RetroTech: Atari Video Music – The Migraine Machine

A demonstration of the Atari Video Music from 1977.
Anders Enger Jensen’s music can be found here:
The track used most in the video was this one:
Here’s a full length version of the track being played through the Atari

Ben Heck’s Atari Video Music Teardown is here:
The RF to Composite box I used can be found on ebay
They sell NTSC or PAL versions (click your country).

Old RadioShack Catalogues can be viewed at

The Atari Inc Book can be found on Amazon

To save anyone the trouble of re-posting the following trivia from Wikipedia in the comments..I’ve done it here.
‘Devo used a Video Music screen as a background in the video for “The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise”. It appears again, connected to a vocoder, in the music video for “Beautiful World”. Daft Punk also used a screen in their video “Robot Rock”. The diamond pattern visuals from Video Music can also be seen in several scenes from the 1979 movie Over the Edge where the mute character Johnny watches the visuals in his bedroom. The same pattern also appeared in an episode of The X-Files (Season 1 Episode 7, “Ghost in the Machine”) as part of a video surveillance system.’

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——-THANKS TO ——-
Jerobeam Fenderson for the intro animation:

———-Outro Music———–
Over Time – Vibe Tracks

—-Outro Videos—–
If you want to find one the videos shown in the outro – type the code shown at the bottom left of the clip into the youtube search box. UPDATE: This isn’t working properly on all the videos…sorry.

Post time: Jun-14-2017


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