Remix CD - C64/SID
You can purchase it from C64Audio.com. Unfortunately there are only digital downloads available, physical CD sold out.
You can also get it from iTunes and some other online music services.
|1. Last Ninja - The Palace|
This music was from level 5. I left out most of the song, focusing on the first part. It was a good tune to have as a first track on the album with its slow start to then build up and break loose.
|2. Flimbo's Quest|
The cutest remix on the CD, it just makes me happy.
|3. Comic Bakery (Extended)|
My second version of this SID. I was pretty satisfied with my first version, so I decided to make an extended version and add some new details and parts.
|4. International Karate|
Good thing the tune was so long (10:44!) or it would have been quite repetitive. The SID was inspired by the soundtrack from the movie Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
|5. Game On (Issue 0989)|
This was music you got with your Game On magazines back in the day.
|6. Ghosts'n Goblins (Trance Version)|
My trance version was an attempt to get it closer to the dance floor so many parts of the original SID had to go. I used some speech clips from a sample CD and put together different phrases.
Skipped many parts from the original and focused on the beats and smaller parts.
|8. Last Ninja - The Wastelands (Club Version)|
This was my third remix of this SID tune. I tried to make it even more club-sounding and skipped many parts of the original.
The tempo on this tune was way too high to fit in the standard dance range, so I made some breakbeats instead and kept the original BPM.
|10. Warriors (Club Version)|
Some nice 303-ish distorted basslines, again with the JD800. In my opinion, this was my best adaptation of a SID to a club tune. It has some cool breaks and buildups.
|11. Commando (V2)|
Adapting Commando to a nice clubby version was not easy and I don't think I managed too well, but some people seem to like it anyway.
|12. West Bank (V2)|
A little odd beat on this, 5/4 actually. I didn't notice until I started remixing since nothing would fit in the normal beat patterns.
|13. Last Ninja - The Wastelands (Extended) *|
This was my second attempt on this particular tune. It turned out a bit different but it's better than my first one.
|14. Comic Bakery *|
I never played the game, I just heard the ripped music in cracktros etc. Probably my favorite all-time SID.
|15. Commando *|
The bonus tracks are my most appreciated classic remixes which I remastered for the CD and had them included.
The SID Remix CD: (2002)
After some good feedback from my remixes, I discussed the possibilities of a CD project with Chris Abbott at C64Audio.com and I decided to go all the way and make a proper SID remix CD.
One of the main goals with the CD was to make the remixes sound like they belong in a club. I don't actually know how they worked in a real club because I've never heard any of my music being played but I hope something was played somewhere with people enjoying it.
I believe the CD was received pretty well among the SID remix community. I've read some nice reviews in both magazines and Internet which is cool. I just made the remixes like I wanted them to sound and if people like them, it's a great bonus.
I used Madtracker 2 for all tracks and had a JD800 and a Virus b for creating sounds. VST technology wasn't available in trackers at the time so everything had to be made on the synths, recorded and used as samples in MT2. I made all mixing and mastering of the CD.
The release was in June -02 at a BIT Live event.