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General Category => Applications => Topic started by: ComSoft6128 on 16:19, 21 September 19

Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:19, 21 September 19
Video 1 of 3.

The Brandenburg Concertos 1 and 2.
Transcribed on the CPC by Rob Baxter in 1987.

I would highly recommend using 4K Video Downloader (easy to use/takes minutes) to strip the audio to MP3 so that you can play it on other devices - MP3 file size is 19.1MB.

https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/4k-video-downloader (https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/4k-video-downloader)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiquNYqqvH0&t=184s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiquNYqqvH0&t=184s)

Links:

Amstrad Computer User and Amstrad Action reviews of The Advanced Music System:
https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

Rob Baxter letters to ACU and AA:
https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9)

Other info:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg_Concertos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg_Concertos)

With thanks to @Nich (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=53)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Brandenburg Concertos
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:16, 22 September 19
Video 2 of 3.

The Brandenburg Concertos 3 and 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwoAC6Bv1HE&t=561s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwoAC6Bv1HE&t=561s)
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Brandenburg Concertos 1 - 6
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:22, 23 September 19
Video 3 of 3.

The Brandenburg Concertos 5 and 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irkdhBghlnU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irkdhBghlnU)
Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:00, 28 September 19
A little ragtime music for the weekend.
You might be familiar with this piece of music as the theme for the movie "The Sting".

Music starts at 2.53 and finishes at 7:57

From the Rob Baxter music disc 5.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8qVSl66WOE&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8qVSl66WOE&feature=youtu.be)


Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Entertainer_(rag (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Entertainer_(rag))

Amstrad Computer User and Amstrad Action reviews of The Advanced Music System:
https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

Rob Baxter letters to ACU and AA:
https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9)

Other info:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

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.



Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin
Post by: mr_lou on 22:10, 28 September 19
I know I tried this application once back in the day, but I don't remember much from it. I'm sure I concluded it was too complicated for me, but I must have heard "The Entertainer" at the time.  :)

The one thing our modern CPC tracks are missing nowadays, is that oldschool feel. The simplicity... It's very cosy.
Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:26, 30 September 19
KONZERT1.LNK and KONZERT2.LNK - J S Bach's Concerto for violin and oboe - from the Rob Baxter music disc V.

Video 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGW9S4WHKRA&t=22s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGW9S4WHKRA&t=22s)

Video 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjYkfEnfo9s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjYkfEnfo9s)


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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - Bach's Concerto for violin and oboe
Post by: ervin on 08:58, 01 October 19
There is something relaxing and pure (for lack of a better word) about listening to classical music through basic AY tones.
Very nice.

Incidentally, does anyone know what the music on Tempest's main screen was?
That was a glorious piece of music.

And how about Sabre Wulf's main menu music?
Title: The Advanced Music System - Debussy medley
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:08, 01 October 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc V.

"DEBUSSY.LNK - This is a medley of well known piano works by Claude Debussy. They are The Snow Is Dancing, Golliwogs Cakewalk, The Girl With The Flaxen Hair and Arabesque Number 1."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHPVjDDJDI8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHPVjDDJDI8)

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

Link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Debussy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Debussy)
Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:58, 02 October 19
Delightful short (2:10) piece - which you just might have heard at a wedding.

From the Rob Baxter music disc V.   (1988)

"PURCELL.LNK - The 'Trumpet voluntary' , attributed to Purcell but was actually written by Jeremiah Clarke. For interest it was originally entitled 'The Prince of Denmarks March' and was written for harpsichord."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZ14dZmNB4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZ14dZmNB4)

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Denmark%27s_March (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Denmark%27s_March)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpet_voluntary (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpet_voluntary)

Not emulated - original hardware and software
Please note that the aspect ratio for YouTube is 16:9 but the CPC monitor has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: The Advanced Music System - "The Savers" and "Take Five"
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:42, 03 October 19
Two "modern" pieces from The Rob Baxter music disc V.   (1988)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGsUkn-K4xA&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGsUkn-K4xA&feature=youtu.be)

"SAVERS.LNK - A loose arrangement of Jean Jacques Perrey's 'The Savers' - originally composed in the seventies for the Moog synthesiser.

TAKEFIVE.LNK - Take Five by Dave Brubeck"

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perrey_and_Kingsley (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perrey_and_Kingsley)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Five (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Five)

Not emulated - original hardware and software
Please note that the aspect ratio for YouTube is 16:9 but the CPC monitor has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: The Advanced Music System - Bach's 'Toccata and Fugue in D Minor'
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:22, 05 October 19
Deleted post - Duplicate video
Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 09:35, 08 October 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc II.

