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The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby atarimusic[dot]net » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:19 am

From sequencing Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk concerts in the 80's to tearing up the dance floors at the 2010 Blip Festival, Atari's reputation as a music monster machine has persisted for a quarter of a century. For MIDI synth enthusiasts, the Atari was and still is the ultimate bridge between man, music, and machine. For chip musicians, the Atari's untapped sonic palette has yet to paint the ever-expanding canvas of 8-bit music. But the Atari was more than just a great computer - it defined an entire era that included synthesists and chiptuners from the Amiga, Commodore, ZX Spectrum, NES, PC, and MAC communities. AMN welcomes and celebrates all vintage digital musicians no matter what their computer - as long as it's slightly yellowed, of course!

The Atari Music Network (AMN) aims to:

• Provide free webspace for all vintage computer musicians to create professional pages they can upload their music and videos to.
• Stimulate social interaction between vintage computer musicians and developers through AMN's Forum
• Encourage ex-developers to update and redistribute commercial software or release it into the public domain.

Specific to Atarians

• Advocate and sponsor Atari based musicians in the MIDI & 8-bit music scene.
• Catalog and review all known Atari music software and hardware.
• Collect and offer hard to find Atari warez (abandoneware only).
• Collect and offer sysex sound banks and software utilities for MIDI synths.

(MAIN SITE) http://www.atarimusic.net
(FORUM) http://www.atarimusic.net/atari-music-network
(FACEBOOK) http://www.atarimusic.net/index.php/network/facebook-group
(TWITTER) https://twitter.com/AtariMusicNet
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Re: The Atari Music Network (AMN) is Live!

Postby Awol » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:51 am

I've joined the AMN forum, and advertised the site here!
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Re: The Atari Music Network (AMN) is Live!

Postby Marakatti » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:32 am

Cool looking site with lots of nice articles. ST really deserves to have this kind of music site, keep up the excellent work :)
I always remember my Amiga friends slagging ST's music capabilities in the early 90's. One day I got the Lily on the Beach by Tangerine Dream, they listened to couple of songs and never raised the subject again ;)
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Re: The Atari Music Network (AMN) is Live!

Postby Shredder11 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:50 pm

I signed up yesterday and I think the site looks very promising. However like any good site it needs constant quality input from experienced users and also others eager to learn etc. Anyway I wish it every success!

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Re: The Atari Music Network (AMN) is Live!

Postby matt » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:50 pm

Just a quick note to say well done with the site!
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New Music Sharing Service Added

Postby atarimusic[dot]net » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:45 am

Here's the latest updates from the Atari Music Network!
Thank you for all your support for far! :-)

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Introducing AMN Live!

AMN Live! is a free, professional publishing tool designed to help you promote your 8-bit chiptune or vintage MIDI synth music to a targeted, global audience. Within minutes, you can create an artist's profile and begin adding albums and songs for others to listen, rate and comment on. You can include cover art, profile pics, and discography data as well as written reviews, lyrics and chords for every song you add! You can even associate your music with other registered artists for cross-promotion and collaborative projects.

AMN Live! was designed to get your music heard and appreciated! That's why AMN Live! integrates social bookmarking with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and many other major sites. There's also built-in SEO tools to help search engines index and rank your content higher.

Even though the service is free, the Atari Music Network is the only chiptune and vintage MIDI community that pays out of pocket for Facebook and Google ads – so your music has a much better chance of getting noticed!... See More

You don't have to be an Atari user to join either! The Atari Music Network welcomes chiptune and MIDI musicians from the Commodore, Amiga, Spectrum, Nintendo, PC, and Mac communities to join!

Join the Revolution of Vintage Digital Music!
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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby Shredder11 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:09 pm

Nice site if I do say so myself :wink: Worth mentioning to as many Atari musicians that you know as possible, as this could be the best place bar none, once the number of users is there.

