Click Here
home features news forums classifieds faqs links search
5725 members 
Amiga Q&A /  Free for All /  Emulation /  Gaming / (Latest Posts)
Login

Nickname

Password

Lost Password?

Don't have an account yet?
Register now!

Support Amigaworld.net
Your support is needed and is appreciated as Amigaworld.net is primarily dependent upon the support of its users.
Donate

Menu
Main sections
» Home
» Features
» News
» Forums
» Classifieds
» Links
» Downloads
Extras
» OS4 Zone
» IRC Network
» AmigaWorld Radio
» Newsfeed
» Top Members
» Amiga Dealers
Information
» About Us
» FAQs
» Advertise
» Polls
» Terms of Service
» Search

IRC Channel
Server: irc.amigaworld.net
Channel: #Amigaworld
Channel Policy and Guidelines

(Uses JAVA Applet and Port 1024)
Visit the Chatroom Website

Who's Online
 82 guest(s) on-line.
 5 member(s) on-line.


PR, Trixie, michalsc, more...

You are an anonymous user.
Register Now!
 Trixie:  19 secs ago
 PR:  56 secs ago
 cip060:  1 min ago
 michalsc:  2 mins ago
 matthey:  2 mins ago
 AmeegaGuy:  7 mins ago
 number6:  9 mins ago
 umg:  10 mins ago
 utri007:  24 mins ago
 cap:  29 mins ago

Software News   Software News : Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
   posted by spotUP on 9-Feb-2015 22:55:17 (5123 reads)


Stuck Somewhere in Time is an 8-bit tribute to Iron Maiden. It’s available for free in a custom built web-interface with Maiden-style visuals that react to the music in real-time. And all the songs were made on the Amiga home computer from 1987!





Play it now: http://www.stucksomewhereintime.com/ (Use the arrow keys and enter to start the HTML version directly in your browser).

From the harmonious and beepy Still Life to the intense and noisy version of Run to The Hills, this collection holds some of the most classic Maiden tracks, carefully transformed into Amiga music by some of Europe’s leading 8-bit music artists.

Geeks, performers and Totalt Jävla Mörker

Most of them come from an underground computer culture known as the demoscene. Some of the artists (Dubmood, Psilodump, Goto80) are famous for performing 8-bit music live on stages around Europe. One of the contributors – (451) – is the drummer in the Swedish punk/grind/metal band Totalt jävla mörker.

Web, Sega Megadrive, Amiga

Stuck Somewhere in Time is available on several different platforms. Through highly complex programming they have managed to make it work on the web, the Sega Megadrive/Genesis, and the Amiga home computer.

- There is about 20 people involved, and it’s taken us about four months to finish it. It’s not been easy. But we’ve fought hard and won. Some of these things have actually never been done before, says Spot, the manager of the project.

But why?

The challenge for the musician is to capture the spirit of the original song with very limited means. The Amiga cannot play more than four sounds at the same time, so it’s impossible to get all the details from the original song. More importantly, the composers use very basic digital sounds, which to some just sounds like “bleeps and bloops”.

- We know that this is blasphemous to some Iron Maiden fans. But we do this because we love both Iron Maiden and the sounds of old computers. Also, we like the challenge of doing something that hasn’t been done before, says Spot.

Contact

For more information, contact Johan Samuelsson aka Spot/Up Rough: spotUP@gmail.com or +46-701 490 684

Links

Official site: http://www.stucksomewhereintime.com
Web-version (direct link): http://www.stucksomewhereintime.com/lsit/ssit.html
Amiga-version: http://www.stucksomewhereintime.com/lsit/DL/SSIT-500.LHA
Megadrive-version: http://www.stucksomewhereintime.com/lsit/DL/SSIT_MD.ZIP


A video capture of the Amiga-version can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEG3fdV6Ra4

A video capture of the Sega Megadrive-version can be found here:

Full tracklist:

2 Minutes to Midnight by Wasp (Sweden)

Aces High by (451) (Sweden)

Afraid to Shoot Stranger by Esau (Sweden)

Blood Brothers by Mygg (Sweden)

Déjà vu by Corpsicle (Sweden)

Faces in the Sand by Jerry (Norway)

Fear of the Chip by Triace (Germany)

Genghis Khan by Corpsicle (Sweden)

Hallowed be thy Name by Esau (Sweden)

Holy Smoke by Psilodump (Sweden)

Iron Maiden by Tecon (Norway)

The Number of the Beast by Jerry (Norway)

Prowler by Blade (Sweden)

Rain Maker by Dascon (Germany)

Run to the Hills by Goto80 (Sweden)

Run to the Hills By Ne7 (UK)
Still Life by Corpsicle (Sweden)

That Girl by Alk

The Clairvoyant by Dubmood (France)

The Trooper by Ne7 (UK)

Wasted years by Blade (Sweden)

Wasted years by Slash (Sweden)

Code:

Kabuto (Mega Drive), Mellow Man (HTML5) and Origo (Amiga)

Graphics:

Spot and Alien
    

Related Links
· More about Software News
· News by spotUP


Most read story about Software News
UBoot 2010.06.04 for Sam460ex available

Last news about Software News
RNOEffects 1.0 released
Printer Friendly Page  Send this Story to a Friend

PosterThread
edponpon 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 10-Feb-2015 1:12:25
#1 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 8-May-2007
Posts: 292
From: USA, The World Police

OMG. . . .

