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2021-06-08 16:21
deetsay

Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 9
Event id #3070 : Techno Compo 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:

MONO JUNK (DUM RECORDS) and MESAK (MR VELCRO FASTENER)!

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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2021-06-09 17:47
Burglar

Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 862
yay! I've been thinking of organizing a techno sid compo myself and now I don't have to, thanks deetsay! :)

really looking forward to the entries and maybe I'll create a new sid set again as well, it's only been 13 years /o\
2021-06-09 19:47
anonym

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 133
Untz untz... Looking forward to this one... I was also an attendee of the Love Parade in Berlin and used to help run a network of IRC chat terminals in a number of Clubs called Clubnetz. Always a great excuse to get into a club to "check on the terminal" ;-) Somehow I also ended up at the afterparty of the first MTV European Music Awards in Berlin and a number of other great techno parties/events, such as Chromapark. Those were the days.

Oh and the event where The Orb played to a Charlin Chaplin movie in die Waldbuehne and we did an MBone broadcast into the internet for that. Worked better than the real audio broadcast another company (Pixelpark) did at the same time, but fewer listerns.

Telekom sponsored the connectivity, but their first question was where they could place their banner, to which I replied "Where's our internet".

Sorry, getting sidetracked, but really it's all The Ryk's fault as he mentioned The Love Parade. ;-)
2021-06-11 22:53
bugjam

Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 2120
Poland's gonna rule this compo, if you ask me. And happy techno from Sad! :-)
2021-06-11 23:00
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 9913
I demand Wacek does all preprocessing
2021-06-12 18:02
Isildur

Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 263
Warming my rig. Grrr...
2021-06-12 18:35
w4rp8

Registered: Oct 2010
Posts: 6
Very cool compo topic. Uploaded a small entry to kick it off easy :-)
2021-06-13 00:37
F7sus4

Registered: Apr 2013
Posts: 60
Sounds interesting, will try to burn some random noises. ;-)
2021-06-15 00:03
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 944
Quote:
some random noises

seems we get more random (down-)voters in addition :D

damn those haters, for sure Ex-F**K-Parade 1337

*RUNs*
2021-06-16 02:46
Wertstahl

Registered: Apr 2012
Posts: 45
hol' up right there...

_the_ Mesak? As in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O68ps1l5oI ????
2021-06-16 12:37
deetsay

Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 9
Yes, THE Mono Junk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN8FaqxcVHo and that Mesak! ;-)
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