MAT64 - SquareWaveRage

MAT64 - SquareWaveRage
MUSIC FOR TRADITIONALISTS
8bit - Hosterie Nouveau

La società dei magnaccioni
O surdato 'namurato

MUSIC FOR MEDIÆVAL COMPUTERS
Tracked on FT2 on a SB mono

supcelld.xm
domenz.xm

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Cervello Meccanico Records
Avril 64th (2024)
A tribute to Avril 14th by Aphex Twin

I got the midi file from www.midm-database.co.uk and converted the notes to a slightly modified version of Cadaver's NinjaTracker2.

It randomizes every note decay and filter cutoff on the noise in order to have a barely perceptible different vibe for each reproduction.

download from CSDb

A Tornado in the Kernal (2023)

This glitch made with 121 basic bytes got the silver medal at Transmission64 basic oneliner competition.
Enjoy them on Mivar CRT.

read how it is done or download from CSDb

Adventure 1 (2023)

I got the basic code of an RPG game I loved that was made in 1983, I translated it in English and revamped my best fantasy tunes by shoving them under the carpet of the basic ROM.

That's because I want to preserve and share this masterpiece with all of you and say thanks to Alessandro Castellari, wherever he is.

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Dancing with the Basic (2022)

Beautiful strings live in ROM, I used some of them to feed the SID and the VIC and some crazy stuff comes out.

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Strawberry Strings (2022)

A tribute to Marco Passarani's works and a study on C64 programming.

Check the mosquito at the end of the video

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Imaginaria film festival (2022)

For the XX edition of the international animated film festival it was an honor for me to work together with Michele Bernardi and Maicol & Mirco for the teaser trailer.
Music was made with Goattracker2 in funky tempo on the white one.

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Space Treat Ti at Evoke (2022)

Razdee ported his legendary Space Treat video game to the Texas Instruments 99/A and asked me to make some tunes.
This is a live capture of the crowd’s reaction while Razdee's TI99/4A game is showing at Evoke 2022 in Köln, Germany.

download preview or pouet.net

Gli Scarabocchi di Maicol & Mirco su Commodore 64 (2022)

A proof of concept that brings Gli Scarabocchi di Maicol & Mirco to the real Commodore 64.
The audio was recorded on SID 6581-R4AR with the Hard Sid.
Thanks to Elder0010 for the video recording, Krill for the loader and Cadaver for the music routine.

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Electron Beam Playboys (2020)

A Vectrex demo presented at Flashparty 2020 and ranked 2nd for the oldskool demo compo.
Code by Elder0010 and Razdee

pouet.net

archives-2008-2009
Archives 2008-2009 (2016)

The inevitable answer to MAT101's "Archives 1999-2001"

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The Ace of Squares (2016)

Live with gwEm, Kenobit, Pira666 and PikkioMania
Cover art by TURBOGAMMA

Pongo, Fango & 8-Bit
Pongo, Fango & 8-Bit (2016)

A wonderful event at Martinsicuro sharing art, music and vegan aperitif with Fabio Tonetto and Ricette del Cavolo
Presented by rombo lab, cover art by Roberto Montani

Fumetti dal Futuro
Fumetti dal Futuro (2016)
Documentary, subtitled in english.

Some of my tunes where used on this documentary about comics and self-publishing with artistic experiences of some famous italian author: Ratigher, Maicol&Mirco, Dr. Pira, Alessandro Baronciani.
Produced and directed by Serena Dovì

watch on youtube

MEGABLAST (2015)

Live with Goto80, Kenobit, arottenbit and Pira666

Milano Chiptune Underground #02 (2015)

I've been at the second edition of the legendary MCU, live with gwEm and Pira666

FILE 031 | SQUARE WAVE RAGE (2014)

An awesome 1-hour illustration made by LRNZ.

Europe in 8 bits (2013)

A documentary that explores the world of chip music.

imdb.com

Apocalypso disco (2013)

I wrote a little contribution about the 8-bit music on Riccardo Balli's book on the rave-o-lution of the post techno.

more info

Gli Scarabocchi Animati (2012)

I was honored to be a part of the live action version of Gli Scarabocchi di Maicol & Mirco

Gli Scarabocchi a Teatro (2015)

Teatro Rebis brings "Gli Scarabocchi di Maicol & Mirco" to the theaters

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Upitup Records live at CUC
EXTREME 8-BIT TERROR LIVE AT LIVERPOOL (2011)

An incredibile lineup presented by Upitup Records.
Thank you guys.

