Main News for Engineer to the Programmer the Emulator Micro Speccy & Micro ST Archives of music Project Vortex References
26 of June 2011
  • AY Emulator v2.9 beta 11 is released. Download from the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul v2.9 beta 11.
  • Archive BASS.7z is updated, seek at the Emulator section.
4 of September 2010
  • AY Emulator v2.9 beta 10 is released. Download from the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul v2.9 beta 10.
7 of April 2010
  • New players for ZX Spectrum was added to the FLS and FXM players' archives on to the Programmer page. These are Budder's (author of music player for ZX Spectrum) modifications of standard players to play modules of any compilation address.
10 of March 2010
  • AY Emulator v2.9 beta 9 is released. Fixed several bugs, added PLS-playlists reader. Shoutcast streams can be opened via playlists now (internet radio, stream files, etc). Download from the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul v2.9 beta 9.
  • Archive BASS.7z is updated, seek at the Emulator section.
23 of February 2009
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 19 is released. Only one bug-fix now. See readme.txt for details. Download from Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 19.
8 of February 2009
  • AY Emulator v2.9 beta 8 is released. Stream of bug-reports (related to Delphi To Lazarus conversion) is gone, so 'experimental' status is removed from this version. Download from the Emulator section. Thanks to Firestarter, kay27 and TAD for beta-testing.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul v2.9 beta 8.
12 of December 2008
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List v4.6 is added. 30 records were updated.
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List Development Tools are updated too.
7 of December 2008
  • Tr_Songs archive version 4.6 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains more than 22800 files now (about 20150 are musical modules). Part of DVDs from vBv and AAA was researched for new music.
30 of November 2008
  • Ctrl+BackSpace does not work in Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 18, so fixed version is uploaded to the site (including sources).
26 of November 2008
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 18 is released. Many changes including fixing some critical errors. See readme.txt for details. Download from Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 18.
23 of November 2008
  • AY Emulator v2.9 beta 7 is released. The most changes are fixes of Delphi To Lazarus conversion (they prefixed as D2L in readme.beta.txt), there are also several new features and bug-fixes. Download from the Emulator section. Next version will not have experimental status, I hope.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul v2.9 beta 7.
4 of November 2008
  • And TAD again has sent the set of fixed Denvil skins, and new skin Packpacka (yet another template for making own skins) See in the Emulator section.
1 of November 2008
  • AY Emulator v2.9 beta 6 is released. This version is experimental and not replacing v2.9 beta 5. Project is migrated from Delphi to Lazarus (Free Pascal), already usable, but some bugs can be found yet. Download from the Emulator section.
  • In the Emulator section AY Emulator v2.9 beta 6 build for Linux is published. For the moment, only ZX-formats and no sound.
  • Into BASS.7z added WV-files library, seek at the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul v2.9 beta 6.
10 of October 2008
  • New skin for Ay_Emul by Denvil uploaded to the Emulator section.
14 of July 2008
  • AY Emulator v2.9 beta 5 is released. See readme.beta.txt for list of changes. Download from the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul v2.9 beta 5.
28 of June 2008
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List v4.5 is added. 95 records were updated.
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List Development Tools are updated too.
22 of June 2008
  • AY Emulator v2.9 beta 4 is released. See readme.beta.txt for list of changes. Optional BASS libraries are uploaded separately. Download from the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul v2.9 beta 4.
15 of June 2008
  • Tr_Songs archive version 4.5 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains more than 22500 files now (about 20000 are musical modules). Thanks to George for music and to vBv for big zx-soft collection.
15 of March 2008
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List v4.4 is added. 60 records were updated.
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List Development Tools are updated too.
12 of March 2008
  • Tr_Songs archive version 4.4 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains more than 22200 files now (more than 19800 are musical modules). List of new music senders: Firestarter, Kevin, Titus, DW and Icabod. Useful information get from: Firestarter, Kyv, Crazy Doctor and Titus.
10 of February 2008
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List v4.3 is added. About 50 records were updated.
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List Development Tools are updated too.
27 of January 2008
  • Unfortunately, AY and chip music resources continue die, there is a second for last months removing of dead links in References section.
26 of January 2008
  • Tr_Songs archive version 4.3 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains about 21200 files now (about 18800 are musical modules). Specially for X-agon all M3U converted to AYL. List of new music senders: dj.maxx, AlCo, Factor6, Rebel, Karo, AAA, Wizard, JeRrS, TAD, Voxel and n1k-o. Useful information get from: dj.maxx, AlCo, Rebel, X-agon, Eugene, Voxel and ZZ Wave.
19 of August 2007
  • AY Emulator v2.9 beta 3 is released. See readme.beta.txt for list of changes. Download from the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul v2.9 beta 3.
22 of July 2007
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List v4.21 is added. More than 40 records were updated.
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List Development Tools was updated too.
19 of June 2007
  • In to the Programmer section AYL and M3u files checker is updated.
  • And new project "ZX Spectrum Tracker Music Collection Analizer" for generation reports about ZX Spectrum music modules uploaded to that section.
25 of May 2007
  • Again new links to X-agon, Factor6 home pages and to AY Riders and YM Rockers official sites.
23 of May 2007
  • Little update in References section - links to Ubiktune project, C-jeff's and MMCM's sites has been added.
20 of May 2007
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 17 is released. TS-mode is completely made now (new TS-format, export to ZX Spectrum and other), and also fixed some errors. See readme.txt for details. Download from Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 17.
14 of May 2007
  • Especially for Dmitry Bystrov magazine Info Guide #10 PTxTools project was updated. Fixed little error in UniSearch, PT3Play and PTxPlay are improved for new features of PT v3.7, ROM-version of PT3Play specially for Axor (without self-modified code). And something new in this release is PTSPlay, which has all features of PTxPlay (playing PT2 and PT3 modules) and can play Turbo Sound tracks (either 2xPT2 or 2xPT3, and PT v3.7 TS-format). Look at to the Programmer section.
  • All stand-alone utils of PTxTools are removed from site.
10 of May 2007
  • AY Emulator v2.9 beta 2 is released. See readme.beta.txt for list of changes, main of them is Turbo Sound modules support. Download from the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul v2.9 beta 2.
  • In Archives of music section Turbo Sound music archive (48 items) to test new features of Ay_Emul.
3 of May 2007
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 16 is released. Many changes around PT 3.7 module format. See readme.txt as usually. Download from Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 16.
2 of May 2007
  • New skin for Ay_Emul Dizzy by Ivan Titov uploaded to the Emulator section. There are two versions of skin in archive: for dark and light background.
