Farbrausch

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Farbrausch, or Farb-rausch, is a German group of demomakers who became well known in the demoscene in December 2000 with a 64k intro called "fr-08: .the .product". The demo achieved its small size through the use of procedural textures, a custom MIDI-based software synthesizer V2 (controlled through a sequencer called Logic Audio), and a modified version of UPX executable compressor,[1] ".the .product" is an 11-minute 3-D show featuring complex scenes of computer generated imagery.

Their work has won numerous awards. In 2004, a subdivision of farbrausch called ".theprodukkt" released a 96kB first-person shooter game named ".kkrieger", and an earlier version of the tool they currently use to produce some of their demos, named ".werkkzeug", or "Tool".

Farbrausch gives their releases a "product code", in the format "fr-0#". The numbers do not specify the order of release — the members have stated that they allocate the numbers as they start working on the project, not when they finish it. Non-serious releases receive negative numbers.

The group has periodically released improved compositions such as "fr-019: Poem to a Horse", "fr-030: Candytron" or "fr-025: The.Popular.Demo". The.Popular.Demo and debris. are among the most highly favored demos on the demoscene index, Pouet. The.Popular.Demo also received the "Public Choice Award" from the 2003 scene.org awards, and debris. won the 2007 scene.org award for best direction.

In 2009, Farbrausch released .detuned, an interactive demo for the PlayStation 3, again under the name .theprodukkt.

Notable demo releases and awards[edit]

Title Type Awards
fr-05: Konsum demo 2nd place at Evoke 2000
fr-06: Black 2000 demo 1st place at Dialogos 2000
fr-08: .the .product (a.k.a. The Product) 64kB intro 1st place at The Party 2000
fr-010: Art (in cooperation with Scoopex) 64kB intro 1st place at Mekka & Symposium 2001
fr-011: ms2001 invitation 64kB intro 1st place at Mekka & Symposium 2001
fr-012: kapital demo 4th at Mekka & Symposium 2001
fr-013: Flybye invitation intro for The Party 2001
fr-018: AGB GBA demo 1st place at Woest 2002 (wild demo)
fr-019: Poem to a Horse 64kB intro 1st place at Mekka & Symposium 2002, scene.org award nominee - best intro & best effects of 2002; the first demoscene production to be shown at SIGGRAPH [1]
fr-020: In Control demo 3rd place at Mekka & Symposium 2002
fr-022: Ein.Schlag 64kB intro 2nd place at Mekka & Symposium 2002
fr-029: Dopplerdefekt 64kB intro 1st place at The Ultimate Meeting 2002, scene.org award nominee - most original concept of 2002
fr-024: Welcome to... 64kB intro 2nd place at 0a000h 2003
fr-025: The.Popular.Demo demo 1st place at Breakpoint 2003, scene.org award winner - public's choice of 2003, nominee - best effects, best demo, & best soundtrack of 2003
fr-030: Candytron 64kB intro 2nd place at Breakpoint 2003, scene.org award winner - best intro of 2003
fr-031: Faded Memories demo 12th place at Assembly 2003, scene.org award nominee - best graphics of 2003
fr-034: Time Index (in cooperation with Haujobb) 64kB intro 2nd place at Simulaatio 2003, scene.org award nominee - best intro of 2003
fr-036: Zeitmaschine demo 1st place at The Ultimate Meeting 2003
fr-037: The Code Inside (in cooperation with mfx) invitation demo for Breakpoint 2004
fr-038: Theta demo 2nd place at The Ultimate Meeting 2004
fr-039: Collage Faction wild demo 2nd place at Breakpoint 2004
fr-040 pc 4k 8th place at Breakpoint 2004
fr-044: Patient Zero 64kB intro 1st place at Simulaatio 2005
fr-045: Life After demo 11th place at Breakpoint 2005
fr-046: Basso Continuo demo 4th place at Evoke 2005
fr-048: Precision 64kB intro 4th place at Assembly 2006
fr-049: Of Spirits Taken invitation demo for Breakpoint 2006
fr-052: Platinum 64kB intro 1st place at The Ultimate Meeting 2006
fr-041: debris. demo 1st place at Breakpoint 2007, scene.org award winner - best direction of 2007, nominee - best demo, best effects, public choice of 2007
fr-055: 828 demo 1st place at Icons 2007
fr-043: rove demo 2nd place at Breakpoint 2010
fr-063: Magellan demo 1st place at The Ultimate Meeting 2010

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