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Title: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: LFS on 00:31, 20 June 10
I have several (100s) of Amstrad music rips (YM) from games. Is this a topic for this site? I am dreaming of a page where i/you can directly link / hear the great sounds from the great CPC games.
 
Any comments?
 
 
Brgds
 
LFS
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: robcfg on 03:34, 20 June 10
I'd like to hear that YM files.


Regarding where to put them, maybe it would be a nice idea to put them in their games' pages as an extra or maybe link a zip file from the page (if it exists) of the YM format spec.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Gryzor on 10:08, 21 June 10
Putting them in each game's page falls under another scope; while it'd be fantastic, it'd also be more time-consuming and would fall under the 'games' chapter, not the 'music' one.

We could arrange something! Is there an online YM player???
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Abrimaal on 19:06, 26 February 15
Hello,

I am looking for code rips of music from CPC games. Not .ym, not chip register dump.
As I ripped quite a lot of music from ZX-compatible computers, I encounter problems with CPC games.
A few questions that I have:
- do the music routines often CALL to ROM?
- is there any automated tracker music ripper?
- is there any tracker for PC that compiles music to the code (binary or disk, tape image)?
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: TFM on 21:12, 26 February 15
Would indeed being great to have all sounds, songs and so on at one page.  :)
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: MiguelSky on 22:01, 26 February 15
 I have a project in my head related to this.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: MiguelSky on 09:00, 27 February 15
Sorry the double answer, but I forgot to add that my idea is about ym files. Now, you can hear them in cpc-power, but you need to search each game by hand...
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: McKlain on 12:52, 27 February 15
- is there any tracker for PC that compiles music to the code (binary or disk, tape image)?


You mean, including the player routine? Something that you just load on an emulator or real computer and plays the music?


If that's what you are asking, as far as I know, neither arkos, wyz or vortex do that.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: TFM on 18:27, 27 February 15
Soundtrakker does!  ;)
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: endangermice on 22:15, 27 February 15
It would be really cool just to have the whole lot available as a ZIP file, like a mini version of the HVSC!
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: McKlain on 00:12, 28 February 15
Soundtrakker does!  ;)


That's not a pc tracker  :P
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: TFM on 00:30, 28 February 15
Sorry, me not using PC stuff...  :-X
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Targhan on 01:26, 28 February 15
Why play YM when I've carefully recorded 1600+ music directly from the CPC? There once was a CPC radio, but Grim doesn't seem interested in making it work again... Maybe someone who knows a bit about server/streaming could set up something ?


Don't forget that YM is not that simple to generate (what about samples, ripping music from demos, etc.).
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Abrimaal on 01:04, 01 March 15
It would be really cool just to have the whole lot available as a ZIP file, like a mini version of the HVSC!
There are about 400 songs from CPC demos in AYGOR (link (http://aygor.abrimaal.pro-e.pl/))
and just a few from games. In the most of the demo music the playing time is undefined yet and no credits to the authors.
It will be always downloadable as one .zip file

All of the music is in the .ay format.
It is planned to develop this format to support even more than ZX & CPC music.
This format, with some minor updates, may support more machines with Z80+AY/YM onboard.
The hardware requirements (Z80, AY and interrupt frequency, output ports) will be defined in the file header.
That's why code rips (player routine + music data) are needed to play samples and other non-interrupt based sounds.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Gryzor on 20:47, 24 March 15
Why play YM when I've carefully recorded 1600+ music directly from the CPC? There once was a CPC radio, but Grim doesn't seem interested in making it work again... Maybe someone who knows a bit about server/streaming could set up something ?


Don't forget that YM is not that simple to generate (what about samples, ripping music from demos, etc.).


Hm that'd be an interesting thing to have on the wiki... I'm willing to implement it if someone can develop it :)
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: villain on 21:17, 24 March 15
Maybe SHOUTcast could do this job. There's a freeware version. I never used Radio software though.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: XyphoesRe on 17:58, 25 March 15
If you like to have your own radio show, you can visit me and we figure things out :)
We use mairlist here. nice software, nice automation, nice room!
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: XyphoesRe on 15:03, 02 April 15
So now i have set up "Roland Radio" and run a smal test drive. Enjoy: Roland Radio | Amstrad CPC music & more (http://www.rolandradio.net/)
I will continue to add more informations, sounds, 8Bit-Pop, Interviews and Live-Shows right after Easter. First i need to party at the Revision 2015 in Saarbr├╝cken! Hope to see a lot of you there.

Pictures of our radio station will appear on our homepage. You also can also follow us on facebook.

XyphoesRE

P.S.: A big thank you is going out to Targhan for his collection of Sounds.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Devilmarkus on 16:42, 02 April 15
I don't want to be too pessimistic here, but for me it's Yet Another CPC-Radio.

I remember many other streams with 24h CPC music, which disappeared quickly in the past...

CPCScene, PushNPop, etc...

But I hope you have fun and your stream will resist for years.

