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Speccy Demos

Postby Grunaki » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:18 am

WOS Demo Section

The spectrum had some pretty decent demos - and the same sound chip as the ST! 8O
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Postby Marakatti » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:53 am

Yeah, i think Amstrad CPC used a compatible soundchip too...
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Re: Speccy Demos

Postby simonsunnyboy » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:55 am

Grunaki wrote:WOS Demo Section

The spectrum had some pretty decent demos - and the same sound chip as the ST! 8O


Well, the 128K and later models have, a basic Spectrum doesn't have a sound chip but only a 1 bit beeper.

The CPC one is compatible though and IIRC some CPC songs are available as SNDH as well.
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Postby Marakatti » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:59 am

I think only Spectrum128 had that soundchip
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Postby Grunaki » Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:28 pm

Marakatti wrote:I think only Spectrum128 had that soundchip


Yeah, it was introduced with the 128.. Although they did manage to get some surprisingly good effects out of the beeper too.. 8O

Some of the demo makers even managed to combine the YM chip and the beeper to add extra 'channels' to their sound.
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Postby Bnicke » Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:31 pm

Grunaki wrote:
Some of the demo makers even managed to combine the YM chip and the beeper to add extra 'channels' to their sound.

:D Du you have an example? would be really nice to see (hear) one of those demos..
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Postby Arch Deviant » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:09 pm

you can check out some of the cooler music on this page...

http://tj.krakow.pl/speccy/music.zxml

all mp3s

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Re: Speccy Demos

Postby abrahaz » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:39 am

Hello.
Superb demos from Russia ;)
http://zxaaa.untergrund.net/CODEBUSTERS.html
http://zxaaa.untergrund.net/DMS.html
http://zxaaa.untergrund.net/DIGITALR.html
http://zxaaa.untergrund.net/EXTREME.html

For startup use emulator Unreal or Spectaculator
http://zxaaa.untergrund.net/EMUL.html

Best demos: Extasy, Eayache1-2, Vibrations, Jam, Assorty, etc... :)

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Re: Speccy Demos

Postby alexh » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:56 am

Dont forget "Pimp my Spectrum" from this years Breakpoint

http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=50107

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Postby bullis1 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:37 pm

alexh wrote:Dont forget "Pimp my Spectrum" from this years Breakpoint

http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=50107


It kind of doesn't count though. I'm pretty sure it won't run on a real spectrum, only their special emulation.
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Re: Speccy Demos

Postby Carbon » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:36 am

The Spectrum 128k and +2/+3 had the AY-3-8910 Chip, produces by General Instruments, as well as the Amstrad CPC and MSX. The Atari ST has a YM2149 made by Yamaha. They are similar, but not the same. As Wikipedia says: "The YM2149 chip has the same pinout as the AY-3-8910, with the minor difference that pin 26 could halve the master clock if pulled low. If left unconnected, as it would be if replacing an AY-3-8910 chip, the master clock is not halved."

You can actually convert ZX Spectrum sound files to SNDH to playback on an Atari ST, but due to the differences with soundchip frequences the files will sound different unless you transpose the ZX Spectrum files down by 3 notes before conversion. I've done this in the past when converting Spectrum soundtracker modules to SNDH.

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Postby Carbon » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:39 am

Bnicke wrote:
Grunaki wrote:
Some of the demo makers even managed to combine the YM chip and the beeper to add extra 'channels' to their sound.

:D Du you have an example? would be really nice to see (hear) one of those demos..


Some games used this. Chase HQ springs to mind. It used the AY chips 3 channels to produce the tune, and the beeper for digidrums.

Speaking of the beeper, check out the tunes done by Tim Follin back in the day. Amazing to hear what you can do with a single channel beeper. Agent X is a fave.

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Postby krupkaj » Thu May 08, 2008 12:21 pm

There were four beeper tunes at this year Forever demoparty. You can download Spectrum entries from the Forever website
http://forever.zeroteam.sk/download.htm
The tunes are in wild folder.

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Postby yerzmyey » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:24 am

Marakatti:
> I think only Spectrum128 had that soundchip[/quote]
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Seems like "soundchip" is a wide conception http://z80.i-demo.pl/


YM is a licence from General Instruments' AY. Personally I prefer YM's sound as it's more soft.
But most people can't notice it.
Song played on AY: http://www.carpentry.republika.pl/bofay.mp3
Song played on YM: http://www.carpentry.republika.pl/bof.mp3
(Sorry for the crap song but I was kinda young in these days).

As for demos, if anybody's interested, I made kind of "ultimate collectrion" for 2009 year.
It's below.