19 of April 2007
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List v4.2 is added. About 140 records were updated.
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List Development Tools was updated too.
14 of April 2007
  • Tr_Songs archive version 4.2 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains now about 20700 files (about 18400 are musical modules). Thanks for sending music, archives and information to Sja (music, info), AAA (music), Karbofos (music), Andrew Fer (info), Pyza (info, demo), Znahar (music), TAD (music, info).
25 of March 2007
  • Thanks to untergrund.net for new host for the project. Also thanks to at.kz for 7 years of my project support!
  • Main page has been updated a little.
  • References section was updated.
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 15 is released. Many changes as you possibly know (Virtual TR-DOS published it during the site was down, thanks to Striker for help). See readme.txt as usually. Download from Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 15.
3 of February 2007
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List v4.11 is added. About 150 records were updated.
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List Development Tools was updated too.
26 of December 2006
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List v4.1 is added. More than 100 records were updated. Translit (non-cirillic) version is included as usually.
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List Development Tools was updated too.
24 of December 2006
  • Tr_Songs archive version 4.1 is released. See in Archives of music section. As known, many duplicated music are masked after module format conversion. Therefore, I wrote some soft to search such duplications. About 600 duplicated modules was found and removed from archive. The archive contains now more than 19200 files (about 17400 are musical modules). Thanks for sending music and archives to TAD, AAA, Karbofos, Cj Echo, Megus, Alco, Vladimir Bogdanovitch, ch41ns4w and JeRrS. Also many info and comments are used from TAD, AAA, Macros, Icabod, Karbofos, Cj Echo and Alco. Alco also helped with updating playlists. Thanks to all you!
22 of December 2006
  • New version of 2in1_Tutorial_plus_Skin_in4k_by_CwB in the Emulator section.
20 of December 2006
  • 2in1_Tutorial_plus_Skin_in4k_by_CwB uploaded to the Emulator section. Its not just skin, internal BMP-file is a complete tutorial for creating skins for Ay_Emul including colored areas and comments. Just load into graphic editor ;)
11 of October 2006
  • New skin for Ay_Emul Autumn by Kigan uploaded to the Emulator section.
3 of October 2006
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 14 is released. Fixed one error and made many changes in Turbo-Sound mode. See readme.txt as usually. Thanks to Karbofos for support! Download from Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 14.
24 of September 2006
  • AY Emulator v2.9 beta 1 is released. Many changes and bug-fixes (see readme.beta.txt). Download from the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul v2.9 beta 1.
11 of September 2006
  • In Archives of music section AY Composers List v4.0 is added. Too many changes to describe, so download and see ;) Included information from icabod, karbofos, aaa, newart, and many other people, who send me such information last years. Little bonus for "non-cyrillic" users: archive contains translit version of list now.
  • In Archives of music section added AY Composers List Development Tools. Package consists of previous versions of list, database, and Delphi 7 projects for work with AY Composers List project.
9 of September 2006
  • "VTX, YM, etc" archive v1.2 is released. See in Archives of music section. Size is decreased as usualy, but unfortunately some new VTXs has been added (from TAD and Jerrs).
24 of August 2006
  • In Archives of music section the latest version (v3.6) of AY Composers List by Dima Bystrov (Alone Coder) is uploaded. Now you can (must!) send all comments and additions to me (Sergey Bulba). All new versions will be available at this site from now. Just learn Russian ;)
15 of June 2006
  • Tr_Songs archive version 4.0 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains more than 19000 files now, from them about 17500 are music modules. Big thanks for information to: AAA, C-jeff, Newart; for information, programs and modules to: T.A.D., AAA, C-jeff, Unwinder, Karbofos, Wlodek Black, Agent Smit and Alex Oganesov.
7 of June 2006
  • Romanich's project "YM2149F on LPT" was upgraded: drawing of board, photo of device and description in Russian was added into LPT-YM.7z archive. Download from for Engineer section.
28 of May 2006
  • Little update in for Engineer section. Romanich made new connecting scheme of YM2149F via LPT-interface with YM3 and YM5/YM6 file players and sources. Also, famous AY-LPT (since 2000) by Vitaly Mayatskih & Alexander Kulik was uploaded (many ZX Spectrum emulators support it).
25 of March 2006
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 13 is released. Fixed some errors, added several new features, main of them is initial Turbo-Sound support (playing through two AYs). More in readme.txt. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 13.
9 of March 2006
  • After long delay you can download Micro ST beta version 5 from Micro Speccy section. More SNDH-files are playable in this version, many other changes, main of them is seek bar.
  • Into to the Programmer section added Micro ST beta version 5 source code.
25 of February 2006
  • AY Emulator v2.8 is released. Read about all changes in help-files. Download from the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul v2.8.
16 of February 2006
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta 14 is released. Added XMI-files (XMIDI) and improved MIDI support, sequence/song number in command line for multitrack files (AY, AYM, MID or XMI) and many other changes (see readme.beta.txt for details). Download from the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 14.
9 of February 2006
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta 13 is released. Added MIDI files support (MID and RMI for the moment), BASS and BASSWMA v2.2, and also fixed some errors. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 13.
5 of February 2006
  • Into to the Programmer section placed two Delphi 7 projects for playing MIDI-files with own interpreter of *.MID (*.RMI) format.
13 of January 2006
  • TAD has corrected breeze skin (current chip "LEDs" was swapped). Fixed version can be found in the Emulator section.
28 of November 2005
  • Tr_Songs archive version 3.9 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains about 18100 files now, from them about 16700 are music modules. Big thanks for information to: KYV, Mast, AAA, Andry, Newart; for information, programs and modules to: TAD, Mast, AAA, Andry, C-jeff, Cardy, Nikolai Amosov and Bugsy.
19 of November 2005
  • PSG-files comparer is improved: amplitude registers comparing is slightly smarter now. Download from to the Programmer section.
9 of November 2005
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta 12 is released. Added PT Util's PT3-modules support and some bugs were fixed. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 12.
1 of October 2005
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 12 is released. Added PSC v1.00-1.03 and Pro Sound Maker (PSM) import. About other changes read in readme.txt. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 12.
24 of September 2005
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta 11 is released. Added Pro Sound Maker compiled modules support and TR-DOS disk images header analyzer. About other changes read readme.beta.txt. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 11.
  • Into Archives of music added archive with new format modules supported in last Ay_Emul.
23 of September 2005
  • Into to the Programmer section added Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 10 source code modification called "ay_leds" (author is Alexey Golubev), which alows to use keyboard LEDs for AY-music visualisation. New function works fine as in WinNT-family as in Win9x. It is not included into "official" Ay_Emul version yet.
