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General Category => Applications => Topic started by: ComSoft6128 on 07:39, 02 September 21

Title: Soundtrak Ripper (SoundHakker) 2.0 by 'The Equalizor'.
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 07:39, 02 September 21

UK program released by STS Software in 1993.

Amstras Action review (from CPCRulez):
"The Equalizor is best known for hacking other people's code. Now he provides a program to help you hack the Soundtrakker tunes out of other people's programs.
It works on the basis that most Soundtrakker tunes, which dominate European disczines and demos, are often stored in the second 64k off the CPC's memory, and thus survive a software reset. The Soundhakker can then hack the music from the extra banks and save it as a stand alone file.
The difficulty is, though, that it is impossible to effect a software reset in 99 per cent of the programs Soundtrakker tunes are found in. But if you've got a Multiface or Hack-it, no problem, because they can rip the music out of anything (well, almost, let's not get literal about this). So, assuming you can actually get at your tunes you'll be able to use this extremely well programmed utility which comes complete with full instruction (a bonus for PD).
If you own a Hackit, the Soundhakker may prove very useful, as it can be easily installed in the Hackit. But there's one minor drawback; the program is stored on track 40 of your disc. This means when that you want to copy it you have to copy the whole disc instead of just one file, which is a completely pointless irritation."


Original dsk file:
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=10977 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=10977)

Modified dsk file by Antoine Pitrou:
https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-soundtrak_ripper.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-soundtrak_ripper.htm)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA5cowe4MkM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA5cowe4MkM)


Other links:
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Equalizor (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Equalizor)
https://cpcrulez.fr/auteur-the_equalizor.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/auteur-the_equalizor.htm)
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=The%20Equalizor (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=The%20Equalizor)


Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
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