Amiga 1000 Startup/Boot Sound
When it was released in 1985, the Commodore Amiga was the most advanced personal computer available. Featuring separate co-processors for video, sound and disk I/O, and a multitasking, windowed, Operating System. Sadly, Commodore rested-on-their-lead, and by the early 1990’s PC clones with video accelerator cards and Sound Blaster compatibility were able to reach feature-parity with the Amiga. PC sales exploded, software manufacturers moved their development efforts away from the Amiga. As a result, the Amiga market collapsed, and Commodore filed for bankruptcy in May 1994. Not that Commodore’s marketing team ever had an idea how to sell the Amiga… seriously, check out this launch ad.
Here is a sample of the Amiga 1000’s boot-up sound, also downloadable in WAV format.
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