I've always loved Paul Webb's #bass part on "It's My Life". Finally worked it out. It's a tricky one to play while singing, though! (Not that this is great singing or anything, but to even mouth the words in time, y'know?)
I take full credit for the harmonic slide where the synthesizer bend is supposed to go. Woo, fretless!
As some of my fellow #Atari owners may know, the keyboard membranes on XL-series computers deteriorate over time and malfunction. For a decade, I have been patching and mending my keyboard membrane with foil tape and conductive paint and all sorts of other crap, and it works... for a while. Until another key stops working 6 months later. :(
So, finally ordered one of these: https://www.best-electronics-ca.com/New%20XL%20Keyboard%20Mylar.htm -- and holy crap. It works. And I don't have this ridiculous patchwork crap in my 800XL anymore!
Lookin' at my yellowing #Atari and thinkin' maybe I oughtta retrobrite it -- then I saw ol' prince Adam on my desk and thought, man, maybe I should retrobrite you too, buddy.
Does anyone know of other #games with the play mechanics of Time Pilot, Last Mission, etc. -- specifically, overhead-view shooters with 360-degrees of motion where the player's ship moves at a fixed velocity? I really enjoy this style of game, but they're just so darned rare. Might just have to code one!
Workin' on a character. She's into cappuccino. I've been lookin' at Tsuzuki Kazuhiko's 80s stuff lately -- he was great at making these fantasy barbarian-bikini getups look cute. Thought I'd give it a go in my style. Haha. I actually think this is cute too, but in a completely different way.
Fartin' around with some #music stuff tonight.
- Drums and rhythmic synth: homebrew puredata groovebox
- bell and pad synth: ZynAddSubFX
- bass guitar: ...a bass guitar
- routing and recording: Carla, Non-Mixer, Non-Timeline
Finished it off with some reverb and compression in Audacity, and ran it through GxTapeSim to scum it up a bit. Kablooey! '80s synthpop cassette vibes.
For some reason, this morning I thought of NEOPAINT, which was the first PC paint program I ever really took a liking to when I was a kid. So of course I had to find a copy and fire it up on DOSBox! I'm remembering why I liked it. The UI ain't great ...huge buttons have never made me happy, but it had good tools. And, of course, I never registered it. $45 in 1993?! Haha!