Project Hubbard: Standard (Pre-order)

£23.00

Digital: £23.00, CDs: £37.00 + postage (there are two options: if you can't see the option you want in a dropdown box above, press refresh)

  • Rob Returns - 15 new Rob Hubbard SIDs plus a bonus extended SID.
  • Hubbard '80 - a "Premix" album where Rob and producer Marcel Donné and modular synths create some definitive recordings of his tracks including Thalamusik (Sanxion), WAR, Lightforce, Chimera High Score and more.
  • Rob Hubbard Archive - a double album of unreleased audio tracks and rare material such as "Work Opera", rare 1980s tracks, and much more.
  • BONUSES: a complete downloadable, painstakingly tagged collection of Rob's SID music subtunes in MP3 for your media player recorded by Chris Whillock using his SIDFX dual-SID setup. Tunes such as Dragon's Lair II sound utterly amazing. 

Standard or Deluxe?

Project Hubbard is also available in "Deluxe" form, where you get everything in the Standard edition plus:

  • FastLoaders' Rock Hubbard
  • Uncle and the Bacon's "Rob and the Bacon"
  • "Hubbard Remixed"
  • "Robdez-Vous Special Edition"
  • HQ 24/96 audio where available, and video
  • a free music editor "RobTracker" for Windows, written by Jason Page and which compiles to (and ships with) Rob's source code
  • the SIDs/PRGs for Rob Returns
  • the full download of all of Rob's C64 tunes and sound effects recorded for "Project Hubbard SID Effects" in 24/96 FLAC
  • Some source code
  • and more!

Deluxe backers can already download Fastloaders' "Rock Hubbard", "Rob and the Bacon", and "Project Hubbard SID Effects" and will shortly be able to download "Escape from New Rob" - the John Carpenter-y album from legendary VGM musician Mark Knight.

If you backed the Kickstarter at standard level and want to upgrade to this package, use this link.

Rob Returns

We actually got Rob Hubbard back to programming SID! This was a major achievement only made possible because of the enthusiastic reaction to the Kickstarter. 15 year-old you is squealing right now!

Here's what you will enjoy:

  1. Lakers vs Celtics - an unused tune for the game of the same now in SID. Triumphant!
  2. Pygmies Revenge - a tune that sits happily in the Zoids/Spellbound mould
  3. Casio (7 Inch Mix) - Synth Sample III tune #1 as it was originally conceived
  4. Mr Meaner - a blues-y romp
  5. Radio Ace - the legendary magazine cover tape tune, only ever partially heard (this will also be in the project in its original form in full)
  6. Go Go Dash - composed for Hull College's free mobile game of the same name, available at all good app stores. Shades of Shockway Rider, Speedball and even a little hint of Commando.
  7. Off the Cuff - an uplifting high score tune with an insanely hummable melody
  8. Lionheart - bouncy and funky. 
  9. After 8 - Chilled and relaxing, but also musically sophisticated. Rob's musical playfulness is on full display here.
  10. Don't Step On My Wire - a funky synth tune composed by Rob in the 1980s, and the first tune put together by Jason and Rob for the Kickstarter. As used in the "Rob's Life" game.
  11. Pacific - a SID rendition of "Pacific Coast Highway" from "Road Rash 2", one of Rob's favourite of his Megadrive tunes.
  12. Sun Never Shines - another Rob 1980s synth piece that perhaps becomes even more emotional in SID form.
  13. Rikky - a SID rendition of a soaring piece written for a Kickstarter than never delivered
  14. Task Force - a tune could easily be a lost Dragon's Lair II theme, and which was one of the stand-out tunes in Rob's "Work Opera", recorded with Steve Daggett in the 80s. Backers of Project Hubbard will also be able to hear this amazing recording in full (imagine Rob H. running round the studio tweaking knobs and flicking switches in real-time).
  15. Casio 12" mix, with rocking solo.
  16. The Rock Tells the Tale - the musical tale of an ancient rock, and the tales it could tell of history if it could speak. A SID to listen to over and over and still find something new, and the first SID Rob programmed for the project in his text editor.

 

"Hubbard '80" - "Premix" Album

 Available on CD and digital (MP3/FLAC).


In an alternate reality sometime in 1978, an up-and-coming synth wizard called Rob Hubbard went to the NAMM in Chicago. There, he met a studio engineer called Marcel Donné.

Deciding to work together, they produced an electronic album using a menagerie of the most up-to-date synths such as the Korg KR-55, Korg MS-20, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, ARP-2600, Korg PS-3200, ARP Odyssey and the Korg PE-1000 and many others, all of which are now vintage.

This album was called "Hubbard '80" and was released in... well, 1980.

As an experimental album it was well reviewed but passed most people by.

But, Rob went on to be a pioneering video game musician on the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, PC, 3DO and many others, and found his previous work a great resource for coping with the massive workload he took on.

As part of our much bigger "Project Hubbard", we present that album in its 40th anniversary remastered edition, with the tracks renamed to reflect the games they later appeared in.

CD cover was created by Thomas Finnerup. The music is "Bump Set Spike" from the album.

Track listing:

  1. The Last V8
  2. Human Race #1
  3. Braking Hard (Indy 500)
  4. 688 Attack Sub
  5. Bump Set Spike
  6. Hydrofool
  7. Final Synth Sample
  8. Lightforce
  9. Ricochet
  10. Chimera
  11. Knucklebusters Intro
  12. Knight Tyme
  13. W.A.R.
  14. Trans-Atlantic Balloon Challenge
  15. Thrust
  16. Gerry The Germ
  17. Thalamusic/Sanxion
  18. Crazy Comets

The Rob Hubbard Archive

A double audio album of a wide range of archive material, including lost tracks, soundtracks and rarities. Guaranteed that you haven't heard most of these Rob Hubbard tracks! 

  • Studio tracks from pre-SID in their original form, including "Work Opera", the soundtrack for a TV programme for Tyne Tees with Steve Daggett.
  • Lost PC and Sega Genesis soundtracks, some previously unreleased.
  • Other tracks from Rob's personal history re-orchestrated by Rob himself.

Here's an example from Rob's archive: it's called "Mr Meaner". This became a SID on alt-SIDs with an entirely different interpretation by Rob.

 

 

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