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From the Executive Producer, Fredrik Elmqvist...

The Best of the Amiga Scene Audio CD

The CD was an old dream of mine.  I've caried it for 4 years after a
telphone chat with a former member of my gruop (X-TRADE).  We talked about
making a CD for privat use with onlu Amiga Music.  Anyway the time went on
and suddenly after a new telephone chat with a Friend of mine we got the
idea again.  This was the Autumn of 94 the idea came up again.  Well he
promised to check around for the prices of making CD's and even to make a
pre-view of a sleeve picture.  My own work with this CD began with sending
out a message through the swedish part of FIDONET (R20_AMIGASVMUSIK).  The
sugestions of songs litterary stormed into my mailbox in SPOT.  So I
thought this would be a good thing to work on.   Time went and in mid
NOVEMBER we thought we got a good collection of modules to record. 

14:th November 1994 we were at the KANAL GÖTEBORG STUDIOS in Gothenburg -
Sweden and used their Proffessional sound equipment and their AMIGA
4000/040 to record the CD.  We took away moslty of the AMIGA's uggly
4-channel stereo sound (which makes my ears to cry when listening at
modules through Headphones) and subsituted it with a better soundpicture
were the sound was more harmonic for our ears.  We did put everything at
DAT and in the begining of December i went up to Stockholm (Capital of
Sweden) and we started to put it down to Harddisk instead (through a
SUNRISE 16 SAMPLER card).  The sound files were together about 600Mb BIG.
I also got a first previev of the Sleeve picture and got realy amazed of
it.  The THREE biggest Amiga items were represented (JUGGLER, CHECKMARK
and the BOING!).  We first had our thoughts of releasing this CD at the
PARTY IV held in HERNING / DENMARK but we didn't manage to get the record
ready until then and we had to wait until the next party which were the
VIRTUAL CONSPIRACY held in NYKOPING / SWEDEN.  During this time the sleeve
got improved and we managed to find a better CD factory and best of ALL
they could handle IFF24BIT pictures without problems (The picture used at
the sleeve was traced in 3000*3000*24bits so it was delivered at 19 PC
FORMATED HD DISC's (splitted with ADPRO's SPLITS) but we had to convert it
into TIFF :-(. 

So MONDAY the 20st MARCH we entered the CD factory and left over a CD-R
image of the CD plus the discs.  They told us that they were unsure if
they could be ready with the CD until the party (2 weeks) but they should
give it a try...  Friday 30:st April we stood there and were REALY NERVOUS
the first reports from the CD factory was that the records was NOT ready
but we should call them apx 14:00 and check..  So we did and the record
was not ready so we had to wait to wait until today monday but after half
n our they called us at my GSM phone and told me that the records were
ready to be picked up...  YEEEEAH!...  we were like kids when the records
arrived from the factory.  Like children at chrismas day we teared up the
boxes eager to check them out.  And the result..  Check and JUDGE!!!!  :-)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Fredrik Elmqvist - ORGASMATRON! / X-TRADE^BoB
PRODUCER: Fredrik Holmqvist - SNUSKBUSKE / DCS GRAPHICS ^ MOMENT 22
RAYTRACED GRAPHICS AND SLEEVE DESIGN: Fredrik Holmqvist
TEXT: Jan Svensson - THE G.N.N. / Dual Crew Shining^AI
RECORDING: Fredrik Elmqvist & Staffan Falkenstrand / SNUFFY 
CD-MASTERING: Fredrik Holmqvist & Fredrik Elmqvist
ADDITIONAL MODULE SELECTING: Billy Lundgren - Epithal / Limited Edition
CD-ORDER DOORS by: Peter Kolmisoppi - nIKE / tRSI^Craze

USED WHEN DEVELOPING IT:

A3000/030 + 10Mb RAM, PICCOLO Z3, MULTIFACE CARD III, USR28k8
V.EVERYTHING, GOLDEN GATE BUS 2+ and 3COM ETHERNET CARD III + TRAPDOOR
1.85, SPOT1.3, PROTRACKER 3.15, BANANAPLAYER 2.0, Cynus ED PRO V3.5,
DiskMaster 2.0, PS3M, AMi EXPRESS 4.7, SMARTPLAY 3.1 and XFH-PACKAGE -
Used when selecting and compiling modules for the CD.  
A3000T/040/35Mhz/110Mb RAM + REAL 3d 2.47 - Used to RAYTRACE the SLEEVE
plus CD printing.  A4000/040, 18Mb RAM, G2 GENLOC (!!!) + PROTRACKER 2.3a
and SMARTPLAY 3.1 (RECORDING AT THE STUDIO) A3000T/040/25Mhz, PICASSO II,
2*FASTLANE3 SCSI, SUNRISE 16 SAMPLER + 48Mb RAM, ADPRO 2.5, PageStream
2.x, CD-WRITER SOFTWARE plus SAMPLER SOFTWARE

Yepp one more thing: This record is released as a kind of PD-record.  This
means that we arenot trying to make money at this CD, *BUT* we are trying
to charge a resonable amount of money so we can afford to make a further
CD without having to hunt money in the way we did this time (thats why we
got delayed with it).  So as i SAID..  This is not a good way of making
money but it is was realy funny to produce it and see the resaults of our
efforts with it.