First Music Video is Out: “I Miss My Amiga 500″

Finally! The first music video by Analog Sheep, “I Miss My Amiga 500″ is out.

Cover-art-still-image versions and music videos of all future songs will be added to the Analog Sheep YouTube channel. So be sure to subscribe on YouTube.

If you like the song you can get it from:

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The music video is produced by Guney Ozsan, the name behind Analog Sheep. 3D animations and valuable creative and technical support are supplied by Ugur Engin Deniz.

The general composition of the music video consists some of characteristic Amiga elements.
Leading roles:
• Amiga opening screen asking for a floppy
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• Orange Amiga cursor
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• Guru Meditation error screen
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Suporting roles:
• AmigaDos screen
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• Workbench screen
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In addition to those, scrolling text is placed in order to embrace Amiga cracktro culture. Ugur Engin Deniz, a friend of mine that I shared some early drafts, who is also a video artist suggested to place some Amiga-like animations in order to reflect the feeling of Amiga demos. Then he provided all the 3D animations in the music video.

Most of the elements in the music video is highly coordinated with the music. So some flicker effects and 2D animations are handled frame by frame using a technique similar to stop-motion.

In this 1080p full HD music video, some clips used needed to be resized to 640×480 or 320×240 and resized back to 1920×1440. But video editors were destroying the authentic pixel look because of the bicubic approzimation and smoothing algorithms used for resizing the video. Because of this reason the required clips are exported as individual PNG frames and resized to 640×480 or 320×240 and back to 1920×1440 using Photoshop’s nearest neightbourhood algorithm (1 pixel equals 3 pixels). Then the resulting images are brought back together as video sequences again.

Of course this music video is on a very different style then a video that might have been produced in Amiga. My main intention was to make feel the taste of the Amiga times and share my enthusiasm both with the ones that catch and miss that era.

I hope you watch it with pleasure. Share it, like it if you do so:)

“I Miss My Amiga 500″ was first released on 14 January 2013 as a bonus track in Analog Sheep’s original soundtrack album for the video game Rad Skater Apocalypse. Rad Skater Apocalypse is developed by Muzboz Games.

“I Miss My Amiga 500″ Hit 1.000 Plays on SoundCloud

My tribute to Amiga era became my third song to hit 1.000 plays on SoundCloud.

I can call this song as the beginning of Analog Sheep project. I wanted to start my electronic music journey from my oldest inspiration which was my Amiga 500. I need to pay it back before doing anything else.

This song also helped me to create a special connection with Australian indie game developer Muzboz. At those days he was working on his first game Rad Skater Apocalypse Boom!, an arcade runner also inspired by his childhood memories of Amiga. I send him my Amiga tribute and after listening to it he asked me to make music for his game keeping Amiga in mind. I made three more tracks for Muzboz’s game. Later I published a soundtrack EP of the game and added I Miss My Amiga 500 as the bonus track. Here is the complete EP:

If you like you can get Rad Skater Apocalypse EP from this links:

Download on iTunes Download on Amazon Download on Google Play Download on Bandcamp
Listen on Spotify Listen on Rhapsody Listen on Grooveshark Listen on SoundCloud

You can download the game from itunes using this link:
Rad Skater Apocalypse Boom! on iTunes

Music with Cover Art on YouTube Channel

All six songs published are placed on Analog Sheep YouTube Channel with cover art still images.

The first Analog Sheep music video is coming soon to the channel. Plus, all cover art stills and music videos of future songs will be added to the channel. So be sure to subscribe on YouTube.

Please feel free to share and like the ones you like:)

Rad Skater Apocalypse Original Soundtrack EP

My Heart is Beatplosive Single

Ankara Misket Dance (Chiptune Electro Swing Version) Single

Misket Dance (Misket Havasi) Hit 1.000 Plays on SoundCloud

“Ankara Misket Dance (Chiptune Electro Swing Version)” became my second song to hit 1.000 plays on SoundCloud. As expected Turkish audience have a nice contribution on the arrangement of this classic Turkish folk dance.

Let’s recall, Misket Dance (Misket Havasi) is an interesting folk dance from Ankara region of Turkey with a melody appearing only on off-beats. 3rd and 4th 16th’s are also used a lot to embellish melodies. Originally the dancers accompany the music with a special rhythm played with a couple of wooden spoons in each hand (Here, the same rhythm is played with small finger cymbals).

