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#1 WarlockSum OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2019 10:21 AM

Hello.  :)

A quick introduction: I'm new to this forum, my name is Michael.  Looking forward to meeting you.  I started writing and recording music in 1991 where I've experimented with various genres, eventually getting into NES audio development in 2016. 
Last month, I started working with TIATracker.  (Thank you Kylearan!)
I've really been enjoying the experience, it's been a dream of mine to create music for the Atari 2600.  
Here are a few of the songs I've created: 
Attached File  WarlockSum - TIA-01.bin   4KB   41 downloads
Attached File  WarlockSum - TIA-02.bin   4KB   37 downloads
Attached File  WarlockSum - TIA-04.bin   4KB   43 downloads
TIA-03 isn't listed because now it's part of a full length album/cartridge I'm working on. 
I'm eager to gain more experience working with this machine, so please don't hesitate to contact me if you're in need of music or want to start conversations about working with TIATracker. 
OK, thank you, enjoy the rest of your day. 

 - WarlockSum
 



#2 KevKelley OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2019 10:35 AM

Awesome. I am excited to hear all of these plus te album/cartridge. I have been eager to do something similar as I love the oddness of the Atari sound. There is just something about it that is just plain awesome.

#3 WarlockSum OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2019 11:02 AM

Hey there, thank you. 
That's excellent, I'm looking forward to what you create. 
I'm still trying to figure out how to add certain human characteristics to the music, such as volume fades and note bends.  All in good time and experience.  :)
 



#4 WarlockSum OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2019 11:06 AM

Also, I completely agree regarding the awesome sound of the Atari 2600, it's definitely unique...a sound that I'm also drawn to. 



#5 KevKelley OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2019 2:29 PM

Years ago I discovered Paul Slocum's Synth Cart and found it amazing to play around with.  I had only recently started messing with the TIAtracker, typically when my brain gets worn out thinking and I need something to noodle with.  I would love to integrate the sound of the Atari with other instruments (if only I had more time).



#6 WarlockSum OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2019 12:21 PM

Right on.  Back in 2006 I purchased Paul's Synth Cart for the Commodore 64, it's great and I still use it for certain songs.  I've never owned an Atari 2600 Synth Cart, unfortunately.  Hey regarding TIATracker, that's great...I'm really happy people have a tool like this now to create sound for the Atari.  Wish I would have heard about it when it first came out a few years ago, but that's alright.  It's cool to see new Atari tunes still coming out.







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