Every year I pull out various machines and give them a once over (in case they need some loving). Got at least one old C64 back to life - needed new SID and 6526. Still working on an MSX II (very very dark image and kaput floppy drive) pong machine (needs new pots + switches; will also add a composite out for it) Hardware hey!
So - looking to the future - if I want to upload any more to Soundcloud I'm up for $$$ (per year). I plan on also putting on Bandcamp as "pay what you want" to get FLAC (and hopefully fund a 2019 tour!). So apart from YouTube with tracker viz - are there anymore independent platforms that people use? (not iTunez, Googs or Amazzzon; they are all way too hard to deal with!)
Been thinking about socials recently. I'm still occasionally active in chipmusic (looking to step it up again) but also in electronics, oldskool programming, music in general, etc. Been doing lots of live-streams on personal FB, but could span this to cTrix socials? What do people expect / want from Facebook / this account? Happy to take requests!
In case anyone interested in seeing where I'm at with the PMA-5 .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miHA8I4ZBq4
The Roland PMA-5 General MIDI pocket sequencer! Thought I'd share my first (after a quick test) power up of the unit. And the user experience trying to quickly sequence something without reading the manual. Plus demos. Defs reading the book on this one... units like this continously remind me how amazing LSDJ / Piggy are for a pocket device... (edit: a bit of lag on the video thanks to facebook)
Quick tip - if someone accidentally breaks off a headphone jack in a piece of gear and a tip stays lodged in the hole... a small touch of superglue on the end of a toothpick or match stick though a straw (to act as a shield!) will hopefully remove it. I'm hoping... else gonner have to just add (yet another) jack to the case!
Lots of people asking about shows, and answer is yes! In Janurary - playing Melbourne at the Speigal Tent (hahaha, yup!). Also in Sydney in first weekend of the year. Both with Ladybeard from Japan. No idea what's gonner happen at either - all the more reason to come hang and enjoy the show! Links belowwwww
Well, after lots of revisions and coding / timing fixes, here's the latest MSDOS demo... for Pentium 75mhz (1993 era). I actually wrote the tune to be a 4ch MOD so it can also play on Amiga but using the stereo advantage of the Soundblaster / GUS. https://youtu.be/oX-cepvvQds