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CPC tunes
« on: 20:38, 10 January 18 »
Does anyone know where I can download CPC tunes from (and I mean a source other than YouTube)?

Thanks in advance
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Re: CPC tunes
« Reply #1 on: 21:38, 10 January 18 »
Hi
This site has both Spectrum & CPC chip music and AY Chip music players.

https://www.worldofspectrum.org/projectay/index.htm

I have added this as the ftp at WoS is broken. :doh:

https://www.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/music/ay/
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Re: CPC tunes
« Reply #2 on: 00:36, 11 January 18 »
Many of the game pages on CPC-Power have the music available in the very compact YM format that you can either play right there on the page or download (by clicking the animated floppy disk character by each tune) and play in a program such as XMPlay.

For example here's the page for Glider Rider (which has fantastic tunes).
http://cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=zicym&num=983
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Re: CPC tunes
« Reply #3 on: 15:42, 11 January 18 »
Anyone know how to play YM format files in linux? Is there a player available?
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Re: CPC tunes
« Reply #4 on: 16:01, 11 January 18 »
There are these:

 http://www.svgalib.org/rus/aylet.html
http://www.bannister.org/software/ao.htm

Can't comment on how either of them work as I've not tried myself!

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Re: CPC tunes
« Reply #5 on: 16:11, 11 January 18 »
OK, I found ymplayer is part of stymulator package. That works ;)
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Re: CPC tunes
« Reply #6 on: 14:47, 12 January 18 »
OK, I found ymplayer is part of stymulator package. That works ;)

Oddly enough, some files on CPC Power need to be extracted first to .ym5 files otherwise ymplayer refuses to play them.
e.g.  music from Mask III Venom Strikes Back will not play from the downloaded .ym file until it gets extracted.

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Re: CPC tunes
« Reply #7 on: 11:05, 15 January 18 »
This is another site with CPC & ZX Spectrum AY Chip Music

http://aygor.abrimaal.pro-e.pl/
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Re: CPC tunes
« Reply #8 on: 18:36, 20 January 18 »
Interesting, but that's just a downloadable archive, ain't it?

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Re: CPC tunes
« Reply #9 on: 11:47, 21 January 18 »
Interesting, but that's just a downloadable archive, ain't it?

Yes you would need an AY player to use them and there are a lot of AY files in the archive, and many are Spectrum rather than CPC.It is quite interesting if you go into Composers/Musicians and navigate to David Whittaker there is the CPC & ZX versions of Xenon and it's interesting to hear the variance in the sound between the two i prefer the CPC's sound.
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