I'm huge Iron Maiden fan and have to say. . . .this is awesome - GREAT WORK ! Captures the sound of the band quite well with the limited amount of channels available and brings back the old Amiga gaming memories as well. Keep up the good work guys.

Ed

Up The Irons !

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
hotrod 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 10-Feb-2015 1:26:08
#2 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 11-Mar-2003
Posts: 2776
From: Stockholm, Sweden

This is just too cool . What a nice suprice, I love the music in its original form but this is like a nostalgic Amiga-trip in so many ways and the songs are based on songs that I love! A huge thanks to all involved!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
m0lebrain 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 10-Feb-2015 2:40:06
#3 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 21-Apr-2004
Posts: 344
From: South Western PA

oh wow! This made my day!!!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
rebraist 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 10-Feb-2015 7:09:27
#4 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 22-Jul-2010
Posts: 148
From: Italia - Napoli

Great and really 80ish! I remember I once listened to a phantom of the opera version. Thx!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Nibunnoichi 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 10-Feb-2015 8:12:21
#5 ]
Cult Member
Joined: 18-Nov-2004
Posts: 948
From: Roma + Lecco, Italia

Amiga + Iron Maiden: what else?

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Metalheart 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 10-Feb-2015 14:34:51
#6 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 21-Aug-2003
Posts: 2967
From: Somewhere in the Dutch mountains....

eh.... WTF ??? It's a joke, right ?

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
hotrod 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 10-Feb-2015 14:55:23
#7 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 11-Mar-2003
Posts: 2776
From: Stockholm, Sweden

@Metalheart

Why?

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
austgarden 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 10-Feb-2015 18:07:42
#8 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 18-Oct-2004
Posts: 220
From: Norway

Cooool , great work,,,

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
spotUP 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 10-Feb-2015 19:08:43
#9 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 19-Aug-2003
Posts: 2894
From: Up Rough Demo Squad

metalheart, give it a spin, you might like it.
maiden works really well in chip format. =)

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Steady 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 11-Feb-2015 0:30:16
#10 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 1-Nov-2004
Posts: 164
From: Melbourne, OZ

Really well done!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
vulture 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 11-Feb-2015 10:12:51
#11 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 21-Sep-2006
Posts: 220
From: Greece

@spotUP

Well, Maiden work great in ANY format!

Thx for your great work m8!

Up The F####n' Irons !!!!

Last edited by vulture on 11-Feb-2015 at 06:45 PM.
Last edited by vulture on 11-Feb-2015 at 10:13 AM.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
A1200 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 11-Feb-2015 20:32:29
#12 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 5-May-2003
Posts: 2934
From: Westhall, UK

Very cool, but 16 bit surely?

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Daytona675x 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 11-Feb-2015 21:58:24
#13 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 5-Jan-2011
Posts: 491
From: Germany

@A1200
Quote:
Very cool, but 16 bit surely?

Unlikely when it comes to Paula with her 4 8-bit channels

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
spotUP 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 12-Feb-2015 7:11:05
#14 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 19-Aug-2003
Posts: 2894
From: Up Rough Demo Squad

Where does it say 16-bit?

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Cass 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 12-Feb-2015 20:01:03
#15 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 18-Nov-2003
Posts: 474
From: Athens, Greece

Amazing covers!
Is there anyway to listen to the MegaDrive version on AMiGA? I`ve tried DGen v1.24 but woes about audio with a Guru Meditation style warning. (there are not much options regarding this emulator).

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
spotUP 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 12-Feb-2015 21:24:01
#16 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 19-Aug-2003
Posts: 2894
From: Up Rough Demo Squad

I guess a more accurate emu will do the job just fine.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Phantom 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 14-Feb-2015 12:24:32
#17 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 2-Aug-2007
Posts: 2047
From: Unknown

@ spotUP

When you press mouse buttons demo will crash (fixing it maybe?). Running on a real A1200.

Other than that; awesome stuff, thanks!

Last edited by Phantom on 14-Feb-2015 at 12:25 PM.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
_analogkid_ 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 14-Feb-2015 14:17:03
#18 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 22-Jun-2005
Posts: 166
From: Here and there

Surprisingly very well done! Would be nice to hear some more NWOBHM adaptions ;) Oh, and I like the Mega Drive version slightly more, it has a more "muddy" sound, which fits better to the original characteristics of the songs.

Last edited by _analogkid_ on 14-Feb-2015 at 02:18 PM.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
duga 
Re: Iron Maiden in 8-bit - Amiga Musicdisk
Posted on 15-Feb-2015 19:06:58
#19 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 1-May-2012
Posts: 165
From: Unknown

Quote:
It's a joke, right ?


LOL.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
[ home ][ about us ][ privacy ] [ forums ][ classifieds ] [ links ][ news archive ] [ link to us ][ user account ]
Copyright © 2000 - 2017 Amigaworld.net.

Amigaworld.net was originally founded by David Doyle