Oct 24 • 49M

Music on the Amiga

This week, James talks to Ravi Abbott, one-third of the Retro Hour, all about how he uses two Amiga A600s as DJ decks using trackers and good old .mod files.

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James Bilsbrough
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As many of you know, the Amiga A600 was my childhood computer, so when I saw Ravi doing a DJ set in ‘The Cave’ with Neil a few years back, I was mesmerised. I’m not musical, but music technology has always been an interest. So it was genuinely exciting to chat with Ravi about how he uses these incredible retro systems.

Ravi and James recording this episode.

Ravi also talks about the recent Amiga 37 event in Germany, DJing for a horror movie festival in the woods, as well as his rather ambitious A600 laptop build.

If you’re like me, you’ll have some fond memories of Amiga game music, and of course the tunes from the demo scene; I’d love to hear your memories of that music, maybe even your favourite tracks. Send those over to podcast@crossedwires.net, leave a comment on the post, or start a discussion in Goodpods.

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Chapter Times

  1. 00:00:04: Introductions

  2. 00:02:02: An Amiga Laptop?

  3. 00:06:04: Music On The Amiga?

  4. 00:14:21: Hardware & Software Setup

  5. 00:25:19: DJing With Other Retro Game Systems

  6. 00:26:41: PT1210

  7. 00:34:46: Favourite Sets

  8. 00:40:17: Amiga 37

  9. 00:42:57: Modern Experiences

  10. 00:46:46: Wrapping Up


Intro and outro theme: Ace of Clubs by RoccoW