EXTREME 8-BIT TERROR (2011)

A Vinyl picture disc with Dj Balli, Pira666 and Micropupazzo
Released on Sonic Belligeranza

The Midnight Eclipse (2011)

A Mediæval Electronic Music classic, composed with a Mediæval Computer
Cover art by Graphite and Dr. Pira

(spoiler: is a PC with FT2)

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The Coming of Kiegher's Army (2011)

"The Midnight Eclipse" album promo video from Cervello Meccanico Records

"FROM MAT" by Abbskull (2011)

In my life I have met a surprising number of people who are changing the history of art. Abbskull is one of them, he made a remix of Crystalline Caves using samples from Noise Feeder and the result is amazing, stunning, no words.

Cart Life (2010)

Some of my music has been used for the videogame Cart Life by Richard Hofmeier

Interview on "Il Cantiere" - Rai Radio 3 (2010)

"Giovani Culture", radio broadcast on musical sub-cultures with an episode on micromusic: lead Magdalene and Isabella, cultural insights Claudia.
Guests MAT64 and Cobol Pongide.

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Allegrotto Con Moto Ma Rubato (2008)

Orchestral version, played by Pellegrino Matteucci Orchestra
Cover art by Dr. Pira

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Happy Fat Guy with Motorbike Stolen me (1999-2006)

Due to huge requests, the 8-bit and original version of "Allegrotto con Moto ma Rubato" album

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LIVE IN ROSTICCERIA

Flayer art by Cifone, great artist.

Live at Tokyo (2008)

An unique jam session with Maestro Mario Salvucci made possible by Sensei Kaz YM

Basic Electronic Standards Vol.2 (2008)

Recorded live at Sonar Festival
Released on RXSTNZ. Rexistenz Records
Cover art by Dr. Pira

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Gone Away (2007)

The magic of music is that anything can happen. This happened with my friend Tufan

Toronto Mindgames (2007)
Migumatix vs MAT64

There are many languages in the world, but one is the language of the music.
Thank you Michael, that was a fabulous collaboration.

Red Bull Music Academy (2007)

That was an incredibile experience that changed my life, thank you again guys.

more info here and here

Basic Electronic Standards Vol.1 (2007)

Recorded live at Toronto
Cover art by Dr. Pira

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Bit Beat (2007)

Italian micromusic compilation
Released on To Lose La Track

NOISE FEEDER (2006-2007)

The track "Noise feeder" was my first live session recorded on real hardware.

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TURBOLOAD (2005-2006)

The track "Sid & Bob Highscores" was composed for the end titles of Sid & Bob in Videoland

Characters on cover are grabbed from a c64 at memory address $f0a9 with the kernal enabled

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RETURN IN VOODOO CASTLE (2005)

The time I asked Scott Adams to use one of his evocative titles

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GOODBYE MAT! (1999-2000)

MAT64 is not MAT101.
MAT64 is an old-school SID squarewave extremist born to be the terror of the MAT101.

MAT101 has an atarian style, but we look to the future. ...DO YOU WANT AN EXAMPLE ?

WE HAVE 2 JOYSTICK.
_WE HAVE 16 COLORS ON SCREEN.
__WE HAVE THE SPEECH SYNTHESIZER.
___WE HAVE THE DISKETTE SUPPORT.
____WE HAVE THE PULSE WIDTH MODULATION.

MAT64 is pure square wave rage for the masses.
_-_ Square Wave Rage _-_

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?ILLEGAL TRACK OR SECTOR (1999)

The time I tried to emulate the SID sound chip to cheat some friends.
They fell for it and everything begins.

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License

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Covers and tributes are copyright of their respective owners.

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MUSIC FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COME THIS FAR
Bonus tracks

NONNO UGO nonnougo.mp3
it needs no introduction, leaked in 2017

VERMI vermi.mp3
a gingle for an important oil company.

TRIANGLE VALLEY TriangleValley.mp3
made for my friend Alejo, inspired by the landscapes of "Captain Blood" videogame

real slide
About me

Hello, I'm Mauro Staci, in 2016 I started working for a company that boasts prestigious collaborations with non-profit organizations since 1995.
If you really want to support MAT64, please donate on websites I have created or work with: (randomly sorted)

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Sirio (2018)

The most funny and beautiful card of this website