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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, August 1, 2021

► The Sound of SceneSat Volume 6 will be released on August 22

Hey Sceners 🙋‍♀️

Attention! SoS6 will be released in a series of shows on SceneSat August 22 😀

I am incredibly looking forward to this day! There will be some really great shows and I hope you will all be there. Be sure to follow SceneSat (@scenesat) / Twitter so you don't miss it! 

I'll be on SceneSat's IRC channel that day (probably early evening (5:00 PM (17:00) CEST)) and will be celebrating with people and hopefully you guys! If you don't have an IRC program, for example: HexChat, then you can also come to us via: IRC Chat @ SceneSat.

If you use an IRC program, here is the data:
EFNet network: efnet.portlane.se or efnet.port80.se
Channel: #scenesat

On this day I will of course also publish my contribution to SoS6. As always here on my own web page. The title of my track will be: Night Air. This track is based on an older work of mine. More information will be available on the day of publication. My track will be available in .mp3 and .it format. In addition, there will be a YouTube video.

You want to see a screenshot from the video? Really? Is that what you want? Well ... here it is

Night Air by melcom

I hope to see you on August 22. And I hope you will like my contribution to SoS6.

Regards,
melcom

Saturday, July 24, 2021

► A few private words

Hey 🙋‍♂️

It is early in the morning. I like the early morning and especially the night. I am also more productive at night than during the day. You could also say the night became my best friend over the last few years 😉 The melody of my upcoming track for the Demoscene project, came to my mind while walking one winter night. But I don't want to reveal much more about this track. 😁

When I look at the download numbers of my music from the last few years, I've been pretty unsuccessful. I really did a lot to promote my music. But no matter what I do, it has not helped. I did not reach many people. I have also talked about this with one or two people from the demoscene. I even started to work on my style and change it a bit, as you might hear from my last tracks. No matter what I did, it didn't get more people to listen to my music. This makes me sad and has even plunged me into deep depression. And as you may know, I have been suffering from depression for years anyway.

So what's wrong here? Is my music really so bad? Am I so bad? Why is it that really good tracks like Mechanical Love Song or A Martian Song etc. have so damn few listeners? Believe me, I do a lot to get my music heard. It is certainly unusual for me to express myself so privately. But basically it doesn't matter because very few people will read it anyway. You can always write to me, should you think of something to my words.

Well ... I'm looking forward to my upcoming track for the Demoscene project. I think this track is really nice. 💙

And as so often: Sorry for my bad english.

Sincerely yours,
melcom

Thursday, July 22, 2021

► New YT video in the making!

Hello Internet 🙋‍♀️

Today I finished working on my new YouTube video. This video features my new track for the upcoming Demoscene project. I worked on the video for several days. I still had to teach myself a lot. I have tried many programs. Among others I used the program: ZGameEditor.

I would like to tell you many things also about my track, which I have written to the upcoming project. But it remains a surprise 😊 It won't be long before I can talk more about everything. But for now we have to be patient.

I have to say goodbye now.

Regards,
melcom

Thursday, July 8, 2021

► Haunted.it / .mp3 released

Hey 🙋‍♀️

Surprise, surprise!

I have been doing quite well for the last 2 days. So I finished my work on Haunted. This track is unusual. Maybe even strange(?) ... Basically, I only tested my own samples. Then it became more and it sounded like a piece of music. I'm not quite sure if it wouldn't have been better not to release the track. Mhmm ...

Anyway ...
Maybe you like the track. I wish you much fun 😊

💾 Download as .mp3 / .it mod file or listen to the title online:
https://www.melcom-music.de/p/music-2021.html#haunted


In addition, I have published a small bonus: Keygen Music. A very small and a very old piece of music of mine. I have never officially published this music. Perhaps it already exists on the Internet(?) Maybe someone ripped the track from the keygen(?) Who knows ...

After all, it was for a group that asked me to compose a VERY short piece of music for their keygen. The music should sound like a circus attraction. And yes, I complied with their request and here is the track. That's all I can say about it. It was a long time ago ...

PS: There will be the reference to this mod file only here in this news! I will not upload it anywhere - except to my Dropbox. Do not expect too much from this piece!