3 of September 2005
  • Tr_Songs archive version 3.8 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains about 15500 files now, from them about 14400 music modules. Big thanks for information to: Newart, George, Nikolai Amosov, MadCat!, 3A Soft, Aectaein, Firestarter, Pyza and Jaan; for information and modules to: T.A.D., Maxsoft, 3A Soft, Bugsy, Igneous, Vetal, Aectaein, Kyv, Pyza and Cardy. Let's work together!
28 of August 2005 17 of July 2005
  • New skin for Ay_Emul by breeze from fishbone crew can be found in the Emulator section.
17 of June 2005
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta 10 is released. Fixed several errors (including previous version one) and added some new functions. More info in readme.beta.txt. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 10.
16 of May 2005
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta 9 is released. Added WMA support, playlist color setup and fixed many errors (thanks to T.A.D. for giant bug and wishes list). More info in readme.beta.txt. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 9.
6 of May 2005
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 11 is released. Added FXM-modules import; max pattern size is 256 lines now, line numeration is hexadecimal now; added Undo/Redo functions. About other changes read in readme.txt. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 11.
17 of March 2005
  • New project called Universal PT2 and PT3 player for ZX Spectrum and MSX is released. It is compact combination of my standalone PT2 and PT3 players (less than 2KB). From to the Programmer section you can download useful package called PTxTools for ZX and MSX, it consists of standalone players, universal PTx-player, miniprocedures like UniSearch to find and detect modules, PT2Time and PT3Time to calculate its duration. Thanks to my co-authors Ivan Roshin, Spectre and Dioniso.
13 of March 2005
  • Tr_Songs archive version 3.7 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains about 13700 files now, from them about 12700 music modules. Sorting by author was finished, added many modules and information from archive users. Big thanks to T.A.D. 2005, V_Soft, Kevin/CC, Mad Cat, AlCo, Newart, 3A Soft, Survivor/POS-WT, Firestarter, KYV, PheeL for information and modules. Special thanks to Alexey Alexeyenko for his big music archive.
27 of February 2005
  • Into Vortex Project section added Roman Scherbakov's projects. These are well-known plugins for Winamp (versions 3.0 and 4.0) and VTX-player for Pocket PC (ARM, MIPS and SH3 platforms) + build for Win32.
26 of February 2005
  • PT2 duration calculator for Z80 was made. Download PT2Time from to the Programmer section. This version made especcially for Dioniso.
  • In to the Programmer section universal PT2-player for ZX Spectrum and MSX is updated. Some optimizations (smaller and faster).
12 of February 2005
  • In to the Programmer section added universal PT2-player for ZX Spectrum and MSX. You can replace several old limited players with one new right and compact (about 1 KB).
29 of January 2005
  • Due many requests PT3 duration calculator for Z80 was made. Download PT3Time from to the Programmer section. This version made especcially for Macros and Dioniso. It was not expected on Z80, but time calculation work fast (about 0.1-0.5 second).
16 of January 2005
  • In to the Programmer section archive with universal PT3-player for ZX Spectrum is updated. Alfonso D.C. aka Dioniso has made adaptation for MSX computers. Jocker/OHG/CMS has adapted source code to XAS 9.06 assembler. Thanks to all for stable interest in this project!
15 of January 2005
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta 8 is released. Fixed many errors (including critical one), added find item in playlist. More info in readme.beta.txt. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 8.
4 of January 2005
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 10 is released. Added last release of ZX PT3 player; max pattern size is 100 lines now. About other changes read in readme.txt. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 10.
1 of January 2005
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta 7 is released. Rewrited all code, which was unstable in Windows XP, added last BASS.DLL v2.1 support, about other changes read in readme.beta.txt. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 7.
21 of December 2004
  • Tr_Songs archive version 3.6 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains about 12800 files now, from them about 11900 music modules. Removed many copies which have only slight differences with originals. The most music from 'Magazines' folder was moved to 'Authors' one (about 200 new AYL- and M3U-links added instead). Analized and updated info about authors and modules for the last halfyear from my e-mail database. Thanks to T.A.D. 2004, Maxsoft, k0l0b0k, Firestarter, Newart, Key-Jee, AlCo for information and modules.
19 of December 2004
  • In to the Programmer section archive with new PT3-player for ZX Spectrum is updated. Again faster and smaller. The most changes was made by Ivan Roshin.
13 of December 2004
  • "VTX, YM, etc" archive v1.1 is released. Idea of project is to find all original tracks and remove its copies, so, size of next versions archives must be smaller and smaller. Current version was cleaned with help of Jawser, KonstZX and T.A.D. 2004. See in Archives of music section.
16 of November 2004
  • In to the Programmer section updated utility 'Playlist Files Checker'. Supported last AYL v1.3 and M3U (only filenames), you can type in command line folder name now, and also special key to recurse subfolders checking. Useful utility for testing huge arhives like Tr_Songs.
3 of November 2004 28 of October 2004
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta 6 is released. PT3-files searcher is improved and also added support of drug'n'droping of folders. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 6.
13 of October 2004
  • In to the Programmer section next changes was made. First, PT3Player.rar was removed (there was PT3.4r player disassembled code, very buggy version) and VTLowLevelPart.rar was removed (it became part of VT II now). Second, PT3 documenetation archive is updated by two files from PT3+69 package. Third, YM Dumper was improved: can work with non-interleaved YM5- and YM6-files (not so many, but exist). And fourth, new program PSG Comparer was added (to increase compare speed, do file bufferization, sources are included).
  • Obsolete converter into PT3-format was removed from Vortex Project section.
10 of October 2004
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 9 is released. Fixed error: R-- was lost during pasting from clipboard; added last release of ZX PT3 player; more information in ZX Export dialog. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 9.
  • In to the Programmer section archive with new PT3-player for ZX Spectrum is updated. Again faster and smaller.
7 of October 2004
  • In to the Programmer section archive with new PT3-player for ZX Spectrum is updated. Included sources of last 3rd release (total optimization), and sources of all previous releases (less optimization, easier to learn playing algorithm).
25 of September 2004
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 8 is released. Same ornaments without note are not removed during saving PT3 now. Standard PT3 player for ZX Spectrum is changed to new universal player. Also, into ZX exporter added two new formats: SCL and TAP, where player and module both are stored in separate files. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 8.
19 of September 2004
  • Into to the Programmer section added source and binary code of new PT3-player for ZX Spectrum. It is universal PT3-player for correct playing PT3-modules of differnt version with differnt tone and volume tables and different playing behavior and so on.