May the force of neverending traffic be with you ;-)

Oh, and PM me, if you like that I add your stream into JavaCPC's Desktop...
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: XyphoesRe on 17:24, 02 April 15
As we finally set up the station right after easter, i will inform you about the source.
at the moment we are testing software and hardware to work permanent with the filebase and streaming servers.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: CraigsBar on 18:48, 02 April 15
So now i have set up "Roland Radio" and run a smal test drive. Enjoy: Roland Radio | Amstrad CPC music & more (http://www.rolandradio.net/)
I will continue to add more informations, sounds, 8Bit-Pop, Interviews and Live-Shows right after Easter. First i need to party at the Revision 2015 in Saarbr├╝cken! Hope to see a lot of you there.

Pictures of our radio station will appear on our homepage. You also can also follow us on facebook.

XyphoesRE

P.S.: A big thank you is going out to Targhan for his collection of Sounds.
well it sounds great playing on xiialive pro on my HTC one m8 at work!
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: XyphoesRe on 19:10, 02 April 15
Here's a little picture of the studio:
(http://rolandradio.net/wp-content/gallery/radio-studio/IMG_9107.JPG)
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Devilmarkus on 19:57, 02 April 15
Just a CPC is missing, which plays the music live... ;)  :P :P :P
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: XyphoesRe on 20:11, 02 April 15
It is just the basic setup. CPC is in the other room :-)
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: TFM on 20:55, 02 April 15
Haha! The Crown... Crown of BENG?  ;)
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Devilmarkus on 21:36, 02 April 15
Fiddling and re-coding the old (removed) PushNPop Radio player in JavaCPC:

[attachimg=1]

Want more funny logos please... ;-) 264x43 Pixels...

Click on Logo leads to radio website...


Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: XyphoesRe on 22:00, 02 April 15
Right after easter i will do some nice graphics.
I want to try to make Roland in 3D to animate him for some ideas i have had.
So maybe i find the time during the easterparty in saarbruecken to work on this and/or the jingles and studio ids and so on.

Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Devilmarkus on 22:13, 02 April 15
Would appreciate it...

Preview "in Desktop":

Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: XyphoesRe on 22:22, 02 April 15
nice work. if you dont mind i will grab the images and post them onto the rolandradio news page
maybe you should give me some informations about this desktop thing and a link for interested people to find more informations. thank you.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Devilmarkus on 22:25, 02 April 15
nice work. if you dont mind i will grab the images and post them onto the rolandradio news page
maybe you should give me some informations about this desktop thing and a link for interested people to find more informations. thank you.

It's just JavaCPC Desktop... My CPC emulator JavaCPC Desktop - Java CPC Emulator | SourceForge.net (http://sourceforge.net/projects/javacpc) , based on JEMU JEMU | SourceForge.net (http://sourceforge.net/projects/jemu)

You can download it on the Sourceforge page or on my website:
http://cpc-live.com/download.php?view.2 (http://cpc-live.com/download.php?view.2)
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: XyphoesRe on 23:34, 02 April 15
So if you give me the permission to use the pictures you posted here (desktop and player with roland radio in it), than i can use them on my page. But you should tell me  :-) if you don't want that, thats no problem at all.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Devilmarkus on 23:48, 02 April 15
Sure you can use my screenshots, why not?
But I'll release it later (not these days)
Will wait for nice logos on top of the player (they'll change randomly)
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: pelrun on 09:19, 03 April 15
Here's the first thing that came to mind...
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: XyphoesRe on 17:51, 07 April 15
After two days of silence we now have implemented 24/7 play of roland radio (Roland Radio | Amstrad CPC music & very much more (http://www.rolandradio.net)) and also a track list showing the lst 50 tracks.



Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Devilmarkus on 14:01, 09 April 15
Just for info and debugging:
Some script errors are on roland radio:

(Messages in German, as I use a German Webbrowser)


Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: XyphoesRe on 14:41, 09 April 15
can you tell me which operating system you use and which browser and version?

Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Devilmarkus on 15:21, 09 April 15
Windows 7, 64bit, IExplore DLL (Similar to Internet Explorer (with error messages enabled), but as embedded application)

Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Devilmarkus on 15:39, 09 April 15
Ok solved by disabling debug messages...
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: XyphoesRe on 18:02, 09 April 15
Fine.


Just for information: Windows 7 is from 2009 / 2011 and update support is cancelled by Microsoft in Januar 2015 - maybe you should update to a more modern operating system for PC. The IE-Library is pretty old on a Win7 system.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: TFM on 19:38, 09 April 15
I like my Windows 7 without updates. It runs well. Windoof 8 looks as crap and I don't have time to learn everything again when ever M$ decides to release an new and usually incompatible OS. So Thanks for caring about Win7 too!  :)
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: CraigsBar on 19:46, 09 April 15
Win 7 extended support, which covers security etc, is ongoing until Jan 2020. No need to panic.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: TFM on 19:47, 09 April 15
Good news!  ;D
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Devilmarkus on 20:28, 09 April 15
More news:
Last Windows 7 update also included Downloader for Windows 10... So don't react too Quickly...

