$11 Heaven

Released 2018 by Maniacs of Noise

Jeroen Tel aka WAVE and Markus Klein aka LMan

Jeroen: After having organized the fist SINE-wave tracker compo in 1995 (of which my popular tune Stranglehold was the result)(often used as keygen music), I couldn't hesitate to enter this compo, which is very similar, but now on my beloved machine, the Commodore 64. I had the pleasure to work with technical genius LMan on the tune.

Markus: So here it is, my first and hopefully not last coop with Jeroen. He had a sketch of this song, so we worked together on making the SID chip sing it. Jeroen did most of the composing, while I did most of the tech. Although it is not apparent at first glance, there is a lot of trickery going on to make it sound like 4 solid channels playing simultaneously. Hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.

Tools used: Cheesecutter 2.9, Inkscape, Pixcen, Image/Player wrapper by Dr.J.

Runs on a factory Commodore 64 with the 8580 SID chip.



Jeroen Tel and LMan - $11 Heaven


Jeroen Tel and LMan - $11 Heaven


Martin Saunders
20/01/2023 16:04
I love this song, but it doesn't sound right on my C64 breadbin with a 6581 SID - is this known about or is my SID chip on the way out?

Markus Klein
20/01/2023 16:47
Hi Martin, alas the tune is optimised for 8580, on 6581 it should sound very muffled. The good news is, your chip is probably all right, and I've built a 6581 version you can download above. :)

Martin Saunders
21/01/2023 13:34
Oh wow it's perfect now, thanks so much, it's such a lovely tune :)

Markus Klein
21/01/2023 19:12
Most welcome 😃

05/07/2023 12:50
Thank you guys. I love this tune.

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