2 of September 2004
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 7 is released. Fixed some errors, and also new Pro Tracker 3.69 standard is supported: ornament number can be used without envelope type or envelope off command. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 7.
22 of August 2004
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 6 is released. Main: added clipboard functions and did some improvements in PT3 saving to mask bug in ZX Spectrum PT3 player. About other changes read in readme.txt. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 6.
  • Into for Engineer section added AY-3-8910 and YM2149F noise generator scheme.
12 of August 2004
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta 5 is released. Release is not planned, but Newart has found bug in all Ay_Emul with CD-drive support: no running if system hasn't CD-drives at all. Some Ay_Emul 3.0 new features are implemented too. Version 3.0 will be fixed later. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 5. The most usage limitations are removed.
5 of August 2004
  • AY Emulator v3.0 alpha 11 is released. See in the Emulator section. KOL is not so powerfull library, so, from next version I've decided to continue developing via WinAPI only. Wait for alpha 12!
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 3.0 alpha 11.
25 of July 2004
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 5 is released. Added saving into work text format, added icons by Denis Seleznev, about other changes read in readme.txt. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 5.
1 of June 2004
  • Tr_Songs archive version 3.5 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains more than 12000 files now, from them about 11200 music modules. Thanks to Newart for info about author names and for Kriss's music, Shiru Otaku for Alone Coder's music (all releases before May 2003), C-jeff for archive of his tracks, Bugsy\hds for disk with his and Firestarter's music, z00m^TCG for complete collection of his released music, Asi for music from Imagination Megademo and Scenergy, X-agon for the most complete Agent-X's music archive.
1 of May 2004
  • AY Emulator v3.0 alpha 10 is released. Differ to alpha 9, current version based on KOL-library and AY_Emul 2.8 beta 4. I'll rewrite it on clear WinAPI, if I'll have free time. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 3.0 alpha 10.
26 of April 2004
  • New skin "Orange" for Ay_Emul can be found in the Emulator section (skin is made by Kyo).
20 of March 2004
  • Martin Andersson's AyEmu27b3-SDL development is coninued with new name is SquareTone. From now, it is not only console YM-files player for Linux. This is plug-in for popular XMMS player with support of YM and PT3 files! Binaries can be recompiled on Free Pascal. See in to the Programmer part.
  • As Pavel A. Sukhodolsky is saying, new hardware with AY onboard available now. You can visit AON project site: www.venus.ru. Life of AY in real hardware is continued!
17 of February 2004
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta 4 is released. Fixed portamento to first note of pattern in PT2 player (see DejaVU#06_14-Epilogue.pt2 by Nik-O; error is inherited from standard ZX PT2 player). See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 4.
  • AY Emulator v2.7 with sources is removed from the site. Why? Read list of fixed errors in v2.8 documentation ;)
24 of January 2004
  • Tr_Songs archive version 3.4 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains more than 11400 files now, from them about 10800 music modules. Thanks to Shiru Otaku for big job of ripping music from all available for him programs and archives (more than 1000 modules), and also for sending arhive of Denis Dratov's music; thanks to Macros for excelent music from his magazine MSF; Lt. Columbo for collection of music from several Deja Vu mags; to Frantisek Fuka for additional info about his music; to Key-Jee for complete collection of his released music; to Newart for help and bug removing in music sorting; to Roman Morozov for several disks with music; and for all, who helped to find doublicated modules and sent info. Of course, main event of update is music of Maxim Kitaev aka Skull Chaser, because before Tr_Songs included only one his song and no additioanl info. Maxim had send me collection of his modules. Also new AY Composers List v1.6 by Alone Coder is included into archive.
6 of December 2003
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 4 is released. Playing pattern was added (from start and from current line, and also during Enter key is pushed) and made exports into SNDH for Atari ST and into HOBETA and .AY for ZX Spectrum. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 4.
28 of November 2003
  • And again here Nikolai Aladine with new skin TechnixZ for Ay_Emul (the Emulator section). Nikolai invites you to take place in Ay_Emul skin makers' competition!
20 of November 2003
  • New skin by Nikolai Aladine called ConceptX for Ay_Emul can be found in the Emulator section.
19 of November 2003
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta 3 is released. Fixed error in filter (thanks to Key-Jee), other changes see in readme.beta.txt. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 3.
  • In Tr_Songs v3.3 found error: Mr.Z and Mitchell music is stored in one folder. Will be fixed in next version.
16 of November 2003
  • Tr_Songs archive version 3.3 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains more than 10800 files now. Thanks to Ilya Abrosimov (aka EA) for complete collection of his music, Alexander Groholsky for Fatal Snipe music, Dmitry Bystrov for the most complete AY musicians list and for modules, Macros for music from MSF, Nikolai from St. Petersburg for his big collection of AY music, Vladimir Bogdanovich for information about musician AVO, Jarek Burczynski for information about musician CAT-MAN, and, of course, thanks to all owners of ZX Spectrum related sites, where always AY music, demos and magazines are uploaded.
2 of November 2003
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta 2 is released. Fixed errors of previous release, new BASS.DLL v2.0 is supported, added two buttons 'Loop playlist' and 'Playing order'. Last button allows to set one of four modes: 'forward', 'backward', 'random' orders and 'current only'. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta 2.
1 of November 2003
  • Amstrad CPC music archive version 1.0 is released. This is total rebuild of known SoLO/CORPSE's colection. The main changes are all modules duration is calculated and removed non-informative same strings from all files. See in Archives of music section.
25 of October 2003
  • AY Emulator v2.8 beta is released. Fixed some errors, added filter before downsampling (in differ to VT II, the filter improves soundchip sound emualtion as well, as beeper music), redesigned some windows a little. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.8 beta.
14 of October 2003
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 3 is released. Many new features and bugs removing about main change: added filter for removing high frequencies, which distort sound after downsampling. Three Black Groove's modules with using ultrasound to control envelope level are included to archive. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 3.
4 of September 2003
  • Ay_Emul 2.7 fix 4 + Audio CD + BASS v1.8a is released: added registering BASS file types in system (associating with Ay_Emul); added volume control response if volume changed by other mixer programs; BASS's sound device and BASS.DLL both are freed after reaching end of playlist now; added initial support of AudioCDs. See in the Emulator section.
22 of August 2003 20 of August 2003
  • Ay_Emul 2.7 fix 3 + BASS v1.8a is released. Only one change in PT3 player: note number correction after adding ornament works as in Alone Coder's Pro Tracker 3.6x now. See in the Emulator section.
17 of August 2003
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 2 is released. Made saving settings and fixed error of importing PSC modules. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 2.
