Welcome to my web page. I am melcom or also Andreas melcom Urban.
I am a member of the Demoscene and create electronic music that can be downloaded here for free.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

► My samples only in .flac format now

 Hey 🙋‍♂️

My self created samples, are now only available in .flac format. There are several reasons why I no longer offer these as .wav. For one, they are much smaller than a .wav file. Secondly, it has to do with the fact that I can use them in OpenMPT without any problems. There are other reasons, but they are not relevant here. 

If you prefer to have my samples in .wav format, you can quickly convert the .flac files. How this works, I have described. Just follow the link here:

Meanwhile, there are more than 200 samples that I have created myself. Many hours of work and many of the samples I have already used myself.

You can find more information in the link above.


Friday, May 6, 2022

► melcom's chiptune archive now on scene.org

 Hallo 🙋‍♂️

Almost 20 years ago, some demosceners and I got together, and we had the idea to build a chiptune archive. We got a lot of support from the demoscene and our IRC channel at the time: #coders.ger. We were also supported at the time by the website back2roots.org (Wayback Machine @ archive.org). We got more and more support and more and more tracks sent to us. But when I left the demoscene in 2004, and we were all more and more busy with our real lives, the archive was discontinued shortly after.

Only one snapshot of this archive exists. And this one is from 2005-02-05. This version of the archive was backed up by someone and got to archive.org in 2012. And now this archive has found a new home again, on scene.org.

melcom's ChipTune Archive (2005-02-05) has the following content:

  • More than 2k classic adlib modules
  • More than 4.2k classic chiptune modules
  • More than 1.7k classic ym modules

💾 Download:

I recommend the following player to listen to the tracks: XMPlay. You also need different plugins to really listen to all modules from the Chiptune Archive (which you can find on the XMPlayer page). If you have trouble finding a plugin, write me personally, and I'll offer you my plugin collection for download, or I'll help you find the right plugins.

I thank menace for offering my Chiptune Archive now on Scene.org. Thanks man!


Sunday, May 1, 2022

► I am in Discord

 Guten Morgen 🙋‍♀️

I am now also available in Discord. I have updated my contact page and added the Discord channels where I can be found. I am in a few other Discord channels besides the ones I listed there. But these are not demo scene relevant. Just dare, come by, write me a private message or add me as your friend.

Well then ... You are cordially invited.

Best regards,

Saturday, April 30, 2022

► Stroke

Stroke is a new mod file by me.
It took a long time, but now the track is finally ready.

You can download this track in .it and .mp3 format:
💾 https://www.melcom-music.de/p/music-2022.html#stroke

The announcement of this track was a while ago. I also had to postpone the release because I wasn't 100% satisfied with the track until just before it was finished. In my last few blog posts on my website, I've stressed several times how important it is to me to stand behind every title 100%. I've released a lot of tracks in the past that I wish I had spent more time on to make them better. I don't want to say that Stroke is my best track. That's ultimately a question of taste. But I feel wonderful about the release because I know I put all my skills and knowledge into this track. 

I was also accompanied by SagaMusix, who always provided me with tips and even better samples. But enough now. Enjoy this - in my eyes - wonderful track and also watch the video
I just got an email. Someone said the track sounds too wide on their system. Please make sure that you deactivate your surround sound under your system. It is very important that you listen to the tracks of a music artist without filters or even Dolby Access. Thanks for your understanding.

PS: I use headphones and turn off all sound filters, room sounds, Dolby Access, etc. I always turn them off. Always!

 📧 Send me feedback if you feel like it.


Friday, April 15, 2022

► Happy Easter

  Guten Morgen, 🙋‍♂️

I know there are one or two people waiting for my new track. I had recently announced this. But I've resolved, as I've mentioned here before, not to release a track anymore that I'm not 100% behind. So what does that mean exactly(?) ... I've been way too quick to release my music in the past. I didn't deliver a hundred percent in a lot of my tracks. With that, I don't want to say that my music was bad in the past. Absolutely not! But the tracks could have been even better if I had invested a) more time and b) more work. So a quick release won't happen anymore. And if I end up releasing only one or two tracks in a year, so be it!

My new track "Stroke" ... is currently 5:48 min long. I've been polishing this track for a few days. Actually, I wanted to release my track at Easter, but I just can't do it anymore. I know the announcement was made a while ago. But even after I finished it, I still found important things I wanted to change. For example, I have little experience in "vibrato" (Hxx). I found that I did not always set this vibrato cleanly and efficiently. In addition, I will rework some parts regarding the loudness. What I'm really happy with is the panning. The panning in my track is incredibly well done. 😊 

I have worked on my track (at this point) 86 times and over 47 hours! That's an incredible amount. Normally, most musicians in the demoscene work between 10 and 20 hours on their track. Rarely, however, sometimes 30. You can look up my data later in OpenMPT in the history (under View > Edit History) and see for yourself. Why am I working on my track for so long? Well, see the beginning of this post.

But for now, I'm taking a break. Over Easter, the Revision Party will take place and I will watch the online event on Twitch or CCC. I can't say exactly when I'll be there. But definitely on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 1pm (13 Uhr) for the Tracked Music Compo. If you see me on Twitch or Discord during the event (April 15-18), you can also write me privately and leave me a greeting. 🙈 

Okay, enough writing. I wish you all a happy Easter! 🐰🥚🌻
And have fun at the Revision (Online) Party this year.

PS: Sorry, for my bad English.


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