💾 Circus of life (loop this track 😉)
https://rebrand.ly/melcom-music (My Dropbox)
Go to the following directory:  /modules/2021/circus.zip

Regards,
melcom

Sunday, July 4, 2021

► Small update on my song for the upcoming demoscene project

Hello 🙋‍♂️

Today I received the (probably) last email about the new demoscene project. I'm involved in with a new (yet unknown) track of mine. I can't give a release date yet but it shouldn't take that long. I still think my track is pretty well done. I have received many compliments so far. Also from the project manager. But I don't want to give much away. Except that the track is based on one of my earlier tracks. It won't take that much longer. Then I can also reveal more.

I know I'm not really active right now. This has several reasons and I don't want to go into too much detail. I wanted to finish the track Haunted for you, but I don't feel good enough to do it. Let's see if that will change in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, I can't promise anything.

As soon as there is something new from me or the upcoming demoscene project, I will report here. Maybe already in the beginning / middle of August.

Sorry for my bad english!

Regards,
melcom

Thursday, March 18, 2021

► Working on the web page

Hey o/

At this moment, I am working on the web page! The work will be completed tomorrow during the day or weekend. So there may be some problems with the web page. Most of the time I will be in the music area and do some rebuilding there.

Greetings,
melcom

//Update (2021-03-19 05:47)
I am now finished in the music area. My tracks under the years now have a better overview. In addition, there is now information about the module and the MP3 files. It's not really perfect yet, but it's much better than before.

In the "Older Tracks" section, I have now linked my Classic album that I released last year there. Then I deleted old information there on the page and replaced it with new, more up-to-date information.

Finally, I tweaked the code on every page I worked on that night and removed old errors.

Sometime later today, I'll be (slightly) revising the Music Albums section. When I'm done, I'll give you an update.

//Update (2021-03-20 04:49)
If I haven't forgotten, I'm done now! The download sections under Music & Music Albums have received an update. All kinds of information about the individual tracks or music albums are now displayed and everything looks a bit clearer. It's not quite perfect yet, but still better than before.The various download links are also up to date. If I missed something or if you notice an error, please contact me.

The work on my website is not quite finished yet. I will rebuild or update various areas a little bit in the coming days. A lot has happened in the last few weeks. Who visits my web page from time to time, will still remember the old (gray) web page. I like the new look of my web page and one or two new features.I like the simplicity of a web page. My web page is not perfect, of course. I am also not a professional and have only limited knowledge of html programming.

It will also be a little quieter here. I will watch a few series and movies and possibly play a computer game again. Beyond that, I'll try to get further into OpenMPT. 🤗

Regards,
melcom

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

► There is much to do

Hi 🙋‍♀️

As you may know, I currently work a lot with OpenMPT. I created my own color scheme and my own keyboard layout, and I'm pretty happy with it. 😃 Keyboard layout and color scheme are still in beta.

I'm also working on a lot of new samples. Many of them I'm also trying to use in my next track or in one of the upcoming new tracks for the future. You can find all the stuff in my Dropbox.

And I added some more information about me ... There is not much new information. I was asked about my favorite books and my favorite games. Or if there is a way to look into my GOG wishlist. And yes, there is this possibility. I have nothing to hide 😉 Have fun

I have also revised my links page. There are many new links and almost every link a small description. I will make one or two updates to the site in the coming days.

And now at the end ...
Give me some time to get more familiar with OpenMPT. I enjoy it very much. That's all I have to tell you at the moment.

 Have a great week! 
- melcom

Sunday, March 7, 2021

► YouTube videos implemented

Hello folks 🙋‍♂️

I implemented a lot of YouTube videos last night. People who are subscribed to my YouTube channel probably know most of the videos. These are not high quality videos or anything. It's just about offering my tracks on YouTube as well. Anyway, you can now find these videos under my mp3 and mod files. Here is an example ... 🙃 

In addition, I am very happy with the development of my next track: Haunted. I had recently published a few small alpha versions. I hope you like these very early versions of the track. Also last night, I corrected a few small errors that I only noticed in the YouTube video.

And at the end, a little update on my track for a demo scene project:
After sending the track to the project leader a few days ago, I decided shortly after to pull the track back to revise it again. I wasn't happy with a couple of things. Like for example the drums / snare instruments. And so I made a completely new snare instrument myself. One day you can listen to the track. It's sample #23, if you're interested. This sample / instrument now also consists of several snare samples. In addition, I have reworked the sample at the end again with a VST plugin. I also polished the track a bit and corrected two small mistakes that I noticed only afterwards.

