About

Impulse Project is a podcast created so that we can share excellent music from the demoscene and groups that thrived in the 80’s and 90’s. This includes recent chiptunes, MOD, XM, S3M, IT, YM, and SID modules from all the greatest trackers and artists.

Twisted Old Notes: Intro to AdLib – ip35

…and you thought we were gone! after an unintentional hiatus, we’re back with a new chip spotlight episode, this time featuring the OPL2 (YM3812) better known to many of us dos kids as the AdLib sound. while the scene numbers are much less than other systems we’ve featured, this chip has a special place in a lot of people’s hearts. take a listen as we showcase some of our favorites

  • Fear of notes.rad – Extent of the Jam (RAD Tracker)
  • a blib.amdWarlord (AMUSIC Tracker)
  • Void – Raster V2.rad – VOID^reality (RAD Tracker)
  • Twisted.vgz – Unknown (maybe Teetow) (VGM conversion)
  • action.rad – FBY (RAD Tracker)
  • My_Dirty_Old_Adlib.vgz – Zalza^Titan (VGM conversion)
  • Ad it up! Part1.rad – Extent of the Jam (RAD Tracker)

download the files here –> impulseproject35.tar.gz

Frozen Beeps – ip34

we didn’t get a lot of episodes out in 2017 because life didn’t work too well on our end. BUT 2018 is looking a lot more promising already. in this episode we’re starting off the new year with some wintery tracks that we think you’ll love. break out the headphones and the hot cocoa! (or just turn on your dormitory ice machine instead 😉

  • NOV1ST.S3M – Zirconia (16 channel S3M 847kb)
  • Frozen_Silence.sap – Warlord^Armagon (SAP POKEY)
  • Snow-Day-PAL.vgm – Jredd (Sega Genesis/ MD Compliant VGM file 85kb)
  • iceflower.ahx – KAM_^IRIS (17k AHX)
  • BotB 27041 Yung Gotenks – Mystical Beeps.nsf – Yung Gotenks (NTSC NSF)
  • Ice_Machine.sid – Kosa^Tridam (SID 4b) / (6581) PAL

download the files here –> impulseproject34.tar.gz | cue sheet

*artwork credit: “Winter is Coming” by Yazoo / Arsenic ^ Oxyron
5th in the X 2016 Graphics Competition (C64)

Halloween in Kleve – ip33

Halloween in Kleve - ip33 demoscene music podcast

some creepy scene tracks to kick off halloween 2017!

  • halloween 2002.xmmed^myth (06 channel XM 33kb)
  • death_wishing_well.xm – DRAX^MANIACS of NOISE (32 channel XM 859kb)
  • spooky.it – Electro Bavli (30 channel IT 708kb)
  • haunted_forest_2.it – Wonder^Inside & Savage (30 channel IT 747kb)
  • Girls_n_Ghosts_Ate_Kleve.sidLinus^Viruz (SID 8580)
  • Halloween_2011.sidMr. Death^Genesis Project (SID 6581)

download the files here –> impulseproject33.tar.gz | cue sheet

*artwork credit: “End of Halloween” by Xephio / Desire (1st place – KINDERGARDEN 2014 GRAPHICS COMPETITION)

Starslug Scientist – ip32

impulse project episode 32 Starslug Scientist

we’ve brought another great selection of scene tunes in this installment of impulse project. on top of that, we’ve included some tracks from the evoke 20 demoparty for you to sink your ears into as well.

  • AceMan – Starslug.ahx – AceMan (AHX 18kb)
  • porazka_3_kamiba.sap – Samurai & X-Ray^Porażka Team (5kb SAP)
  • TimFollinTriesCurriedEggs.nsf – Kulor (NSF file 21kb)
  • hyo-fft.it – Hyo Chan (20 channel IT 398kb)
  • tripping_over.modBacter and Saga Musix and xTr1m (04 channel MOD 216kb)
  • lman_-_mad_scientist.mod – Lman^Multistyle Labs (4 channel MOD 171kb)

download the files here –> impulseproject32.tar.gz | cue sheet

Lmanmarkus-klein-artwork.de

Kulor – page | bandcamp

20 Years of Evoke – ip31

In this installment we’re focusing on a massive international demoparty known as Evoke. This year Evoke takes place on the weekend from 18th to 20th of August, 2017 and for 20 years, Evoke has proven that it provides a platform: a platform for creativity and also for friendship. A party that’s worth visiting.

Join us as we pick out our top 1st place entries from the years that came before in this special music compo reflection.

