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Think Twice III

The C64 demo Think Twice III, released by The Judges in 1987, is perhaps best known for its soundtrack by Jeroen Kimmel (Red). This is my Chipophone interpretation of the classic SID power ballad.

First, a loop consisting of bass and snare drum is recorded. Then, the pedals are used to transpose the loop throughout the tune. The lower manual controls an arpeggiated pulse wave, while the upper manual controls the solo lead (first as a fixed-width pulse wave, later with pulse width modulation).

Posted Sunday 12-Sep-2010 20:41

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Anonymous
Mon 13-Sep-2010 11:25
Thank you for creating the chipophone and playing theese songs, this is definetly the best one so far.

Keep up the awesome.
Anonymous
Tue 14-Sep-2010 20:55
Linus, I hope you have contacted Tony Tallarico so you can perform these songs live at a Video Games Live concert! Keep it up!
BG
Anonymous
Sun 19-Sep-2010 02:55
This is awesome! I'm a huge fan of the Chipophone, and I think this one is the best tune so far.
Keep up the good work!
-- LLB
Anonymous
Tue 5-Oct-2010 08:05
Hi Linus,

Totally awesome organ you have there! "Powered by 6581" :-)
Thanks for taking interest in my tune for Think Twice III.. - You played it LIVE almost to the absolute note and effects! KUDOOS to you !!

In the last bit of my C64 programming we built Dual-SIDs into our machines. And that gave me 6 channels to play with, plus the effect of Stereo.. And to top it off I would channel the output through a sound-processor that would sample and add some "reverberation" or "echo" effects to the sound which made it sound really fantastic..

Gee those were the best times hey?

Keep up the great work and let me know when you take another one of my tunes to perform? – I am flattered!

Jeroen Kimmel
lft
Linus Åkesson
Fri 8-Oct-2010 09:31
Hi Linus,

Totally awesome organ you have there! "Powered by 6581" :-)
Thanks for taking interest in my tune for Think Twice III.. - You played it LIVE almost to the absolute note and effects! KUDOOS to you !!

In the last bit of my C64 programming we built Dual-SIDs into our machines. And that gave me 6 channels to play with, plus the effect of Stereo.. And to top it off I would channel the output through a sound-processor that would sample and add some "reverberation" or "echo" effects to the sound which made it sound really fantastic..

Gee those were the best times hey?

Keep up the great work and let me know when you take another one of my tunes to perform? – I am flattered!

Jeroen Kimmel

Hello Jeroen!

Thanks for your kind feedback! I'm glad that you liked my interpretation.

Also, just to clarify, there is no actual SID chip in the Chipophone. The sound is coming from an 8-bit microcontroller that I've programmed to generate similar sounds.
Anonymous
Sun 25-Dec-2011 15:32
I've already watched this too many times and made my friends watch it.
For the first part of the song you have a fixed camera setup - can you tell me how you sync those? I assume it was all filmed in one take and you probably use some free software. Also, are they webcams or something else?
Ligius
Anonymous
Mon 17-Dec-2012 17:51
Wow, this brought back some good memories. When I was a kid I played the demo over and over again.
I had forgotten about it since then up until now. I can't describe how happy I am now that I have found it again.
Kudos to you for building such a nice chipofone, mastering the tune and Jeroen for composing it in the first place.