A few number of authentic songs of this style are very popular at Turkish wedding celebrations. 10-20 minutes of sets made of Ankara style dances are played at almost all wedding celebrations. In addition to that, still there is a great number of songs created using the same musical style, its own urban subculture is already emerged especially around Ankara the capital city of Turkey.

Originally the piece is made on request for a video game for children on iOS, “Misket ile Kismet, Bir Ankara Macerasi” (Misket and Kismet, an Ankara Adventure) by Zbam Games and Municipality of Ankara.

Get “Ankara Misket Dance” by Analog Sheep here:

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First Song to Hit 1.000 Plays on SoundCloud

Boulevard of Electric Dreams from my first EP Rad Skater Apocalypse Soundtrack became the first song to hit 1.000 hits on SoundCloud.

Boulevard of Electric Dreams is an Amiga and chiptune inspired dance track with pure analog sound, progressive structure based on synth riffs oriented from rock music and beautiful synth solos again based on progressive rock.

I composed the piece in 2012 for the game Rad Skater Apocalypse made by the independent game developer Muzboz from Australia. The game is an arcade runner in which a skater boy takes his synthesizer under his arm and tries to rescue the world from 8 bit zombies and aliens. The game is published on iPhone and iPad. Recently, the game became free for download and the free version is called “Rad Skater Apocalypse Boom!”.

You can download the game from itunes using this link:
Rad Skater Apocalypse Boom! on iTunes

Boulevard of Electric Dreams is one of the 3 tracks I made for Rad Skater Apocalypse. I published all the songs as an EP, including a bonus track “I Miss My Amiga 500″, a tribute to the Amiga era and another popular Analog Sheep track. Here is the complete EP:

If you like you can download or add Rad Skater Apocalypse EP to your collection from this links:

Download on iTunes Download on Amazon Download on Google Play Download on Bandcamp
Listen on Spotify Listen on Rhapsody Listen on Grooveshark Listen on SoundCloud

Rad Skater Apocalypse is Now Free

In 2012, I made three Amiga inspired retro pieces for the soundtrack of the game Rad Skater Apocalypse. The game has now been released in a FREE version “Rad Skater Apocalypse Boom!”. Now it’s a universal build that works on iPad and iPhone.

Download the game for free here: Rad Skater Apocalypse Boom! on iTunes

Rad Skater Apocalypse is the first game of independent developer Murray Lorden (Muzboz Games) from Australia. Murray has worked for 10 years in the Melbourne games industry, and has now packed his knapsack, and set off for his own indie adventures.

Check it out, if you haven’t played already. It starts off gently, and introduces the new baddies, hazards and powers as you clock up some more point, so give it a go for a few minutes and things start to heat up. :) Once you’ve unlocked stuff, it stays unlocked, so you don’t have to sit through the quiet bit after that.

And here is the soundtrack EP that I made for Rad Skater Apocalypse. It includes all the three tracks from the game plus the bonus track “I Miss My Amiga 500″, a vintage tribute to the Amiga era. Check the download links below for your favorite mp3 source.

Mp3 Download and Stream Locations

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“Ankara Misket Dance” Single is Out!

“Misket Dance (Misket Havasi)” is an interesting Turkish folk dance with a melody appearing only in synchops. And here goes the chiptune electro swing interpretation of Misket Havasi.

The piece is made on request for the video game for children on iOS, “Misket ile Kismet, Bir Ankara Macerasi” (Misket and Kismet, an Ankara Adventure) by Zbam Games and Municipality of Ankara.



Mp3 Download Locations

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Outro Music for Wiffen’s YouTube Channel

Beginning tune of “Summer of 86” has became the outro music of the YouTube channel Wiffen. On his channel, Wiffen plays various games and talk about them. As of July 2013, his channel has more than 20.000 subscribers, and about 6.750.000 views.

Wiffen is also a director of the massive online gaming community Machinima’s Network Realm. The YouTube channel of Machinima Network Realm has near 1.5M subscribers and 373M views.

Here Wiffen talks about Iron Man Mod from Super Heroes Mod for Minecraft:

Here is the full version of Summer of 86:

And, these are the mp3 download locations for Summer of 86:

Download on iTunes Download on Amazon Download on Google Play Download on Bandcamp
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