Rob Baxter 1987 - "I was astonished at how well Mozart's Eine kliene Nachtmusik turned out. I had originally intended it as an experiment. Just a little tryout as I had never attempted any Mozart before!
Anyway here it is. You can judge for yourself if the experiment worked or not!"


The music starts at 2:00 and finishes at 18:12.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iE5jhuzqKI&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iE5jhuzqKI&feature=youtu.be)

Links:
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14031 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14031)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eine_kleine_Nachtmusik (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eine_kleine_Nachtmusik)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - Eine kliene Nachtmusik
Post by: GUNHED on 17:42, 08 October 19
Got the origninal at home... time to use it.  :)
Title: The Advanced Music System - Bach's Sinfonia from Cantata no. 29
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 10:39, 11 October 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc II.

Music starts at 0:09 and finishes at 3:28.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbv503wROEE&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbv503wROEE&feature=youtu.be)

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.
Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 07:53, 18 October 19
Bach's Ricercar from the 'Musical Offering'

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc V.

These discs were available from various PD libraries in the eighties and nineties but the
Advanced Music System by Rainbird Software was required to listen to them.
Music starts at 0:19 and ends at 6:17.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSQPUlc8mZc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSQPUlc8mZc)

Links:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Musical_Offering (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Musical_Offering)

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.
Title: 1988 - The Advanced Music System - ORFEO.LNK (L'Orfeo)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:41, 25 October 19
"ORFEO.LNK - Instrumental selections from Monteverdi's opera L'Orfeo."

From the Rob Baxter music disc V.


Music starts at 0:26 and finishes at 5:58.

This piece and all the other music files previously shown were available from UK PD libraries in the eighties/nineties.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPHJuAb7scY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPHJuAb7scY)

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Orfeo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Orfeo)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

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.
Title: 1988 - The Advanced Music System - Halloween music by Rob Baxter
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 07:30, 31 October 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc V.

When I first listened to this I was hoping for the CPC version of the theme from John Carpenter's Halloween movie  :o  - but unfortunately it isn't that.
It seems familiar but I can't pin it down, if anyone has any info on this please share.

However, whether it is an original piece by Rob Baxter or an adaption of someone else's work doesn't lessen the fact
that it is a lovely piece of CPC music with good use of stereo throughout.

Music starts at 0:15 and finishes at 5:26. - Turn up the volume!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-U5naV5EUI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-U5naV5EUI)


Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

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.
Title: 1988 - The Advanced Music System - LOST.LNK
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:40, 09 November 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc V.

An original composition by Rob Baxter

"  'The Lost Concerto' - a piece in concerto form (i.e. a slow movement surrounded by two outer fast movements)"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7-rdHvR-f4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7-rdHvR-f4)

Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

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.


Title: 1987 - The Advanced Music System. Bach - Suite No. 2 in B minor
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:34, 10 November 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc 2.

"As far as the suite in B minor was concerned, all I intended to do with this work was to transcribe the delightful Badinerie. This I did.
Then I tried the Rondo and before I knew where I was, I had transcribed the whole suite of dances! So I decided to present the entire work and  completed the overture. In effect the work was transcribed in reverse order!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqoo3lAByiI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqoo3lAByiI)

Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestral_suites_(Bach)#Suite_No._2_in_B_minor,_BWV_1067 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestral_suites_(Bach)#Suite_No._2_in_B_minor,_BWV_1067)

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.
Title: 1987 - The Advanced Music System. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Dorian)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:45, 11 November 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc II (1987)

This is good, this is very good.
Even if you're not a great fan of classical music (like myself) you should recognise this from movies and adverts.
Excellent use of stereo throughout the piece - you might be surprised how good the CPC can sound.

"My version of the mighty Dorian Toccata and Fugue is probably my most ambitious transcription I have ever attempted. Obviously, the great Toccata sounds a bit thin when reduced to three voices but the Fugue (I feel) works very well. Listen out for some frantic stereo switching! In the Prelude No. 2, I make extensive use of what I call my 'celestial harp' effect. I developed this technique while working on the Brandenburg Concertos and used it fairly sparingly throughout that disc. It only appears to any great extent in the final movement of No. 5. On this present disc, I have used this effect more widely. See if you can guess how it works. It is really very simple (Hint - if you listen over stereo headphones the effect is completely lost but the method becomes quite clear. This is due to the very sharp stereo separation produced by the Amstrad.) "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzzHIgI8wjA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzzHIgI8wjA)

Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toccata_and_Fugue_in_D_minor,_BWV_538 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toccata_and_Fugue_in_D_minor,_BWV_538)

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.
Title: 1987 - The Advanced Music System. Bach - Violin Concerto in E Major
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 08:27, 15 November 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc 2.

