On home computer systems, and even on today's Personal Computer systems, there's this group of freaks that make up "the scene". A rather huge group of enthusiastic bit pushers, sound biters and pixel plotters creating synergy of what seems to be just random output. And they call it "a demo". This demo scene was especially happening in the mid nineties for MSX computers. Don't be fooled, the scene is still out there. Underground, making noise.

The demo scene is just for showing off, letting the world meet your skills. And there's demo parties to even get your end product rated and scored, with prices to be won. Not only for the fame, but sure for the Fanta. These parties are everywhere, just check out Scene.org and Demoparty.net to get in the know.

At this year's Easter weekend, the annual Revision party took place in Saarbrücken, Germany. From March 30th to April 2nd many sceners strutted their stuff in various competitions. And, MSX was present too! Ranked at the 7th position in the "old skool demo" part with 607 point, the group Digital Sounds System presented their MSX2 demo called "In Stereo". Download "In Stereo" from Scene.org and run it on any plain old MSX2 system with at least 64KB of Random Access Memory, or watch it on YouTube.

Well done, Digital Sounds System!

Relevant link: Download "In Stereo" from Scene.org
Relevant link: "In Stereo" on pouët
Relevant link: Scene.org
Original submitted by Lynn

Comments (12)

By Pippo

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04-04-2018, 12:11

Very, very interesting demo with pleasant video effects.
Nice music too.
Altogether, beautiful piece of software. Smile

By FiXato

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04-04-2018, 15:24

I dig the sounds! And that cat is cute as hell Lynn! Cool to hear my Outline mate Alpha C created some tunes for the MSX too. Big smile
Thanks for representing the MSX at Revision, DSS! I hope we'll see more MSX productions from you guys in the future. Smile

For those in or close to the Netherlands, Outline demoparty will be held from May 10th till May 13th 2018 at Groepsaccomodatie De Riethoeve, Paasloregel 45 in Willemsoord, and usually has plenty of Fanta at the prize-giving at eleven thirty. ;)
Past couple of years Haohmaru has often visited Outline to spread the MSX love, and before I moved to Norway I also frequented the party several years. :) Definitely worth a visit imho. :)

By Latok

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04-04-2018, 22:04

Liked it a lot Smile Smile

By Pencioner

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04-04-2018, 22:08

Very nice demo, very balanced, great Smile


Enlighted (6093)

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04-04-2018, 23:33

Good to see Visy finally coding on MSX! Hyvä Visy!!!

By mariocavalcanti

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05-04-2018, 01:42

Beautiful! I like a lot the tune.

By TheKid

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05-04-2018, 07:44

Nice demo, well done.
@Fixato: This is the first time I heard of this event. According to the site, I sounds like a nice event to attent Smile Thanks for the hint.

By fubukimaru

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05-04-2018, 10:59

I was there, couldn't clap harder Smile.

Great job!

By Pac

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05-04-2018, 20:41

A new one MSX2 demo, simply fantastic! We want more and with FM music if possible as well... Tongue

By Thom

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05-04-2018, 21:04

Well done! Nice to see a new demo.

Being an MSX-guy I have to admit though that these year's oldskool top-2 are utterly, utterly stunning:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAKd4iloIUM (C64, winner)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HGmd-hXMg4 (CPC6128, runner up)


Enlighted (6093)

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06-04-2018, 01:39

Both of the winners are AAA+ quality, but for me the 2nd was 1st Smile

By meits

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06-04-2018, 19:47

I like the visuals a lot. I never liked PSG, so for me they could've kept the volume on 0 in these demos as well... Such pity that these wizards completely disregard any sound expansion :/