Static Bytes

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Static Bytes (STB, 1990-)

Static Bytes was a danish demogroup, likely formed around 1990. They are probably most known for being the group chosen to take over the job of publishing the Eurocharts when Crusaders quit. They were given the go-ahead in July 1992, and released the first issue of the NEW Eurocharts shortly after. Christian Estrup, the editor, later worked as a professional journalist for a big Danish computer magazine. He is also the author of the ProTracker module packer/optimizer ProPacker.

Members

DEN
Armalyte (Søren Nielsen, code gfx, 05/'90)
Buck (Jacob Buck, org code gfx, 05/'90-12/'92)
Daae (ex Dali/Majic 12)
DJ Discoleif (music, 07/'90-11/'91)
Estrup (Christian Estrup, code editor, ex The One/Euphoria, 09/'91-01/'94)
Free (swap, 11/'91)
Howard (sysop 'ELYSIUM', earlier 'SUPER TROUPER', opened 09-11/'91)
Ice (code, 11/'91)
JC-Zoon (music, 05/'90-11/'91)
John Doe (code, 11/'91)
JTF (gfx, new 11/'91)
Playboy (Mads Pedersen, swap, ex Prologic, new 09/'91-01/'94)
Quackbuster (Rasmus Hougaard, gfx swap pack, 08/'90-01/'94)
Sonny (gfx, 09/'91)
Stranger (gfx, 05/'90-11/'91)
Timer (code, 07/'90-11/'91)
GER
Fashion Design (Andreas Keirat, swap, ex Prime Design)
Friendly (gfx, ex Damian, later X-Trade, 12/'94)
???
Exit (code, 07/'90)
Jack (gfx, 07/'92)
MonBoot (gfx, 12/'92)
The R (den? gfx, 05/'91)
  • Danish swapper Jones (ex Rednex, new early '92-07/'92) joined the new Rednex.
  • Graphician Sauron (ex Equinox, 07/'92) moved back to Norway and joined Scoop. He won the graphics competition at The Gathering '92 with "The Beauty and the Beast". In addition, he started working at the game making company DiMaga Studios.
  • Norwegian graphician Marvel (02-12/'92) changed his handle to Joachim and joined The Crusaders. This is highly ironic, since he made the graphics for several issues of the old Crusaders production "EuroChart" when it became a Static Bytes production :-)

Group History

1991
In November Gawk and Trace were kicked due to inactivity, and The R and Elin helped form a new group called Focus Design. The group was further weakened when Hawkeye (ex Prologic, new 09/'91) left for the new Kefrens, but some of the damage was perhaps repaired with the joining of graphician JTF. While all of this was going on, they still managed to release lots of products, making the final months of the year some of their busiest ever. Norwegian graphician TMB Designs also joined The Silents around this time.
1995
Danish musician Cutcreator (09/91-), responsible for most of the soundtracks on the Eurocharts, left for Passion late '95.

Releases

See Static Bytes/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

DJ Discoleif Musicdisk (ECS Musicdisk)

Credits
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
Dj Discoleif

Megademo #1 (1990, 10.05, ECS Trackmo)

Credits
code
Armalyte, Buck
gfx
Armalyte, Stranger, Buck
music
"Octav", "13.Skovtur" by Metal/Humanoids, "Naniga.jc-zoom", "Music For You.jc" by Jc-Zoom (ProTracker MOD format).

DJ Discoleif Greatest Hits II (1990, 01.07, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits
code
Timer, Buck, Exit
gfx
Stranger
music
"Loader vol.2", "Bee", "Leif Is Scratching" by DJ Discoleif
Info
Released at the Amiga Conference '90.

DJ Discoleif Intro (1990, 31.08, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Buck
gfx
Quackbuster (logo), Stranger (bigfont), Defeat/Direct (minifont)
music
"Piano-Plasma" by DJ Discoleif
Info
Released at the Bounty Party.

DJ Discoleif Greatest Hits III (1991, 31.08, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits
code
Buck
gfx
Quackbuster (logo), Stranger (bigfont), Defeat/Direct (minifont)
music
DJ Discoleif
Info
Released at the Bounty Party.

Broadcasting #4 (1991, 21.05, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Buck
gfx
The R (fonts), Stranger (logo)
music
JC-Zoom (Future Composer 1.4 format, 15328 bytes)
Info
Packmenu for "Broadcasting".

Lowlife Party Invitation (1991, ECS Demo)

Credits
code
Dezz/Light
gfx
The R (logo), Caveman/Light (logo), Chain/Light (font)
music
"Black Cat" by Cutcreator (ProTracker MOD format)
Info
Cooperation with Light.

Summit 91 Party Slideshow (1991, ECS Fileslide)

Credits
code
The One/Prologic
gfx
The R, TMB/Prologic (font), Playboy/Prologic (photos)
music
Cutcreator (NoisePacker 2 format, 105524 bytes)

Delirium -Too-Many-Sines-Intro- (1991, 28.09, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
TMB/The Silents (main), Sonny (logo)
music
"Mask of Joy.cut" by Cutcreator (ProTracker MOD format)
Info
Released at the Static Bytes and Light - Lowlife - Party.