The track is now back at the project leader for a few days and I already got some praise. 😃
So, that was enough information for today.

Excuse my bad English 🤦‍♂️

Woah ... It is the middle of the night. We have it just after 4 o'clock in the morning. I should take care of my sleeping rhythm again 🥱

Good night! Or good morning. Whatever you like 😋
- melcom

Friday, March 5, 2021

► Haunted (working title) - Very early alpha version

Hey 🙋‍♀️

I would like to introduce you to my upcoming track. Currently it still has the name: Haunted. It is only very short track and a very early alpha version. Everything can still change!

The track is written in OpenMPT. Most of the samples / instruments made by me. I have created them recently. You can download the samples since a few days. If you want to comment on the track, you can leave a comment.

The track is online for a short time only!

"Haunted" (Module#062c-#alpha-20210305_0618.mp3)
💾 https://www.dropbox.com/

//Update (2021-03-06 01:40) - Would you like to have a 2nd version?

Only a small part was added!

"Haunted" (Module#062c04-#alpha-20210306_0125.mp3)
💾 https://www.dropbox.com/

//Update (2021-03-06 06:51) - This is the 3rd public version.

In this version there are new snares! Self-made! 😱 And new drum kit (HfHat, OpHat, Kick and so on). 

"Haunted" (Module#062c04b-#alpha-20210306_0648.mp3)
💾 https://www.dropbox.com/

There is no further alpha or beta version planned! I will have to do a lot of work now. Have fun with these three versions of Haunted 👻


//Update (2021-03-06 16:13) - Small YouTube video published.
"Haunted" (YT-Video)
🎬 melcom ► Haunted alpha-20210306_0648 Module - YouTube




Friday, February 26, 2021

► My Samples for you ...

Hey 🙋‍♀️

I am currently working on my website - as you could see in the last days 🙂 There was a lot to do and even more I would like to offer you. More than just my music. Most of what I can give you besides my music is rather small. But I hope it's okay for you.

Yesterday there were my colors for the Schism Tracker and OpenMPT . In addition there were my own keybindings for the OpenMPT . These are even closer to Schism Tracke r and Impulse Tracker than the keybindings that come with OpenMPT . I also told you my compression ratio , which I used to reduce, / compress my huge mod files very much without affecting the quality.

And today I give you some of my samples: 😮
Most of them I have made myself in a small procedure, which I always use. Maybe I'll tell you about it one day. There will be more and more samples as time goes on.

You can find my samples in the top (navigation bar) under: 🔊 Music

💾 Or click on the link here:
https://www.melcom-music.de/p/muzax.html#samples

Have Fun
- melcom

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

► Dropbox as an alternative download source

Good evening 👻

Short information ...
I recently made my Dopbox available as an alternative download source of my tracks and other stuff. I will give you a link to my Dopbox account here. There you can download all my works from the last years. You can find there my modules, mp3 filesmusic albumssampleand from now on also my own color settings from Schism Tracker, which I use myself.


If I find the time in the coming days, I will also provide you with my settings for OpenMPT there. Colors, keyboard settings and the font I use. Also, I will provide you with my compression ratio that I used to compress my huge mod files.

💾 My Dropbox:
https://rebrand.ly/melcom-music
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7rolzx2vcsdm56w/AAD-VdyzKbqG5eKk03m1kTnFa?dl=0&lst=

Good night 🥱


//EDiT:
As promised, I have uploaded my color settings as well as screenshots of the compression ratio - which I use for OpenMPT. More information can be found below this post in the comments.

► Headlock.it ... my 1st OpenMPT Mod-File

Hello 🙋‍♂️

Here is it now ... my 1st track I composed in OpenMPT 😮 I had already announced the track yesterday. In the last few months I have been dealing with OpenMPT a lot. Not everything worked right away. Whether in the overview or also operability, I had constantly any problems. In addition, I use a different font and also different colors that I put together myself. I also use a different key layout and so on. I was a user of Schism Tracker for years. And the tracker is much less complicated. I spent days and nights in OpenMPT. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Step by step ... My dear friend SagaMusix.de has also helped me with the training. I learned a lot, very much. But now I have done it!

