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Soundtracker DMA v2.0 by Zik for Amtrad CPC+


Soundtracker DMA v2.0 by Zik (Futurs) is released. It's a music composition software for Amstrad CPC+. It takes advantage of CPC+ audio DMA lists to allow AY-SID and AY sample sounds while keeping CPU load low. You may have heard of it before as the musics of CRTC3 demo by Roudoudou was done with a preliminary version of the tool. It needs 128 Kb of RAM, so 6128+ is needed.

Willy by PulkoMandy, an Amstrad CPC(+) adaptator for using parallel PC sound cards


On Serdashop you can found audio and video cards to be used mostly on PC. For example there are two cards which are connected to the parallel port of a PC, especially those which can't use ISA/PCI sound cards such as old portables :

Pulkomandy has created a card for Amstrad CPC(+) : Willy which lets you use an OPL3LPT or S2P on it. He wrote two programs to use the OPL3LPT which you can found on his page :

Check the CPCWiki thread for more informations and short videos of the Willy + OPL3LPT being used.

By the way, there are other ways to use MIDI on an Amstrad CPC, but it will be for another day (hint, use serial, usifac, LambdaSpeak...).

Dave Rogers' Amstrad CPC Chiptunes emulated on PICO-8 by carlc27843


Carlc27843 has written for PICO-8 an Amstrad CPC AY-3-8910 sound chip emulator using undocumented 5512Hz 8-bit mono PCM channel, to compose or convert Amstrad CPC music by Dave Rogers :

  • Netherworld
  • Zynaps
  • Uridium
  • Cybernoid
  • Cybernoid 2: The Revenge
  • Nebulus
  • Marauder
  • Stormlord
  • Stormlord 2: Deliverance
  • Anarchy
  • Battle Valley
  • Herobotix
  • Turbo Boat Simulator
  • Bear-A-Grudge (ok this was Speccy only never on CPC, but it was one of Dave's favorites so had to be included)

Music of Ghosts'N Goblins played on piano by art88tum


Ghosts'N Goblins is a classic arcade game by Capcom in 1985 and released by Elite in 1986 on Amstrad CPC.

On art88tum's youtube channel, you can listen him playing Ghosts'N Goblins on piano.

Yes, it's another JB le Daron, but no singing though !

WAV2AY by Roudoudou, an interesting audio utility


Edouard Bergé wrote on CPCWiki about his newest utility : WAY2AY. It's an audio utility to transform a wave file to directly AY registers using fourrier transform to lower the file size output.

You can hear him (french inside) talking about this new utility on Youtube.

An Amstrad CPC demo by BSC : Musik100 with a new sound engine


Musik100 by BSC is an Amstrad CPC demo of a new sound engine. You will find more details on CPCWiki.

You can see and especially listen to this demo on Youtube. Listen also to this other youtube video using the same sound engine.

Dont be afraid to go to his Soundcloud page.

Requiescat in pace Ultrasyd (October 2020)


Cymbob did announce on Twitter the death of his friend : Ultrasyd, requiescat in pace :-( . There are informations that I would prefer not having to write about it... All the things he wrote will stay in our memories.

Mod Master XT beta 22 for your PC XT, listen to musical modules files


A new version of Mod Master XT beta 22 by FreddyV is available on Vogons. It lets you hear a lot of music modules formats on any PC under msdos even a PC XT (CGA), for example an Amstrad PC 1512/1640 or a PPC 512/640...

New features are :

  • Fixed one bug for the Tandy Port config
  • Added OPL3LPT Support
  • Changed in the way the mixing buffers are managed
  • Added the support for the Tandy DAC output (DMA)

WARNING: Don't use Pause, it does not work.

The source code of Soundtrakker 128 is released by BSC


BSC has released the source code of Soundtrakker 128.

He is also the author of AYAY Kaeppttn!a SID player/tracker .

He is working on AY³ aka AYcubed, a new SID engine which emulates some parts of the SID sound like:

  • 3 independent voices
  • synthesized square and sawtooth wave forms
  • variable duty cycle on square waves Stereo!

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