Smartsound, Stereosampler (Amiga)

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This is the Smartsound Stereosampler for the Amiga 500 and Amiga 2000, in its original box. This may be the stereo sampler that was manufactured by BMP-Data. Made in Denmark. I got this sampler from Peter Jensen, another Amiga enthusiast, … Continue reading

Memory Expansion unit, 2Mb

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There was made many enhancements and accessories for Commodore Amiga by both large established companies and small garage businesses. The A500+ PC504 2Mb Memory expansion, was made by Power Computing Ltd, there also produced Network Cards, Scanners and Mouse adapters for use with a PC … Continue reading

From Intro to Mega, part 3

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Disclaimer: This article series doesn’t define the history of the intro/demo/megademo, for neither the Amiga nor any other platform. This is the point of view, I have chosen to write the article series, and in a way how I lived … Continue reading

About the Amiga files

All Amiga files was downloaded from various sites on the internet (credited as needed), as original MOD, XM and other formats, then exported to WAV file format with ‘WinAmp‘ or ‘Deli Player‘.

WAV files was then cut to appropriate length and converted to MP3 with ‘Audacity‘, using either a ‘Fraunhofer‘ or ‘LAMEcodec, at 128 kbps for some of the early music files and 256 kbps for the later music files.

From Intro to Mega, part 1

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Disclaimer: This article series doesn’t define the history of the intro/demo/megademo, for neither the Amiga nor any other platform. This is the point of view, I have chosen to write the article series, and in a way how I lived it. … Continue reading

Prelude to the Intro

Disclaimer: This article series doesn’t define the history of the intro/demo/megademo, for neither the Amiga nor any other platform. This is the point of view, I have chosen to write the article series, and in a way how I lived it. Your experience may vary.

In the beginning

I remember the first time I heard real samples played on the Amiga. It was at a friend’s house, and he had got his hands on a floppy disk from ‘Red Sector’ or was it from ‘Doctor Mabuse Orgasm Cracking’. I can’t remember, but I do remember that the sampled piece of music was ‘Flesh for Fantasy‘ by ‘Billy Idol‘. It sounded incredible. To think that this was possible, and you could do this at home – I was stunned!

In retrospect, the sampled Billy Idol song, was a bit like cheating.

The song was divided into smaller pieces that could be put together, by typing the name of the sample in CLi. The sampled pieces were named 1a, 2b, 3a, 3a, 3b and so forth.

Later we got the ‘Doctor Mabuse Orgasm Cracking’ musicdisk (musicpack) with Amegas, Crystal Hammer and Rallye Master all made by Karsten Obarski and we knew that this was the way to go, and this was, what we wanted to create.

And this was the start on a journey of demo-creating and music-making.

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