"The concerto form seems to bring out the best in me! The E Major Violin Concerto and the F minor Harpsichord concerto are in my opinion the best works on this disc! Especially the Violin Concerto. This one really makes the AY chip sing!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Xu8vb5tUQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Xu8vb5tUQ)

Links:
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violin_Concerto_in_E_major_(Bach (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violin_Concerto_in_E_major_(Bach))

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.
Title: 1988 - The Advanced Music System - The Black Sheep Variations
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 07:16, 20 November 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc V.

Music begins at 2:04 and ends at 6:16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMaExc0mQY0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMaExc0mQY0)

Links (1):

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

Links (2):
Interestingly "Baa Baa Black Sheep" was also part of the earliest recorded computer music


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLwjz0UR5_A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLwjz0UR5_A)


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/jun/19/news.culture2 (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/jun/19/news.culture2)

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37507707 (https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37507707)

Baa Baa Black Sheep
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baa,_Baa,_Black_Sheep (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baa,_Baa,_Black_Sheep)

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.
Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:00, 24 January 20
The Blue Danube

Glorious.

A treat for the ears - shows the audio output of the CPC at its best.
Best to listen to using external speakers - laptop speakers just don't do it justice.

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)
Music starts at 3:01 and finishes at 14:34

"THE BLUE DANUBE by Johann Strauss (1825-99) was composed in Vienna in 1867. The waltz's
full german name is- 'An der Schonen Blauen Donau' ( By The Beautiful Blue Danube ).

The version on this disc is from a piano edition.

Whenever I hear this waltz I cannot help visualizing outer space.
It might be the graceful ballet sequence in the film 2001 A Space
Oddysey which used this waltz so well... or perhaps it is just from
playing 'Elite' too often on the computer. Whatever it is, the
association is forever fixed in my mind."

Rob Baxter, September 1987

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWUNVGp9RJc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWUNVGp9RJc)

Reviews:

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg==)

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ==)

Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

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.

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 18:34, 24 January 20
This is wonderful. I used to make a lot of use of The Music System back in the 8-bit era, as it was just so good. Never had the Advanced version but I think I'll have to give it a try. :)
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:05, 24 January 20
Glad you like it Zoe - The William Tell Overture tomorrow :)  and though shorter it is also well worth listening to.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 20:09, 24 January 20
I'll look forward to it! :D
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: GeoffB17 on 02:15, 25 January 20
Hello,

All interesting info about TMS and AMS, but I'm wondering if there's any info about the .MUS file format?   Tried searching for things, but there are other things AMS that keep coming up.

Geoff
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 08:27, 25 January 20
Hi @GeoffB17 (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1489) ,

Unfortunately there is no information in either the Music System or the Advanced Music System manuals regarding the file format.

An entry from cpc-power on what I think is a missing disc from the WACCI PD library contains this info:

"AMS-MIDI: converts disc files created by Rainbird's Advanced Music System (AMS) into a form useable by the program Perform. Perform then transmits the files over the MIDI interface in the RAM Music Machine. If suitable equipment (a MIDI instrument) is connected to the MIDI OUT socket of the Music Machine then the music will be played."

So it looks like someone managed to decipher the file format.

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15492 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15492)

Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: GeoffB17 on 15:28, 25 January 20
Hmm.   I assumed it was possible, the question is more how practical it might be.   

There are a number of considerations, for example, there must ne thousands of midi files about, and some of them are pretty good.   If converting a .MUS file is complicated, and there's a .MID already, then there's no point, unless there are aspects of the 'preformance' in the .MUS that is better than that in available .MID files.   And the .MUS files that you've kindly presented suggests that there are aspects of the 'performances' here that do transcend the mere sound (which by modern standards isn't too great).

I'll have to dig about and see if I can find anything about AMS-MIDI.   Otherwise I'll have to study the .MUS files I've got and see if I can 'decode' them.   I've looked inside some already, and they're nothing like midi, but I can see some data that MIGHT relate to something.

As I understand it, the .MUS files are no more than 3 part (as in left, right and center) but usually just the one 'sound' (instrument).   The system I think allowed some different sounds, but I don't think they could be played at the same time?

