Revenge of the MODs

Greetings! I bring you a sample of my youth with a curated bunch of Commodore Amiga modules including one that memed its way into the Commodore Consciousphere back in the 90s.

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Studio Notes

This track is a little bit famous as it was the first of the Amiga Format magazine’s Mod-of-the-Month competition winners, following suite from CU Amiga’s long standing mod-of-the-month cover-disk feature. This came about due to Amiga Format launching a Cover CD that had more storage than they knew what to do with, so on they piled the reader’s modules.

Unfortunately some unscrupulous readers sent in ripped modules that either were not their own work or had considerable sampling from commercial works so after a few issues Amiga Format dropped the entire concept which was a shame.

Still, I got in the magazine, which was nice.

Despite the magazine mentioning a Kazoo, there was no such thing used. The vocals were just my voice into a microphone.

The lead to a game developer contacting me, I have written up as well as included that correspondence for posterity in a separate article.

Equipment used:

  • Commodore Amiga 500+ 2MB
  • Megalosound Turbo Sampler
  • CB Radio Echo-Microphone
  • Realistic Reverb/Delay Box

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Vince the Ice Cream Van Man

Studio Notes

Recording the legendary ice cream van music off the CB radio as Vince tootled around Birmingham in his ice cream van as well as commentary from various other CB radio users around the area at the time.

Equipment used:

  • Commodore Amiga 500+ 2MB
  • Megalosound Turbo Sampler

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And more:

If you would like to see more detailed information about these tracks, click here to view the catalogue

Celebrating success – Meow Meow Meow Commodore 64 Edition

Studio Notes

My first SID track. Composed from scratch on DefleMask tracker on my iPad Pro workstation. Celebrating passing 1.4 million streams of the original meow meow meow kitty song on Amazon Music alone, in total on all services combined the ballpark is nearer 2.0M and rising FAST! Here is a SID rendition, my first SID track as well. ^_^

If you would like to play this on a real Commodore 64, below is ZIP file (free for personal use) containing the SID.

Equipment used:

  • DefleMask Tracker iOS
  • iPad Pro 4th Generation
  • Lots of patience!

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Performed By: Redheat

Album UPC:

Label: Redheat

Released: April 6th 2022

ISRC: n/a

Year: 2022

Genres: Chiptune