Note: This post was written in 2019 and backdated to appear on the date the song was written.
After an explosion of sleep-deprivation-driven production, I slept in on this first Saturday of Song-A-Day. I had a leisurely day, watched a movie, then headed into the studio.
The positive response from I Get No Sleep had me in a really good mood, and that comes across in this track. I wanted to use more of the hardware synths I had in the studio, and decided to avoid using any loops or soft-synths, just as an exercise. I did end up using the Korg MonoPoly plugin because it had exactly the sound I was looking for, but everything else is hardware.
- SYS49152 Ray Toler 3:34
This track also appeared on the 42403 album. That album was the eventual realization of a “technology” album concept I’d had for a few years. The majority of the tracks were inspired by or named after various bits of technology that have been part of my life. The title of this one is a machine code instruction for the Commodore 64 (my second computer) that executes a warm reboot.
There’s a vague nostalgic feel to this one for me, as well as a sense of warm optimism. I have a partially finished video for it that uses 1950s / 1960s footage from a promotional film about the technological advances that would make the future a bright and happy place.
- Synths: Moog Sub 37, DSI Tetra, Yamaha FS1R, Streichfett
- Drums: Analog RYTM
2 thoughts on “SYS 49152”
I suppose the Commodore 64 was my 2nd computer also if you count the Digicomp 2000. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digi-Comp_I
I do recall that SYS command for warm reboot. I was a poke/peek fiend with the C=64 – even used it as an 8-channel light controller with 450-watts per channel controlled by a basic key-sensing program I wrote.
What on earth was your first computer????
I’d never even heard of a Digicomp 2000. My first computer wasn’t anywhere near as exotic; it was a Commodore VIC-20. It’s still pretty amazing what we were able to do in 16k of RAM, though I was really happy when I got the Super Expander cartridge with an additional 3k of RAM and a high resolution graphics mode. It enabled a glorious 160 x 160 pixel resolution!
It’s crazy to me that this web page wouldn’t fit in the memory of that computer.