27 of July 2003
  • Ay_Emul 2.7 fix 2 + BASS v1.8a is released. There are little invisible changes. See in the Emulator section.
17 of July 2003
  • PAD had sent me new skin for AY Emulator called Piece. Download it from the Emulator section.
12 of July 2003
  • Improved version of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta is released. Little changes: added support of OrGen plug-in by Shiru Otaku and also added saving/loading ornaments in text format. See in Vortex Project section.
  • In Vortex Project section you can download OrGen plug-in v0.4 by Shiru Otaku.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of improved version of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta.
3 of July 2003
  • Abramov Alexander(WL)/W.A.R.group had sent me new skin for AY Emulator called wl-alien. Download it from the Emulator section.
2 of July 2003
  • Abramov Alexander(WL)/W.A.R.group had sent me new skin for AY Emulator called WL-Stars. Download it from the Emulator section.
23 of June 2003
  • Ironfist's Slide Puzzle! v1.02 for Windows 95/98/2000/NT game is placed at to the Programmer section. Also, you can grab additional gamepacks for it. This is second game of Ironfist with using YMEngine for playing AY-sound. Official game site is http://ifist.virtualave.net/pr/ (no longer available).
21 of June 2003
  • Ay_Emul 2.7 fix 1 + BASS v1.8 is released. There are fixed some errors and also added experimental support of BASS.DLL file types (MP3, OGG, MOD, XM and so on). See in the Emulator section.
15 of June 2003
  • Ironfist's Slide Puzzle! v1.00 for Windows 95/98/2000/NT game is placed at to the Programmer section. Also, you can grab additional gamepacks for it. This is second game of Ironfist with using YMEngine for playing AY-sound.
11 of May 2003
  • Fixed Skin Manager II is released. There are fixed some errors and redesigned pushed and unpushed pictures. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added fixed Skin Manager II source code.
10 of May 2003
  • Tr_Songs archive version 3.2 is released. See in Archives of music section. The archive contains more than 9300 files now. Thanks to Alex Trofimov for his archive (about 600 modules), and also thanks to Jawser for searching duplicates (about 300 duplicated modules was deleted). Other 2 or 3 hundreds modules I have accumulated during last half year (the newest demos, magazines, parties and so on). Thanks to all who helped to prepare this upgrade.
13 of April 2003
  • Skin Manager II is released. Second version gives you easier way to create skins for Ay_Emul v2.x. I hope, skins authors would be more active now. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added Skin Manager II source code.
12 of April 2003
  • Into to the Programmer section added CDPlayer and Newinamp sources (little archives). CDPlayer plays CDs via standard Windows API, and Newinamp plays some songs like WAV, MP3, OGG, MOD, IT and so on via BASS.DLL.
9 of April 2003
  • Some missing files has been added into AyEmu27b3-SDL package. Download from to the Programmer section. Kylix example must be compiled without problems now. Now we are waiting for Free Pascal version and YM-player for Linux from Martin Andersson.
7 of April 2003
  • AY Emulator v2.7 is released. More info in help system of Ay_Emul. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.7.
  • Into to the Programmer section added packages of source texts on pascal: YmEngine-SDL and AyEmu27b3-SDL. This is SDL adaptations of well-known YmEngine and AyEmul v2.7 beta 3. There are version for Kylix (Linux) for the moment. Author is Martin Andersson.
29 of March 2003
  • AY Emulator v2.7 beta 3 is released. See readme.beta.txt inside of archive. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.7 beta 3.
23 of March 2003
  • AY Emulator v2.7 beta 2 is released. See readme.beta.txt inside of archive. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.7 beta 2.
18 of March 2003
  • AY Emulator v2.7 beta is released. Main change is new playlist. To know other see readme.beta.txt inside of archive. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.7 beta.
24 of February 2003
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta is released. There are many changes, which allow to say, that VT II is complete musical editor now. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta.
8 of February 2003
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 12 is released. Added ornament editor, copy/move/exchange/transpose (including envelope transposition), fixed errors in PT2 importing. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 12.
5 of February 2003
  • z00m of TCG has sent me new skin for AY Emulator called Melancholy. Download it from the Emulator section.
25 of January 2003
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 11 is released. Finished sample editor, PSC import was improved. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 11.
  • New "VTX, YM, etc" archive v1.0 is released. The archive contains only VTX and YM format music, which are not included into Tr_Songs archive. These files was found in Internet or send to me by e-mail some time ago. See in Archives of music section.
  • Section References is updated.
4 of January 2003
  • AY Emulator v2.6 fix 4 is released. There are many little changes, so better see fixes.txt inside of archive. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.6 Fix 4.
2 of January 2003
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 10 is released. Added sample editor, new note and volume tables, autocalculating time length and current time (under cursor in track editor) and other. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 10.
24 of December 2002
  • Into to the Programmer section added utility 'AYL Playlist Files Checker' with source. The program can help you to find errors in your playlist files. During work with Tr_Songs archive, I am renaming and moving its files many times, so items in some your AYL-playlists can be wrong now. Ay_Emul simply skips such items. For example, try find several "errored" AYLs in Tr_Songs v3.1 if you want.
21 of December 2002
  • Into to the Programmer section added utility 'ZX Spectrum Pro Tracker 3 tables analizer' with source. The program can help you to research different ZX Spectrum players with standard and not standard volume and note tables. For example, some Ivan Roshin's PT3 tunes use non-standard note tables.
12 of December 2002
  • Tr_Songs archive version 3.1 is released. The archive contains more than 8700 files now. Thanks to all, who helped to do the update. See in Archives of music section.
  • Section References is updated.
24 of November 2002
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 9 is released. Added some options for emulating and wave outing, made ciclic playing of all opened modules. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 9.
17 of November 2002
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 8 is released. Added chip type and channels allocation selection, some errors of saving and playing was fixed, little changes in design. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 8.
8 of November 2002
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 7 is released. Added import of PT1, GTR and FTC files, improved import of STP, STC, FLS and SQT files, several errors in ASC and PSC import are fixed, and also some errors of saving and playing was fixed. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 7.
28 of October 2002
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 6 is released. Added import of ASC, PSC and FLS modules, and also improved import of Sound Tracker modules. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 6.
24 of October 2002
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 5 is released. Added import of PT2, STC, ZXS, STP and SQT modules. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 5.
  • Game "Lanceran: The Ancient Prophecy" by Ironfist is upgraded to version 1.50. The game is example of using YM-Engine. Check to the Programmer section.
16 of September 2002
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 4 is released. Added editing of other information of module header, and started work with Tracker Manual. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 4.
