#BeepolaFriday

On the creation of AY or Beeper music, including the packages used to do so.
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Re: #BeepolaFriday

Post by R-Tape » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:12 pm

It's great, a bit more raw than the original but less like elevator music for it. Love the bit where it 'goes all squiggly' (3.50 and another time before).
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Re: #BeepolaFriday

Post by djnzx48 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:29 pm

Thanks! The 'squiggly bit' is one of the most common AY tropes, it crops up in almost every track from the '90s and early 2000s. It seems to have gone out of fashion a bit nowadays though.
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Post by djnzx48 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:58 am

Phew!! For the first time I've actually managed to complete a track from start to finish in less than a week. It's a TurboSound (2 AY chips) cover of Telephone Line by ELO, a song about R-Tape's poor phone reception while on holiday.
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Re: #BeepolaFriday

Post by R-Tape » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:19 am

Beautiful! (also love racket at the start)

The AY gives it a Japanese feel, I can’t help but picture it as manga end music, usually involving a couple standing on the shore looking out to sea while the credits roll.
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Post by djnzx48 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:26 am

Thanks! I'm guessing it's all the harmonies that give it that sound? I tried using just a single chip but I couldn't do it justice, so I thought might as well get my money's worth and make use of all the extra channels.
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Re: #BeepolaFriday

Post by stupidget » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:33 pm

Now that, is brilliant :D :D

ELO, as well as Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull, Motorhead and The Beatles were a massive part of my childhood as they were always being played in the house or in the car. So anything Beep-tastic stuff by any of them will always get Freetime Thumbs Up from me :D

For those that have no idea what Freetime was then here you go:

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Re: #BeepolaFriday

Post by MonkZy » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:29 pm

Brilliant!! You captured all of this track really well, synth phone noises and all. ELO was a big part of my childhood. I used to listen to home-taped ELO on headphones plugged into the Ferguson tape deck that I used with my spectrum. Mono fantastic.

This is a great thread.
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Re: #BeepolaFriday

Post by djnzx48 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:15 am

Thanks guys! I've got some ideas for more tracks in the future, but if anyone has requests for a track you want me to do, then feel free to PM me or post 'em here.
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Re: #BeepolaFriday

Post by R-Tape » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:46 am

but if anyone has requests for a track
You've done it now!

If it was a an itch you ever wanted to scratch I'd like to hear a version of The Elements song, well the modern major general.



Could be a good demo, either a regular periodic table or a speccy character one.
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Post by djnzx48 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:16 am

OK, I'll give it a go. I'll leave the Currah uSpeech programming part for someone else though!
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