IIc [Apple IIc video song]

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in Journal | 6 Comments

I just got an old Apple IIc and wanted to see what kind of music I could make with it. This started as an experiment in what kind of sounds I could make with with old 8-bit technology, and ended up turning into a song. I’m using 8-bit Weapon’s DMS (digital music synthesizer) for all of the sounds you see coming out of the IIc. I recorded this in a “video song” format—what you see is what you hear, all video captured during the creation of the song. 🙂


  1. Adler
    January 2, 2012


  2. Bonnie
    January 31, 2012

    This is so great! I forgot what they looked like!!

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  5. David Comdico
    November 30, 2013

    Brilliant! Dumb question: what are those stuffed animal thingys?

  6. state shirt
    November 30, 2013

    They’re called sing-a-ma-jigs! 🙂

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