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1tracker v0.19

25 2015 at 04:21 am, posted by Shiru
1tracker got an update. Two new engines added, Stocker and Phaser2.

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Beepola 1.08

17 2013 at 07:45 am, posted by Shiru
Just a month after previous version, Beepola got another update! It fixes various bugs, and adds two more engines - QChan and Tritone.

Get new Beepola here

Beepola 1.07

14 2013 at 01:29 am, posted by Shiru
Great news, everyone. After a long time of silence, the best ZX Spectrum 1-bit music cross tracker, Beepola, got an update! Various things are fixed and improved, two and a half new engines support is added, including one that didn't have support in any editor yet - the famous Plip Plop (used in Cobra, Ping Pong, and many other Ocean and Imagine games).

Get new Beepola here

New 1-Bit Music Forum

01 2013 at 12:54 pm, posted by irrlichtproject

A new forum for 1-bit music has been set up recently. It aims to cover all the various platforms, including ZX Spectrum, Atari 8-bit, PC, Apple, and more.

Check it out at 1bit.i-demo.pl.

Tritone ported to GTIA/Atari

12 2013 at 08:34 am, posted by irrlichtproject

XXL has finished his port of the Tritone engine to GTIA/Atari 8-bit. The XM converter is available here.

Note that converters for LSengine, Octode and Qchan are also available from the same author.

1tracker v0.16

29 2013 at 06:24 am, posted by Shiru
1tracker finally got an update.

Although it still looks the same, it got major changes on the script side, due to inclusion of built-in Z80 assembler written in AngelScript. This allows to add and change engines much easier, as engine modules now contain actual Z80 source code rather than precompiled binaries. On the downside, it made the editor much slower. It works with acceptable speed on modern PCs, though, and the speed could improve later. There are minor changes, including updating third party libraries to latest versions. Hopefully it'll improve editor's stability.

The most interesting part is, of course, new engines that has been added in this update. There are only two - the engine from Earth Shaker game (Michael Batty, 1990), and POWW (utz, 2013). Both are two channel engines, both has pretty unique sound. Special thanks goes to Oleg Origin for reverse engineering the Earth Shaker engine.

Download 1tracker v0.16

poww - New Beeper Engine

22 2013 at 12:20 am, posted by irrlichtproject

A new music engine for ZX Spectrum beeper has been released. It features two tone channels plus interrupting drums. One of the tone channels uses intersective pulse-width modulation to create a range of different timbres, the other one produces a simple 50/50 square wave. There is currently no dedicated editor for the engine available.

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poww - New Beeper Engine

22 2013 at 12:20 am, posted by irrlichtproject

A new music engine for ZX Spectrum beeper has been released. It features two tone channels plus interrupting drums. One of the tone channels uses intersective pulse-width modulation to create a range of different timbres, the other one produces a simple 50/50 square wave. There is currently no dedicated editor for the engine available.

Download

poww - New Beeper Engine

22 2013 at 12:20 am, posted by irrlichtproject

A new music engine for ZX Spectrum beeper has been released. It features two tone channels plus interrupting drums. One of the tone channels uses intersective pulse-width modulation to create a range of different timbres, the other one produces a simple 50/50 square wave. There is currently no dedicated editor for the engine available.

Download

Music Releases Jan-Apr '13

10 2013 at 11:52 am, posted by irrlichtproject

Starting this month, there will be some changes regarding the announcement of music releases and demos. Instead of creating individual posts for each release, new songs and single file demos will now be aggregated into lists that will be posted every couple of months or so. Mulit-track demos and album releases will still get their own postings, though.

Let's start with a backlog of tracks released between January and April 2013.

