DCG Retrowave - Creating original MIDI music with retro PC hardware and software.

DCG Retrowave

DCG Retrowave: May 26th, 2019

I'm Dallas, a 19-year-old MIDI musician and retro computer enthusiast from Canada. I've been passionate about MIDI music ever since I discovered onestop.mid at age 7 on my childhood Windows XP desktop. That discovery sparked my fascination with MIDI music and made me associate the MIDI format with Windows XP.

DCG Retrowave holding a copy of Microsoft Windows XP Professional

My passion for MIDI music led to the creation of Sunset Drive.mid in April of 2019. It was my first time composing an original MIDI song and I couldn't believe how well it turned out. Throughout 2019, I composed seven more songs and on New Years' Eve, Sunset Drive by DCG Retrowave was released on all major platforms.

Windows Me Millennium Edition running on DCG Retrowave's Gateway Solo PRO 9300

Every song from Sunset Drive was created entirely on my HP Pavilion a1610n running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. This PC is permanently offline for security reasons, but I still consider it my main computer since it's my primary music production PC. It may seem strange, but working with the operating system that shaped who I am was simply an amazing experience for me. I plan to continue using Windows XP (as well as even older versions of Windows and other vintage computers) for all future DCG Retrowave projects.

DCG Retrowave: December 29th, 2019

There's a lot more I plan on writing here in the near future. So far I've mostly been describing my obsession with Windows XP :D

I often struggle to focus and typing an autobiography in HTML4 at 12:52 AM probably doesn't help my writing abilities. Thanks for reading the first part of my bio and I hope you'll revisit this page again soon to learn more about DCG Retrowave :)

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