You need to search for the word 'soundtracker' - this is the composition software that is used on the zeddy. There are equivalents on those bigger computers that we all use day-to-day and one person in particular hosts the most valuable resource in this respect - Sergey Bulba.
At this point I expect a Moggy to appear. 1.. 2.. 3...
Please find enclosed for your listening pleasure the following...
A nice shiny folder called BIGSTC.
Because there are 1513 song files in it along with an STC file player created by forum Guru Andy Rea and butchered by myself so as to be a pseudo jukebox.
To use LOAD "JUK" then run. If left to its own devices it will play a fixed length of each tune then move on to the next. I found that a vast majority of AY stuff wasn't written with any sort of ending in mind and loops endlessly so the BASIC controlled increment do-hickey helps with that. Also to move on to the next song should you desire to do so keep key "N( ext)" pressed or key "P(revious)" for to go to the previous tune.
Do not try to run this from the Zxpand Commander as it wets itself when confronted with this many files, ( HA! That told you Charlie R.)
There may be the odd corrupt file in there in which case just move onto the next.
And lastly sorry no song titles (player limitation at the time which I lack the talent to correct) but no great loss as most of them made no sense anyway and in a lot of cases were fairly profane in nature so C'est la vie as they say in Rotherham.
If You are interested in creating anything original then the tracker (thanks again Andy Rea)is highly recommended.
(PS Mark is fat and smells of wee )
EDIT For Charlie.
Just for wotsits and giggles I used Andy's player in Eighty One And the normally duff AY seems ER OK!!! Has someone been having a shufty perchance?
Version 1.4 on Win 7 64 bit for reference.
- (1.31 MiB) Downloaded 150 times
PS. It's not a ZX81 program, just a small QL SuperBASIC program.
Excellent work Dave for which I'm truly grateful.
One of the things which put a lot of people off AY song composition when first starting is sample/pattern creation.
Thanks to to your efforts anyone thinking of dabbling with AY can now look at these songs break them down and see how how things like drum, bass and other instruments can be created then assembled into songs of their own.
Again excellent work which hopefully will inspire others to create new music.