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Alexander Grupe


An Amiga bootblock intro (1k). Ranked 6th (out of 6) in the Amiga bootblock competition at Datastorm 2014.

For context, please listen to the official party jingle first.

I remember doing a lot of party coding in Göteborg and drinking lots of incredibly expensive beer cans at the party place. That must have led to the decision to hand in the entry without any visuals whatsoever – although I had a kind of oscillosope view already going (for debugging)…

Here is the final version, how it could have looked like:

Still, I was quite happy with the result, having music with a bass drum, a bass line and a lead in a bootblock. I actually transferred the music generation approach directly from the Javascript code in The A-Word and doppelhirn: Generate the music voices upfront using very simple oscillators.

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