Friday, April 16, 2010

"128K IS THE 1985 fashion"

In the Computer magazine, June 1985 issue, the Commodore 128 is given its rightful place in computer history:

128K IS THE 1985 fashion adopted by manufacturers eager to stimulate a depressed home computer market.... combines the 6510, the 8502 and Z80A microprocessors, available on the 128, Commodore 64K mode, Commodore 128K mode and CP/M mode and optional 80 column screen modes available in 128 and CP/M mode only.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Commodore 64 is back

The Commodore 64 is back with the Phoenix and Amiga models, and runs Comodo, Windows 7, Linux, MAC OS X operating systems, perfect for video and music sequencing.

# Silver Chassis, Keyboard & Power Supply
# Motherboard
# DVD/ CD Optical Drive
# Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor Q8200 (2.33GHz, 4MB, 1333MHz FSB)
# 4GB DDR2 Non-ECC SDRAM, 800MHz
# 500GB SATA, 7200 RPM Hard Drive

The Commodore Amigo The CPU, Memory, Graphics & Audio.....all on a single micro PCB, and it's only 2" x 2.5" !

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Nico on WNUR 89.3FM Chicago

Nico returns to WNUR with his signature house sound on WNUR 89.3FM Chicago! DR Kno is the host of Streebeat's show on 4.5.2010.

In Chicago, you can listen at 89.3 FM.

You can listen live on the internet:

high bitrate mp3 stream (
low bitrate mp3 stream (
aac+ stream (

Nico's sound programming 909, 303, VIC-I, SID 6580 and 8580, CSIRAC and Ferranti Mark 1, P824X, UVI, SN76489AN (SN76496 SN94624N), POKEY, AY-3-8910 (8912/8913/8914/2149F chips), TIA, Commodore 64, Konami SCC, the Yamaha YM2413 (MSX-MUSIC) and Yamaha Y8950 (MSX-AUDIO, predecessor of the OPL3) and the OPL4-based Moonsound, AY-3-8910 or 8912 on Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, MSX and Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128.

Since the inception in the late 80s,WNUR's foremost goal has been to play the most forward-thinking, cutting-edge, underground dance music the world has to offer. Their programming on the station six nights a week covering material from industrial to progressive, hip-hop to tech house.

From the beginnings of house music in Chicago, WNUR has brought to the airwaves a side of dance music that doesn't get exposure elsewhere on the dial, in the clubs, or even in the party scene. While WBMX's Hotmix 5 were playing the latest local cuts during house music's big explosion, WNUR's role was playing the imports. Such legendary DJs as Derrick Carter and Mark Farina held shows on WNUR in the late 80s/early 90s. In the mid 90s, DJ Snuggles' Strictly Jungle show gained national recognition for being the first weekly drum 'n bass show in the country. Other artists on 89.3 include: Aux 88, Shaka 23, Josh Werner, TRS-80, DJ T-1000, Frankie Vega, Derek Fisher, Mike Wade and more. Their present mission is to provide Chicago and the world with a source of consistently good underground electronic/dance music in all its variety, both new and old, whether local or imported.