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Techno Compo 2021

Techno Compo 2021

- Oldschool Underground Techno

Event Type :
Standalone Compo

Dates :
8 June - 31 July 2021

Organizers :

Competition Results :

C64 Music
PlaceReleaseDLCSDb ratingPub only
??The Tech Within by ManganoidDownload
??Baremetal Jacket by Warp 8Download
??T3chno64 by TechnotronDownload

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User Comment
Submitted by deetsay on 8 June 2021
Hey musicians!

You are about to enter the TECHNO COMPO 2021!

The theme is old-school underground techno. Sometimes repetitive, but always evolving. The kind that you would ordinarily do with a simplistic drum machine and no more than a handful of synthesizers. Obviously the SID and C64 are too powerful in comparison, but let's try to constrain ourselves for once and concentrate on pulsating percussive arrangements with melodic elements perfected into their bare essence!

Deadline: 31 July 2021
Minimum length: 2 bars. Maximum length: 22 minutes.
Single executable, single SID chip, no other limitations!
As seems to be the norm: Max 2 entries per contestant.

You are expected to provide an executable to keep things cleanly as "C64 music". BUT let's also do something different than usual:
You are encouraged to also provide your perfect recording as a sound file, meaning that you can tweak your filters and anything in your track live!

On top of that, even some editing and effects are *allowed*. In fact, anything goes as long as it feels like it's essential to your track, but you will obviously get a better csdb score and comments (leaving a permanent mark on your legacy) if you keep your music C64 compatible and your executable enjoyable too.

CSDB prrrobably doesn't want to host the sound files (I guess -- we're talking about bigger files than usual C64 productions), so please link
somewhere outside. (dropbox, google drive, soundcloud, youtube...)

If you just want to make a regular prg/sid as always, and don't provide a recording, then one will be made for you. I will do my best to follow any instructions if you provide them, and of course try to find the best SID individual for your track.

Every entry is already declared AWESOME in advance, but there can be only one WINNER that will be decided by extremely appropriate celebrity judges:


These guys are legitimate legends with solid non-compromising discographies stretching all the way from the 90s into the future!

*Naturally* I will also try to make a mix of the entries with DS/DJ-2000, if they are compatible and sound good directly from the machine... Non-compatible entries could be played in executable form or in digital sound form using your recording. Or something. We'll see what you come up with!
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