title: CPC game music
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:25, 17 October 18

From what I remember of the  CPC games I played back in late eighties/early nineties the music was usually quite short (a minute or so?) in length and then looped continuously throughout the rest of the game-play.  Perfectly understandable when games were initially written for the 464 and then transferred to the 6128.
What about 6128 games only?
Were there any games that the music length was expanded beyond this limit?

Cheers,

Peter
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: zeropolis79 on 17:12, 17 October 18
There's some games which music lasted longer than a minute.
My video here highlights some of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl0c5IDQUnw&t=
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:32, 17 October 18
Thanks Zeropolis,

Downloaded and I will listen to it tomorrow.

Cheers,

Peter


Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: zeropolis79 on 00:04, 18 October 18
No probs. Hope you enjoy and none of them are looped.
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: ervin on 01:21, 18 October 18
Three of my favourite CPC tunes were Heavy on the Magick, Trantor, and Meltdown.
All stunning pieces, and all pretty long.

Meltdown is my fave CPC tune ever.
It's not all that impressive from a technical point of view, but the composition is stunning.
I'd love to hear a modern cover of it.
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 08:58, 18 October 18

Thanks Ervin,

Had to listen to the Spectrum version of Heavy on the Magick but even that was excellent, a classical arrangement is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCn-uu9uzV0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCn-uu9uzV0)

I have downloaded the other two and will listen to them later.

Cheers,

Peter
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: SuTeKH/Epyteor on 10:34, 18 October 18
I've just checked through my MP3 collection and these are all over 1 minute long (and, from memory, not looped);

Trollie Wallie, Super Space Invaders, Robozone, Artura, Avenger, Death Wish III, Deflektor, Footballer Of The Year, Future Knight, HATE, Krakout, Mask 3, Switchblade, Thing On A Spring, Blade Runner, Cyberbig, Prehistorik 2, Super Cauldron, Finders Keepers, BMX Simulator, Beverly Hills Cop, Beyond The Ice Palace, Crystal Kingdom Dizzy, Defcom, Dizzy Down The Rapids, Elektra Glide, Elevator Action, Gilbert (Escape From Drill), Glider Rider, Mr Heli, Shadow Of The Beast, Spellbound Dizzy, Stormbringer, Trantor, Treasure Island Dizzy, Xenon, Subbuteo, Xyphoe's Fantasy, Demon's Revenge, Energy, 1943, Bravestarr, Battle Valley, Cybernoid, Cybernoid 2, GI Hero, Herobotix, Marauder, Maze Mania, Nebulus, Netherworld, Radzone, Stormlord, Stormlord 2 (Deliverance), Turbo Boat Simulator, Zynaps, Gryzor, Mega Apocalypse, Out Run, Rastan Saga, Savage, Ball Breaker, Caecilia Metella, 3D Starfighter, Brainache, Dizzy, Super Robin Hood, (Bad Dudes Vs) Dragonninja, Burnin' Rubber, Daley Thompson's Olympic Challenge, Darkman, Robocop, The Vindicator, Mega-Phoenix, 1942, Airwolf 2, Duet, Great Gurianos, Space Harrier, Overlander, Hot Shot, Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters, Pit Fighter, Batman (The Movie), Druid (Loader), Harvey Headbanger (Loader), Spiky Harold (Loader), Thrust (Loader), Stun Runner, Eliminator, Equinox, Exolon, Rampage, Silkworm, Prehistorik, Paladin, Barbarian, Cauldron 2, Stifflip & Co, The Sacred Armour Of Antiriad, Five-A-Side Soccer, Hydrofool, Knight Tyme, Monty On The Run, Nemesis The Warlock, Saboteur 2, Shockway Rider, Spellbound, The Human Race, The Last V8, Thundercats, Trans-Atlantic Balloon Challenge, Warhawk, Wriggler (Romantic Robot), Kettle, Turrican 2, Golden Axe, St Dragon, Batman (The Caped Crusader), Captain Blood, Purple Saturn Day, Double Dragon, Flimbo's Quest, Jet Set Willy, RBI2 (Baseball), Agent X 2, Gauntlet 3, Ghouls 'N' Ghosts, Cavemania, Las Tres Luces De Glaurung, Titanic, L'Aigle D'Or and Meltdown (SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?)

There are many, many others!
Amstrad game music was/is underrated (due to that CYD thing on the C64.)
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: Targhan on 10:40, 18 October 18
Never heard of the Roland Radio (https://rolandradio.net)? I recorded most of the music. There are many, many, many songs that are more than one minute long, I can assure you.
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 10:42, 18 October 18
Thank you!

Are these available to download anywhere?

Cheers,

Peter
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: Targhan on 12:54, 18 October 18
I obviously have the 1300 I have recorded, but it's a bit hard to share...
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: roudoudou on 13:28, 18 October 18
I obviously have the 1300 I have recorded, but it's a bit hard to share...


Why?  ;D


Still in PSTN*?




*RTC for french people
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: Targhan on 16:09, 18 October 18
The archive is quite big indeed. Plus, if you want to listen to the songs, simply use the radio...
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: Carnivius on 17:20, 18 October 18
I sometimes listen to Roland Radio to check out songs I may never have heard of and then tend to download a lot of YM files from CPC-Power since they're so tiny in filesize compared to mp3 versions and you can still play them in various music players (if not native like XMPlay then usually with some sort of add-on and even got players for them on my phone too).

