Level 18 Chipist   
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created 2014-01-10
last here 2017-10-25
I started making chiptunes on ZX Spectrum computer, in 1989. ZX Spectrum 48K has 1-bit sound by default,
but one can also connect an AY-interface to the machine (existing since its very beginning in 1982 and even earlier
because first AY-interfaces have been built for ZX81 computer - 1981).

Anyway - then Spectrum48 has the same sound-abilities what Spectrum128,
Amstrad CPC, Atari ST or MSX have (they using the same chip standard:
AY/YM). It means 4-bit sound, 3 channels + white noise generator, square wave and several 'buzzers'. Or - instead of it -
I can use 3 channels of 4-bit digital sound with the AY, but then I have to fit all samples in 48Kb of RAM. :)

In case of chip-music, as "standard possibilities" I understand
AY/YM working in 50hz (Atari ST can use this chip with 200hz of speed which
gives the Atarians better audio effects due to their more powerful CPU - 16-bit, 8MHz. Cry cry!!).
So that's my weapon of choice: ZX Spectrum 48K with AY-interface.

For making chiptunes I use ZX Spectrum's Sound-Tracker 1.1 and for
digital MOD-like music I use SampleTracker 2.0 and 2.1.

In 1994 I started to make music also for Amiga 500 (MOD / MED files) on
OctaMED, but they were 4 channels traxx mostly - in 99%. :) We made only
several 8 channels tracks on OctaMED but it was pretty hard task for old good A500, so usually I stick with 4ch. :)

In 2002 I founded AY-RIDERS band. We play chiptunes on our Spectrums
(48K, 128K and higher models). AY-RIDERS' music can be found here:
(My solo music You can find here, on this site, below this text).

Some time later I started to make more music for Atari ST and STe (mostly digital, but also some chiptunes).
That's how the YM-DIGITAL band appeared in 2010: - there are 2 albums for
all enthusiasts of ym2149 chip and digital oldschool music.

In 2012 I bought an Amiga 1200 and was able to start making full 8-channels
digital songs for the platform (with independent volumes). That's how
the "RetroBeat" album appeared, for all fans of Amiga, and also for fans of retro-computer-music.

From time to time I make songs for Atari Falcon 030 (10 channels of digital music, on DHS-Tracker).

So, in short, my software/hardware usually are:
SoundTracker on ZX Spectrum and ZX81;
NeoTracker on Atari XL/XE;
E-Tracker on SAM Coupe computer (Spectrum Advanced Machine);
MusicMon on ATARI 520ST;
DigiComposer on ATARI 520ST;
ProTracker on ATARI 520 ST;
Hex-Tracker on ATARI 520ST;
Octalyser on ATARI 1040 STE;
OctaMED on AMIGA 500;
DigiBooster on AMIGA 1200;
Digital Home Studio (DHS-Tracker) on ATARI Falcon 030
...........................and many others............................

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Level 18 Chipist
post #35382 :: 2014.01.10 9:16am
Yerz. Me. YAY! \:D/
Level 26 Renderist
post #35402 :: 2014.01.10 1:58pm
Welcome. :)
Level 18 Chipist
post #35589 :: 2014.01.14 9:07am
  Fearofdark, Xemogasa and kfaraday liēkd this
Hi guyzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. :) Just wanted to take a look. ;) Or......
TO TAKE A HEAR!!!!!!!! ;)
Level 16 Chipist
post #35602 :: 2014.01.14 10:30am
=o oh hey! welcome here!!!
Level 29 Mixist
post #35613 :: 2014.01.14 12:29pm
  Flaminglog liēkd this
The real deal! Welcome to BotB! :)
Level 21 Chipist
post #35664 :: 2014.01.15 9:06am
Dzien dobry, dear fellow.
Level 18 Chipist
post #35671 :: 2014.01.15 11:06am
Thx, dudez! :) :)
Level 22 Chipist
post #35762 :: 2014.01.17 10:50am
  Slimeball liēkd this
\ ^o^ /

...I should have done that long ago.
Level 18 Chipist
post #35768 :: 2014.01.17 2:29pm
  Slimeball liēkd this
Brightentaylem my friend, hello there. :)
Level 15 Chipist
post #35781 :: 2014.01.17 4:38pm
:) hello
Level 22 Chipist
post #35828 :: 2014.01.18 12:58pm
I'm really excited to see what you come up with for zx in WC9! Welcome to BotB!
Level 18 Chipist
post #35878 :: 2014.01.19 10:06am
Thanx guys.

Flaminglog: yes, I would like to add a tune made for ZX, however seems like it will be impossible: they wanna render MP3 themselves and I never give anybody to record my own songs. So I would have to record the file myself (from real machine, not any shitty emulator, You know) and it doesn't seem like it's possible here. :(
Level 11 Chipist
post #36612 :: 2014.02.04 12:01am
Więc, ja też się przywitam.
Level 18 Chipist
post #36709 :: 2014.02.05 1:38pm
Hi there. ;) ;)
Czesc. :)
Level 25 Chipist
post #40369 :: 2014.03.25 6:04am :: edit 2014.03.25 6:04am
Do you have skype or email or anything? I need a bit of help with something =o
If so, my skype name is rgcesar and my email is
Thanks in advance!
Level 18 Chipist
post #40594 :: 2014.03.30 10:52am
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
OK, e'mail has been sent!
Level 23 Chipist
post #51539 :: 2015.01.10 4:09am
  Slimeball liēkd this
happy botb birthday!
Level 11 Playa
post #51540 :: 2015.01.10 4:20am
  Slimeball liēkd this
happy worf worf
Level 20 Chipist
post #51571 :: 2015.01.10 3:51pm
Happy BotBthday, good sir!
Level 18 Chipist
post #51696 :: 2015.01.13 11:21am
  Slimeball and JINTAKE liēkd this
Hahaha, thx guyzzzzzz.
So now I will be...... 40 years old!!!!!!11111elevenone

That's TERRIBLE! ;)
Level 15 Chipist
post #56832 :: 2015.05.06 11:33am
Thank you for liking my tune Moteron! :D
Level 22 Chipist
post #57275 :: 2015.05.20 2:22pm
they know
Level 16 Chipist
post #61574 :: 2015.12.17 11:16pm
Level 28 Chipist
post #62040 :: 2016.01.10 12:36am
  DBOYD liēkd this
two years on teh BotBz!! :D/
Level 20 Chipist
post #62071 :: 2016.01.10 2:31pm
Happiest of Botburthdae to you, Yerzmyey!
Level 26 Renderist
post #76591 :: 2017.01.10 6:30pm
hey thanks for trying to help out with that wacky-ass speccy tracker at sv2k16 that people couldn't figure out; where you had to text people for answers and there was no documentation.

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