Geoff
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:58, 25 January 20
As these CPC files are over three decades old "modern standards" don't interest me - YouTube is awash with every possible variation of these pieces. Some good some bad - it is only the CPC output that I find of interest.

As to how Rob Baxter recorded these, reading both manuals may be of help.
I have looked for more information myself but aside from some info on his Amiga PD disks I can find nothing.


Peter
Title: The Advanced Music System - The William Tell Overture Finale
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 17:26, 25 January 20
The William Tell Overture Finale (March of the Swiss Soldiers)
From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 4

Another excellent transcription to the CPC - music starts at 4:29 and finishes at 7:24

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnN-j-PgBlM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnN-j-PgBlM)

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Reviews:

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Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell_Overture#Cultural_references (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell_Overture#Cultural_references)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

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.
Title: The Advanced Music System - Two extracts from the Peer Gynt Suite
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:38, 27 January 20
From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 4 (May 1988)

My personal favourite here is the, familiar (and frantic), Hall of the Mountain King.

The extracts:

1. Anitra's dance - 2:43 to 6:55
2. Hall of the Mountain King - 7:00 to 9:16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV77dZb0sa0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV77dZb0sa0)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_Gynt_(Grieg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_Gynt_(Grieg))

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - Two extracts from the Peer Gynt Suite
Post by: tjohnson on 22:20, 28 January 20
Good stuff, that hall of the mountain King is good, I like the ending part.
Title: The Advanced Music System - Rhapsody In Blue by George Gershwin
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:06, 29 January 20
From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 4 (1988)

Background text/info 1:10 to 1:24

Music starts at 2:55 and finishes at 17:29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMDj0wtwymc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMDj0wtwymc)


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http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

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Title: The Advanced Music Studio - Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 11:56, 01 February 20
From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)

Instantly recognizable................

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdT5jun-UaE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdT5jun-UaE)

From Wikipedia:

"In Popular Culture

The "Sabre Dance" has been used in numerous films, animated films, television series, video games, and commercials over the years, oftentimes for humorous effects. The piece's popular familiarity has been enhanced by its traditional use as accompaniment by travelling circuses and on television variety shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show when novelty acts such as plate spinners appeared.

Some notable television shows that have used it include The Jack Benny Program (1961), A Piano in the House from The Twilight Zone (1962), The Onedin Line (1971 and 1972), The Benny Hill Show (1985), Our Very First Telethon episode of Full House (1990), The Simpsons (1991), Two and a Half Men (2004), What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2004), "Peterotica" episode of Family Guy (2006), SpongeBob SquarePants (2007), and The Big Bang Theory (2009).

On June 6, 2013 on the 110th anniversary of Khachaturian’s birthday a modern take of the Sabre Dance—Sabre Dance on the Street—was performed at Yerevan Cascade by Barekamutyun dance ensemble and Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Films

Films in which the "Sabre Dance" was used include The Barkleys of Broadway (1949), One, Two, Three (1961), The System (1964), Amarcord (1973), Nu, pogodi! 6th episode "Countryside" (1973), Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), Repentance (1987), Punchline (1988), Hocus Pocus (1993) Radioland Murders (1994), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994),[71] Don't Drink the Water (1994), I Married a Strange Person! (1997), Vegas Vacation (1997), A Simple Wish (1997), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), The Lion King 1½ (2004), Kung Fu Hustle (2005), Scoop (2006), Sicko (2007), Ghost Town (2008), Witless Protection (2008), Le Concert (2009), Pájaros de papel (2010), Sabre Dance (2015).[66] In his frenzied comedy One, Two, Three, director Billy Wilder used the dance repeatedly for comic effect, including a crazed chase through East Berlin, and the chaotic closing ride to the airport featuring James Cagney and Horst Bucholz. It was also played briefly in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

Video games in which the "Sabre Dance" was used include:

Road Runner (the 1985 Atari System 1 arcade version).
Sleeping Dogs on the classical Boosey and Hawkes radio station.
Final Fantasy IV, as background music for the dancing girls' routines.
Aero the Acro-Bat, as the music that plays when Aero is invincible for a short time."


