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Hi there. I want to annonce, that our new radio station called "Roland Radio" now is official online. We are streaming the finest Amstrad CPC tunes as 128 kbit/s mp3 streams in stereo and mono and also have a 64 kbit/s ogg stream set up.
You can find a track list showing the latest 128 tracks played also as webplayer and all informations about the Roland Radio in the news section.
Follow us on twitter @cpcradio or on Facebook - get in touch with the greatest tunes on cpc.


A big thank you to targhan for giving us his collection of cpc tunes for our databases.
And now: tune in!
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Targhan Only - Every Wednesday from 13:00 to 14:00
« Reply #1 on: 14:04, 08 April 15 »
You like the music of Targhan? So you will love our special program on every Wednesday. Enjoy the best CPC tunes from Targhan from 13:00 to 14:00. You'll love it. Check out the schedule at Roland Radio | Amstrad CPC music & very much more
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #2 on: 14:05, 08 April 15 »
Awesome, added to foobar  ;D
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #3 on: 22:19, 08 April 15 »
Great stuff :). Glad you could release this so quickly! It's a rare event on CPC :).
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #4 on: 22:48, 08 April 15 »
:-) Mr. Quickly they call me sometimes  :P




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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #5 on: 23:23, 08 April 15 »
Mr. Quickly they call me sometimes  :P

Even Randy does? ;-)

Need to integrate the stream into the Radio-plugin of XBMC. m3u should work, I think...

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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #6 on: 23:23, 08 April 15 »
Yes, you can also add the new MONO-Stream for the STEREO-Hater :-) like me :-)

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Be on Roland Radio - send us your voice!
« Reply #7 on: 02:40, 09 April 15 »
Do it like some others did before! Send us your voice like MaV did: http://rolandradio.net/jingles/mav-en.mp3


record your voice like in the sample above if you add some greetings and what you think should be on the radio. email your track as MP3 or any other sound format to info@rolandradio.net. We add some nice CPC music and play it on the Radio. Check our track list on Roland Radio | Amstrad CPC music & very much more
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And if you like - you can also send us a version in your mother tongue like Optimus did: http://rolandradio.net/jingles/optimus-gr.mp3
« Last Edit: 11:15, 09 April 15 by XyphoesRe »

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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #8 on: 00:58, 10 April 15 »
I've listened to this all day! Bloody fantastic
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #9 on: 02:40, 10 April 15 »
I've listened to this all day! Bloody fantastic
I'm not the only one then. I love the hourly beeps.
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #10 on: 02:41, 10 April 15 »
I'm not the only one then. I love the hourly beeps.


hah Yeh, the only thing that threw me was the interview :p
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #11 on: 02:42, 10 April 15 »

hah Yeh, the only thing that threw me was the interview :p
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #13 on: 14:35, 10 April 15 »
Great that you all like Roland Radio.


If you have any questions, ideas, improvements, suggestions, fruit cake - write a message.


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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #14 on: 20:21, 11 April 15 »
We now have added an small external Radio Player which you can use from our homepage. A small window will pop up in your browser and plays Roland Radio. Also the information about artist and track are updating now so you can see what you are listening.
Check our Homepage Roland Radio - Amstrad CPC music & very much more
Roland Radio - Amstrad CPC music & very much more and start listening to Roland Radio.


Thats what the player looks like:



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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #15 on: 22:56, 12 April 15 »
I can't stop listening !


NEVER CLOSE IT DOWN, EVER!
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #16 on: 21:25, 13 April 15 »
At the moment we are in maintenance mode :-) We have to update three(!) wiondows pcs. Last update was 2012, so it is really necessary. at the moment we are updating the main studio pc, so kangaroo sits in front of the displays and also plays with the mixer and checks if everything is ok. hopefully we will be back in normal mode at 9pm, so we can continue to send the finest CPC music :-)=

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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #17 on: 22:38, 13 April 15 »
Nice to see, how this all evolves. Can we add our own (CPC) songs too? Or is already "full". Guess Targhans collection is really big.  :)
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #18 on: 22:45, 13 April 15 »
If you have some nice MP3 of CPC tunes you can send them to info@rolandradio.net If you should have a huge collection we also can give you access to our FTP system where you can upload a few gigabytes.

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Maintenance-Mode-Song :-)
« Reply #19 on: 00:55, 14 April 15 »
As Roland Radio was down today for two hours due to Windows updates, we decided to make a nice Maintenance Mode Song for Roland to sing along in loops during the next maintenance :-)


This is the File: http://rolandradio.net/radio/maintenance.mp3




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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #20 on: 01:17, 14 April 15 »
hah awesome
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #21 on: 11:47, 14 April 15 »

I've been listening to Roland Radio the last few days.  Very nice! 

My only comment would be some tracks are too short - perhaps the shorter tracks should be allowed to repeat twice (I know probably not practical unless they're converted to streaming format on the fly?)  :)


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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #22 on: 14:19, 14 April 15 »
Hi. they are converted on the fly from flac format into m3p and ogg for streaming. But as they all have a fade out at the end  >:(  its not possible to loop them without having a gap.
So what i will do next is to remove all the tracks < 15 seconds to the jingles section, so they will only be played on our cartwall and/or before and after station ids and stuff. That will be the best to handle it. also i then can do a kind of "jingle show" or some contest "guess the jingle" :-)


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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #23 on: 18:32, 14 April 15 »
I thought you may have converted them from a module format on the fly.

It's not really a big issue - just occasionally I'll start to enjoy something for it to then end abruptly :)

Roland Radio is currently keeping me sane at work.


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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #24 on: 21:42, 14 April 15 »
Personally, I like the jingles and wouldn't remove them! They are part of the whole experience :).
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