Lowlifeslide (1991, late, ECS Slideshow)

Info
Released within six weeks before Glenspiration.

Glenspiration (1991, 26.11, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
TMB Designs/The Silents
music
Cutcreator (NoisePacker 2 format, 100808 bytes)

Cutcreations (1992, .02, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
Marvel
music
"Afrodite", "Sstronomical Clock", "Bombs Away", "Cutting Through", "Outburst of Feeling", "Plundering", "The Stalactites", "Tunetime", "Underground" by Cutcreator (ProPacker 2.1 format)

All Time Greatest Hits #9 (1992, 10.02, ECS Musicdisk)

Intro

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
Quackbuster (logo), Djengis Khan/Talent (scrollfont)
music
Nuke/Anarchy (ProPacker 2.1 format, 12064 bytes)

Music

Credits
code
none
gfx
none
music
"3d Demo Tune_mf_" by Mad Freak/Anarchy, "Global Trash 3 v2" by Jesper Kyd/The Silents, "Hazey Waves" by Nuke/Anarchy, "Overload" by Tip and Mantronix/Razor 1911, "The Return of Yeti" by Axel/Brainstorm
Info
A collection of the best, ripped tunes lately.

All Time Greatest Hits #10 (1992, 08.04, ECS Musicdisk)

Intro

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
Quackbuster (logo), TMB/The Silents (other)
music
Djengis Khan/Talent (ProPacker 2.1 format, 12040 bytes)

Music

Credits
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
n/a
Info
Released at The Gathering '92.

New Eurocharts Informer (1992, 18.04, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
Marvel (main), Blizzard/Kefrens (kefrens logo)
music
"Dream On" by Cutcreator
Info
Released at The Gathering '92. This intro was mentioned in the first issue of the new Eurocharts, and was apparently some kind of promotional intro. In this intro, it was announced that Kefrens were going to coproduce it with Static Bytes, but in the end this never happened.

Roede Hunde (1992, ECS Demo)

Credits
code
Buck
gfx
MonBoot
music
Cutcreator

Eurocharts #15 (1992, 01.07, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
Marvel (main), Jack (clip), Sauron (clip), Thanatos/Pure Metal Coders (clip)
music
Cutcreator (ProPacker 2.1 format, 135178 bytes)
editor
Estrup
Info
Probably released on or right after the Hurricane Party.

Eurocharts #16 (1992, .09, ECS Multifile Chartkmag)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
Marvel (main)
music
Cutcreator (ProPacker 2.1 format, 177420 bytes)
editor
Estrup

Eurochart #17 (1992, .11, ECS Multifile Chartkmag)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
Sauron (main)
music
Cutcreator (ProPacker 2.1 format, 152784 bytes)
editor
Estrup (main), Quackbuster (news)

Jones for President (1992, .12, ECS Demo)

Credits
code
Buck
gfx
Marvel (title), Monboot (digitized)
music
Cutcreator (ProPacker 2.1 format, 197594 bytes)

Eurocharts #18 (1993, 03.01, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
Marvel, Playboy
music
Cutcreator (ProPacker 2.1 format, 141874 bytes)
editor
Estrup

Kuglep0len (1993, .01, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits
code
Joachim (Estrup)
gfx
Joachim (Estrup)
music
Cutcreator

Eurocharts #19 (1993, .05, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
Sauron, Mount/Parasite
music
Cutcreator (ProPacker 2.1 format, 154828 bytes)
editor
Estrup

Eurocharts #20 (1993, .05, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
Mount/Parasite, D-Sign/The Silents
music
Cutcreator (ProPacker 2.1 format, 153786 bytes)
editor
Estrup

Eurocharts #21 (1993, .09, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
D-Mage/Virtual Dreams (title), Mount/Parasite
music
Cutcreator (ProPacker 2.1 format, 153848 bytes)
editor
Estrup

The Official Eurocharts issue #22 (1993, .11, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
Tin/BRS Productions (title), Mega Madness/Warpigs (main)
music
Cutcreator (ProPacker 2.1 format, 174252 bytes)
editor
Estrup

Euro Charts issue #23 (1994, .01, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
Mount/Parasite (main), Blizzart/Kefrens
music
Cutcreator (ProPacker 2.1 format, 174178 bytes)
editor
Estrup (main), Quackbuster

Euro Charts issue #24 (1994, .03, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
Facet/Spaceballs
music
Cutcreator (ProPacker 2.1 format, 179348 bytes)
editor
Estrup (main), Quackbuster

Eurocharts #25 (1994, .05, ECS Mutifile Chartmag, 2 disks)

Intro

Credits
code
Slammer
gfx
n/a
music
"Stardance" by Dr.Awesome.

Magazine

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
n/a
music
Dr.Awesome
editor
Estrup

Euro Charts issue #26 (1994, .11, ECS Multifile Chartmag, 2 disks)

Credits
code
Estrup
gfx
n/a
music
Cutcreator (ProPacker 2.1 format, 166130 bytes)
editor
Estrup