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabre_Dance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabre_Dance)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:46, 05 February 20
Bach - Prelude & Fugue Nos. 2 & 11

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 2

As ever excellent use of stereo throughout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBsiJWx17ys (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBsiJWx17ys)

Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

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[/f
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:53, 05 February 20
A sample file from 1987 by Rob Baxter

3.5 minutes of stereo CPC bliss. Music starts at 2:19.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtCdbsAGtN4&t=11s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtCdbsAGtN4&t=11s)

Amstrad Computer User and Amstrad Action reviews of The Advanced Music System:

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

Rob Baxter letters to ACU and AA:
https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9)

Other info:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

With thanks to @Nich (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=53)

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
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:57, 05 February 20
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vmYz5lAA44 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vmYz5lAA44)

With thanks to @Gryzor (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1)  and   @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

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Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_(Handel)#Act_3 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_(Handel)#Act_3)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:33, 08 February 20
THREE DANCES FROM THE NUTCRACKER SUITE - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 -93)

Recorded by Rob Baxter in 1988 and played using the Advanced Music System - From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 4 (1988)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ug3c2b-89g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ug3c2b-89g)

"These characteristic dances are some of the best known tunes from this much loved concert version of the ballet bearing the same name. Presented here are the Danse Russe Trepak (Russian Dance), Danse de la Fee-Dragee (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy) and Danse des Mirlitons (Dance of the Reed Pipes)."

1. Russian Dance - 0:50 to 1:58

2. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - 2:02 to 3:48

3. Dance of the Reed Pipes - 3:51 to 5:38

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nutcracker#In_popular_culture (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nutcracker#In_popular_culture)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:46, 10 February 20
VIVALDI - The Four Seasons - Spring

Video 1 of 4

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)

Recorded and played on the Advanced Music System by Rainbird Software.

Music starts at 3:48 and finishes at 14:50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8HP5BTCju0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8HP5BTCju0)

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https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi))

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:14, 12 February 20
VIVALDI - The Four Seasons - Summer

Video 2 of 4

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)

Recorded and played on the Advanced Music System by Rainbird Software. Music starts at 1:10 and finishes at 9:52

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNw5A7P9OQQ&t=5s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNw5A7P9OQQ&t=5s)

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Links:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi))

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 09:40, 14 February 20
VIVALDI - The Four Seasons - Autumn

Video 3 of 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAroNOESC9I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAroNOESC9I)

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)

Recorded and played on the Advanced Music System by Rainbird Software.

Music starts at 1:03 and finishes at 11:43

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

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Links: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi))

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 11:04, 16 February 20
VIVALDI - The Four seasons - Winter

Video 4 of 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWhbdDurxQM&t=31s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWhbdDurxQM&t=31s)


From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)

Recorded and played on the Advanced Music System by Rainbird Software.

Music starts at 1:37 and finishes at 10:02

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi))

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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.




Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: Gryzor on 13:44, 17 February 20
Heheh as I've been listening to some Vivaldi lately I really enjoyed this :)
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:26, 21 February 20
BACH - the Goldberg Variations - Video 1 of 2

The Variations should be one video but unfortunately due to a "technical issue" has to consist of two videos.

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc IV

Transcribed to the CPC in 1988 by Rob Baxter and played using the Advanced Music System by Rainbird Software.

Music starts at 1:07 and finishes at 26:06

"About Music IV - why more Bach?
Since I completed my previous collection for the Advanced Music System, Music III, I have spent a little time thinking what I could do with the AMS that was a bit different. I suppose you could say that I was looking for a new sound. After a little soul-searching I found exactly what I was looking for in the keyboard music of my old favourite, J. S. Bach. While transcribing the Goldberg Variations, the Italian Concerto, the Chromatic Fantasia and the Two Part Inventions I discovered a lightness of tone in the Music System and the Amstrad's sound chip that I had not really been aware of before. This also comes over in the delightful Rameau suite on side two. With this disc, more than any other I've done, you MUST listen in STEREO if you possibly can.

The GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
This beautiful, transcendental work was composed in 1742. It was written (according to Forkel, Bach's first biographer) for J. T. Goldberg, a pupil of Bach's, to play to one Count Kaiserling who,it is said suffered from insomnia. Written for harpsichord with two manuals, the work comprises a highly ornamented opening Aria which is followed by thirty variations. The work should really be listened to in sequence, as a complete entity to be fully appreciated - although each individual variation will quite happily stand on its own as a work in its own right. The final variation (No. 30) is a "Quodlibet", which incorporated a couple of popular songs of the day, showing Bach, maybe, was writing with a twinkle in his eye!
The work concludes with the return of the Aria." - Rob Baxter May 1988.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftUNyi5eGWA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftUNyi5eGWA)

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

Reviews:

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg==)

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ==)

Links and thread at CPCWiki:

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/the-advanced-music-studio-brandenburg-concertos-1-and-2/ (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/the-advanced-music-studio-brandenburg-concertos-1-and-2/)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldberg_Variations (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldberg_Variations)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System) https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 11:06, 23 February 20
BACH - the Goldberg Variations - Video 2 of 2

Music starts at 0:15 and finishes at 25:03

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNAwIfsI_DY&t=39s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNAwIfsI_DY&t=39s)
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:15, 25 February 20
CPC tranquility.

