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Sep 1, 2021

Matt Lister aka Cobra Commander joins to talk chiptune music, retrocomputing, and some classic G.I. Joe and Transformers. Trackers, hardware, and sound chips, oh my! What is MIDI (and can MIDI be chiptunes)? PAL, NTSC and electron guns. Atari 2600 game development and racing the beam. Yars’ Revenge had very tricky programming. Behold the Casio XW-PD1 Trackformer, aka the Millennium Falcon, and grovel before its amazingness.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #246 - 9/1/2021

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SHOW NOTES

Cobra Commander Chiptunes
https://youtube.com/channel/UCqEk4PpkeoHlK738h83o1Cg

Matt’s Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/cobracommanderrules/

Matt’s Twitter
https://twitter.com/CobraYouFools

Matthew Lister on Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2yWikE7D9y14AwYoiPILCT

Matthew Lister Classical Guitar
http://www.matthewlister.com/wordpress/

LSDJ Little Sound DJ - Game Boy music sequencer
https://www.littlesounddj.com/lsd/index.php

FamiTracker - free windows tracker for producing music for the NES/Famicom-systems
http://famitracker.com/

Slocum Tracker - Web based Atari 2600 music tracker
https://www.igorski.nl/apps/slocum-tracker

Arduino - Open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software
https://www.arduino.cc/

GenMDM - MIDI interface for the 16-bit Sega Genesis/Megadrive
https://catskullelectronics.com/products/genmdm

SID-Wizard - Commodore 64 tracker
https://sourceforge.net/projects/sid-wizard/

Casio XW-PD1 Trackformer
https://www.casio-intl.com/asia/en/emi/products/xw-pd1/

Artiphon Instrument 1
https://artiphon.com/pages/instrument1

Matt’s Chiptunes Inspirations
Luc Hash
Pixel Pedant
Chipxel (?)
Defense Mechanism
Kemikziel
Rob Hubbard

Bad Gear - The show about the world's most hated audio tools
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOJVsjPZcE9HxsgPKCxZfAg

MAGFest - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAGFest

Steve Ballmer: Developers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhh_GeBPOhs

MIDI on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI

Theremin on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theremin

1950's SciFi Theremin Music DEMO (Sound Clips Only) JARichardsFilm 720p
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYaT704C7_w

The Visual Trick That Makes Yars’ Revenge Work
https://retrovolve.com/the-visual-trick-that-makes-yars-revenge-work/

Matt Barton interviews George Sanger aka "The Fat Man" on Matt Chat
Matt Chat 143: Introducing The Fat Man (George Sanger)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp2ESjStMbU
Matt Chat 144: The Fat Man Talks Business
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE4AjdWtdnM
Matt Chat 145: Why The Fat Man?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFiSv-z98rY
Matt Chat 147: Wing Commander, Ultima Underworld, and The 7th Guest with The Fat Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVDiKGTRTE8
Matt Chat 148: The Fat Man's Topiary Creatures
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttno9RAQZOE

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Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

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