This page is my archive of recorded MCS tunes. The first section will be recordings of the songs included on the original MCS disk, and following that is a collection of songs I've composed over the years, along with the approximate year I composed them.
As my actual PCjr bit the dust years ago, these files have been made with the help of the excellent DOS emulator DOSBox. See the Running MCS page for details on how DOSBox can be used to run MCS on modern computers. DOSBox's Tandy 1000 sound emulation is extremely accurate and makes MCS sound just as it would have on a real Tandy orPCjr!
The files are available in three formats: original MCS file format (see the Running MCS page for details on how to get these into the real MCS), MP3 file and FLAC file. I offer these in a lossless format because most lossless formats have a lot of trouble with simple synthetic sounds like MCS produces. (MCS, using the SN76496, is simply square waves with amplitude envelopes!)
|I think this was originally found in the Apple version and was called "Tears on my Apple" in that revision. It's a ballad-type song with a sad overtone. (1:07)|
|I think Bach did the Inventions. Don't know which one this is - if you know please tell me! (0:40)|
|An old classic - Flight of the Bumble Bee! (0:32)|
|Another old classic folk song - Turkey in the Straw. Interesting rendition of it, too. (0:44)|
|Interesting novelty tune. Don't know much about it. (0:39)|
|A version of the Pachalbel classic Canon in D. (1:39)|
|The Spinning Song. I've heard it before, but who wrote it and so on eludes me. (1:07)|
|My Compositions !|
|2009||Wow. This one is probably the one I'm most proud of. It's a version of Zez Confrey's "Dizzy Fingers", a novelty ragtime player piano piece from the 1920s. This was COMPLICATED to lay out in MCS but I did it! Enjoy! (1:30)|