BACH - Sheep may safely graze

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiamAMfGQBA&t=4s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiamAMfGQBA&t=4s)


With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

"Sheep may safely graze:-

Aria for Soprano with two recorders and figured bass from Bach's earliest Secular Cantata, entitled WAS MIR BEHAGT which was composed in 1716.
The text of the Aria compares the sense of security felt by a people governed by a wise ruler to that of sheep in the care of a reliable shepherd.
It was composed to celebrate the birthday of Duke Christian of Sachsen-Weissenfels.
In my arrangement I have chosen to, I have chosen to accentuate a particular "march" like quality in this work, which may have not been apparent before. "  - Rob Baxter May 1988.

Reviews:
https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg==)

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ==)

Links:

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/the-advanced-music-studio-brandenburg-concertos-1-and-2/ (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/the-advanced-music-studio-brandenburg-concertos-1-and-2/)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheep_may_safely_graze (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheep_may_safely_graze)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: tjohnson on 22:23, 25 February 20
I must say this Rob baxter chap was very talented with the advanced music system, some great tunes.  It's he still around and making musi ?
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 07:38, 26 February 20
@tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

I 100% agree with you that he was a very talented individual and indeed considering the limitations of the software (AMS operated in 64K) and the CPC hardware he produced some remarkable transcriptions to the CPC. He was active on the CPC scene between 1987 to 1989 before moving to the Amiga sometime in 1989 when he released his first PD disk for that machine, between 1989 - 94 he released fifteen disks of classical music for the Amiga.
Sadly, he died in 1996 at the age of just 39.
Below are some links which may be of interest:

Internet Archive

https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Rob+Baxter%22 (https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Rob+Baxter%22)

Amiga

http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/author.php?id=35941 (http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/author.php?id=35941)

https://demozoo.org/sceners/96827/ (https://demozoo.org/sceners/96827/)

https://www.amigapd.com/amospdmusic1.html (https://www.amigapd.com/amospdmusic1.html)

http://megaburken.net/~patrik/17bit-1/unpacked/540/Classix2/S/text (http://megaburken.net/~patrik/17bit-1/unpacked/540/Classix2/S/text)

A tribute to Rob Baxter
http://aminet.net/package/mods/misc/Dedication1 (http://aminet.net/package/mods/misc/Dedication1)
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: tjohnson on 15:39, 26 February 20
Thanks, it's sad to hear he died when he was still so young.   I will look up some of his amiga music, I have one in the loft.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: GeoffB17 on 01:05, 27 February 20
Thanks for the extra information about Rob Baxter, there's some useful pointers in there regarding my interests regarding Midi.

I noted the info regarding how RB was creating the music files, esp the references to the systems used.   Synthia, EZ FM and Sonix.   I would think it likely that the work done on creating the arrangements was not duplicated for the Amstrad versions and the Amiga versions, there would be similarities?   The Amiga files are shown as being .smus files, the Amstrad ones are .mus, there MAY be similarities (I've yet to access a .SMUS file so I can compare it with the .mus ones I have.

I have actually found a prog for converting SMUS to MID, incl source in C, this might be interesting but I'm not certain the format of the SMUS is right, and/or the same as the Amstrad AMS .MUS files.   Still investigating.

I've listened to some of the files you've demonstrated, but the sounds seem the same to me.   Have I listened to the wrong ones?   Do some files use different 'instruments'?  Are any of the files using different instruments on different tracks (as could be done with midi files).   I totally understand your wish to demonstrate the pieces as they would have sounded back then, but I'm thinking about the work done by RB on the arrangements and how much more impressive that could be if played back using more modern midi equipment.

Geoff
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:30, 28 February 20
Hi @GeoffB17 (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1489) ,

I have collected (and read) all the reviews and letters regarding the Music System and the Advanced Music System that I could find, the reviews might help in showing how the .mus files were created and indeed it looks like a midi module was proposed for the program but unfortunately that never came about. The reviews are from AMTIX, The Amstrad Computer User and Amstrad Action.

