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2021-03-25 14:58
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
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
2021-03-26 11:17
Digger

Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 374
Perfect compo for me, I need to learn the SID from scratch. Been always "borrowing" instruments \õ/
2021-03-26 14:58
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
This time you can luckily forget about any sound engineering - pure composition skills all the way :D
2021-03-26 23:46
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 9780
LFT wins. Next.
2021-03-27 08:58
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
I'd give much to have LFT in the compo :D Don't be that sure about him winning, though ;)
2021-03-27 11:31
Copyfault

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 387
Compo-winning or not, it'd be nice to see lft back in action ;)
2021-03-27 14:45
4mat

Registered: May 2010
Posts: 58
I've written a couple of drivers for these kind of tracks if anyone gets stuck. You'll have to write your music in code but eh, that's the spirit eh? I do have a GT>Hubbard converter as well but that's for later era, don't think there's much documentation on these earlier drivers.

One tip for getting the Dunn sound is having different waveforms for your gate on and gate off modes (like a $41 with a $50 or something) with a good spacing between those two states rather than a couple of frames like when using tables.
2021-03-27 19:23
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
I believe he also used sort of rough pulsemod in his later tunes like Thai Boxing.
2021-03-27 20:26
Oswald

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 4692
flight path 747 jumps to my mind, and what was that demo with caleiodoscopic lines and a lot of nice tunes? good times.
2021-03-27 21:46
Laxity

Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 453
There's a driver (12) in the SID Factory II package that is really to the bone. No fancy stuff, what so ever. No wave tabs, no hard restart, not even pulse mod.
2021-03-28 06:08
chancer

Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 289
Quote: flight path 747 jumps to my mind, and what was that demo with caleiodoscopic lines and a lot of nice tunes? good times.

decent tune..

but give pea's a chance.. "Theatre Europe" :-)

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no covers ? one of the first demo disk by bogg was solely covers. none of this "trickery" used in later tunes is a bit of an ask also.

shall I do a "sound like follin prog-rock comp" in a few months ;-)
2021-03-28 14:47
manganoid

Registered: Jan 2021
Posts: 2
So, is GoatTracker 2 acceptable as a tool ?
2021-03-28 15:45
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
Quoting manganoid
So, is GoatTracker 2 acceptable as a tool ?

"4. Any tool of your choice..."
2021-03-29 21:56
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 854
Would be cool if anyone hacks 4mat's POKEY-emulator for doing this :)
2021-03-29 22:24
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
Quoting TheRyk
Would be cool if anyone hacks 4mat's POKEY-emulator for doing this :)

4mat seems to be right here so maybe you don't have to hack anything? ;)
2021-03-30 09:00
Laurent

Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 34
Quote: flight path 747 jumps to my mind, and what was that demo with caleiodoscopic lines and a lot of nice tunes? good times.

You might be referring to Swinth :)
2021-04-01 10:48
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
As compo has officially started, I did the honours of submitting first entry that hopefuly is going to inspire the others :)

Valley of the Basilisk
2021-04-01 11:25
Laxity

Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 453
Cool. This compo is wicked.
2021-04-01 12:07
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
And there are already two entries from SIDWAVE! \o/ Enjoy!

Little Forest Adventure

Running Away from Death
2021-04-01 12:45
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
And another one, this time from Mutetus!

An UFO Attack! (from Space)
2021-04-01 16:20
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
Mutetus strikes again! <3

You a Winner

Brand new entry from T.L.F. \o/

Like It's 83 Compo

SIDWAVE does the hat-trick already! :D

Herbie's Cavern
2021-04-02 11:03
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
Another entry today from NecroPolo \o/

A Trip to Normandy

And from me:

Shitty Boombox
2021-04-02 12:04
Frostbyte

Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 43
Just came here to say that this compo has quickly become one of my favourite compos of recent years. I didn't know I missed the early sound of SID so much. <3
2021-04-02 12:22
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
Quoting Frostbyte
Just came here to say that this compo has quickly become one of my favourite compos of recent years. I didn't know I missed the early sound of SID so much. <3

Participate then! <3

In the meantime...

Fighting Warrior 2
2021-04-03 12:44
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
Today we start with two brand new tunes

from Manganoid:

1938

and from NordischSound:

Happy Season
2021-04-04 12:09
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
Sorry for multiposting but I need to bump stuff each new day ;) Three fresh gems ahead!

From chuinho:

Nique ta Étude

From Dr. TerrorZ:

Lethargic Smith

And something NSFW from MCH ;)

Peep Show
2021-04-05 09:11
Joe

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 184
Really cool competition! This one should fit most musicians I think!
2021-04-05 09:25
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
Today we start with the first entry from Cadaver! \o/

Nancy Drew Multichoice Mystery

and 2nd entry from chuinho! <3

Tawagoto No Gēmu
2021-04-06 12:05
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
New oldskool gems incoming!

Cadaver:

Space Metroidvania '83

chuinho:

Nu vse, mne pizda

Manganoid:

Attract Mode

MCH:

Donald Duck's Sexshop

Linus:

They Found Me in a Wicker Basket
2021-04-07 10:43
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
Sth from me again:

The Last Space Shuttle
2021-04-07 13:59
Richard

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 573
I might give this compo a go before the deadline expires. Making the basic sounds is well and truly easy. This should be good fun.
2021-04-07 14:22
mutetus

Registered: Dec 2020
Posts: 1
2 whole minutes is so much for 1983. I'm okay with it, just saying :)
2021-04-07 15:25
Frantic

Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 1497
Lovely stuff all of it! Great compo.

I once made a 83-ish tune in assembler for a game that never got finished. A preview of the game was released by Triad some years ago though, so I won't enter the tune into the compo. I'll just mention it here instead:

Drone Processor Preview
2021-04-07 15:51
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
And Saul Cross entered the arena with two brand new compositions! :)

Early 83

Late 83
2021-04-07 16:42
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
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
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
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
Thunder.Bird

Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 100
Just found Vodka and Whiskey as a very competitive competitor.
2021-04-10 14:03
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
Brand new oldskool vibes from Goerp!

Swong 83
2021-04-11 16:11
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
Sunday wouldn't be the same without pair of new oldskool entries! <3

JCH:

Haploid

Dalezy:

Póktámadás!
2021-04-11 22:09
Honcho

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

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
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
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
Brand new but oldskool at heart release from Laurikka \o/

Haptic Cembalo
2021-04-13 23:17
manganoid

Registered: Jan 2021
Posts: 2
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.
2021-04-14 09:29
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1059
Quoting manganoid
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.

I believe moderators would really appreciate new separate release for it.
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