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Many moons ago, it must have been a weekend in early 1993, a friend came over with a bunch of disks for the Amiga 500. Mostly games and a few demo's, but also disks with .mod rips written on the label and a disk named utilities. Through a knowledgeable Amiga contact he had learned that the musical content of the demo-scene exhibitions we were addicted watching & listening to (e.g; Jesus on E’s, Spaceballs & LSD demo's), could be opened through so called tracker programs which were installed on the utility disk. Out of all the programs listed, we randomly chose Protracker and after booting, inserted a song disk to load and play a mod rip. As a young teenager I was fascinated seeing the structure of breakbeat rave music running in Protracker for the first time. How the music visually translated across patterns of hexadecimal numbered lines, hearing the succession of note-events, seeing how triggering of samples at different pitches at the same time related to harmony, seeing how the distance between notes related to rhythm. The realization that similar to construction with Lego, this program enabled you to build your own arrangements out of samples. It opened up a possibility to create the music that I loved on a ‘personal computer’ in my bedroom and all of this without having the need for expensive midi gear, I was mesmerized (*cue mindblown.gif*). This was something I wanted to do, create music! I spend the rest of the year playing around with sounds from the shared modules, learning the program inside out through trial and error, without rtfm because there simply was no manual. The Amiga only had four mono 8-bit channels and very limited memory (max 1mb with the ram upgrade) so you had to be creative using the available resources. Eventually I saved up for a techno sound turbo sampler which facilitated the recording of external sound-sources, gradually getting better at essentially creating the same songs.

I guess through the different monikers I’m trying to recreate the initial excitement that I felt as a kid, often referencing the old through design and choice of sounds interleaved with current influences and technology.

Having recently installed a gotek usb drive in my Amiga 2000, I have been able to rip a lot of my old mods ranging from w.i.p to finished state (unfortunately also encountered a lot of faulty checksum error disks), enabling to finally transfer the old disks to the present pc. Hopefully I will find time to upload the non glitchy / broke rips here and be able to contribute to this amazing site!

Respect,

R

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From: plugexpert To: Breakbob
23:12 on 17th April 2020
plugexpert

Breakbob: Cheers Breakbob!

Unfortunately a lot of the mods that were working when I recorded them for the bandcamp releases have deteriorated since; checksum error filled disks & corrupt sample memory rendering them pretty useless. I have thought of substituting faulty samples with new ones trying to salvage content, but think it's not really worth it and too time consuming, rather spend time on new music with Renoise :) . Perhaps if this corona business worsens I'll have more time off for legacy mod projects, did find a lot of unfinished stuff that does play, just not worth uploading right now imo. Grts, R

Re: Wicked tunes, I haven't seen any jungle/breakbeat hardcore mods for a while( I check TMA regularly) and then suddenly yours came out! yay, so happy I can D/L and play them - keep finding them, or even making new ones. I would love to rate them all but it takes soo long describing , I wish there were just simply points/stars for mods here! So in the maintime I added to my favourites :) big love! Breakbob


From: plugexpert To: sammie
23:05 on 17th April 2020
plugexpert

sammie: Ey Sammie dank voor de woorden, Interface zeg je? :) Blast from the past, goede herinneringen. Van een demo track op cd tot uiteindelijk ook een stel reviews voor ze te schrijven in de jaren er na. Die track is niet gemaakt met een tracker als ik het goed herinner, een gekraakte Fruityloops & Cubase volgens mij, had de weg naar Renoise nog niet gevonden. Grts, R.

Re: i like how i came across your song 'Plugexpert' by complete chance five years ago on one of the many Interface cd's my dad gave me to check out, and now i see your name on TMA! i'm also digging the high quality version i just found through your bandcamp - way better than the crappy version i saved from the cd :P


From: Breakbob
23:36 on 16th April 2020
Breakbob

Wicked tunes, I haven't seen any jungle/breakbeat hardcore mods for a while( I check TMA regularly) and then suddenly yours came out! yay, so happy I can D/L and play them - keep finding them, or even making new ones. I would love to rate them all but it takes soo long describing , I wish there were just simply points/stars for mods here! So in the maintime I added to my favourites :)
big love!
Breakbob


From: sammie
00:24 on 16th April 2020
sammie

i like how i came across your song 'Plugexpert' by complete chance five years ago on one of the many Interface cd's my dad gave me to check out, and now i see your name on TMA!

i'm also digging the high quality version i just found through your bandcamp - way better than the crappy version i saved from the cd :P


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