Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

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What is the best 8-Bit CHIP out of these two?

C64 - SID
36
90%
A8 - POKEY
3
8%
No opinion
1
3%
 
Total votes: 40

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Re: Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

Post by The Laird » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:19 am

I did another video, this time Ben Daglish on the POKEY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vjiV82ICL4

Here is also a video of his SID stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Wnt58xeXM

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Re: Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

Post by nakamura » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:50 pm

This is insanely epic. SID absolutely singing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R89jpmveklo
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Re: Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

Post by NorthWay » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:44 am

The Laird wrote:I did another video, this time Ben Daglish on the POKEY:
It sounded ...a bit less sophisticated than I had expected? Kinda like his driver tech wasn't quite there.

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Re: Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

Post by The Laird » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:21 am

NorthWay wrote:
The Laird wrote:I did another video, this time Ben Daglish on the POKEY:
It sounded ...a bit less sophisticated than I had expected? Kinda like his driver tech wasn't quite there.
Yeah, I don't believe Ben's POKEY stuff was anywhere near as good as Rob's but there is still some nice stuff there nonetheless.

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Post by NorthWay » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:24 pm

The Laird wrote:Yeah, I don't believe Ben's POKEY stuff was anywhere near as good as Rob's but there is still some nice stuff there nonetheless.
In the context of Ben and Gauntlet: What chip was doing the music in the Gauntlet coin-op?

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Re: Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

Post by The Laird » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:23 pm

NorthWay wrote:
The Laird wrote:Yeah, I don't believe Ben's POKEY stuff was anywhere near as good as Rob's but there is still some nice stuff there nonetheless.
In the context of Ben and Gauntlet: What chip was doing the music in the Gauntlet coin-op?
Probably the POKEY, but there was also a Yamaha chip too IIRC

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Re: Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

Post by NorthWay » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:42 am

If the Gauntlet music is POKEY then one would hope that a better version would be possible. Possibly some enterprising A8 hackers out there?

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Re: Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

Post by Greyfox » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:41 pm

I created a video a while celebrating the A8 soundchip from old to new, you might find something in there that suits everyone

what a cheap plug ehh? :)

watch this and be amazed at how a real pro does things lol
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Re: Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

Post by Slackdog » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:58 pm

Both are great chips in different ways. I love pokey for the busy sound, Warhawk a great example of this for me. SID got some corkers too - still got the RG cd from issue 1 here somewhere.... :D

But think it tends to be what you heard back in the day - maybe it's time for a worst music thread of the 8-bits! ;)
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Re: Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

Post by Slackdog » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:20 pm

What was more amazing to me was the challenge of making it work on the less capable Commodore 64. It was a real nightmare implementation, but I did it. - Archer Maclean

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Re: Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

Post by dave3622 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:00 pm

I just discovered this which is quite simply mind-blowing. It's a SIX channel piece of music for the bog-standard C64 including 2 filtered sample channels. It sounds similar to the music you get in Amiga Demos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6mXLxUZvzg

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Post by theantmeister » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:55 pm

gman72 wrote:Also the IOS app SID PLAYER is amazing and basically has all the C64 music for a very very cheap price and allows playlist creation and also allows you to download the ENTIRE High Voltage SID collection which is an dizzying amount of music.
Another vote for SID Player. I like to sit at my desk at work and listen to stuff like this.

Voted C64 obv.

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Re: Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

Post by The Laird » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:16 am

POKEY Heroes presents: The Atari 8-bit music of Jas C. Brooke:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df-BRcAKr0I

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Re: Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

Post by lavalyte » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:24 am

dave3622 wrote:I just discovered this which is quite simply mind-blowing. It's a SIX channel piece of music for the bog-standard C64 including 2 filtered sample channels. It sounds similar to the music you get in Amiga Demos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6mXLxUZvzg
That's extraordinary. I've never heard a SID put out such a deep bass.
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Re: Best music - C64 or Atari 8 bit?

Post by thingonaspring » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:33 am

Wasn't really sure where to put this link, but kind of looks cool...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny743c32gPg

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