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

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

Saint Pickpocket: The Game Boy Scene – ip20

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For this installment we’re taking a look at scene music on the Game Boy. Released in 1989, the Game Boy built a generation of handheld gamers that fell in love with it’s 4 blissful sound channels. Take a listen to our exploration of the DMG in episode 20.

  • cpl-i_06.gbc – Laxity^capitol (GBC rom 33kb)
  • il_saint.mgb – Ilmarque (MGB 93kb)
  • oct-spw.gbc – Mrdeath^Octarine (GBC 132kb)
  • oh.gb – Nordloef (GB 131kb)
  • UTOPIA.gbs – Fusion^Black Box (GBS 10kb)
  • p5_album.gb – Mystical^Paragon 5 (GB 131kb)
  • inka-PP.gbc – Psychad^Inka (GBC 256kb)

original files/modules located here –> impulseproject20.tar.gz

Blueberry Afro – ip19

impulse project episode 19

episode 19 features a lot of recent discoveries for us as well as some brand-new tunes for the scene in general. no rhyme or reason for the selection, just awesome music (and from artists we haven’t played on the show yet). So kick back and listen to the mix.

  • porn_industryy.xm – DROZERiX (10 channel XM 57kb)
  • blueberry_jam.it – cag (32 channel IT 983kb)
  • 83623-blinded.xm – Wabe, Magma (06 channel XM 35kb)
  • Sadly_Voice.sid – Olsen^Amorphis (5kb SID) / (8580)
  • Sad_Zak.sid – Taurus^Unity/Shelters (4kb SID) / (8580)
  • zebra afro.mod – corpsicle^iNSANE (04 channel MOD 94kb)
  • Signalflen.mod – ALPAiDUS^iNSANE (04 channel MOD 27kb)

original files/modules located here –> impulseproject19.tar.gz

Afternoon Mothership – ip18

impulse project episode 18

no feature, no focus. just an awesome mix of scene goodness and you can’t go wrong with that.

  • loonie-biohazard.xm – Loonie^group (8 channel XM 545kb)
  • I_Died_Defending_the_Mothership.sid – Uneksija^svenonacid (8580)
  • pink-afternoon_voyage2.mod – pink^abyss (4 channel MOD 36kb)
  • ARPYSUNDAY.xm – sacio (6 channel XM 22kb)
  • my_glamorous_life.mod – jester^insanity (4 channel MOD 192kb)
  • serpent_-_golden_stream.xm – Serpent^Brainstorm (8 channel XM 202kb)
  • Boomshot!.mod – AceMan / Dreamweb^HUGE LOAD (4 channel MOD 481kb)

original files/modules located here –> impulseproject18.tar.gz

Plastic Sheep: Scene Tunes from Game Composers – ip17

we always focus on the music from the scene and community, but there’s also a lot of overlap with video games. in this episode we’ve got a great selection of music from game composers that got started as sceners. join in as we look at some music from early in their careers.

  • world_of_plastic.s3m – Purple Motion^Future Crew (8 channel S3M 62kb)
  • d-funked memory.mod – nuke^anarchy (4 channel MOD 70kb)
  • waow.s3m – virt (5 channel S3M 11kb)
  • Hardcastle.sid – Demon (4kb SID 6581)
  • 3_Tunes.sid – Choroid (12kb SID 6581)
  • There_Are_No_Sheep.sndh – Mad Max^The Exceptions (Atari ST)

Blissful Morans – ip16

we’re heading back to the more ‘traditional’ demoscene tunes this week with a diverse playlist, both in style and platform. they’re all rock solid and we guarantee you’ll love each track. it’s just so blissful, so moranic…

  • uctumi-blissful_confusion.it – Uctumi (28 channel IT 1.8mb)
  • True_Story.sid – snap^atlantis (SID 4kb) / (8580)
  • imorgon_ar_en_annan_dag.xm – algar/TJC^Titan (8 channel XM 76kb)
  • Dies_irae_3.ay – Agent-X^Exodus (AY 40kb) / (ZX)
  • New_Sids_on_the_Block.sid – Qdor & Fegolhuzz^Panda Design (SID 6kb) / (8580)
  • getabrain.xm – Fearofdark (21 channel XM 207kb)

download the original tunes here -> impulseproject16.tar.gz


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Uctumi soundcloud

Beyond the Overdrive: Intro to YM2612 – ip15

breaking out the sega mega drive/genesis for a spotlight on the YM2612 and its space (albeit tiny) in the demoscene. we’ve got a great showcase of music from some pretty awesome demos as well as some original tunes using the yamaha OPN2 chip. guest hosting for this episode is the wonderful Aaron Hickman and he’s got some tunes for us too.

  • Beyond the Stars.VGE – Jredd
  • Chora.VGE – Dya
  • TRAVEL.BIN – Nainain^Resistance
  • datastorm_2014_invitation.bin – MCH^Genesis Project
  • TiTAN – Overdrive (Rev1.1-106-Final) (Hardware).bin – strobe^TTN – medo^TTN – saxxonpike^TTN
  • BotB 20388 ap0c – Vitriol Hammer.vgm – ap0c

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Dya’s Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/diagamblic

Dya’s Bandcamp: https://dyamusic.bandcamp.com

Nainain’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Nainain

MCH’s Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mch64

Strobe’s Demozoo Page: https://demozoo.org/sceners/9926/

Ap0c’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/a_p_0_c

Jredd’s Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jredd