AAA - all engines are prawns-- we are going under the sea [SpecialFX][tap]
AAA - cross-collateralisation [Phaser1][tap]
AAA - I Already Uploaded IT, but IT's A Song About dribbling too Slow basketball [WHAM! The Music Box][tap]
AAA - onward legend [Tritone][sna]
AAA - theme of qusatz viertannen [Phaser1][tap]
AER - Beep Step [Phaser1][mp3]
AER - Casablanca [SpecialFX][trd]
AER - Modulator 6 [SampleTracker][trd]
AER - Wham [WHAM! The Music Box][trd]
ALKO - Hryuker [Tritone][tap]
ALKO - tihnitso [SampleTracker][sna]
ant1 - what is a bep [Savage][bbsong/stream/mp3]
acmfan - Dis is the beep [SpecialFX][bbsong/stream/mp3]
Anti-Cheat - Attack of the Toy Airplanes [SpecialFX][bbsong/stream/mp3]
Baycun - Beep You Motherbeeper! [Tritone][sna/stream/mp3]
Chip Champion - Dance of the Grenadier [Phaser1][bbsong/stream/mp3]
Fearofdark - When Sudoku gets serious [Savage][bbsong/stream/mp3]
irrlicht project - levels of doom [ZX-10][sna/stream/mp3]
Jangler - Her Eyes Were Like Laser Guns [Phaser1][bbsong/stream/mp3]
Jredd - 1 Bit n Bass [Phaser1][stream/mp3]
Jredd - Slow Jam [Phaser1 + effects][stream/mp3]
jrlepage - The Lady With A Cute Smile [Savage][bbsong/stream/mp3]
Kakos_nonos - When the smoke is going down [Phaser1][mp3]
Kakos_nonos - Bad apple. Good spectrum [Phaser1][trd]
kfaraday - Whirligig [Phaser1][bbsong/stream/mp3]
Kommisar - Rumble in the Prairie [Phaser1][bbsong/stream/mp3]
Love Through Cannibalism - Glitch Beach [Savage][stream/mp3]
null1024 - iXERiON [Tritone][sna/stream/mp3]
Roofie - Doorstep Symphony [Phaser1][bbsong/stream/mp3]
Strobe - Scylla [Tritone][sna/stream/mp3]
Tilde - ERROR 518: Everything is Fucked [Phaser1][bbsong/stream/mp3]
Warlord - Rock Bottom [SpecialFX][bbsong/stream/mp3]

Compilation: II Microcompo ZX 1-Bit

12 2013 at 6:12 pm, posted by irrlichtproject

Spanish chipmusic collective Culturachip has released a new beeper music compilation for ZX Spectrum. The demo includes tracks by 7 different authors, most of which have not been previously active in 1-bit music.

demo graphics

 The .tap file, Beepola sources, as well as streamable versions of the tracks can be found here.

Zilogat0r - chornye glaza

18 2012 at 7:09 pm, posted by irrlichtproject

A cover track by Zilogat0r, presented at JHCon demoparty 2012. It features a new beeper engine made by the track's author himself. Sound of the new routine is similar to Squeeker engine, made by Zilogat0r 12 years ago.

Download (tap version only)

VA: Recent Beeper Demos

16 2012 at 2:06 pm, posted by irrlichtproject

Due to a lack of free time, beeper music collections and single track releases in emulator formats are always a bit neglected here on 1bitnews. So here's an attempt to gather some of the numerous ZX Spectrum beeper demos that have been released so far this year.



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TI 1-Bit Pack 0.1 released

26 2012 at 5:31 pm, posted by irrlichtproject

Ever wanted to play native 1-bit music on a cheaply obtainable handheld device? Well, now you can - the Huby, Music Box, Music Studio, LSengine, and ZX10 routines have been ported to TI82.


UPDATE 2012/11/02: Octode engine was added, and all routines are now also TI83-compatible.


Here is how it works:

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A new 1-bit music tracker - 1tracker

05 2012 at 02:53 am, posted by Shiru
A new tracker that allows to make 1-bit ZX Spectrum music on modern PCs was released recently. It is an experimental universal cross platform open source tracker that potentially could support many chiptune music formats through external plug-ins.

So far five engines are supported, all of them weren't previously available in easy-to-use form: Huby, Octode, the Lyndon Sharp's 2 channel engine, the Tim Follin's 3 channel engine, ZX-10.

Download 1tracker v0.14 (541K)

1tracker

Pulse Tracker updated

04 2012 at 10:40 pm, posted by irrlichtproject
Pulse Tracker, the monophonic PC Speaker editor by Fredrik "Eagle" Larsson, has been updated to version 1.02a. It now features more effects (including slides) and an improved order list interface. Download Pulse Tracker 1.02a

Jredd - 1 Bit Smile

04 2012 at 10:34 pm, posted by irrlichtproject
The first 1-bit tune of 2012 is a new original composition by Jredd, using Phaser1 engine with Synth drums and additional delay: 1 Bit Smile

Mister Beep - Spiral Space (Part Z)

30 2011 at 4:57 pm, posted by irrlichtproject
A new original tune by Mister Beep, made with Lyndon Sharp's engine. Originally written for the action game "Future Looter", it will also be featured in the upcoming Mister Beep album. Spiral Space (Part Z)

Keep On Beeping E02 - YU The Music Box

28 2011 at 01:56 am, posted by Shiru
Second episode of the screencast series on 1-bit music by irrlichtproject. It is dedicated to a less famous ZX Spectrum music editor YU The Music Box, better known as Music Studio.

Yerzmyey - Starlies

01 2011 at 11:44 pm, posted by irrlichtproject

A new ambient/trance song by Yerzmyey. Made from single-track ZX Spectrum beeper recordings with loads of studio effects.

watch on Youtube

 

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