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Re: Funny little instrumental looping piece: for former or current Windows 98 / XP users
Well, it's nice to know that a person like you is listening to this kind
of music, Per! I'm a big fan
of yours, and I have that beta album that you're submitting for licensing.
I'll be back with lots and lots
of lovely loopy links later! Some of which I will have to upload.
On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:47:22 +0200, Per Boysen wrote:
>I don't think so. The filmed tracker screen just brought back these
>memories of the mod movement. "Mod" stands for "module" and on the
>early Amiga computers there was a sound chip that could manage three
>(?) sound channels simultaneously - great for programming music - but
>the cool community aspect was that the music playback data plus a
>sample could all be packed into a very small file, called "module",
>and shared online. So the mod file contained both the sounds and the
>composition, which was much better than MIDI because MIDI files did
>not contain the sound samples and thus could not guarantee the music
>sounded as intended when played back by the listener. This happened at
>the early web days when bandwidth was an issue :-)
>Regarding fun Windows nostalgia there is also this Windows RG (*Really
>I was once made target for a very funny joke: a friend dropped the
>Windows RG flash file into my PC laptop's start-up objects folder.
>With the flash set to full screen mode it really felt like having a
>completely new and rubbish system when I booted up the laptop.
>On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Tyler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>I have no idea what this tracking stuff is; I'm blind, so I only heard
>>music. Is there something
>>visual I need to understand in this video?
>>On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:20:17 +0200, Per Boysen wrote:
>>>Fun! I was wondering what tracker that was, the info was at the end:
>>>ModPlug Tracker. I never got into tracking but admired some mod musc
>>>that circulated during the nineties. The mod format was perfect for
>>>sharing one's work! Mod music was indeed related to looping.
>>>Greetings from Sweden
>>>On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 4:18 AM, Tyler <email@example.com>
>>>>Hello! Have any of you ever used Windows XP and/or Windows 98? Did you
>>>>it made? When it booted up, when you clicked a link, when you checked
>>>>email and at least one new
>>>>message came in? Didn't you hate that BONK sound it made when there
>>>>error? Well, there
>>>>is a loop-based remix of all those sounds on Youtube. I don't know who
>>>>but it was
>>>>posted by Youtube user Something Unreal, and I'm guessing they did it.
>>>>is the Windows
>>>>98/xp sound remix: includes log-on, error, email, click, and many more
>>>>you know from the
>>>>old Microsoft days.