A SAM Coupe audio special, with audio CD! This issue of SAM Revival is an audio special, and the cover CD contains music tracks recorded directly from the SAM Coupe. There's music from a variety of music programs such as E-Tracker, Pro-Tracker and several MOD Players as well as a whole variety of music created with advanced sound interfaces including the extremely popular Quazar Surround soundcard. Tracks recorded from the Quazar Surround really show what the SAM Coupe can do sonically - there is samples up to 16 bit quality, advanced sample compression, oversampling and sequencing. If you have ever been curious to what the most powerful 8 bit home computer coupled with the best sound hardware can produce then this CD will show you just what SAM Coupe can do sonically!
There's also two bonus tracks added to the CD at the last minute - the first being a new piece of music composed with E-Tracker for the SAM's internal soundchip (the FM synthesis based SAA1099) which pushes the FM capabilities to the limits, and the second bonus track is a recording from the SAM Computers Limited phone hotline in 1992.
As well as the usual features in the magazine such as news and the SAM Scene Roundup (which includes an eight page roundup of the recent ORSAM 2004 computer show with plenty of photos and includes the preliminary information on the prototype 'Mayhem Accelerator' I demonstrated running at the show which boosts the speed of the SAM) the rest of the magazine articles continue on with an audio feel. There is a mammoth article looking in depth at all the extra sound interfaces that have appeared (or not as the case may be with some of them!) for the SAM Coupe over the years... including amongst others the Blue Alpha SAMpler and the Quazar Surround soundcard.