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Chiptunes – Commodore 64 favorite Commando – recreated on a Roland A-01 Botique synthesizer

I’ve been using the C64 since way back in the early 80s. I can’t escape it – but the music has influenced me – and today I still find myself reaching for that Square Wave or using a stack of PWM!

In this vid – I’ve gone and recreated the famous Commando tune by Rob Hubbard (I’m not worthy!!!) – and I’ve decided to use a Roland A-01 Synthesizer. Why? Because it is actually an 8-Bit synth!

I wanted it to sound similar – but if I just used a SID – it would have ended up exactly the same 🙂

So if you’re interested go check out the vid – there’s a link in the video description to the full track over on my soundcloud page too 🙂

Enjoy folks!

Ambient Live Jam – Roland SE-02 & SH-01A

Gear list:

  • Roland SE-02 – lead freestyle
  • Roland SH-01A – sequenced bassline
  • Roland JU-06 – square-wave melody
  • Roland System-8 – chime melody
  • Roland System-1 – via EHX Smallstone – phased chord
  • Korg Minilogue – sequenced bassline background
  • Waldorf Streichfett – strings
  • Strymon BigSky – big ass reverb
  • EHX Smallstone – phaser
  • Akai MPC Live – drum machine, master clock and sequencer brains