Amiga 1000 Startup/Boot Sound

The Commodore Amiga 1000 computer system.

The Commodore Amiga 1000 computer system.

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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Mike Knotts

Mike Knotts was born in 1968 in a small town in southern Indiana. Even when very young, Mike showed a love for all-things technical and sci-fi. Moving with his family to California in the early 80's, he eventually graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in History. Rather than put that to good use, Mike continued to pursue his passion for technology by working for early, regional ISP's in the mid 1990's. He currently resides in the Pacific Northwest, where he works as a project manager for an Internet startup. Mike is a co-founder of Geekometry.

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