  • Game "Lanceran: The Ancient Prophecy" by Ironfist is upgraded to version 1.46. The game is example of using YM-Engine. Check to the Programmer section.
8 of September 2002
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 3 is released. Fixed bug in command 6, added editing of position list, of author and name strings, choosing file header type. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 3.
4 of September 2002
  • Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 2 is released. Fixed some bugs, added editing and saving of module. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha 2.
30 of August 2002
  • My new project Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha is released. I hope, the project will be finished with your active support. See in Vortex Project section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Vortex Tracker II v1.0 alpha.
23 of August 2002 18 of August 2002
  • AY Emulator v2.6 fix 3 is released. Fixed errors in YM5 and YM6 files players, WaveOut related code is rewriten (compataible with requirements of Win32 Programmer Reference now), added *.trd;*.scl;*.sna;*.$*;*.!*;*.fdi masks into open files dialog, mouse wheel controls volume now. See in the Emulator section. All described errors were found during code rewriting for Ay_Emul 3.0 project.
14 of August 2002
  • Tr_Songs archive version 3.0 is released. The archive contains about 8300 files now. See in Archives of music section.
11 of August 2002
  • Gary J Paluk sent me new skin for AY Emulator called Paralysis. Download it from the Emulator section. Thank you for support!
7 of August 2002
  • AY Emulator v3.0 alpha 9 is released. Additionally, it can play AYM-files. Z80 emulation is fixed, and all Z80 memory is RAM now. See in the Emulator section. Sources are included. Players rewriting is finished. ZX50 support is not planing in version 3.0.
4 of August 2002
  • AY Emulator v3.0 alpha 8 is released. Additionally, it can play AY-files of EMUL subtype. For that new Z80 emulation was added (little slower yet, but more complite). Also fixed errors in YM5 and YM6-files players. Horrible bugs, so maybe I'll make 2.6 fix 3 soon :) See in the Emulator section. Sources are included.
28 of July 2002
  • AY Emulator v3.0 alpha 7 is released. Additionally, it can play FTC, PT1, FLS, GTR, FXM and AY (AMAD only) files. See in the Emulator section. Sources are included. All alpha-versions can also load playlist files (M3U and AYL).
14 of July 2002
  • AY Emulator v3.0 alpha 6 is released. Additionally, it can play PSC and SQT-files now. See in the Emulator section. Sources are included.
10 of July 2002
  • AY Emulator v3.0 alpha 5 is released. Additionally, it can play PT2, STC, ZXS, STP and ASC-files now. See in the Emulator section. Sources are included.
29 of June 2002
  • AY Emulator v3.0 alpha 4 is released. Additionally, it can play PT3-files now. See in the Emulator section. Sources are included.
26 of June 2002
  • AY Emulator v3.0 alpha 3 is released. Additionally, it can play PSG, EPSG, ZXAY and YM files now. See in the Emulator section. Sources of this alpha-version can be found in that archive too.
23 of June 2002
  • AY Emulator v3.0 alpha 2 is released. It can play VTX and OUT files only. See in the Emulator section.
15 of June 2002
  • AY Emulator v3.0 alpha is released. This is just initial version of my new project, it can load files only. Try it and send me bug-reports. See in the Emulator section.
5 of May 2002
  • Tr_Songs archive version 2.9 is released. The archive contains about 8000 files now. See in Archives of music section.
  • Game "Lanceran: The Ancient Prophecy" by Ironfist is upgraded to version 1.30. Seems, it is last version. Check to the Programmer section.
  • Both products are packed by 7-Zip packer. Read Depacking to know how to depack.
4 of April 2002
  • AY Emulator v2.6 fix 2 is released. Corrected HLP-files, added 48000 Hz sample rate. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.6 Fix 2.
1 of April 2002
  • Into to the Programmer section added game "Lanceran: The Ancient Prophecy v1.24" by Ironfist. This game is one more program, which uses YM-Engine. Try it, and maybe you'll want to add sound of the famos chips into your PC programs too!
  • Into "Links" section added new link.
  • Into the Pentagon48K.rar archive added one missed file, and also YM2149F level table.
22 of March 2002
  • New SoftLight's AY_SLpro.ays skin for Ay_Emul can be found in the Emulator section.
12 of March 2002
  • AY Emulator v2.6 with fixes is released. Lets call it Fix number 1 - fixed startup command line and register analizer. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.6 Fix 1.
  • I am planing to remake all RAR archives to 7z (now testing and thinking). Tr_Songs.7z is smaller by 1.5 Mb than Tr_Songs.rar, for example.
10 of March 2002
  • AY Emulator v2.6 is released. Compared with previous betas, there are many changes, so read HLP-file first. See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.6.
  • Into "Links" section added new link.
  • Project "AY-3-8910 & AY-3-8912 Emulator" celebrates its 3rd birthday.
25 of February 2002
  • AY Emulator v2.6 beta 4 is released. PT3 player based on Pro Tracker v3.51 now (including frequency table #2 and volume table from PT 3.51). Also, added new feature is opening files from given folder (with recurse of subfolders). See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.6 beta 4.
21 of February 2002
  • AY Emulator v2.6 beta 3 is released. Now Ay_Emul can correctly play Global Tracker 1.1 modules. And also, PT3 player fixed a little (original PT 3.4r player was very "bugged"). See in the Emulator section.
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.6 beta 3.
11 of February 2002
  • Into to the Programmer section added source code of Ay_Emul 2.6 beta 2.
  • Tr_Songs archive version 2.8 is released. The archive contains about 7400 files now. See in Archives of music part.
2 of February 2002
  • In Micro Speccy part you can find Micro ST beta version 4. Virtual VBL timer is removed now, I am trying to emulate real VBLs.
  • Into to the Programmer part added Micro ST beta version source code. Hacker KAY has allowed me leave his AY/YM level tables in sources, but noise algorithm is replaced. If you want real noise algorithm, send me a letter.
  • Into to the Programmer part added Ice utility with sources. This is simple remake of Ice-depacker from MC68000 assembler to pascal. You can use it for decrunching compressed SNDH-files.
28 of January 2002 27 of January 2002
  • Specially for Ironfist, into to the Programmer part sources of YMEmuWithFilters is placed. Of cource, I removed Hacker KAY's table and noise algorithm.
  • AY Emulator v2.6 beta 2 is released. Added saving of current status of Ay_Emul in text file especcialy for FIDO users. See in the Emulator part.
26 of January 2002
  • New Ironfist's skin for AY_Emul in the Emulator section.