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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby atarimusic[dot]net » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:23 pm

Thank you very much for your kind words of support Shredder. It's been extremely laborious building this site but getting that kind of feedback fuels me to keep going. You can also help spread the word by joining and posting your chiptune music there too. There are social network sharing buttons included on every profile, album, and song page so you can promote yourself on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or just about anywhere you like. As I continue building my Facebook Network, I'm realizing that there are 100,000s of chiptune enthusiasts and just as many vintage MIDI synth gurus out there. Just imagine the potential growth of the AMN community in one year's time! :-)

Cheers! Go Atari!

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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby AtariSince1989 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:11 pm

By the way, you may be interested: http://www.last.fm/tag/8-bit Very nice stuff there.

I can't believe that being myself registered in last.fm since 2005 I haven't discovered it since today :oops:
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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby AtariSince1989 » Thu May 27, 2010 1:44 pm

Today, when trying to get to AMN's website I only see a white page with the message Index of /. Is AMN down, or my company's bloody proxy not allowing me to visit it?
- Atari 520 STe 4MB RAM + TOS 2.06 + UltraSatan
- Atari Falcon030 14MB RAM + TOS 4.04 + IDE-SD card HDD + NVRAM mod + SCSI buffer clock mod + EtherNEC
- Amstrad CPC 6128 + HxC USB Floppy Emulator
- Acorn A3010 4MB RAM + 40MB IDE HDD

Atari ST Essential software (The List)
My FTP Server: http://www.datavase.info/FTPserver (only from Midnight to 8am UK Time)
My music at http://soundcloud.com/datavase/

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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby Shredder11 » Thu May 27, 2010 2:17 pm

Bugger! I can usually get to this site ok but now I have the same error message 'Index of /'

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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby wongck » Thu May 27, 2010 2:30 pm

AtariSince1989 wrote:Today, when trying to get to AMN's website I only see a white page with the message Index of /. Is AMN down, or my company's bloody proxy not allowing me to visit it?


Nah, doing from home... no proxy... not working.
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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby AtariSince1989 » Fri May 28, 2010 8:41 am

wongck wrote:
AtariSince1989 wrote:Today, when trying to get to AMN's website I only see a white page with the message Index of /. Is AMN down, or my company's bloody proxy not allowing me to visit it?


Nah, doing from home... no proxy... not working.

Hmm, very suspicious. I have noticed also that the Twitter account doesn't exist anymore 8O Also Mal7921 has told me that the Facebook account is not there anymore. Looks like AMN has been closed :( I hope Donovan Logan is allright and we'll see AMN online again soon.
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- Acorn A3010 4MB RAM + 40MB IDE HDD

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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby wongck » Fri May 28, 2010 10:52 am

AtariSince1989 wrote:Hmm, very suspicious. I have noticed also that the Twitter account doesn't exist anymore 8O Also Mal7921 has told me that the Facebook account is not there anymore. Looks like AMN has been closed :( I hope Donovan Logan is allright and we'll see AMN online again soon.

he had some warez there but those are also available elsewhere. May be just a bit slow on the monthly charges to the isp. :lol:
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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby AtariSince1989 » Fri May 28, 2010 10:54 am

David Etheridge has posted on the Sound On Sound forums:
Hi folks,
it's all a bit confusing at the moment, as AMN appears to have disappeared from the face of the planet.
I'm trying to find out what's happened, and as soon as I get any more info, I'll let you know.

Dave (in investigative mode).
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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby wongck » Fri May 28, 2010 10:56 am

:lol: probably a bit slow on the bills or someone hacked it like what happened here several months ago. :roll:
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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby AtariSince1989 » Fri May 28, 2010 11:43 am

wongck wrote::lol: probably a bit slow on the bills or someone hacked it like what happened here several months ago. :roll:

Well, hacking the website, the Twitter account and the Facebook account, all at the same time... must be an obsessed hacker :)

I had a website about motorbikes, many many years ago, and everyday I had to restore the backup, and everyday the hackers came back. They won the game as I gave up :( Apparently was a security hole in the early PHP-Nuke.
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- Amstrad CPC 6128 + HxC USB Floppy Emulator
- Acorn A3010 4MB RAM + 40MB IDE HDD

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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby wongck » Fri May 28, 2010 12:07 pm

AtariSince1989 wrote:Well, hacking the website, the Twitter account and the Facebook account, all at the same time... must be an obsessed hacker :)
I had a website about motorbikes, many many years ago, and everyday I had to restore the backup, and everyday the hackers came back. They won the game as I gave up :( Apparently was a security hole in the early PHP-Nuke.