You don't believe it?
Check your C:\Windows\System32 folder... You'll find folder "GWX" and inside.... Surprise!
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: XyphoesRe on 20:57, 09 April 15
For getting BTT: as Win7 doesn't get "new features" but security updates you can work with this system. But you shouldn't expect everything to work - so JS and stuff. But if you can fix the issue by turning off the alerts - everything is fine.


You don't need to visit the Roland Radio Homepage to use the streams. Also the track list is available as a "raw" html block you can embed in your homepage if you like to.


Track list: http://rolandradio.net/radio/tracklist.php (http://rolandradio.net/radio/tracklist.php)
Single Track: http://rolandradio.net/radio/track.php (http://rolandradio.net/radio/track.php)


Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Devilmarkus on 00:44, 10 April 15
You don't need to visit the Roland Radio Homepage to use the streams. Also the track list is available as a "raw" html block you can embed in your homepage if you like to.


Track list: http://rolandradio.net/radio/tracklist.php (http://rolandradio.net/radio/tracklist.php)
Single Track: http://rolandradio.net/radio/track.php (http://rolandradio.net/radio/track.php)

If I want to add an auto-updater to gain actual informations, how often would you allow that? per minute or so?
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: XyphoesRe on 02:53, 10 April 15
i'll write an autoupdater at the weekend where i can manage the handling for the single track (actually played), so you can embed it by iframe. so i can work on the script to optimize the things in the background.
If you want to embed the whole "track list" please do not automatic update if not necessary.


Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Abrimaal on 17:15, 12 April 15
Does any .ym format player for Z80 exist? Is there a chance to write such a player?
What about compressed .ym files?
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: robcfg on 18:23, 12 April 15
I use Winamp + Chipamp for my retro music needs.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: seanb on 17:54, 08 June 15
Sadly radio Roland doesn't play for me in JavaCPC.
The app starts up but when I click on play it doesn't do anything.

Win 8.1 x64. Everything else in JavaCPC works perfectly
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: ZbyniuR on 18:42, 05 October 16
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/projectay/gdmusic.htm
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: RolandRadio on 21:07, 26 July 17
After some long time I will now try to get RolandRadio up2date. A lot of cpc tunes where uploaded to our ftp server. And I will try to get them all on the station within the next two weekends.


regards
http://www.rolandradio.net
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: arnoldemu on 21:28, 26 July 17
thank you for this radio station. I listen to it often :)
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: robcfg on 22:20, 26 July 17
Hi! I'm Robcfg, and I'll be listening to Roland Radio!

Thanks for the update!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Targhan on 11:54, 27 July 17
Super cool. Just when I thought I should be recording some new ones, I'm soon on holidays :).
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: VincentGR on 11:57, 27 July 17
I also listen roland on my pi and android.
Well not anymore due work but I will get back to it in a few days.
Title: Roland Radio HANDOUT / FLYERS AVAILABLE
Post by: RolandRadio on 22:31, 20 May 19
Hi There,
we have printed some nice handouts in DIN A5-Format for RolandRadio.net and we will be happy to send a buch of 50s each to Amstrad CPC-Fans going on parties at their country and put some of the handouts to other retro/cpc-sceners.
Anybody who wants some flyers/handouts by snail mail? If so, please send me your address by mail to: info@rolandradio.net and I will send you some. Maybe you can also tell me how many you want to get. can be everything between 50 and 250 of them.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: GUNHED on 00:46, 21 May 19
A PDF would be nice to have.  :)
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: RolandRadio on 17:06, 18 April 20
I don't want to be too pessimistic here, but for me it's Yet Another CPC-Radio.
I remember many other streams with 24h CPC music, which disappeared quickly in the past...
CPCScene, PushNPop, etc...
But I hope you have fun and your stream will resist for years.


We are celebrating our fifth anniversary this month. :-)
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: mr.freeze on 18:57, 26 July 20
Why play YM when I've carefully recorded 1600+ music directly from the CPC? There once was a CPC radio, but Grim doesn't seem interested in making it work again... Maybe someone who knows a bit about server/streaming could set up something ?


Don't forget that YM is not that simple to generate (what about samples, ripping music from demos, etc.).
Where can I found this? I don't like emulated CPC music.
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Targhan on 19:03, 26 July 20
https://rolandradio.net

I told its Creator to put the link in his signature, but he seems afraid to communicate about his hard work :).
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: mr.freeze on 20:06, 26 July 20
https://rolandradio.net (https://rolandradio.net)

I told its Creator to put the link in his signature, but he seems afraid to communicate about his hard work :) .
Great! They only play music issued from a real CPC?
Title: Re: Amstrad Music Rips
Post by: Targhan on 11:16, 27 July 20
I recorded most of the music, and all from a real CPC, with a high-end sound card. No crappy emulation!