Dan Laskowski demonstrates Fastfingers, his 1984 lead synth software/hardware combo for the Commodore 64 and Mattel Intellivision Piano Keyboard .
Some might think that this demo comes 27 years too late.
For fans of 8-bit music and those interested in how early music programmers dealt with limited resources, Laskowski’s demo is a window into the early days of music on personal computers.
Part 2 below.
Amazingly, Laskowski says that he is “ready to ship”.
That’s right – he’s updated Fastfingers with faster saving, better tuning and more. Details at his site.
Finally, the news report, embedded below, captures Laskowski at the height of “micro-mania”: