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Announcements / 2021
« on: January 01, 2021, 11:50:52 »
Hello to you all,

So there it is ! It's 2021 now.
To everyone, and in the name of AMP team, I wish, to all of you, all the best for 2021.

 What a strange year this 2020 has been !

 Again, I would thank, as usual, everyone who has sent us information and/or material to enrich the collection. Quite a lot of people, again this past year, did send us material ! and that's really appreciated.

 News-wise, 2020 had its share of events. We migrated again to a new server where several issues awaited us :P. We went off the air this past year for a couple of weeks. But all in all, we are still around and up there sharing tracked material :)

Be safe.

The AMP team
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Support / Feedback / Support Us page update
« on: September 28, 2020, 12:20:36 »
After years and years of gathering dust, the "support us" page (at the bottom of the page) was finally refreshed !
It is here : http://amp.dascene.net/help.php
Thanks Crown :)
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Music database / Abyss material on Github
« on: August 30, 2020, 11:36:33 »
I  just noticed that Moon/Abyss has opened up a Github entry for all his work that go back to his Amiga coding days.
https://github.com/Moon70/Amiga-sources
This is great news and I'm in the process of replacing all the converted material we have - which is quite a few musics
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Announcements / Server move
« on: August 03, 2020, 18:02:31 »
Hello,

 We are back online after a few days off. We have been changing the server's location.
 We expect to be off briefly in the coming days (no date yet).

 Thank you for your understanding.

Stay safe
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Ripping Amiga music / Devils Replay
« on: May 28, 2020, 18:17:53 »
All,

 I've recently spent some time on an unknown (to me) protracker clone format. I don't know the name nor the author. The material is found only in Devils prods, so .. I've made up this very original name "Devils replay" :)

 I started looking at this when handling this No Reality demo by Devils. Rather quickly, I found that it's the very same format as found in Colors demo, also by Devils.
 Cybfree, once again, quickly reminded me that this format was already beaten - more precisely, the musics from Colors were already converted. Great !, so, I can write a quite converter myself for the others.

 That's exactly what I did. It took me 3 days because I'm still not great at coding, but it's done. So, first, all the cases found are here:
http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/release.php?id=752

 The format itself is somewhat unique in that it does things I've not seen elsewhere. Promizer could be a distant cousin of some sort :)

Code: [Select]
standard protracker header until 'M.K.' at 1080
1084          short         size of pattern data [A]
1086 + [A]    short         size of reference table [B] - must be at an even position
1086 + [A]    short         sample data
+ 2 + [B]     

pattern data:
192 bytes per pattern
3 bytes per row:
 0 byte : filter
 1 short : address to read in reference table

Reference table:
contains rows of output unpacked notes - so up to 16 bytes.
depending of the filter, above, the blocks of word/short are stored
filter : abcd-efgh
output: in 16 bytes
B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B8 B10 B11 B12 B13 B14 B15 B16
|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 \/    \/    \/    \/    \/     \ /     \ /     \ /
  a     b     c     d     e      f       g       h
if the filter bit is set, the corresponding output is stored in the reference table.

 I guess that's it. No sure I was too clear on this one. Please, report back if you want more details.

 Again, huge thanks to Cybfree for the help.
Sylvain
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Musician database / Razmo
« on: May 16, 2020, 23:01:28 »
The Amiga musician Razmo has passed away.
This sad news was reported on FB and local Danish social media web site - at least.
Our condolences to family and friends.
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Files upload / Uploads (2020-05)
« on: May 06, 2020, 16:36:20 »
more feedback about uploads

2.MUS (53411 bytes) is https://amp.dascene.net/downmod.php?index=76459
3.MUS (84628 bytes) is a destroyed dupe of https://amp.dascene.net/downmod.php?index=23867
please, stop uploading those (already received 5 times in the past 9 days !)

We also received
OtherFormat.7z contains 434 files in exotic format !
chiptunes.7z contains 442 files in exotic format too !
modules.7z contains 1656 files in MOD/XM/S3M/IT format.
=> whoever upped this, please, contextualise ! While I didn't check everything, I still noted many files that are already on AMP - and obvious "sorting" mistakes. Send a mail or something.

And once again, to everyone helping us by sending material, please upload a text file to help with the sorting. As an unwritten rule, the files without author or contextualized (which prod/party it comes from) are NOT uploaded. Even if we receive the file 50 times ...
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Files upload / Uploads (2020-04)
« on: April 21, 2020, 11:25:13 »
Hello all,

 Amongst the various material that was uploaded in recent weeks, there is this archive sent by Dave Simmons. It should be noted as it went by the book - i.e. we got a nice archive with a small note that described authorship and source. There's a nice little story included which I'm sharing to all :

Quote
[...] it's currently the Covid19 lock down in the UK and i've had some spare time to resurrect my Amiga A3000.
Long story short, i lost most of my data through a hard drive failure but i've managed to salvage a few of my old
Pro/Noise/Soundtracker mods. I wasn't exactly part of any group at the time but i was credited as Dwain Dibley by the guys
who used them.

