Roland SMF Player

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Back in the beginning of 1990’s, my two old friends Peter Andersen and Lars Toft made a program, a Standard Midi File player, for Roland. The program was the Roland Standard Midi File Player (!) or ‘Roland SMF Player’ for … Continue reading

Karsten Koch

Take a trip back in time, and listen to some of the work of Karsten Koch.

On your way around the web, you’ll stumble across all sorts of cover versions of chip music, of a very variable quality. Back in the middle of the 90’s we came across a cover version that even today, still amazes me. It was a cover/remix of Chronologie, part 4 made by Karsten Koch.

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I do believe that this version once was played in the background in a TV program on Danish television, and everybody thought that this was the original version by Jean Michel Jarre. But no, this was the Karsten Koch Stream Tracker version.

Download: Chronologie part 4

Source of inspiration and material: Hornet Archive

MasterPlayer

MasterPlayer is a Adlib and OPL3 music and sound editor for the PC, created by my good friend Peter Jørgensen (aka FedePede04) back around 1994 – 1997. I only contributed to the program with some “character-graphics”, that was created with the ANSI/ASCII text-editor program ‘TheDraw‘.

My work

Most of my songs made in MasterPlayer was remakes of the old ‘Editor’ scores from Commodore Amiga. Most of the converted songs has been converted as-is, like on an assembly line, so none of the mood or feeling from the original song has been “converted” to.

Most of my songs made in ‘MasterPlayer’ was remakes of the old ‘Editor’ scores from Commodore Amiga. Most of the converted songs has been batch converted, almost all in one week. The original songs all contained samples that was standard on the Commodore Amiga – but not in ‘MasterPlayer’. This all meaning that I haven’t been able to transfer the mood nor the feeling from the original song to the new song.

Thou I did produce some new songs in MasterPlayer, but I don’t think that any of these are in a state to publish yet. As always I’m not a chiptune-sound-making-kind-of-guy, I only do the score.

Someday I might upload some of the original Commodore Amiga ‘Editor’ songs, otherwise you’ll have to visit my YouTube channel to get hold of those.

Original Amiga recordings: @YouTube