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RUN!, an Amstrad CPC intro by BSC and Rexbeng in April 2021


An information that I missed to relate in time : RUN! is an Amstrad CPC intro by BSC (code, music) and Rexbeng (graphics).

Rex has made a video with Corrscope of RUN!'s music.

A musical album made by Keen On Keys with an Amstrad Fidelity CKX100 (MIDI keyboard)


The Amstrad Fidelity CKX100 is the one and only music keyboard made by Amstrad, for more informations see this page and this other one.

Keen on Keys has made a musical album with this Amstrad CKX100 and also made a test of the MIDI keyboard on Youtube and a short preview made before the long test.

If you are curious enough, you can actually buy one being sold on Le Bon Coin.

Thanks to PulkoMandy for the information.

Mod Master XT beta 27 for your PC XT, listen to musical modules files


A new version of Mod Master XT beta 27 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...

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.

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