Another search on eBay for some old Philips equipment turned out to be an true eye opener. This was the first time I ever saw this machine – I didn’t know that Philips ever made them in black. The 8554/05 … Continue reading →
Not all the great consoles are from the 1980s. In fact, two of the greatest consoles are from the 1990s. This is of curse the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) which emerged in 1992 and the great Nintendo 64 (N64) … Continue reading →
This is the design updated version of the Commodore 64, released to fit the design of the newly released Commodore 128 – an improved version of the old breadbox. The updated version of the Commodore 64 was released in 1986. … Continue reading →
This is the updated version of the Commodore 64 External 5¼” Floppy drive released in 1988. The newly updated design fitted the also updated version of the Commodore 64C, and the Commodore 128. In the process of cleaning the drive, … Continue reading →
Commodore Amiga platform Sanity was a very productive group on the Amiga – from a large number of intro‘s to a bunch of demo‘s and a whole lot of other productions. I’ve selected three demo‘s that have caught my eye … Continue reading →
Commodore Amiga platform The DOC Musicdisk (a.k.a 1st Real Musicpack) was the first time I heard the product of the Ultimate SoundTracker created by Karsten Obarski. The samples provided with SoundTracker were awesome – sounded like nothing I’ve ever heard … Continue reading →
Commodore Amiga platform Checking up on things to my megademo post – to make sure I wasn’t forgetting anything – I came across a demo that I haven’t seen in a long long time. It was created by Rebels and … Continue reading →
The completed re-worked Servant and Mastermix now called Servant and Re-Mastermix. I have now discovered that the original Servant and Mastermix was made by MegaMiXers. In the Links section further below, I have supplied some relevant links. Detail To get … Continue reading →
After a brief detour, away from the remix project, it is now done – or as done as I’ll need it to be.
As mentioned in a previous post, I only stumbled upon two minor problems:
At the end of the ‘Get The Balance Right‘ track, there originally is a percussions part that I haven’t been able to find. At a point I thought that ‘Why’ (Remix), by ‘Bronski Beat‘ had the last part, but that was a dead end. I ended up replacing the percussions part, with a part from ‘Why’, by ‘Bronski Beat‘
Almost at the end of ‘Goodbye 70’s’ there is a echo of ‘Fashion War’ – the last line of the verse. I wasn’t able to reproduce this part in a satisfactory way, so this part has been omitted, unfortunately
Besides the two minor problems, the work with the remix went really smooth. There was of course all the hard work finding the correct parts of ‘Situation’ …
If I was to step back for a moment and look at the remix in detail; the first half of the remix is quite brilliant (cut/fade/overlay) but the last part is a bit dull.
It is as if, someone who really loves the music did the first part but the last part was finished by someone else – in a real hurry. And that is a shame.
Commodore 64 platform Take a trip back in time, and listen to some of the work of Fred Gray. I never thought that a game could be created based upon a pop group, but never the less, that has now … Continue reading →
The original Servant and Mastermix consists of 12 songs – divided into 17 parts, beginning at 108 BPM and finishing off at 150 BPM. Luckily, most of the tracks used are album and single tracks and easy to come by.
As work progresses, I’ll post a few before/after bits of the mix, even though the ‘after’ bits aren’t finished yet and is still missing a volume mix and also a finishing touch.
Story Back, when I was a little boy, I had this wonderful mix on tape. It was back in 1987-88 and I got it through a friend’s friend – or something. At that time, I didn’t know the name of … Continue reading →