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tBeepr in 1tracker

13 2015 at 8:14 pm, posted by Shiru
A new old engine, tBeepr, has been added to 1tracker. This engine was written by introspec in 1995 and restored in 2013 also by him. It provides two tone channels with duty cycle settings, and interrupting drums.

Besided that, a number of recently added engines had broken loop support, which has been fixed in this update.

1tracker v0.19

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

Download

New 1-bit forum

29 2015 at 7:13 pm, posted by Shiru
The now-old 1-bit music forum has been defunct for a while, so a new forum has been started. Welcome: http://randomflux.info/1bit/

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

Beep'em All IV Released

24 2013 at 10:45 pm, posted by irrlichtproject

XXL has released the 4th installment of his Beep'em All series for GTIA/Atari 8-bit computers. Once again, a massive compilation, this time with tracks from Strobe, Mister Beep, moviemovies1, Rene Sens, and myself.

 

Download .atr

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.

1-Bit Wizards - The Journey Begins

11 2013 at 12:13 pm, posted by irrlichtproject

1-Bit Wizards cover art


After 1,5 years in the making, the 1-Bit Wizards debut compilation has finally been released. It features works by Factor6, Fluidvolt, irrlicht project, Mind Body Alpha, Mister Beep, Shiru, TDM, and Warlord. ZX Spectrum artwork was done by Trixs. All tracks were made with PFM-based engines (Qchan, SpecialFX, Tim Follin 3ch, ZX-10).


Download page (mp3 version and seperate tap/scl download available).

Update 07/16: Thanks to TK90XFan, a hobeta version is now available, too.

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

Unreleased version of Beep Tracker

22 2013 at 11:35 am, posted by Shiru
Unreleased version of Beep Tracker by Alone Coder that he used to make BT'MAN song for Chaos Constructions 2012 became avaiable for download. It is in TR-DOS disk image format, so you need an emulator with TR-DOS support, if you want to run it.

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

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

AER - Beeper Mode (demo)

10 2013 at 12:01 pm, posted by irrlichtproject

beeper mode screenshot


AER has released a new beeper demo in TR-DOS format. It contains six tracks, made with Phase1 and SpecialFX engines.

Download .trd

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]

Houston Tracker: First Beta

01 2013 at 5:20 pm, posted by irrlichtproject

Houston Tracker is a native music editor for the Z80-based line of Texas Instruments graphic calculators.



Features: 1-bit PFM sound (similar to Huby, Octode, SpecialFX), 4 tone channels + 2 interrupting drum sounds, (pseudo-)stereo sound, compact editor+player, linear song data, no patterns 

Download Houston Tracker 0.1

Sound demo

Note that this is an early beta, which currently works on TI82 only. Furthermore some important features like copy/paste are not implemented yet.

BEEPER.EXE by aanaaanaaanaaana

26 2013 at 10:56 pm, posted by irrlichtproject
The aanaaanaaanaaana collective has released a new monophonic tracker for the PC speaker. It runs under DOS.

BEEPER.EXE


Download here.

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.

xSqueeker by Szuwarek & Factor6

01 2013 at 7:33 pm, posted by irrlichtproject

This highly interesting demo from November 2011 has escaped our attention so far. Well, better late than never.

xSqueeker by Szuwarek & Factor6

 

xSqueeker is a demo for the Atari VCS (aka Atari 2600), with 1-bit music by Factor6. It features a port of Zilogat0r's Squeeker engine, as well as 1-bit speech synthesis. 

This isn't the first occurance of 1-bit music on Atari 2600. XXL already demonstrated various ZX Spectrum beeper routines playing on the VCS in May 2011.

Download (recommended emulator is z26, Stella may have skippy sound)

watch it on Youtube

 

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