  • New subpart in to the Programmer part is dedicated to YMEngine product by Sledge Hammer of Grinder. YMEngine is packet of source texts in pascal, which allows you to add YM2149F emulation of Ay_Emul into your programs. Now you can find two demos for Win32 with DirectX.
5 of January 2002
  • AY Emulator v2.6 beta is released. Added time positioning for AY and AYM file types. Also removed bugs, which not allowed to work in Windows NT. See in the Emulator part.
23 of December 2001
  • Micro ST beta version 3 is released. Supported MUS-files (SNDH analogs), improved Atari ST emulation, and also made ability to adjust all timing parameters manually. See in Micro Speccy part.
  • I forgot to say, that previous update of Tr_Song is based on files, which are sent to me by Midi (Race) and Alex Nikiforov, also information from Midi and Himik's ZXZ is used.
16 of December 2001
  • Tr_Songs archive version 2.7 is released. The archive consists about 7000 files now. See in Archives of music part.
8 of December 2001
  • Section to the Programmer. is updated. First, ay_eq.dat file is added into sources of Ay_Emul (my mistake). Second, I decide to open sources of Pentagon 48K emulator. I hope, techinfo about Pentagon 128K will be useful for emulators makers. Hacker KAY's YM tables and noise alghoritm were deleted from sources. I am sorry for this artificial difficulty. Third, is added sources of my part of Vortex Tracker. The sources will be useful for those men, who want to understand ZX modules structure. And fourth, added tools for inserting song and author names into ASC and STP files (with source code). It was written one year ago. The most ASC and STP of Tr_Songs archive are already modified with these tools.
2 of December 2001
  • Released second beta version of Micro ST. Improved YM2149 addresses decoding, and added simplified emulation of MFP chip, that allows to listen SNDH-files with Digidrum and SID-sound effects. You can find new version in Micro Speccy part.
25 of November 2001
  • New project is started: Micro ST. This is SNDH-files player (extension .SND). SNDH are liked on AY-files, but only requre Atari ST emulation with MC68000 processor. You can find new player in Micro Speccy part.
18 of November 2001
  • AY Emulator v2.5 is released. To last betas added "time positioning" for all other file formats (except ZX50, AYM and AY of EMUL type).
  • In section to the Programmer you can find AY Emulator v2.5 source texts. Unfortunately, all Hacker KAY's data is removed from the sources.
8 of November 2001
  • AY Emulator v2.5 beta 2 is released. Added time positioning for VTX and all YM file types. Also removed bug in Amstrad CPC AY ports emulation. See in the Emulator part.
2 of November 2001
  • AY Emulator v2.5 beta is released. Added AY files of AMAD type supporting. Also fixed Z80 emulation (old engine for now). See in the Emulator part.
26 of October 2001
  • In section to the Programmer added program with new Z80 emulation for Ay_Emul. As test, Pentagon 48K emulator are made.
7 of October 2001
  • In section to the Programmer added AY to WAV converter (YM2149F emulation with filtering). I am need your words about it, because of this is project of YM emulation in next version of AY emulator.
  • Into "Links" section added new link.
28 of September 2001
  • AY Emulator v2.4 is released. Added AY and AYM files supporting, and also made some little things. See in the Emulator part.
  • In section to the Programmer added AY Emulator v2.4 source texts. From this version Emulator is distributed in two variants: archive with compiled Ay_Emul.exe and archive with Ay_Emul source code.
  • Sources of Micro Speccy Z80 emulation are removed cause of existing it in AY_Emul sources package.
3 of September 2001
  • I found serious bug in all my AY-files related programs. Now I know that all offsets are signed in AY-files. So, I had rebuild all my projects: AY_Emul, ay2sna, AYMakeR, aysplit, aysplitr and Micro Speccy. Download new versions!
  • AY Emulator 2.4 beta 5 is released. Converters from AY and AYM format into VTX, YM6, PSG and ZXAY was added.
28 of August 2001
  • Tr_Songs archive version 2.6 is released. This archive contains more than 6700 files now. All new songs came from Roman Tutkevich's archive. Thank you very much, Roman! I must to say also, that I have no many time for Tr_Songs project. So, quality and updates frequency depends only from you, dear users. See in Archives of music part.
13 of August 2001
  • AY Emulator v2.4 beta 4 is released. See in the Emulator part.
6 of August 2001
  • In part to the Programmer AYMakeR utility with sources had been added. This utility removes limitations from existing James McKay's AYMake and allows to use all possibilities of AY-files.
  • In part to the Programmer aysplitr utility with sources had been added. This utility splits existing AY-files to its parts for rebuilding with new AYMakeR. I hope that all bad AY-files would be repaired.
30 of July 2001
  • AY Emulator v2.4 beta 3 is released. See in the Emulator part. Wait for final release.
  • Released Micro Speccy fixed version. There are errors in initial reseting of AY. Strange bug, isn't it? See Micro Speccy part.
  • I placed new skin for AY Emul last time but did not say about it. So, new skin ColdLine is released by Keynol. Thank you for support!
25 of July 2001
  • AY Emulator v2.4 beta 2 is released. AY and AYM files complettely are supported. See in the Emulator part.
15 of July 2001
  • AY Emulator v2.4 beta is released. AY and AYM files are partially supported. See in the Emulator part.
11 of July 2001
  • Released Micro Speccy fixed version. There are errors in CPC mode noise emulation. See Micro Speccy part.
3 of July 2001
  • Ironfist released new skin for Emulator is Sinclair in Micro Speccy style. See in the Emulator part.
24 of May 2001 25 of June 2001
  • Tr_Songs archive version 2.5 is released. This archive contents about 5500 files now. Most new songs are sent to me by Zaza.
  • readme.txt of Micro Speccy has some errors, so I am sorry to James McKay for it. Micro Speccy package now contents new readme.txt.
18 of June 2001
  • Released Micro Speccy version 1.0. See Micro Speccy part. So, Micro Speccy project is finished.
  • With Micro Speccy you can download its skin example. Draw own skins and send it all to me!
5 of June 2001
  • Released Micro Speccy Beta version 6. Added all that will be in final version except frontend. See Micro Speccy part.
1 of June 2001
  • New AY/YM music file format is little changed. Now you can read description on English also. See to the Programmer part.
  • In Tr_Songs.rar an error is found. Corrected Phat9.ayl you can download from Archives of music part.
  • In the nearest time I want to add AY-files player into AY Emulator. But previously I want to listen your remarks about Z80 emulation in Micro Speccy Beta Version 5. In to the Programmer part you can to download sources of this emulation.
30 of May 2001
  • Released Micro Speccy Beta version 5. Some fixes in it allow to play several files, which have ceased to be played in the previous version. See Micro Speccy part.
