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$81 Music Compo 2024

$81 Music Compo 2024


Event Type :
Standalone Compo

Dates :
1 - 31 July 2024

Organizers :
booker, Jammer

Organizer Groups :
MultiStyle Labs

Competition Results :

C64 Music
PlaceReleaseDLCSDb ratingPub only
??Sixteenoises by JammerDownload9.910.0
??Can't even Focus on a Coffee Cup by LinusDownload9.910.0
??Ghost in the Noise by Warp 8Download
??Big Up Burglar by MibriDownload9.9
??Machine World by SIDWAVEDownload6.7
??Survival Cell by MibriDownload9.910.0

User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 3 July 2024
In response to constructive criticism, the rule of limited playback rate is hereby replaced with the one below:

- Any playback rate is allowed with caveat against using rapid $d418 update to produce digis.

User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 1 July 2024
You may surely remember one of the most inventive and fresh competitions around here - $11 Music Compo, organized 6 years ago by Isildur/Samar, as well as its later $21 edition launched by Eric Dobek. As some time has already passed, why not give another waveform a little spin? Let's try $81 and MAKE SOME NOISE!

Basic Info:

- Deadline for entry submission is July 31, 2024 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm).
- Voting closes on Sunday, August 4, 2024 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm).
- Voting platform is CSDb but eventually votes will be processed with a trusty algorithm, proven reliable in couple of older compos.
- Main prize is CSDb fame and prestige.


- Compositions can only use waveforms $80 and above (so it's safe to assume you gotta stay negative xD) but $00, $01, $08 and $09 will be pardoned, especially if music player doesn't give musician any other choice.
- Highest allowed multispeed ratio is 16x. With this particular waveform, multispeed is truly a handy tool to achieve more diverse results but limit is imposed to avoid threading in digis territory.
- Filtering can be freely used.
- No covers are allowed.
- Only single chip is permitted.
- Entry must be handed in as executable .prg (which might be embedded in .t64 or .d64) and additionally .sid. Preferably both ;)
- Contestants can submit as many entries as they like but entry has to be at least 2 minutes long composition - you can do better than a short test loop, right? ;) No upper time limit, though.

Rule set might expand if compo related discussion leads to it. Let's not, preferably.

Tips and Tricks:

- One of the most handy techniques for this compo is noise LFSR reset which orders noise wave to play pseudo random seed from the very beginning. To perform it, you need to write a sequence like this to waveform register - $91, $89, $81. It's very effective especially at higher multispeed ratios.
- If Goat Tracker 2 is your weapon of choice, $91 might be set already as 1st Frame Wave variable to perform restart cycle one frame earlier and not to waste wave table frames on it.
- 6581 filter distortion might turn out interesting tool at disposal if you go for the old one, especially combined with LFSR restart.

Good luck and have fun!

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