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.

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

Jive Showdown: Intro to 2A03 – ip25

Impulse Project ep 25

the NES was the definition of household gaming for many of us around the world. and while we got a load of great tunes from games, it wasn’t until much later in the console’s life that people started writing music independently from the industry using various trackers and compilers to exploit the audio capabilities. in this episode we bring the nsf format into the mix for a spotlight on the beloved 2A03 sound chip and it’s “expansion” chip siblings.

  • ilmarque_-_french_god.nsf – ilmarque^Trilobit
  • high-hopes.nsf – ruuvari^aspekt
  • 5B_spring_tame.nsf – djmaximum
  • JiveThrice.nsf – ipi
  • SHOWDOWNVIP.nsf – DaChampster
  • Mass Purple.wav – Keishi Yonao
  • knifus.nsf – Xaimus & Knifa

download the tunes here –> impulseproject25.tar.gz


Episode title image: NES by Sajko / Mental

Space Desert – ip24

today we hooked up with Aaron White to listen to some of his favorite scene tunes as well as showcase some original tracks of his own.

  • mod.Funky Desert – Aaron White (04 channel MOD 12kb)
  • 4-mat_backfb – 4mat^anarchy (04 channel MOD 138kb)
  • mod.reggae monday – Aaron White (04 channel MOD 84kb)
  • elektric_funk.mod – moby^sanity (04 channel MOD 219kb)
  • mod.Space Translantic – Aaron White (04 channel MOD 27kb)
  • hate_it.mod – mub^LSD (04 channel MOD 20kb)

download the tunes here –> impulseproject24.tar.gz

Cozy Journey: Tunes from 2016 – ip23

impulse project demoscene chiptune podcast protracker mod sid commodore 64 C64 Amiga Cozy Journey

it’s the first episode of 2017 and to celebrate, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite demoscene tracks from the previous year. jam out to some rocking 2016 hits and ring in the new year with us!

  • To Find Yourself.pt3 – Quiet (YM ABC)
  • dascpop.mod – Dascon^Deadliners & Desire (04 channel MOD 27kb)
  • dont_get_cozy.thx – Corpsicle^iNSANE (AHX v2 14kb)
  • Strong_Last_Days.sid – Highway Guy (4kb SID) / (8580)
  • We_Party_Heart.sid – Spider Jerusalem^Mayday! (7kb SID) / (8580)
  • Journey.sid – Crome^Rabenauge (5kb) / (6581)

Download the pack of tunes here –> impulseproject23.tar.gz


artwork by Oni / Poo-brain (from the Decrunch 2016 Amiga Pixel GFX Compo)

Santa Girl Snowflakes – ip22

amiga, Artremix, chiptune, chiptunes, christmas, clef, curt cool, dawn, demoscene, depth, DRAX, EPiNiCioN, impulsetracker, ko0x, Le Art Remix, Maniacs of Noise, michu, MOD, Nuance, protracker, Saga Musix, ScreamTracker, tequila, tql, winter, xmas, xmas compo, zalza, Impulse Project Demoscene music podcast

today the impulse project team brings out the xmas spirit with 8 holiday demoscene tracks to end the year on a joyous note. ’tis the season. ho ho ho… (but really tho, these tunes are awesome)

  • winter_worries.mod – curt cool^depth (04 channel MOD 169kb)
  • saga_musix_-_snowflakes.it – Saga Musix^Nuance (38 channel IT 13mb)
  • ko0x_-_snowmans_land.xm – ko0x (18 channel XM 89kb)
  • xmas_giftsrecycled.xm – zalza/dawn^tql (10 channel XM 83kb)
  • christmas_memories.xm – DRAX^Maniacs of Noise (26 channel XM 327kb)
  • art_-_santa_girl_outfit.xm – Artremix (16 channel XM 82kb)
  • jingle.xm – michu (10 channel XM 40kb)
  • deck_the_hall.s3m – clef^EPiNiCioN (08 channel S3M 14kb)

download the original files here –> impulseproject22.tar.gz


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episode artwork credit: Perfect Gift by Piesiu

Kiss My Groove: Demoscene Jazz – ip21

Kiss My Groove: Demoscene Jazz - ip21

testing 1, 2… welcome to the impulse project jazz club. in this episode we’re going to let loose a wave of jazz straight from the scene that will have you grooving along. the influences of jazz might not always be obvious but they’ve played a strong role in how music on our beloved trackers has been shaped. join in for some smooth sounds picked out by yours truly, smokey b and poppa e

  • Kiss_My_Jazz.sid – Dane^Crest (SID 6581)
  • X-Jazz.sid – Booker^Amorphis/Onslaught/SIDwave (SID 8580)
  • whats_the_catch.xm – BeaT (10 channel XM 373kb)
  • In the groove.mod – chrylian^GroovingBrothers (4 channel MOD 184kb)
  • thursday.sid – Sequencer^Unreal Productions (SID 8580)
  • tempest-acidjazz.mod – tempest^damage (04 channel MOD 57kb)

download the original files here –> impulseproject21.tar.gz