  • NUGGET.XM – a-move^Amable^TDR (16 channel XM 238kb)
  • SHAME.MOD – deload^Guilty of Design (4 channel MOD 289kb)
  • KRACH&FR.MOD  – Skyrunner^Apocalypse (04 channel MOD 309kb)
  • dlz-mcar.xm – Dalezy^Scoopex (28 channel XM 778kb)
  • dlz-hrps.xm – Dalezy^Scoopex (15 channel XM 63kb)
  • jco_-_yoga.xm – jco (18 channel XM 1.7mb)
  • crome_chipsome.xm – crome^sac (06 channel XM 28kb)
  • crm_perfect_stranger.xm – crome^Sac^Pol^Rabenauge^Birdhouse Projects (8 channel MOD 59kb)
  • 080808.it – alk^titan (06 channel IT 246kb)
  • mod.house my kolsch up.mod – cTrix^Disaster Area (4 channel MOD 99kb)
  • saga_musix_-_heaven.mo3 – Saga Musix^Nuance (38 channel mo3 66kb)
  • bitch_rob_is_a_hustla.xm – bitch^Attention Whore (16 channel XM 140kb)
  • AceMan – Boomshot!.mod –AceMan^Dreamweb^HUGE LOAD (04 channel MOD 480kb)

download the files here –> impulseproject30.tar.gz | cue sheet

Rasterized Dream: Intro to POKEY – ip30

Impulse Project episode 30

Today we’re bringing out the Atari 8 bit line of computers for a spotlight on the 4-channel POKEY chip. 

  • Candy_Mountain.sapBeWu^Grayscale (Stereo SAP 22kb)
  • pulse.sap – Sven Tegethoff^Gnome Design (Mono SAP 12kb)
  • Failure_Dream.sap – Greg^Greyscale (Stereo SAP 9kb)
  • bells.sap – Daxey (Mono SAP 5kb)
  • Shake Your Ass.sap – X-Ray (Stereo SAP 14kb)
  • THC_TMC.sap – Pinokio (Stereo SAP 10kb)
  • Third.sapXTD (Stereo SAP 9kb)
  • Rasterized Circles.sap – Warlord (Stereo SAP 11kb)

download the files here –> impulseproject30.tar.gz | cue sheet

*artwork credit: “Guru Meditation” by Raphis (1st at Wap-Niak 2017 gfx compo)

Chip Junk – ip29

impulse project demoscene music podcast episode 29

we’re back (a little behind but nevertheless BACK) with an all new episode featuring some great artists and killer tunes. join in and  jam with the slick selection of tunes.

  • chip_7.xm – SaxxonPike (Sanxion7)^Scienide (08 channel XM 29kb)
  • senergy.mod – bit arts (04 channel MOD 161kb)
  • Listen_and_Learn.sid – Mitch and Dane^Crest (SID 6581)
  • retrocoders – Years Behind.nes – chibi-tech  (NES music disk 65kb)
  • mutley _-_not.MOD – Mutley^DCS (4 channel MOD 117kb)
  • back to the GBA days.xm – djmaximum (12 channel XM 173kb)

download the files here –> impulseproject29.tar.gz | cue sheet

*artwork credit: “Syberia” by Leon / Chorus ^ Resource ^ Singular Crew

Endless Escape: Forever 2017 – ip28

we’ve moved onto another great demo party that took place in Slovakia march 17-19 called FOReVER “Mad Max the 8 bit road” -this is strictly an 8-bit party that primarily focuses on c64, zx spectrum, and the 8-bit atari family. there was a ton of great music and we’ve got some of our favorites to share.

  • Endless Road.gbs AceMan^Dreamweb^Appendix (GameBoy)
  • Furiosa’s Escape.pt3 – Quiet (ZX Spectrum, YM)
  • Helicoid-Uctumi-PVM.d64 – Uctumi^PVM (C64 8580)
  • xagon-stay_chiptuned.sqt – X-agon (ZX Spectrum)

download the tracks here: impulseproject28.tar.gzcue sheet

Image credit:Just Mad” by LCD

Bubblegum Bleeps: Datastorm 2017 – ip27

impulse project demoscene chiptune podcast protracker mod sid commodore

today we’re listening to the tunes of Datastorm 2017, the massive demoparty that takes place every year in Gothenburg, Sweden (february 10th-12th). As expected, tons of new demos and music made their debut and here’s our selection of favorites. take a listen!

  • demoscene memories.modzabutom (04 channel MOD 19kb)
  • KR – Smokish.prg –  Kristian Røstøen^SHAPE (8580)
  • mod.Bubblegum Pop – Noname^Inka (04 channel MOD 19kb)
  • gemini-bleeps.modgemini^rebels (4 channel MOD 512kb)
  • mod.internet – Obbe^Traktor (4 channel MOD 20kb)

URL: datastorm.party | RESULTS: results.txt

GFX USED: “Rear View” by Ilesj / Triad – 1st Place in the C64 GFX compo

Lick My Mikrofonu: Rock in the Demoscene – ip26

impulse project demoscene podcast episode 26

in this installment of IP we’re listening to rock in the scene. a great selection of tunes with a lot of artists that are new to the show. take a listen!

  • high_blood_pressure.xm – mEAnaLL^d!Gital dOOm (08 channel XM 293kb)
  • guitardemo.mod – Hifi^Effect (04 channel MOD 312kb)
  • harley.xm – Ivanhoe (14 channel XM 279kb)
  • Lick_My_Guitar.sid – Hein Design^Vision (6581/PAL)
  • damask_rose.it – quasian (39 channel IT 5.24MB)
  • proba_mikrofonu.mod – Skorpik^Picco & Surprise! Productions (04 channel MOD 288kb)

download the source files here –> impulseproject26.tar.gz | cue sheet

*credit to Hein Design for the wicked artwork