The first group of 8 mods were used on 2 'test' demo disks that probably didn't get released, the second group of 3 mods
are unused/unnamed mods. I believe they were all written between 1988/1989.
[...]

 So thanks, Dave ! Really appreciated :)

 Also, we keep receiving several times the same files again and again and again and again ... So thanks to whoever feeds us with this Polish material, really. It's great but you don't have upload it multiple times. It'll get processed eventually.

Cheers
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Files upload / Uploads (2020-03)
« on: April 04, 2020, 10:34:00 »
Hello to all people who are contributing to AMP

 First, a big thanks to everyone for sending stuff to us (either via email, or our cloud or whatever :) )
 As a reminder, just drop anything here : https://amp.dascene.net/upload/

 OK, now, that being said, and before going into any specifics, I must remind:
1. you need only to drop a file ONCE. We've been receiving the same files several dozens of times over time. It's completely useless and won't improve our spare time to handle them. So, please, only one upload, heh ?
2. send an accompanying text that helps us to sort the files out. The best is to send an archive per author with a small description text that tells us which composer (and eventually where the music comes from (which demo/compo/etc.) - if known.

 OK, some specifics for the latest batches
MEMORY.MSX
 It's an IT that we already have online since day one. It is 1123586 bytes long. (Memories by ThePeric). It's been uploaded link 30 times in the last 4 months.
JARRE.MOD
 It's a MOD that is also online since day one. jarre by Master Blaster.
A few others but let's see those stop being sent, first :)

 Those without author (which we, thus, can't handle): please, provide us with authors when uploading.
 Whoever feels like helping, here's a few of those numerous files without authors we've been receiving for a year now : http://amp.dascene.net/download/Incoming_NO_AUTHOR_2020_03.zip
 If it gets success, I'll complete this list :)

Cheers
Sylvain

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Announcements / 2020
« on: January 01, 2020, 19:58:09 »
And .. here we are, it's 2020 already !
So, to everyone, and in the name of AMP team, I wish you all the best for this new year.

 This is an opportunity to thank, as usual, every individual who has sent us information and/or material to enrich the collection. Wayyyy to many, yet again, to list you all here.

 As far as news go, 2019 was an eventful year, for sure. We migrated to a new server, switched ftp to a cloud, had our share of panic moments when we went off the air for a couple of weeks, etc. Hopefully, it'll be smooth sailing for 2020 :)

The AMP team
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Files upload / Uploads (2019-04)
« on: April 06, 2019, 12:07:12 »
@all,

 Thanks for using the new cloud we set up (replacing our old FTP).
 I've handled all I could so far. However, a few files came up where I couldn't decipher an author.
CISZA1.XM
DUSZEK.XM
HINDUS1.XM
HINDUS2.XM

 Whoever upped this, please contact me or reply here.

Cheers
Sylvain
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Announcements / new server and collateral changes
« on: March 31, 2019, 21:15:16 »
To all our users,

 Going back a few weeks ago, we have migrated AMP to a new server (taking care of PHP7 mandatory upgrades and the like). The announcement is only made now since we have had various difficulties here and there.
 You can see one of the consequences in the Forum. The old design wouldn't fit anymore with this way more up-to-date version. The second main consequence is the FTP which had to go. The way our new server is set up wouldn't let us easily create an FTP sever. We opted for a cloud solution (Nextcloud). That way, whoever wants to send us something needs only to drop that "something" on https://amp.dascene.net/upload/.

cheers
Sylvain for AMP staff
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Musician database / Yomaru Kasuga musics
« on: March 03, 2019, 23:24:35 »
All,

 I don't usually track down moves like that but this is a special case.
 After a discussion with Yomaru Kasuga and a public discussion also on modarchive.org, several dozens of musics are now off the download list.

 We, AMP Staff, are agreement with Saga Musix and what is written on modarchive forum -> straight MIDI->S3M conversion in a two clicks sweep should not be featured on tracker-oriented archive websites.

Sylvain on behalf of AMP team
 
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Files upload / Uploads (2019-01)
« on: January 20, 2019, 12:50:03 »
OK, back to tracing what happens ...

And we start by yesterday's upload 'theviraltrends.zip'. Zip is fine but the XM inside is NOT - missing some byte.
Whoever sent it, please, locate the correct version.
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Announcements / 2019
« on: January 01, 2019, 02:05:00 »
In the name of AMP admins, I wish you all a happy new years 2019.

This new year message was lost in space in recent years but then, I thought it was nice to show there's still some life around here, so here we are.
It was a bit quieter than the previous years, activity wise. Still, about 3600 musics were added. and the usual bunch of updates happened as well (music and musicians, of course).

I must, once again, thank way too many people to make a list. You all know who you are. A special, thank you, however, to all musicians/coders who provide us with the original material (MOD) when applicable. While it is still not a common practice, it certainly is VERY much appreciated when it happens !

I hope we still stand when celebration time comes next year. And until such time, I wish everybody all the best, once again, for 2019

Cheers
Sylvain
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