Project Hubbard: Deluxe (Pre-order)

£37.00

** This is a pre-order of an item within the Project Hubbard Kickstarter **

Digital: £37.00, CDs: £57.00 + postage (if you can't see the option you want in a dropdown box above, press refresh). 

Project Hubbard - Deluxe is a set of eight albums in a box-set, plus all of Rob Hubbard's subtunes and FX in 24/96 FLAC, a free copy of "RobTracker", video, audio, some source code, PRGs, SIDs and more.

This product includes all of the albums in "Project Hubbard - Standard", so it unnecessary to buy both.

It will be available as a CD box-set (with digital downloads also provided) or just digital download. Current ETA: Sep 2019. 

What you get:

Rob Returns

(available for download immediately)

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

(in progress)

What if in 1979 Rob was a successful electronic recording artist, and the later SIDs were actually covers of tracks from Rob's forthcoming much-anticipated album "Hubbard '80" (released: January 3rd, 1980)?

Rob himself and Marcel Donné are teaming up to create this missing album. It will use classic modular synths, occasional live players such as studio strings and horns, and will use only sounds that could have been created with technology available in 1979 (for a 1980 release).

In these tracks, you will be able to hear the 1979 version of the sound design that later would push the SID to its limits.

Rob's 1979 studio for this album would have looked a bit like this: 

  • Minimoog
  • big Moog 55
  • ARP2600
  • VCS3
  • Solina String Ensemble
  • prophet 5
  • CS80
  • MS20
  • PS3200

... plus occasional borrowed synths and live players, largely sequenced on the Roland MC8. Expect the vinyl to contain a lot of synth beauty shots!

Here's a sample of what that setup sounds like, with Lightforce (WIP, incomplete).

In this project, we imagine that track came first in 1980, and was converted to the SID later, with great results!

Available on CD and digital (MP3/FLAC).

You can order a vinyl here and a cassette here.

 

The Rob Hubbard Archive

(in progress)

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.

 

Rob and the Bacon

(available for download immediately)

Uncle and the Bacon strike again with the following tracks in their signature Big Band style:

  1. Crazy Comets
  2. Sanxion Title (Romeo and Juliet)
  3. Train Robbers (Final Synth Sample 2)
  4. Star Paws
  5. Delta Title
  6. International Karate
  7. Auf Wiedersehen Monty
  8. Monty on the Run
  9. Monty on the Run High Score
  10. Knucklebusters

Rock Hubbard

(available for download immediately)

11 track album of rocking Hubbard remixes:

  1. Skate or Die
  2. International Karate
  3. Dragon's Zoids
  4. One Man and his Droid
  5. Lightforce
  6. Warhawk
  7. Ace II
  8. Saboteur II
  9. Delta
  10. Commando
  11. Arcade Classics

Here's a sample medley.

 

Escape from New Rob

(coming soon)

Mark Knight's scintillating journey through a John Carpenter-style dystopic soundscape using Rob Hubbard's C64 soundtracks as a base. 43 minutes of extended Carpenter-y goodness:

  1. Nemesis the Warlock
  2. Delta In-Game
  3. Kentilla
  4. Knucklebusters

 

Robdez-Vous - Special Edition

(coming soon)

A Project Sidologie compilation acting as a "Best of" Rob Hubbard tunes in Project Sidologie.

 

Hubbard Remixed

(in progress)

An album which will feature the following artists/tracks when the combined Kickstarter total/C64Audio.com total reaches a certain amount and triggers a "stretch goal". We have achieved six tracks so far:

  1. Allister Brimble - Flash Gordon
  2. Barry Leitch - Spellbound
  3. Johan Andersson - Dragon's Lair II River Caves
  4. Jason Page - Crazy Thrust
  5. daXX - Delta
  6. Mordi - Nemesis the Warlock
  7. Instant Remedy - The Last V8
  8. Sidman64 - Rob or Die
  9. O2 - TBC
  10. Matt Gray - Sanxion (from Reformation 1)
  11. Matt Gray - One Man and his Droid (from Reformation 2)
  12. Matt Gray - Commando (from Reformation 2)
  13. Matt Gray - The Last V8 (new remix)
  14. Matt Gray - Thrust (new remix)
  15. Matt Gray - Zoids (new remix)

Here's a preview of "Commando".

 

Additional items in Project Hubbard Deluxe

  • "RobTracker", Jason Page and Rob Hubbard's  music editor for Windows (coming soon)
  • D64/ZIP of the SIDs in Robb Returns (coming soon)
  • SID Effects Project Hubbard: HQ dual SID recordings of all of Rob's subtunes and sound effects from Chris Whillock. (downloadable immediately)
  • HQ 24/96 or 24/88.2 audio where available
  • Video interviews and other material where available

 

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