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Mazinger Z Sing-Along   [2017]

Mazinger Z Sing-Along Released by :
Atlantis [web]

Release Date :
23 January 2017

Type :
C64 Demo

User rating:*********_  8.9/10 (12 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Tsurugi of Atlantis
Idea .... Tsurugi of Atlantis
Loader .... Bitbreaker of Arsenic, Nuance, Oxyron, Performers

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User Comment
Submitted by Sith on 5 February 2017
LOL wtf?!? Mazinger karaoke, now that's a new one. The converter is very good and doesn't sound like your cat being strangled like with some other ones. Great job there.
I wish you did put some visual animated candy on screen with the remaining cycles though.
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Submitted by Yogibear on 29 January 2017
LOL! :)
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Submitted by tsurugi on 27 January 2017
@balsi not sure about the version of Vice that you are using, but older ReSID versions don't emulate Mahoney's trick for 8 bit digi (which is used in this production) very well. Vice >3.0 works well though, provided that you don't use fast ReSID emulation. Best results, as always, come on real hardware, which I definitely recommend.
Then of course there's also some compression artifact. We are talking about a song in 170Kb, after all. Finally, Mazinger Z is quite a demanding piece to encode, but I chose that on purpose. I feel like we have a lot of slow, almost speech-only demos here, but I wanted to experiment with something really though, for once, Hence the choice of Mazinger. Also, my handle is tsurugi, not Frank Sinatra, after all :-)
User Comment
Submitted by balsi on 27 January 2017
is it Vice or is the Sampling Quality so awful !!! Every new Release was Voted up in Heaven !!
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Submitted by TheRyk on 24 January 2017

I request protect my balls!

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Submitted by chatGPZ on 24 January 2017
much prefer this over the gargling-compression others are using :=)
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Submitted by E$G on 24 January 2017
As Zesmasher said let's go for italian version the best one!
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Submitted by tonysavon on 24 January 2017
I agree.
But I'm also biased. Great Mazinger was mainstream in Italy.
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 24 January 2017
Great Mazinger > Mazinger Z but the Mazinger Z OP song is way more cool, nice tribute =)
User Comment
Submitted by tsurugi on 24 January 2017
@The Overkiller ...Be patient :-)
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Submitted by The Overkiller on 24 January 2017
Nice tribute :) But I'm most a Great Mazinger fan :)
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Submitted by Smasher on 24 January 2017
if u want to keep your fansclub happy... yes: you must do it! :)
User Comment
Submitted by tsurugi on 24 January 2017
Few technical details:
This demo uses dynamic codebook compression. An optimal set of codebooks is computed for a short segment of music so only a one byte pointer needs to be stored for a sequence of samples the size of one codebook entry. Codebooks are updated for every segment, to keep the quality up. The compression factor is therefore in the order of the average codebook size (minus something for the actual codebook storage). In this demo, the song being quite short, I used a fixed codeook size but the encoder allows for dynamic-length codebook entries.
The complexity being in the actual encoder, the decoder is extremely fast and only takes few cycles on top of a standard nmi digi player. There's plenty of rastertime left, although I didn't use it. :-)

Overall,this compression approach is quite flexible, so in theory I should be able to fit few minutes of digitised music on a disk side and accommodate the requests of a German and Italian version (seriously though, do I really have to do it? :-P)
User Comment
Submitted by St0rmfr0nt on 24 January 2017
Request, German version, too! :-)
Funny idea! Thumbs up
User Comment
Submitted by Smasher on 23 January 2017
really cool!
request: italian version, pleez! :)
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