dIIsk

by wolf_ on 07-11-2011, 22:50
Topic: Music
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It may still feel a bit weird, to release a music disk on a day like today, without having an MSX fair nearby. It must be due to the virtual world we're living in these days. How different it used to be halfway the 90's, when music disks were hot, when groups were still behind their booths copying disks and sticking labels to them. Those were the heydays of MSX music disks, and certainly the heydays of the Moonblaster stereo formula. Such MB-stereo disks are a bit of a rarity these days, as many composers from the old days have moved to about every other corner you can imagine: MP3, PSG, SCC and sometimes Moonsound. All composers? No.. one Frisian musician keeps the spirit high and as such this new MSX music disk by Near Dark sees the light. A plentiful 26 Moonblaster stereo songs by Meits are present, all being covers from MSX games from software houses such as Konami, Falcom and Micro Cabin.  

Meits has been working on this disk peacefully since February 2011. With no fair deadline at the horizon, there was no stress, making it a relaxing spare time activity. It's what he does with his MSX, and what he keeps on doing. So, without any set deadline, dIIIsk is probably just a matter of time. All music of dIIsk was created using the real deal, as Meits is still not convinced that the emulation of sound is 100% perfect. As such, convinced that you should use the real deal too, the package contains the files to copy to a real disk - though for convenience a disk image is included as well.  

Requirements are pretty standard; MSX2, 64KB RAM, a double sided diskdrive/disk and the required sound chips. So, have fun with Meits his latest output. And if you close your eyes you could just pretend you've just returned home after visiting a large MSX fair, like in the old days!  

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Comments (18)

By Jorito

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08-11-2011, 00:19

I certainly had a nice trip through memory lane with this music disk, I felt very nostalgic Smile
But other than that, I liked this new MSX production as well. The music is good, the different kind of analyzers funny and the intro and end demos seal the deal.

Too bad I'm without a monitor for my 1CM atm, otherwise I would have thrown some MIDI-PAC at it!

By Meits

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08-11-2011, 06:24

And let's not forget Opa, the partner in crime... He put every pixel where it is... Must've been a hell of a job, cuz I don't like drawing one bit Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By chaos

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08-11-2011, 08:54

Hmmm.. a new musicdisk.. cool! Gonna try it out this evening!

The trip down memory lane would be complete if you release your review on a diskmag in stead of below this newspost, Jorito! Smile

By SolidEric

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08-11-2011, 10:30

I agree with Jorito, esp the intro of Undeadline is a great cover! Well done Meits!

By PAC

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08-11-2011, 13:23

A pure Made in Holland music disk. My congratulations, you added songs never arranged before! Smile

By wolf_

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08-11-2011, 13:49

Hail to the channel recorder of openMSX, covering music has never been this easy 'n fast.. ^^

By Oscar

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08-11-2011, 20:31

I love Greatest Driver 2D Special cover! I always liked this tune and this funny game.

By evulopah

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08-11-2011, 21:14

Thx guys 4 all the positive words! Makes you feel motivated for DIIISK Smile

By Oscar

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08-11-2011, 21:27

Very good music selection! All quality covers! Smile

By Morg

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08-11-2011, 23:53

By Manuel

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09-11-2011, 20:15

What did you do again?

By Meits

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09-11-2011, 21:39

He recorded most of it as MP3... Sadly mono again, but a nice effort though Smile

By Meits

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22-01-2012, 15:26

Morg... Your link is dead Smile2

By Meits

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07-11-2013, 00:51

TWO YEARS ALREADY
Can't believe it oO

By evulopah

Hero (661)

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07-11-2013, 16:12

Congratz to our product Smile Cool

By Meits

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07-11-2014, 07:39

Ah... three years...
Goo reason to start working on part three now...

By Meits

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07-11-2015, 17:01

Four years... You senile sod Big smile And #3 is already old...

See ya next year Big smile

By Meits

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19-07-2017, 01:15

Did you read the news boy? There was just a release of a DISK spin off...
(now it's just waiting for the next DISK until a comment appears Running Naked in a Field of Flowers )

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