Zone 66 Music
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"Music"
My music is like a road accident. It is atrocious, yet some sick people seem to be attracted to it.

There's not much more that needs to be said. Most of this stuff is done using a tracker (ModPlug, which is free).
I've acquired 4 (count them, four) dedicated fans, and several other people who say "hmm that's not awful". I am advised that they are not receiving care in the community.

If you're asking which one to download first, try Work In Progress or Every Waking Moment as everyone seems to say they're the best. Helpful and constructive criticism (like: "OMG you suck. Please stop doing this!") is always graciously received.

Requests for the original .IT, .S3M etc files
To my great surprise a few people have been asking about getting the music in it's original "tracked" form. I don't give it out, sorry. Here's my reasons:
  1. The file size is often larger than the MP3 version
  2. A lot of them use VST plugins that you might not have
  3. They're no good for learning tracking from. If you want to learn how to do it I suggest you go to www.modarchive.com and download some of the smaller tunes from there.
I'm prepared to offer up the samples though since they're mostly royalty free, if you want them then contact me. It'll probably involve you sending me a stamped envelope with your address on it and a blank CD, so I can burn them and send it back to you.


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TheWeevil - We Get Signal!
Size: 11.04mb
Time: 8:02
Bitrate: 192kbps
Samples: 44khz
Genre: Game
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This runs for 8 minutes.. probably making it the longest Zero Wing cover track ever created. This was put together on-and-off in just over 4 days. My first track entirely done in ModPlug Tracker, and my first opportunity to use a MIDI keyboard (which probably explains the short creation-time).
The original theme is composed by Tatsuya Uemura. Zero Wing (a sidescrolling shoot-em-up game by Toaplan) is famed for the ingenious redefinition of the laws of the English language that is demonstrated in it's introduction sequence on the Genesis/Megadrive version of the game. Download Gens and search for a Zero Wing ROM to discover the horror for yourself, and maybe better understand this cover.


TheWeevil - No Wires Left To Cut
Size: 7.85mb
Time: 5:42
Bitrate: 192kbps
Samples: 44khz
Genre: Club
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I was given a few samples by Uberfish who'd either made them or hacked them together like some sort of audio Dr. Frankenstein, so I had to put them to some sort of use. I quite like the result. Every minute is packed with one hundred and forty of the loudest beats, and each one brings you closer to the end of the track. Joy.

This is something of an epic, it starts badly, but it gets better, so stick with it.


TheWeevil - Childsnatcher
Size: 7.62mb
Time: 5:32
Bitrate: 192kbps
Samples: 44khz
Genre: unknown
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This is a fix up of a track I did a few days ago called Give Yourself Up. I've renamed it because of the change, and I realise I'm sending out more and more stuff that I haven't really finished. This stops now, I won't release the next one until I can't improve it :).
Oh yeah, there is no escape.


TheWeevil - Spellbinder
Size: 7.60mb
Time: 5:31
Bitrate: 192kbps
Samples: 44khz
Genre: Game/Remix
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Dave of stairwaytohell.com liked my Bug Eyes and Galaforce tracks enough to give them some air-time on the stairwaytohell.com news page, and suggested I have a go at doing Spellbinder's music too. So here it is. Another one just for fun.

Spellbinder was a game that will ring a bell with anyone who's played Encarta's "Mind Maze". You guide your character around a castle solving puzzles and the like while the (eventually irritating) music drones on and on in the background. The music in-game is actually a cover of Midnight Summer Dream by The Stranglers, however I didn't know this until I'd finished the track and was poking around with a hex editor to find out who did the music for the game. Huge apologies to all Stranglers fans.

The guitar stuff in this is quite obviously not my own. One very short one-second sample and CoolEdit Pro 2 for some pitch-shifting and I have a quite funky guitar lead, of which I am reasonably proud. Drum lines are of course my own (I feel guilty using drumloops). From 3mins 31secs in, it clearly rocks.


TheWeevil - Work In Progress
Size: 7.12mb
Time: 5:10
Bitrate: 192kbps
Samples: 44khz
Genre: Industrial
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This is the last update to Work In Progress - It's as finished as it will ever be. Credit must go out to Andrew "Beef" Robinson for his guitar samples, which he did after hearing the beta mix of this track. Thanks a lot, I hope I used them to their full potential :)

Yes, it's a 7.3mb download... should you get it? Yeah, tis worth a listen.


TheWeevil - Galaforce
Size: 6.46mb
Time: 4:42
Bitrate: 192kbps
Samples: 44khz
Genre: Game
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3 hours build time, sample is from an Acorn BBC Micro - the game was Galaforce 2, and Martin Galway did the music for it. Download this. It's loud and trippy and gets on with it.
The beat and everything else is tracked, no drumloops etc please.

Note that this was formerly called "8 bit binary bla bla bla". What was I thinking? Anyway this is a better version with nicer hihats on it.


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