Glider-Rider for example you can listen to the music on the page itself, or click the bouncing yellow disk character icon before each filename to download the YM.
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=zicym&num=983 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=zicym&num=983)
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:52, 18 October 18
Thanks for the interesting replies and I have today checked out Roland Radio.

Ervin - never saw Meltdown but what a great tune!
Anyone wanting to check it out will find it here courtesy of ASiC:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7S0M6qJPg8

Cheers,

Peter


Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: roudoudou on 21:09, 18 October 18
The archive is quite big indeed. Plus, if you want to listen to the songs, simply use the radio...
We cannot "use" the radio, just listen to (barely) 3 or 4 playlists per week, far, far, far away from 1300 songs you told us about  :(
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: Cholo on 00:56, 19 October 18
One Man and His Mic has a fair bit of podcasts with amstrad music (and other 8/16bit music) over at:
http://www.binaryzone.org/podcast/


Like a show no 7 the "AY show". Both Amstrad & Spectrum had the AY chip so they sound quite alike.


About 6128 only: as music usually took up a lot of space it was usually just about a game having music or not at all. So no "extended" music af far as i recall. Quite a lot of games that got added music if you loaded it in a 6128 instead of a 464. Like Shinobi, Hero Quest, Gryzor & Renegade.
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: Targhan on 11:04, 19 October 18
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Ervin - never saw Meltdown but what a great tune!

Meltdown was composed by WE Music, which is actually no less than... the late Ben Daglish.


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We cannot "use" the radio, just listen to (barely) 3 or 4 playlists per week
You should talk to kangaroo about that, I already did, but he didn't change how the randomness is managed. Indeed, this is quite repetitive.
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: SuTeKH/Epyteor on 11:45, 19 October 18
@ComSoft6128 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2226) - CPC-Power has a lot of Amstrad game music, for example here's the MELTDOWN (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=zicym&num=1388) music-page and the corresponding .ym files can be downloaded to be "used" offline. CPC-Power even tells you how long the music-file is!


Just spend a few seconds/minutes/hours/days searching for your favourite games (or composers), download the ones you like or are over 1 minute and enjoy!


NOTE: WE M.U.S.I.C. actually consisted of ANTHONY LEES (died this year from a car accident) and BEN DAGLISH (died this year of cancer)
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: Targhan on 14:52, 19 October 18

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NOTE: WE M.U.S.I.C. actually consisted of ANTHONY LEES and BEN DAGLISH

Thanks, I stand corrected :).
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: SuTeKH/Epyteor on 16:06, 19 October 18
No, it is I who stand corrected as it was ANTHONY CROWTHER and BEN DAGLISH.
I got my SIDs confused... apologies to those who made me know that I offended them!



EDIT: FYI Meltdown was the first game I transferred to DISC when I got my first DDI-1. The "sample voice" and music were just amazing! I still listen to the theme now... albeit via an MP3 version! ^_^
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: Carnivius on 16:37, 19 October 18
@ComSoft6128 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2226) - CPC-Power has a lot of Amstrad game music, for example here's the MELTDOWN (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=zicym&num=1388) music-page and the corresponding .ym files can be downloaded to be "used" offline. CPC-Power even tells you how long the music-file is!


Just spend a few seconds/minutes/hours/days searching for your favourite games (or composers), download the ones you like or are over 1 minute and enjoy!
I pretty much said same thing about CPC-Power in my above post. :P
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: BSC on 11:58, 07 January 19
Meltdown is my fave CPC tune ever.
It's not all that impressive from a technical point of view, but the composition is stunning.
I'd love to hear a modern cover of it.

Absolutely! I hooked my CPC to the stereo to enjoy the energetic bass lines :)

A modern cover of it .. what a great idea ...
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: Token on 14:31, 07 January 19
Airwolf 2 ingame tune sound a bit like Meltdow.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiuKDmMzAhU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiuKDmMzAhU) @ 0:16
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: VincentGR on 18:50, 07 January 19
Airwolf II


I remember getting the original disk and I was amazed by that track.
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: SuTeKH/Epyteor on 19:19, 07 January 19
Airwolf 2 ingame tune sound a bit like Meltdown.
From the same composer (Mark Cooksey) - Great Gurianos (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=zicym&num=1008)
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: VincentGR on 19:20, 07 January 19
From the same composer (Mark Cooksey) - Great Gurianos (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=zicym&num=1008)


Great Gurianos, another masterpiece.

Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: SuTeKH/Epyteor on 22:41, 07 January 19
[OFFTOPIC]
STARFORCE NOVA (especially the high-score tune, a conversion of "I FEEL LOVE") is one of my favourite MARK COOKSEY C64 tunes!
He did a decent tune for GHOSTS 'N' GOBLINS on C64, too! I still prefer DAVID WHITTAKER's tune on the CPC, though!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPa0K5Cth40
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: Token on 23:19, 07 January 19
I can't believe it's a CPC tune (GnG) This is really good work!
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: Docent on 01:55, 08 January 19
I can't believe it's a CPC tune (GnG) This is really good work!

The original music from Ghost'n'Goblins cpc game is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqcteYiOHS8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqcteYiOHS8)
Title: Re: CPC game music
Post by: Token on 21:22, 08 January 19
I'm still not a fan of the C64 ingame tune version, but I like that Dalezy-SuTeKH/Epyteor new version on CPC a lot.  I wonder what tracker is used here.