Showing posts with label SID. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SID. Show all posts

Monday, July 01, 2024

Walkabout at the Synthesized event, Cambridge

video upload by MIDI IN

"I wasn't able to do the usual musical Sunday video this week, I was at the Synthesized event at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge.
Tony the organiser had caught everyone for interviews which will be on the museum's own channel here: (link when available)
So I just picked a quiet moment for a walkabout to show the variety of musical technology on display."

Also see Synthesized Festival 2023 - Cambridge Centre For Computing History & Making Drums For Modular Synth

Monday, June 17, 2024

Elektron SID Station SN F10100780-81

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"This VERY RARE Sid Station MOS 6581 Synth by Elektron is a unique synthesizer with a rich history. The device was originally designed as a tribute to the sound chip of the Commodore 64, the MOS 6581 SID. It has since evolved into a powerful stand-alone synthesizer with a distinct sound. Unit is in near-mint cosmetic condition and I’ve pointed out any scratches in the photos. Sounds and works perfectly.

Featuring a variety of functions and controls, this synthesizer is perfect for musicians and producers looking to create authentic vintage C64 sounds. Whether you're using it in a studio or live performance setting, the Sid Station MOS 6581 Synthesis by Elektron is as authentic as it gets.

The sound of SidStation is, of course, very similar to that of the original Commodore 64. The SID chip is well known for being noisy. By design, the oscillators never stop outputting signal—even while not in use. It's this flaw, however, that is part of the character and sound of the SID chip. Tuning stability on this unit’s particular chip is the best I’ve ever heard.

The SidStation is capable of producing all the waveforms of the C64, Triangle, Saw, Pulse, Mix (which is a mix between Saw and Pulse) and variable Noise. Besides this is the synth, a 4-part LFO-modulation system which can be used with Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass and various combinations of these filters (including a Notchfilter). All of these are controllable by the four knobs on top of the SidStation."

Monday, June 10, 2024

Experiment : The 'MIDISID Beast', a 3-headed beast with 18 SID voices

video upload by MIDI IN

"It has long been a dream of mine to build a version of MIDISID with 6 SIDs making 18 voices. The MIDISID Beast if you will. Here I hook up 3 regular MIDISIDs to test the idea.

0:00 The current 2-SID 6-voice MIDISID
0:25 The Dream
0:53 Testing the idea wit 3 regular MIDISIDs
2:09 Comfortably Numb
8:32 canyon.mid
10:35 passport.mid
12:43 Day of the Tentacle part of opening sequence
14:03 closing thoughts and invitation to Cambridge to experience The Beast"

Thursday, January 04, 2024

Twisted Electrons TherapSID MK1 SID MIDI Synth w/ Commodore 5.25 Utlity Disk

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"This listing is for an original mint condition Twisted Electrons TherapSID MK1. This powerful desktop synthesizer features all the stock features of the TherapSID, along with upgrade version of the Commodore 6581 SID compatible Nobomi ARMSID chip installed, which capable of producing all the classic SID mesmerizing sounds, without all the background noise of the Commodore 6581/6582/8580 SID chips.

This MIDI synthesizer comes with knobs for easy manipulation and offers a unique sonic experience that will take your music production to the next level. From France-based brand Twisted Electrons, this synthesizer is perfect for both professional audio equipment and musical instrument enthusiasts.

Whether you're a seasoned musician or a beginner, this particular TherapSID MK1 is an excellent addition to your musical toolkit. Explore the endless possibilities of sound creation with this upgraded, state-of-the-art, tactile synthesizer module.

Features include:

5-pin MIDI input
1/4 audio input/output jacks
Nobomi ARMSID upgrade installed, Commodore 5.25 utlity disk and instruction sheet included"

Friday, December 29, 2023

Endless Sands ( Commodore 64 & Sid Factory II )

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Hi here is a SiD track I made using Sid Factory II.

listen to this on Deepsid

download the sid from drop box

Learn about Sid Factory II

Find my content entertaining or helpful? you can make my day by buying one of my songs at"

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Therapsid - why to love the 6581 sid chip

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Such an amazing filter.

Hi , I was just practicing writing on Sid Factory II (testing ASID don't think this build is live yet), which is controlling the Therapsid via an elektron TM-1 midi interface (didnt have turbo on here), Therapsid was provided by Twisted Electrons many moons ago.

I Think this sort of thing is why Sid chips in particular the 6581's are so hard to emulate or make replacements of."

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Song Made On A 1984 "Portable" Computer - Commodore SX64 Dual Sid Chip

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"This song was made on MSSIAH on the SX64. Dual Sid chips
Download the song .WAV and .MP£ here :-
Here is a Video about the computer :-" How Portable Is The 1983 Commodore SX64???

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

How Portable Is The 1983 Commodore SX64???

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Today we see how portable the 1983 Commodore SX64 portable computer actually is! and make some music on it!!! if you'd like to see more videos on this project/livestreams and Download :-"

Saturday, October 21, 2023


video upload by Retrozentrum

"Prepare for the future!

Dive into the futuristic soundscape of the HEXAGON, a Synthesizer powered by the unparalleled Commodore 64 SID Soundchip from MOS Technology!

From the smooth Triangle tones, the edgy buzz of a Sawtooth wave, to the unique vibes of a Pulse wave and the wild randomness of noise - with HEXAGON Commodore is bringing you the tones of tomorrow! Experience 4 breathtaking waveforms each full of power and volume - But what is better than one oscillator? Right - Another one! Just one switch away and you are able to play two notes with one key, no problemo! Or set both oscillators to the same pitch and feel the power of two voices combined! We bet you won't ever release a key to make this beast playing music forever!