REVIEWS:

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-006/page/n31/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-006/page/n31/mode/2up)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23/mode/2up)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser16-0386/page/n115/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser16-0386/page/n115/mode/2up)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29/mode/2up)

https://archive.org/details/amtix-magazine-04/page/n77/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/amtix-magazine-04/page/n77/mode/2up)

https://archive.org/details/amtix-magazine-07/page/n35/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/amtix-magazine-07/page/n35/mode/2up)

https://archive.org/details/amtix-magazine-12/page/n45/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/amtix-magazine-12/page/n45/mode/2up)


LETTERS (The links take you to the correct page):

"JOHANN SEBASTIAN DISC"

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-020/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-020/page/n7/mode/2up)

"MUSIC TO YOUR EARS"

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-030/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-030/page/n7/mode/2up)

"AMS LOYAL SUPPORTER"

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9/mode/2up)

"MUSICAL PHILANTHROPY"

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13/mode/2up)

"ENCORE"

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9/mode/2up)

"MUSICAL APPRECIATION"

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n13/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n13/mode/2up)



Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: GeoffB17 on 20:18, 28 February 20
Thanks for these links.   I'll wade my way through them.  Hopefully I'll find some hints that might lead me to other information.

The structure of the .mus files used must have come from somewhere, even if more than one place.  Just need some hints.

I assume that back then midi was not an obvious 'need'.   Anything in the software would have been useful but ONLY if the computers being used had some midi capability, or interfaces were readily available, or if there was lots of devices to connect to.   All this not so big then?

One little oddity.   The .mus files all contain the marker 'IamMusic', maybe more than once.   Not sure of the significance of this.  I've looked for this via Google, but the results don't prove anything.   However I did also find a couple of files called MUSICSY1.D64 and the ....2 partner, I think comething to do with Commodore 64.   Looking in the files they look like some sort of disk image?   The point being, one of then (#1) also contains use of the marker IamMusic.

Thanks again.

Geoff
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 08:16, 05 March 20
Edvard Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc III

Music starts at 0:22 and finishes at 6:23

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

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

"I think this a particularly inspiring piece of music, with its march like main theme contrasting elegantly with the beautiful middle section.
Grieg was a Norwegian composer who combined a very distinct nationalism of style, with an unashamed romanticism.
Troldhaughen is the name of the town, not far from Bergen, where he made his country home."

"I feel that with Music III I have pushed the Advanced Music System to its limits. Still though, I felt the same thing a long time ago as well, so I might prove myself wrong again!"
I am very proud of Music III and I hope you get a lot of pleasure from listening to it. Once again, do try and listen to the music through your stereo system as you would miss so much if you didn't.
That's it from me for a while. I do not doubt there will be a Music IV from me at some time in the not-too-distant future, but for the time being I will be re-charging my mental batteries; I must admit that producing Music III has been a somewhat exhausting experience... But well worth the effort  !!
                               Thank you very much  for your continuing interest.
                                                                                                  Best wishes;
                                                                     Rob Baxter. September 1987"


Link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_Day_at_Troldhaugen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_Day_at_Troldhaugen)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:10, 11 March 20
Chopin - Minute Waltz and Grande Valse Brillante

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc III

"The Minute Waltz and Grande Valse Brillante by Frederick Chopin (1810 - 1849). Two very well known and loved piano waltzes are presented here. Chopin's music exploited the possibilities of the piano to the fullest extent. As well as being a subtle composer, he was also a brilliant performer on the instrument." - Rob Baxter. September 1987

Music starts at 0:14 and finishes at 7:31

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGOxv-r5jxA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGOxv-r5jxA)


Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grande_valse_brillante_in_E-flat_major_(Chopin) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grande_valse_brillante_in_E-flat_major_(Chopin))

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minute_Waltz (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minute_Waltz)
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:01, 18 March 20
The Italian Concerto by  J.S. Bach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1iY5Upl4gI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1iY5Upl4gI)

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc IV (1988)

"Again for solo harpsichord, this work, published in 1735, imitates the style of the contemporary Italian orchestral concerto, attempting to reproduce on the keyboard the contrast between soloist and orchestra. Of note particularly is the spirited and boisterous PRESTO finale."
- Rob Baxter, May 1988

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

Reviews:

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg==)

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ==)

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Concerto_(Bach (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Concerto_(Bach)


http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)


https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 10:49, 24 April 20
Organ Music from the Rob Baxter Music Disc II

Three Magnificat Fugues by Johann Pachelbel
Two Chorale Preludes by Johann Sebastian Bach

"More organ music. I decided to round side one off with some short compositions by Pachelbel & Bach. I was tempted to call the file PACHBACH, but discretion got the better of me and I settled on ORGAN.LNK. Thank Heavens!! These lovely little pieces are quite relaxing to listen to and the Amstrad manages a fairly credible impersonation of a small pipe organ."


