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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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cynthcart (C64)

synthcart (atari 2600)

seq. kit (atari 2600)

loopcart (atari 2600)

dot matrix synth

looper (win)

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pi house generator

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> spirit surfers

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MUSIC

> softoft techech ep

> tree wave

older music

> palfloat

MORE ATARI 2600

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game music hacks

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programming guide


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Sequencer Kit is a rudimentary Atari 2600 tracker. You edit music data in a text file, creating patterns and a song list, then you assemble the music data into an Atari 2600 ROM which will play on 2600 emulators or on a real Atari 2600 using a Supercharger or Cuttle Cart.

You can use the kit to write backing beats or tracks for your music, or develop music for 2600 homebrew games. The driver uses a very small amount of 2600 resources so it can easily be placed into game code. There is a growing demand for 2600 homebrew music so it would be great to have more 2600 music programmers.

And 2600 music programming can be a bit complicated, so I've written a new 2600 sound and music programmer's guide which covers almost everything I know about 2600 sound and music and includes three useful sets of in-tune notes to help overcome the 2600's very limited pitch.

If you are a musician and develop songs or backing tracks using the sequencer, you will be able to have an actual cartridge made of your sequences by sending the ROM image to Atariage.





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These are examples of the latest version of the Sequencer Kit. The first clip is a recording of the example song that comes with the new music kit.

music_kit_2.mp3 (780k)

phase_demo2.mp3 (860k)

starfire.mp3 (780k)


Clips from the old driver:

marble_music.mp3 (430k)

new_demo2.mp3 (520k)


This is a sample of a real song that uses the Atari 2600 sequencer. Half of the drums and the background bleeps are a 2600 sequence. The other instruments used are a Commodore 64, Commodore 64 Speech Synthesizer, and Soundblaster General Midi.

c64_3.mp3 (2.2MB)







Music Kit 2.0

2600 Sound And Music Programming Guide

Old Music Kit 1.0




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Mac users should look at Michael Barber's webpage about how to use the kit on a Mac.

Linux users should try the linux version of DASM on this page first. If that doesn't work, there are several 6502 assemblers for Linux listed on this page.

If you have success with my kit on a Mac or Linux and have tips for other users, please email so I can pass on the information to other users.


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