You mean someone shut him down?
:lol: CIA or KGB or MI5 covert operations all move in at the same time to shut down someone's presence on the internet.
unlikely. :lol:
About the hacking on the website... it's an automated attack. No use to restore unless you patch the security hole.
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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby AtariSince1989 » Fri May 28, 2010 2:43 pm

wongck wrote::lol: CIA or KGB or MI5 covert operations

Are they so bored that are chasing atarians now? :mrgreen:
- Atari 520 STe 4MB RAM + TOS 2.06 + UltraSatan
- Atari Falcon030 14MB RAM + TOS 4.04 + IDE-SD card HDD + NVRAM mod + SCSI buffer clock mod + EtherNEC
- Amstrad CPC 6128 + HxC USB Floppy Emulator
- Acorn A3010 4MB RAM + 40MB IDE HDD

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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby wongck » Fri May 28, 2010 2:48 pm

AtariSince1989 wrote:
wongck wrote::lol: CIA or KGB or MI5 covert operations

Are they so bored that are chasing atarians now? :mrgreen:


Economy crisis rendered them to local operations, no overseas jobs :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby AtariSince1989 » Fri May 28, 2010 3:13 pm

wongck wrote:
AtariSince1989 wrote:
wongck wrote::lol: CIA or KGB or MI5 covert operations

Are they so bored that are chasing atarians now? :mrgreen:


Economy crisis rendered them to local operations, no overseas jobs :lol: :lol:

:lol: then next thing will be secret agents chasing kids stealing sweet at the local shop :mrgreen:
- Atari 520 STe 4MB RAM + TOS 2.06 + UltraSatan
- Atari Falcon030 14MB RAM + TOS 4.04 + IDE-SD card HDD + NVRAM mod + SCSI buffer clock mod + EtherNEC
- Amstrad CPC 6128 + HxC USB Floppy Emulator
- Acorn A3010 4MB RAM + 40MB IDE HDD

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My FTP Server: http://www.datavase.info/FTPserver (only from Midnight to 8am UK Time)
My music at http://soundcloud.com/datavase/

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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby Mal7921 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:01 pm

Well, us Atarians are a subversive lot, flying under the radar, always popping up when least expected. And lets face it, the secret services around the world need the practice :lol:

But onto more serious notes, as mentioned above, it looks like as of May 27th (Here in the UK at least) the Atari Music Network vanished. At the same time the website went, the twitter and facebook accounts also look to have been closed, the registered email address no longer works and the PayPal account for donations has also closed.

Since I noticed the site was down, I've been trying to contact Donovan but without success. I'm not going to second guess any reasons for the closure, nor do I bear any grudge for it. I'm sure there are reasons but it's not up to me or anyone else to speculate on this.

What I will say though is thank you Donovan, you created a site that tried to centralise information and bring people together, and succeeded. It's just a shame that it has gone so soon.

If you happen to read this Donovan, do get in touch.
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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby Shredder11 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:45 pm

Yup I know speculation is bad but I was a little worried to see the stuff he was putting on Ebay. Maybe he is simply slimming his setup to using his most important stuff, but then again maybe something else... 8O

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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby Mal7921 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:12 pm

Shredder11 wrote:Yup I know speculation is bad but I was a little worried to see the stuff he was putting on Ebay. Maybe he is simply slimming his setup to using his most important stuff, but then again maybe something else... 8O


Indeed, but without a definitive answer, we will never know.

Regardless of the reasons though, you have to admit, he did a damned fine job with it all, just a shame it's gone.
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Re: The Atari Music Network is Live!

Postby Shredder11 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:35 pm

I agree, I think anyone would be hard pressed to match the quality of the site he produced. Oh well, for the time being we are back to using this forum and also the Sound On Sound Atari Forum which are obviously excellent too. :cheers:


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