"Pachelbel was a German organist and composer who lived from 1653 to 17:06. As a composer of fugal material for organ he was an important precursor of J.S. Bach. The three pieces presented here are taken from 94 organ verses he composed on the eight tones of the 'Magnificat' and are perfect examples of the organ fugue. It is worth noting that Pachelbel was a personal friend of J.S. Bach's father.

The two Bach Preludes in this section are 'Wenn wir in hochsten Noten sein', which was dictated to his son-in-law as he lay dying. It is probably the last thing Bach ever composed (at least in this life!). The other is the much loved 'Wachet Auf, ruft uns die stimme' with its haunting chorale melody weaving in and out of the accompaniment."

Rob Baxter - April 1987


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_bj5hKLkqg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_bj5hKLkqg)

With thanks to @Nich

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Pachelbel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Pachelbel)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Eighteen_Chorale_Preludes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Eighteen_Chorale_Preludes)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 17:10, 02 May 20
HARPSICHORD CONCERTO IN F MINOR

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc II (1987)

"Bach pioneered the keyboard concerto as a valid form. A notable example of this is the Fifth Brandenburg Concerto. The work on this disc, along with its three companion pieces were transcriptions by Bach of concerti written for other instruments. Scholars are not even sure that the originals were even written by Bach himself. It has been suggested Vivaldi wrote the F Minor concerto as a work for violin but this is not substantiated. More recent research has indicated that it was composed by an (as yet) unknown German composer. Keyboard concerti were a rarity in Bach's day because the Harpsichord, and even more so the Clavichord were weak toned instruments more suited to thee intimate surroundings of chamber music than being pitted against the might of orchestra in anything other than a continuo role.
The file CONCERTO.LNK contains all three movements of this short concerto. They are: ALLEGRO, LARGO AND PRESTO."

Rob Baxter, April 1987

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT4n6ISs90I&t=184s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT4n6ISs90I&t=184s)


With thanks to @Nich (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=53)


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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 08:07, 06 May 20
The CHROMATIC FANTASIA & FUGUE.  J.S. BACH

As ever there is an excellent use of CPC stereo throughout the transcription.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9n5-9Ckqno (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9n5-9Ckqno)

From the Rob Baxter MUSIC DISC IV

"The Fantasia is most uncharacteristic of Bach's work, being a seeming departure from his normally precise, almost mathematical style of composition. Glenn Gould, one of this century's foremost Bach authorities went so far as to describe it as a "...monstrosity...". He then went on to say that it represented as much as anything, Bach the Improviser as opposed to Bach the Organiser! During the Baroque period, improvisation was just as important as composition. Bach probably improvised just as many great Toccatas and Fantasias to be lost forever, as he wrote down - if not more!
The Fugue which follows echoes the chromatic nature of the Fantasia, but in a lighter and more positive mood."

Rob Baxter,  May 1988


Link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_Fantasia_and_Fugue (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_Fantasia_and_Fugue)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 07:50, 17 May 20
Vivaldi - Violin Concerto in A minor

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAEt3H-bXqo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAEt3H-bXqo)


Link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Antonio_Vivaldi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Antonio_Vivaldi)


With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:08, 29 August 20
Four extracts from The Water Music by George Frideric Handel

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc II (1987)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6cSrK1eL1k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6cSrK1eL1k)


Link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Music (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Music)

With thanks to @Nich (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=53)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 17:40, 26 September 20
Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc II (1987)

Instantly recognisable - Music starts at 2:23 and finishes at 30:56


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeLDAz9KB_g&t=10s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeLDAz9KB_g&t=10s)


Links:
https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg==)

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ==)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictures_at_an_Exhibition (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictures_at_an_Exhibition)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

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.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:59, 16 October 20
From the Rob Baxter disc "Short Works" from 1988.

Delightful (if far too short) piece played on The Advanced Music System that

was transcribed originally for the earlier Music System released in 1986.

Music starts at 3:34.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUi3LLyNNX4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUi3LLyNNX4)

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sailor%27s_Hornpipe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sailor%27s_Hornpipe)


http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Music_System)


https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=4215 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=4215)


http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)


https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)


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.