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#2980352 - 03/16/19 11:49 AM The Commodore 64 song?
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Hey all,

Commodore used a classical piece in their commercials in the 1980's. Does anyone know what it is? Here is a clip. I've always loved it.

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#2980353 - 03/16/19 11:52 AM Re: The Commodore 64 song? [Re: Sundown]
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One of Bach's two part inventions.
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#2980370 - 03/16/19 01:27 PM Re: The Commodore 64 song? [Re: Sundown]
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Bach's Invention 13 in A minor

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#2980372 - 03/16/19 01:35 PM Re: The Commodore 64 song? [Re: moj]
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Isnít that basically a Bach song on a bunch of DX7 patches? I hear the DX marimba.
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#2980375 - 03/16/19 02:04 PM Re: The Commodore 64 song? [Re: Music Bird]
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#2980381 - 03/16/19 03:01 PM Re: The Commodore 64 song? [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Think itís 2 part invention #13

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#2980448 - 03/17/19 10:12 AM Re: The Commodore 64 song? [Re: moj]
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Originally Posted By: moj
Bach's Invention 13 in A minor


That's it! Thanks. thu

I don't know if I have the hand independence to play it, but I might try. It would sound great with a synth with a soft attack.
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#2980493 - 03/17/19 04:04 PM Re: The Commodore 64 song? [Re: Sundown]
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Lazy buggers should have used the SID chip to play the music.

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#2980510 - 03/17/19 06:19 PM Re: The Commodore 64 song? [Re: CowboyNQ]
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Originally Posted By: CowboyNQ
Lazy buggers should have used the SID chip to play the music.


Don't you think it is, or do you think it's standalone synths?

The marimba might not be, but I would have thought the other tones were a Commodore.

Just curious -
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#2980512 - 03/17/19 06:35 PM Re: The Commodore 64 song? [Re: Sundown]
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I'm pretty sure the C64 tune was played by a Nord.

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#2980532 - 03/18/19 04:38 AM Re: The Commodore 64 song? [Re: Sundown]
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Originally Posted By: Sundown
Originally Posted By: CowboyNQ
Lazy buggers should have used the SID chip to play the music.


Don't you think it is...?

Most certainly not, unfortunately.

Would have been a great way to show off the machine's (by the home computer standard of the day) incredible sonic capabilities.

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#2980539 - 03/18/19 06:19 AM Re: The Commodore 64 song? [Re: nursers]
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I'm pretty sure the C64 tune was played by a Nord.


Steve Winwood's prototype. laugh
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#2980630 - 03/18/19 03:45 PM Re: The Commodore 64 song? [Re: Synthoid]
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Originally Posted By: nursers
I'm pretty sure the C64 tune was played by a Nord.


Steve Winwood's prototype. laugh



That is correct - most people don't realise Steve Winwood was a long serving naval officer and the Commodore in Commodore 64 is a tribute to him.
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#2980632 - 03/18/19 03:49 PM Re: The Commodore 64 song? [Re: nursers]
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Iím pretty sure the marimba is the DX7 Marimba preset on ROM 3A. Preset 7.
The organ is also a DX7 preset, I think.
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