28 of May 2001
  • Ironfist released new skin for Emulator is Shadowed. See in the Emulator part.
  • Into part to the Programmer added all of I have about trackers and tracker modules formats. Also, info about PSG files and PSG to MIDI converter sources are added.
  • New version of this site is made. Big thanks to Ivan Reshetnikov for short, nice and economic web design.
24 of May 2001
  • Tr_Songs archive version 2.4 is released. This archive contents more than 5000 files now. Most new songs are sent to me by Ilya Kudryavcev (Himik's ZXZ of POS).
18 of May 2001
  • Released AY Splitter for splitting AY-files into its constituents (allows to repair damaged AY-files).
16 of May 2001
  • Released Micro Speccy Beta version 4. Added R register emulation. This feature allows to play music such as PINGPONG.AY (uses bit 7 of R to syncronize between interupt and non-interupt routines). Also auto switch to AY frequency 1000000 Hz are made for playing Amstrad CPC tunes.
14 of May 2001
  • AY Emulator v2.3 is released. This version can to play modules of Fuxoft AY Language (FXM). Also PSC-player is rewritten.
  • FXM modules are available for downloading for testing in new version of Ay_Emul.
10 of May 2001
  • Ironfist released great skins POKEMON and uLtImAte.
  • Released Micro Speccy Beta version 3. Fixed register R6 error and also mascable interrupts of Z80 are made. This feature allows to play music such as CHASEHQ.AY (interrupt and non-interrupt routines working togeteher).
07 of May 2001

  • Ironfist released new Wndoze3 skin for AY Emulator and also corrected old Wndoze and Wndoze2.
  • Nikolai Aladine released new Slightly Frozen skin for AY Emulator.
  • I found horrible bug in Micro Speccy - register R6 of AY always equal to zero... Wait for new version.
05 of May 2001
  • Added AY2SNA converter with sources.
  • Added YM5 and YM6-files dumper.
03 of May 2001
  • Micro Speccy Beta Version 2 is released. This version can play all of Project AY files. Also .AYM files of RDOSPLAY (see Links) are supported. Amstrad CPC tunes can be played too.
  • Ironfist sent his skin Wndoze2 for Ay_Emul.
  • Nikolai Aladine sent his skin ACIDsmACk for Ay_Emul.
25 of April 2001
  • AY Emulator v2.2 is released. This version can to play all speccial effects of YM5 and YM6 files. Also some bugs removed from PSC-player.
  • Some YM5 and YM6 files from http://www.brainbug.ch/stsound (no longer available) ST Sound Plesuredome site are available for downloading for testing in new version of Ay_Emul.
24 of April 2001
  • Micro Speccy Beta Version is released. This version can play 95% of Project AY files.
18 of April 2001
  • Tr_Songs archive version 2.3 is released. This archive contents about 4500 files now.
13 of April 2001
  • Ay Emulator version 2.1 is released.
  • Global Tracker Modules archive is available for downloading (as test to AY Emulator v2.1).
05 of April 2001
  • The articles, devoted to the differences between AY and YM and with some programming examples are available for downloading.
28 of March 2001
  • AY-3-8910/12/13 and YM2149 datasheets added into download section.
26 of March 2001
  • sb_2000 archive v1.1 is released.
21 of March 2001
  • Micro Speccy version alpha-2 is released.
  • Ironfist send his skin Wndoze.ays for Ay_Emul.
11 of March 2001
  • Ay Emulator version 2.0 is released.
  • Skin Manager for Ay Emulator v2.0 is released.
  • Project "AY-3-8910 & AY-3-8912 Emulator" celebrates its birthday - 2 years of hard work :)
11 of December 2000
  • Tracker Music Archive is upgraded to version 2.2. Now about 4200 songs available. Thanks to Matthew Westcott for indexing songs from First Association Demo and very big thanks to Ilya Kudryavcev for sending to me about 2000 new songs, most of them are included into Tr_Songs archive.
  • There is new part dedicated to Ay_Emul is made on the "Power of Sound" site. Thanks to Nick S. Groznyh.
16 of November 2000
  • Tracker Music Archive is upgraded to version 2.1. Now about 2700 songs available.
  • New music archive is started. S.V.Bulba tries to work with Pro tracker 3.4. Download "sb_2000" archive v1.0.
13 of November 2000
  • Ay_Emul version 2.0 beta (2) is released.
08 of November 2000
  • Ay_Emul version 2.0 beta is released.
30 of September 2000
  • Micro Speccy is updated. Beepper is made and Z80 emulation is little fixed. Download new alpha-version.
26 of September 2000
  • "Micro Speccy" project is started. This is an .AY-files player for Windows 95/98. Download alpha-version.
22 of August 2000
  • Tracker Music archive version 2.0 released. There are about 2400 songs in this archive now.
  • Nostalgic archive version 1.1 released. Music from 12 Speccy games is added.
8 of August 2000
  • Ay Emulator version 1.5 released.
21 of July 2000
  • Vortex Tracker Module Converter version 1 is released. Test it and send me any wishes, because it is part of Vortex Tracker, which will be released in near future.
18 of July 2000 12 of May 2000
  • New archive released - Nostalgic Archive Version 1.0
2 of May 2000
  • Archive of Speccy Music is updated to version 1.3. Now available 2170 songs. Some files can to play with AY Emulator v1.5+ only.
  • AY/YM Emulator v1.5 beta (2) is made.
24 of April 2000
  • Version 1.5 beta is releleased. New features: SQT, YM2 and YM6 files support, playlist files AYL and M3U support, file registering available, command line is fully made, saving settings in system register available.
9 of April 2000
  • Version 1.5 Prerelease of Emulator is made. New features: playlist, mixer, YM2149 emulation, full reorganization
4 of February 2000
  • Enhanced VTX file format is improved
31 of January 2000
  • Tr_Songs.rar archive is updated to v1.2. Now over 1600 files available
  • Project of Enhanced VTX file format is proposed for discussion
3 of January 2000
  • My_Songs.rar archive is updated (Eifmes.vtx is corrected)
24 of December 1999
  • Version 1.4 Release 3 is made
  • Version 1.1 of tracker music archive is made. Now available about 1200 modules (STC, ZXS, ASC, STP, PSC, FTC, FLS, PT1, PT2 and PT3 modules)
8 of November 1999
  • Version 1.4 Release 2 are made
  • Tracker music archive grown (about 850 STC, ASC, PT1, PT2, PT3, STP and PSC modules)
  • My collection of AY/YM music (in all available formats of my Emulator) now about 3000 files
  • AY-3-8910/12 Emulator home page was born

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