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 →
Take a trip back in time, and listen to some of the work of Chris Abbott.
I’ve heard the name Chris Abbott associated with C64 songs before, but not as a composer. The CD, Back in Time (BIT), from C64Audio, which contains brand new (from 1998) alternate versions, of old famous chiptunes, are 13 out of 15 arranged by Chris Abbott – and it’s a pretty good job!
I’ve added the comments from the mp3 songs, I’ve have uploaded.
‘Sanxion‘ (2000): “Uploaded by Chris Abbott. Actually the BIT++ version, this was the version of Sanxion that was later “butchered” into the Karma64 version (great dance version, we always thought!). It’s pretty authentic, and as such represents the ultimate evolution of the BIT1 version of Sanxion. The floating lead at the beginning comes from the Korg Z1 which I sold to Michael Delaney :) The JarreZoolook bits were borrowed from Moog’s version, which had this bit in. Inspired, Moog!”
‘Thing on a Spring‘ (1999): “Actually, a version of the original Back in Time 1 track file, improved sonically. As there’s no Thing on a Spring on RKO, it seemed a shame this nice version was hanging around on Kenz’s great BIT3 CD-ROM. Plus some of the other files attached to my name aren’t attracting great marks (time has, unfortunately taken its toll on them, though I still think they’re comfortable rather than flashy). Anyway, enjoy this seminal piece. There’s really only one way to cover it, and this is it.”
In addition to load and save data on cassette tape, it’s also possible to use a 5¼” floppy drive together with your Commodore 64. Simply buy a Commodore 1541 floppy drive. With the Commodore 1541 it’s possible to load and … Continue reading →
Data Cassette (or ‘Datassette‘ as it’s also called) is the foundation of the whole setup, beyond the Commodore 64 computer, ofcourse. With the Commodore 1530 Datassette C2N it is possible to load and save data, applications, pictures and other data … Continue reading →
For some time, NH has been looking for his old Commodore 64 computer in his basement, but without any success. He wanted to give it a fresh new start, with a loving family, where it could be loved and taken care … Continue reading →
All Commodore 64 files was downloaded from various sites on the internet (credited as needed), as original SID files, then exported to WAV file format with the ‘Deli Player‘.
WAV files was then cut to appropriate length and converted to MP3 with ‘Audacity‘, using either a ‘Fraunhofer‘ or ‘LAME‘ codec, at 128 kbps for some of the early music files and 256 kbps for the later music files.