music tracker lab-
by Brendan Ratliff aka Syphus -
day Chipmusic Tracker Workshop on how to use a tracker to write
music on an Amiga 600. You don't need the latest Macbook pro running
Logic to rock hard and impress your friends. All you need is an old
computer and a tracker.
Cost of participation: £15 with a free Amiga to take home at the
end of the day.
Brendan Ratliff aka Syphus
started playing piano, violin and Commodore Amiga in 1989, at the
age of 6. After growing up with the demoscene, trackers and chipmusic
(and growing bored of playing bass in angry teenage metal bands),
he eventually started to release his tracked music in chipdisks and
demos with the likes of CoolPhat, BDSE, Swedish megastars Up Rough
and the mysterious Eunoia.
Suddenly, the 21st Century arrived and the kids started to dig chipmusic.
What to do? Become jaded and embittered? No! Saddle up that Amiga
and take it to the streets! Syphus plays regular live sets in his
hometown of Newcastle (the chipmusic capital of the UK), has toured
twice with Sabrepulse and the Chiptune Alliance and has rocked underground
festivals across Europe and North America including Blip Festival