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I selected them (newschool progs) for 48K / 128K / Pentagon. But the truth is that all of them will go on 128K. However demo-scene standard is Pentagon 128K (minor differences, no slow-ram etc) so simply run them on the Pentagon to avoid problems with changing machines.
Some strictly "Pentagon demos" can slow down on 128K, also timing is different, so multicolour effects could be ugly - badly set-up.
Therefore - even if only one effect was slowing-down on 128K, I moved such a demo into "Pentagon section".

Of course I could make some mistakes, so moreover watch the stuff on Pentagon. And remember that there is no possibility to perfectly emulate interlace. :-\

To run the progs correctly, without error, You must clear/free entire RAM so -

start TAP files like:
choose: 128 BASIC [ENTER]
type: usr0 [ENTER]
type: LOAD "" [ENTER]
(LOAD command is under "j" key)



TRD/SCL files start in this way:
choose: 128 BASIC [ENTER]
type: usr0 [ENTER]
type: RANDOMIZE USR 15616 (RANDOMIZE is under "t" key", USR = CTRL+SHIFT and then "L")
RUN "name" (of the file with extention *.B RUN is "R" key")
if there is a BOOT.B file - then alone RUN command is enough.


Don't start the files in other way 'cause demos will not work.


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ZX Spectrum 48K:
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1938
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=8676
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=20982 (this is an intro 4K, but looks more like a demo actually)
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=2124
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=49994
http://zxspectrum48.i-demo.pl/zxdemos_p ... AST_48.TAP
http://zxspectrum48.i-demo.pl/zxdemos_p ... LE_ILU.TAP
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=53780 (it's only A JOKE :) ).
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=51436 (it's only a JOKE :) ).



ZX Spectrum 128K:
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=32116
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=24331
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=26131
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1897
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=26157
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=24687
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1939
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1985
http://zxdemo.org/files/Energy.zip
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=2610
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1916
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=52355
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=13202
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1898
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=52555
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1977
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=52798
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=13708
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=33130
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1904
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1917
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=16116
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=2117 (oldschool, but good)
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=30901
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=13203
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=49984
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1979
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=18689
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=4848
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=53960
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=18687
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=32035
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=11130
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=30261
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=7162
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=10531
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=49993
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=13440
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=11946
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=11147 (it's just SidSound from ST, but for curiosity... RUN ON Spectrum 128K)
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=6175








Pentagon 128K:
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=6110
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1950
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=6148
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=7410
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1907
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=13443
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=12487
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1929
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=2145
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=2143
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=2136
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1576
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1577
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1933
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=2122
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=2612
http://pouet.net/groups.php?which=701
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1951 (this is a demo, against what POUET signed)
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1930
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1579
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=31029
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=53716
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=2144
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1580
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1921
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=973
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1944
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1576
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1581
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1954
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1949
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1955
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1909
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=4956
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1980
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=13209
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1903
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1931
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=6151
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1911
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=6153
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=13784
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1987
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1899
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1947
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1940
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=6442
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1902
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=6396
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=7411
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1972 (intro 4K, but good)
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1937
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1969 (intro 4K, but good)
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=6493
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=9698
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1988
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=53794
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1952
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=2957
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=53717
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=16233
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=11136
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=13783
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=8609
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=13704
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1918
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=53728
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=14130
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=4957
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=1981
http://ym-digital.i-demo.pl/ ATARI 520ST music-band
http://ay-riders.speccy.cz/ ZX Spectrum music-band
http://yerzmyey.i-demo.pl/ ZX/A500/A1200/ST/XL music
https://soundcloud.com/yerzmyey ZX/A500/A1200/ST/STE/F030 music
http://z80.i-demo.pl/ MP3 archive of Z80 chip music
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Postby Shredder11 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:31 pm

Carbon wrote:Speaking of the beeper, check out the tunes done by Tim Follin back in the day. Amazing to hear what you can do with a single channel beeper. Agent X is a fave.


Yes and also Agent X II which was even better! I bought these for both my Spectrum and Amstrad computers because the game was released around the time I switched from one computer to the other.

Another amazing feat of sound programming was the game Chronos, complete with synth bass line, chords, lead solos, drums etc.......fabulous! :cheers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIKqwbSA-YE

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Re: Speccy Demos

Postby yerzmyey » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:05 pm

True.

Here are all of them in MP3 (recorded from real machine) - http://z80.i-demo.pl/
http://ym-digital.i-demo.pl/ ATARI 520ST music-band
http://ay-riders.speccy.cz/ ZX Spectrum music-band
http://yerzmyey.i-demo.pl/ ZX/A500/A1200/ST/XL music
https://soundcloud.com/yerzmyey ZX/A500/A1200/ST/STE/F030 music
http://z80.i-demo.pl/ MP3 archive of Z80 chip music
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