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Friday, July 18, 2014

Swinth Commodore 64 compilation in HD - C64 SID chip


Published on Jul 18, 2014 MrCaliforniaD

"Played on a REAL Commodore 64 with the 6581 SID chip.

I did not compose this and can't find out who did it. Sorry!

Songs:
- Theme from Stationnary Ark
- Saturdays in Silesia
- Excerpt from Vangelis's 'Spiral'
- Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells'
- Theme song from Magic Shadows
- ???
- Oxygene II
- Pachelbel's Canon in D minor
- ???

From the program 'Swinth'."

Update via yeryry in the comments:

"Probably by Georg Feil:

COMMENT: All comments for this file are by Georg Feil himself and are denoted
by (GF).
"I wrote it around '84 or '85 as a demo for my music editor called
'Synth'. I was going to University of Waterloo at the time and just
gave it to a friend of mine... didn't even bother to put my name on
the thing. Anyway it soon started cropping up all over the place.
I never made any sequels with music, although there was something with
annoying sound effects done in the same style as Synth Sample that I
posted in the beginning of 1994. So any music you see that looks like
a sequel or has graphics added was done by someone else.
Anyway the computer bust of 85/86(?) hit and Synth was never marketed.
I had been negotiating with a software company but they went out of
business. By that time I was working on a new version of Synth that
was a sequencer program for Midi instruments (called MSS), and had
joined my first band. I've been in a couple other bands since then,
the last one was called SugarPush and we came close to getting signed
(but then broke up [...]). So I guess you can credit that little
program with launching my musical career..." (GF)
(#1)
TITLE: Stationary Ark
ARTIST: John Mills-Cockell
COMMENT: "Theme from Stationary Ark, a nature show on PBS. [...] It appears on
Synth Sample as interpreted by a friend of mine. I didn't know what it
was myself until I happened to see Stationary Ark one time. This song
does not play properly on some C-64's where the SID chip filter is
calibrated differently." (GF)
(#2)
TITLE: Saturdays in Silezia
ARTIST: Rational Youth
COMMENT: "A fluffy pop song I taped off the radio. Seemed simple enough to
render on the C-64." (GF)
Also used in the game Shocker.
(#3)
TITLE: Spiral [from Spiral]
ARTIST: Vangelis
(#4)
TITLE: Tubular Bells, Part 1 [from Tubular Bells]
ARTIST: Mike Oldfield
COMMENT: A little free-hand adaptation.
"I just thought this was ultra cool. Used as the music to The
Exorcist, unfortunately." (GF)
(#5)
TITLE: Magic Shadows, closing theme
ARTIST: Harry Forbes
COMMENT: "Magic Shadows was a half-hour movie show on TV Ontario, sort of the
Canadian equivalent of PBS. They'd show old movies in half-hour
installments. I have no idea if there's an album. I taped it off the
TV." (GF)
(#6)
TITLE: Funeral Music for Queen Mary
ARTIST: Henry Purcell
(#7)
TITLE: Oxygene 2 [from Oxygene]
ARTIST: Jean Michel Jarre
(#8)
TITLE: Canon in D major
ARTIST: Johann Pachelbel
COMMENT: "This is a very popular classical hit. I transcribed the notes from a
Transactor or Compute! article (this is the only Synth Sample piece
not transcribed by ear)." (GF)
(#9)
TITLE: Enola Gay [from Organisation]
ARTIST: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)"

1 comment:

  1. Probably by Georg Feil:

    COMMENT: All comments for this file are by Georg Feil himself and are denoted
    by (GF).
    "I wrote it around '84 or '85 as a demo for my music editor called
    'Synth'. I was going to University of Waterloo at the time and just
    gave it to a friend of mine... didn't even bother to put my name on
    the thing. Anyway it soon started cropping up all over the place.
    I never made any sequels with music, although there was something with
    annoying sound effects done in the same style as Synth Sample that I
    posted in the beginning of 1994. So any music you see that looks like
    a sequel or has graphics added was done by someone else.
    Anyway the computer bust of 85/86(?) hit and Synth was never marketed.
    I had been negotiating with a software company but they went out of
    business. By that time I was working on a new version of Synth that
    was a sequencer program for Midi instruments (called MSS), and had
    joined my first band. I've been in a couple other bands since then,
    the last one was called SugarPush and we came close to getting signed
    (but then broke up [...]). So I guess you can credit that little
    program with launching my musical career..." (GF)
    (#1)
    TITLE: Stationary Ark
    ARTIST: John Mills-Cockell
    COMMENT: "Theme from Stationary Ark, a nature show on PBS. [...] It appears on
    Synth Sample as interpreted by a friend of mine. I didn't know what it
    was myself until I happened to see Stationary Ark one time. This song
    does not play properly on some C-64's where the SID chip filter is
    calibrated differently." (GF)
    (#2)
    TITLE: Saturdays in Silezia
    ARTIST: Rational Youth
    COMMENT: "A fluffy pop song I taped off the radio. Seemed simple enough to
    render on the C-64." (GF)
    Also used in the game Shocker.
    (#3)
    TITLE: Spiral [from Spiral]
    ARTIST: Vangelis
    (#4)
    TITLE: Tubular Bells, Part 1 [from Tubular Bells]
    ARTIST: Mike Oldfield
    COMMENT: A little free-hand adaptation.
    "I just thought this was ultra cool. Used as the music to The
    Exorcist, unfortunately." (GF)
    (#5)
    TITLE: Magic Shadows, closing theme
    ARTIST: Harry Forbes
    COMMENT: "Magic Shadows was a half-hour movie show on TV Ontario, sort of the
    Canadian equivalent of PBS. They'd show old movies in half-hour
    installments. I have no idea if there's an album. I taped it off the
    TV." (GF)
    (#6)
    TITLE: Funeral Music for Queen Mary
    ARTIST: Henry Purcell
    (#7)
    TITLE: Oxygene 2 [from Oxygene]
    ARTIST: Jean Michel Jarre
    (#8)
    TITLE: Canon in D major
    ARTIST: Johann Pachelbel
    COMMENT: "This is a very popular classical hit. I transcribed the notes from a
    Transactor or Compute! article (this is the only Synth Sample piece
    not transcribed by ear)." (GF)
    (#9)
    TITLE: Enola Gay [from Organisation]
    ARTIST: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)

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