Oh I have had that happen. I used to try my best to use GVP’s quarterback backup system on my Amiga in the early 90s. It was such a joyous occasion backing all of my songs and samples onto 3.5 inch 880k floppies :takes a deep breath!:
I remember working on this certain song that I thought was so incredible. One of those songs you create very quickly as if being guided to create and it was different, yada yada you know the rest.
So one night I thought that while partying I would defragment my hard drive using the program B.A.D.
BAD idea is more like it. I had this ancient seagate scsi drive that was 80 megs and a whopping (brace yourself) 80 kilobytes a second read speed. It used to take my Amiga 2000 approximately 18 hours to defragment my entire hard drive.
Anyways, enough with the history. I was out probably sucking down some of my favorite 32 ounce malt beverage when my dad opened my bedroom door and noticed “Hey Rob’s computer is on!”.
My computer was on a switched receptacle that you would normally plug your bedroom lamp into. With the quick flip of his finger I lost some of my latest and greatest (at the time) songs and I nearly shit my pants when I found out he shut the lightswitch off!!!
Do I sound bitter?
If you don’t have something 10 years old, then post your oldest.
One day in 2000/2001 my 3 year old daughter went into my studio while exploring the world, she discovered my PC, pulled at some cables and managed to pull it off the desk while it was running. All HDD’s were completely broken, everything I had not backupped or uploaded somewhere on the net was lost.
And I was actually not mad at her at all but rather happy she did not hurt herself, and since then I just declared my area filled with electronics as off-limit and don’t have anyone (adult or non-adult) come near.
the 96 crash was because of a power-failure which (ofcourse) happened while the HDD was writing something. Back then all this stuff was incredibly delicate and I guess the write-head just popped on one of the discs and all was lost.
I was but a young teenager 10 years ago; although - if I can find the recordings somewhere - i was involved in a 12 piece choir that performed at the sydney opera house… hmm thats probably my greatest achievement… talk about peaking early
I used to be able to hit the high soprano notes hehe… ah how things change
Ever tried you record this stuff from Bleem or PCSX ( http://www.pcsx.net/ ) (Psone emulator on PC)? (well it’s old you probably hadnt had that stuff back then)
Then you don’t need to record this from your tv
But most stuff can also be found in mp3 form on my own site. Granted on the above list you have the original modules to inspect and analyze. But the mp3’s on my website are compiled as they suppose to sound. My modules are not designed to be played in any external player as only the editor plays them correctly (lots of exploits used that lots of players forgot to implement).