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S.O.P. Track 6 - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Posted by k-Pack, 20 December 2018 · 73 views
Bach, Switched on POKEY, MIDI and 1 more...
Looking forward to seeing what's under the tree, so until then……..

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring has been in the archives for quite some time.  I don't believe there is anyway to track down the origins of this MIDI MUSIC SYSTEM file. Who ever is responsible, I would like to express my  gratitude. Although, I didn't use...

S.O.P. Track 5 - Two-Part Invention In D Minor

Posted by k-Pack, 16 December 2018 · 100 views
BACH, Music Studio and 1 more...
S.O.P. Track 5 - Two-Part Invention In D Minor Back to basics.  I decided to do this track without using the MIDI setup.   Track 5 was recorded using a 130XE running The Music Studio developed by Audio Light, Inc. and distributed by Activision.

My first experience with Music Studio was on the ST.  I saw the A8 version at a rock bottom price and added it to my...

S.O.P. Track 4 - Two-Part Invention In B-flat Minor

Posted by k-Pack, 03 December 2018 · 82 views
BACH, MIDI, Switched on Pokey
Bach's Invention #14
The ADSR is modified for this track.  Mostly the S and R but only slightly.

Music File origin:  INVENT14.MUS 

S.O.P. Track 3 - Two-Part Invention In F Major

Posted by k-Pack, 07 November 2018 · 163 views
S.O.P. Track 3 - Two-Part Invention In F Major A.K.A. Invention #8
Still working with Atari BASIC to create the sounds.  This time a couple of FOR-NEXT loops were added to give a little attack and decay to the notes before it was compiled.  The Program does some pretty strange things to the notes when used with a MIDI KEYBOARD but works OK as long as a note get turned off before the next NO...

S.O.P. Track 2 - Air On A G String

Posted by k-Pack, 22 October 2018 · 148 views

S.O.P. Track 2 - Air On A G String I wanted to set track 2  up as a duo between the Atari 800 and a friend with a Cello. Pairing the Atari with the Yamaha TG-33 ended up being the easier option.  Besides, it was also easier to use the effects processor in the mixer then renting a cathedral.   Maybe that friend would have called back if I had left him a voice message....

S.O.P. Track 1 - Sinfonia To Cantata No. 29

Posted by k-Pack, 16 October 2018 · 141 views
Or would it be more impressive to say ,
Sinfonia dalla Cantata n.29
Trascrizione da Concerto per Atari 800

This track was produced using one Atari 800 for all its sound sources with a little FX provided by the mixer.  Two of Atari's sound channels were combined to allow defining frequencies using 16 bits.  The MP3 is the c...

Switched On POKEY - Prologue

Posted by k-Pack, 15 October 2018 · 112 views
Bach, Carlos, MIDI
Earlier this year I declared my intentions to recreate the sound tracks on W. Carlos's Switched on Bach album using  Atari8 computers.  I wish I had started earlier.  It would have been a fitting tribute to Carlos's work if I had finished it on the 50th anniversary of its release. I hope it is still a fitting tribute when it is done.

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