Commodore Amiga Multimedia Computer
Update 25 August 2019
Back in a time when the "norm" was playing with interrupt jumpers
and admiring grey scale images, the Commodore AMIGA was revolutionizing
the world with full multimedia capabilities;
Before multimedia was even a word. This notebook collates some
of the many awesome artefacts lying around the internet.
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Commodore Amiga Introduction
Figure: Commodore buys Amiga in 1984 and
changes the course of computing history
The Commodore Amiga was a revolutionary computer system at the time of release
and also represnted a low-cost entry into the world of computers.
At the heart of the Commodore Amiga lies the custom chipset to handle
high performance memory management, sound and graphics.
chips collectively formed the OCS and ECS chipsets.
Emulating the Commodore Amiga
The following options are commonly used to emulate the Commodore Amiga:
Relevant Wikipedia entries, Articles and websites
The Commodore Amiga set the standard for home computer sound sysnthesis and
there is still much being produced today by both musicians and the demoscene.
Much of this music was written and can be played on what is known as tracker
software, think music tracks. These are digital sequencers that play samples
and are save to .mod files.
We provide a few links to music software that is still being used today.
- Schism Tracker - an OSS program to create tracker music
- HivelyTracker - an interesting looking multi-platorm Amiga-style music tracker
- BambooTracker - Not an Amiga application as such but Yamaha YM2608 (OPNA) sound chip music maker
Magazines covering the Amiga
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