Thanks to the Demoscene, Tracker programs are still in use and developed. I am a (hobbiest) musician with a few Trackers, and I am a coder, but I never coded a demo, or used music in a demo, I was an observer.
I had a C64 and started pushing pixel with it (Hi-Eddi+ KoalaPainter someone?). Then the Amiga, which I still miss. Dpaint, first steps in Raytracing with DBW-Render. Ah. Good old times…
Not involved in the demoscene, just watched the intros before the games started…
Oh man, DanielP, speaking of the C64, I can still see that Impossible Mission guy running through my nightmares from time to time. And the sound of those elevators and humming robots, with no backing soundtrack! The silence is killing me!
Metsys, I’m amazed that Buzz Tracker actually works on your computer
(Retro-Gaming isn’t exactly the same fun, but brings up some nice memories. I’m still playing Amiga-Games from time to time… still looking for a good arcade joystick, playing old games with a Gamepad is just… strange.)
Yeah, me too :). It’s an oldie/buggie/un-completie but goodie. If you go to buzzmachines.com and get their massive pack there are a lot of users that have added fixesd to the program. You still have to change the buzz executible to run in a Win98 or WinNT compatibility mode to work though.
But as of now, I’m just using it as a softsynth. With CoolEdit I can get killer performances from my Alesis QS6 easily.
Thats an Amiga 1000 - one of the first Amiga’s released to the public,
it was actually a prototype rushed out before it war finished.
I wasn’t rich enough at the time to own either of the computers so my computers
where originally Commodore 64 (one of the first ones that came out)
And later when the Amiga 1000 was introduced, I had to wait for the
Amiga 500 in order to afford one. Actually…I think the reason I got
myself an Amiga 1000 in the later years…was pure nostalgia… It was
after all the first Amiga, and the best looking one imho.
Other computers I’ve had trough the years:
Oric 48 K
Yamaha MSX Music computer (way later, it was too expensive)
Atari MEGA ST 2 with the laser-printer
Atari 520 and 1040
Atari 800 XL
BBC Acorn (odd computer with an extreme highres with a few colors)
Commodore 16 (must be part of commodores biggest mistakes)
Commodore + 4 (same as C16 but with more memory and a cuter design)
Amiga 500/ 1000 / 2000 / 2500 / 3000
Many more I’ve forgotten (old age I guess)
And this computer is a real gem…it’s one of the (if not THE) worlds first
computers with a touch screen (in pocket format)
I want to know! There is still some demoscene type stuff, not c64 and such, but things like the the produkkt(sp?) I do a little tracking of my own, but mostly I just admire the works of rob hubbard and the people that redid/remixed his music (the remixed sanxion anyone?).