I hope you like my new track: Headlock. If you use SchismTracker or OpenMPT for the mod file, then press shift+f9. The words you can read there are addressed to my faithful friend SagaMusic.de and all other people in my private environment. It is not always easy with me. My self-doubt and depression can be very exhausting. 😯

But well ... Have fun with Headlock 🤗

💾 Download as .mp3 / .it mod file or listen to the title online:
https://www.melcom-music.de/p/music-2021.html#headlock

Regards,
melcom

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

► What's new?

Hello friends 🙋‍♀️

I hope you are all doing well! How do you like my new colors? There was also some rebuilding on the web page. This reconstruction will also be continued.

🎵 But let's get to the music ...
I composed two new pieces of music at the same time. Two extraordinary tracks. One track is for you and will be released in the coming days. Yup, you read that right! And you can really look forward to it. 😀 PS: just between us ... no one is reading here 😉 I wrote this track completely in OpenMPT for the first time! 😮 Yup ...

I am preparing everything to show the track to you as soon as possible. The second track is for an upcoming demoscene project. I had already announced it here a few days ago. This track also turned out wonderful. There was also no deciding between which track I'll give you here soon or which of the two tracks I'll use for the demoscene project. No, there was no decision. I started the track for the project first. It would seem wrong to decide to do something else in the middle of work. I don't believe in such decisions and I would always be thinking if I made the right choice. This thought would only haunt me and drive me insane in the end. And I already have enough craziness in my life. I don't want more 😉

All right, that's it for today. At this time I can not yet name a day when I publish my track here for you. It will not be long now. It can be tomorrow but it could also be in 2-3 days. But longer than 2 or 3 days, it should probably not be.

Signed out,
melcom
     👆     👍 uhhh, yeah 💙

Thursday, February 11, 2021

► Colors are the smiles of nature

Hello folks 🙋‍♂️

Yes you see right 😲 There are brand-new colors 🌈 and a new font (PT Sans) on my website. Do you like them? I figured some variety would be good. If you watch my Youtube videos, you will surely notice that they are the colors of my intros. Here is a screenshot from one of my intros as an example.

I'll be trying a few more alternartiv colors throughout the day and week. I am not yet 100% satisfied. There may possibly be display errors or small failures. But don't worry, I have created enough backups of my web page. 🙂

I hope you like the colors and the new font. My web page was in gray for 1 year now. Time to change that, right? Maybe the gray colors will come back one day. That's it for now.

- melcom

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

► A sign of life *Update*

Hey 🙋‍♀️

a little update about my song for the new Demoscene project. My track was as good as finished. I had already described that here. Thank goodness I have a dear friend. I have mentioned him often enough in the last months, my friend @SagaMusix.de. 🤗

He listened to the track and there was criticism. Anyone who has suffered from self-doubt for years, as I have, can imagine how difficult it is to receive even the slightest criticism. Even though he is my friend, it really hit me hard, and I fell into an empty black hole for a few days. However, I took his words into my heart and followed his advice. Today I can say that he was - as so often - right with his criticism. I worked some more. Also, at night. 2 nights to be exact. I came up with a few ideas myself and then incorporated them into the track. At the current stage, the track sounds really good. 😊

Yesterday there was a newsletter from our project;
We have now been given time until the beginning of April 2021. One reason is that many of the artists also want to contribute something to the Revision 2021. There are other reasons, but they are too private to share on the Internet. Sorry 😺

Okay, that should be it for now. If I have another update, I'll post it here.

Regards,
melcom

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

► A sign of life

Hallo, Hello, Bonjour, Salve, Witam and Hola 🙋‍♂️

Did you get through the journey to the year 2021 okay? I hope you are all healthy 💙

I'm working again - after a short break - on my track for the upcoming Demoscene project. The work is progressing well. I'm currently polishing the track and looking for bugs, but I can't and won't tell you any more than that. But if you like my music, you will like the track. Possibly even love? 🤗

Please don't expect any new tracks from me in the near future. I have been fighting my depression and self-doubt for many years. I really need to take care of my health. But I can promise everyone who likes my music that the upcoming track for the DemoScene project will be really great. As soon as I have more information, I will write it here. A lot of my feelings or how I feel is contained in the track. Don't worry, the track won't be too depressing. 😉 Let yourself be surprised.

That's all for now.

Yours,
melcom

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