MATRIXSYNTH: PetSynth - The first GPL playable synth for the Commodore PET

Thursday, October 15, 2009

PetSynth - The first GPL playable synth for the Commodore PET

"Hello and welcome!

This is the official project page for PetSynth - the only program for rocking the Commodore PET that the cool kids use.

I've been sitting on this for a year, and I decided that it was finally time to unleash this puppy upon the world!

It features a two-octave keyboard layout, selectable note length, many selectable octaves, selectable pulse-width, vibrato, distortion, and noise or "drum mode" depending on how you use it." See for more.

via Chiron:
"I've written software that turns an old Commodore PET into a playable synth. I've created the above website and have released it as open-source software, so anyone can download it, use it, and modify it if they're interested."

Update: "Just an FYI - I updated the site - it now has a FLAC version of the program for audio tapes, so people with a datassette can download and record the program to tape - without having to download the disk version and convert it."

1 comment:

  1. One by one all my Pet's died.

    For fun, on a pet, poke 59587,42 and the first few characters will wrap around the screen backwards and stretched. Higher numbers will make an entertaining pitch while the flyback transformer cooks. Moments later, your monitor will die. But 42 is a safe number. Or maybe 7. I don't remember exactly. Experiment.


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