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2021-03-25 14:58

Registered: Nov 2002
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Event id #3046 : Like It's '83 Music Compo 2021

Welcome to the first and maybe not the last edition of Like It's '83 Music Compo!

Main goal is to faithfully recreate the spirit of early SID pieces, composed even before titans like Hubbard, Galway, or Tel did hit the scene. That said, there are no rigid limits regarding technical aspect whatsoever - it's up to contestants to bring good old times back and up to audience to judge how successful their attempts were. So bring the old shit on! <3

Compo rules:

1. No covers and remixes allowed. Some little hints or pastiches to increase fun factor are allowed, on the other hand.
2. No upper limit for playtime - if you feel up to 20 minutes suite - go for it!
3. No limit of tunes per author but each composition has to be at least 2 minutes long.
4. Any tool of your choice - it might be custom routine or any routine used back in the days (David Dunn or Russell Lieblich for example if they provided any tools online). Rip routines if you need to. Don't rip music data, though! :D Procedurally generated music is also allowed but it has to produce at least 2 minutes of unique and reasonable content. Interpret 'reasonable' as you wish :D
5. Votes will be counted on basis of CSDB voting system but the result is going to rely on my custom algorithm (squared amount of votes which already proved reliable before).
6. No money prizes included - you do it for fun and glory!

Any additional rules will be added on the fly. Good luck and have fun! <3
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2021-04-07 15:51

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1065
And Saul Cross entered the arena with two brand new compositions! :)

Early 83

Late 83
2021-04-07 16:42

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Quoting mutetus
2 whole minutes is so much for 1983. I'm okay with it, just saying :)

Not too much for '84 or '85, though :D What most tunes here aim for so far, to my ears ;)

In the meantime, absolute blast from 4-Mat:

All in the Past
2021-04-08 12:34

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1065
Thursday starts with Saul Cross and his new entry:

Mid 83

With excellent company of Mutetus:

Challenged Magic Person

And blaster fired by MCH:

Pelvic Thrust

Important disclaimer for contestants and audience:

Compo is definitely not about LITERARY recreating the '83 games. It's only a tagline for this event to give you a hint. Otherwise, you'd be doomed to triangle only tunes, I guess :D It's perfectly fine if you recreate all 80s vibes which still follow simplicity and minimal approach to the sound building and arrangement. Some games sounded like that even in '88 so stay cool ;)
2021-04-09 19:43

Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 101
Just found Vodka and Whiskey as a very competitive competitor.
2021-04-10 14:03

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1065
Brand new oldskool vibes from Goerp!

Swong 83
2021-04-11 16:11

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1065
Sunday wouldn't be the same without pair of new oldskool entries! <3




2021-04-11 22:09

Registered: Apr 2020
Posts: 21
Amazing how many entries to this compo, and many really, really good ones too :)
2021-04-12 00:11

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1065
You, people, better cast votes on the fly before entry count turns into horrible numbers ;)

Especially that Flotsam has entered the compo! <3

Sirius Miner
2021-04-13 21:03

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1065
Brand new but oldskool at heart release from Laurikka \o/

Haptic Cembalo
2021-04-13 23:17

Registered: Jan 2021
Posts: 3
hi, i wanted to ask if it's OK to post a new version of the .prg for my 'Attract Mode' which only has a different GFX and the same sid inside basically? I'm too new to this so a very cool coder helped me put a picture I made in MultiPaint but didn't know I could actually do it before.
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