Tailor every note to perfection! With full control over the tones even out of space-time, you are ready for the future! Be able to adjust Attack, Decay, Sustain, and Release to craft sounds that are beyond this world. Even make your notes slide and sway and dive into sonic realms with a chaos generating Pitch Modulator...And by chaos we mean absolute madness. This thing is a demon in creating mental sounds! But hold on - Of course you can also create wonderful chords with it - We won't let you down, no matter what type of noise you want to create!

But don't worry if you don't know anything about waveforms or Envelopes or Amplitudes or Giana Sisters or Bubble Bobble or Camel or Impossible Mission..The HEXAGON makes it so easy to make music and create noise but comes with a high quality soundchip that is state of the art! - The one and only SID! Normally it costs a lot of knowledge and practice to get yourself deeper into the great SID composing with a C64 but here is your solution!

Why just play when you can compose? With an ultimate capacity of 64 Kilobytes HEXAGON's innovative Step Sequencer powered by an onboard memory chip is there for you to let you arrange your very own future hits step-by-step and note-by-note. (Yes folks you heard it right, no floppy disks anymore, you are welcome)

HEXAGON - For $595, you get what nobody else can give you for twice the price! So what are you waiting for? Get yourself a HEXAGON!

powered by Commodore International and MOS Technology

...or at least inspired by it :)

Retro Gadgets is a game where you can build and code your own gadgets with several assets like LEDs, Buttons, Screens etc. Check out the Game on Steam Early Access!"

Monday, July 24, 2023

MIDISID manual : the four modes of operation

video upload by MIDI IN

"in which I describe and demonstrate MIDISID's four modes: General MIDI, MT32, Polyphonic and Monophonic.

This is mostly concerned with the different ways that MIDISID can alloctate the incoming MIDI data to the 6 SID voices it has.

0:00 introduction
0:28 General MIDI
3:50 MT32
4:20 Polyphonic
5:30 Monophonic
6:31 Fooling around with some interesting sounds"

See the MIDI IN label below for more.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Duck Tales theme on 2xSIDs

video upload by MIDI IN

"I will be making a follow-up to this in which I explain how I started off with a .mid and made it work well with MIDISID. That will be the start of a series of videos to accompany chapters of the MIDISID manual, in this case 'playing a .mid and getting the most out of it'."

See the MIDI In label for more.

Sunday, April 09, 2023

Quick look at what I'm up to today - "MIDISID" for RC2014

video upload by MIDI IN

"This project brings together the SID interface for RC2014 by Quazar:
(also shortly available from )
... and my new MIDI interface for RC2014:
In the video I demonstrate how I've got some tracks set up in Logic which are sending on channels 1,2 and 3. Notes are being played on the SID by the RC2014 with a program I'm writing in Z80 asm."

Sunday, March 19, 2023

ASID player using real C64 (Ode to 64 by Søren Lund) Station64

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"This is not my music. Though this video needs to be on the internet.

lot of this stuff is so niche or lost it just doesn't exist on youtube. it's not really what I usually do on this channel but if not me who else is going to do it.

So what's going on here. The Software on the Laptop is from Elektron's download page for the SID station. it is an ASID player. Basically you load a sid file into it and it sends that data via midi cables (not midi protocol)

so the Sidstation..Midibox sid. (I think Hardsid) can support ASID. probably others. DJ Indikator wanted a way for a real commodore 64 to be compatible with ASID so in recent years they made Station64 which is a full midi native c64 software but it amazing supports ASID.

The Elektron software doesn't know what it is sending to. So the c64 is playing it on its 6581r4ar into my mixer. into the little M8 tracker which is being an audio interface for my phone so this video has direct audio.

I was so happy to get this working. had to share. Also more people that hear Ode to 64 the better."

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

PeacockMedia MIDISID jam with Drumstep Pro

video upload by Dj Puzzle

"Something new on the Table of Boom. Here we have an Arturia Drumstep Pro sequencing the Sinmons SDS9 and the MIDISID. It’s also sending sync to the 1010music Razzmatazz. The Replicator is a cassette tape echo device. Interesting fact, the MIDISID uses two SID chip clones to generate synth sounds you would find made by a Commodore 64. MIDISID uses two modern SID recreations (Nano SwinSIDs). The reveb on the MIDISID is coming from that cheap Harbinger mixer I got a couple months ago. I think it sounds nice for the price."

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Creepin' around

video upload by MIDI IN

"A creepy tune for a dark and cold January Sunday evening.

As you can see, I've worked within 6 channels with MIDISID as an external instrument so that all of the audio can be captured from the back of MIDISID in one take.

I sat down last night with no ideas but after a little messing around we were almost at this stage. A little more tweaking today."

Sunday, January 08, 2023

MIDISID 6 oscillator 4 waveform Synthesizer

video uploads by MIDI IN

Echoes on Stone Walls, rendered on dual SIDS
Developing MIDISID

via PeacockMedia

"This is a 6-oscillator synthesiser with a choice of 4 waveforms per voice, ADSR, filtering and modulations such as PWM and vibrato. It also has some advanced features like ring modulation and waveform sync.

The SID (;Sound Interface Device;) was designed for the 1982 Commodore 64 home computer. It has many features and a distinctive sound. MIDISID uses two modern SID recreations (Nano SwinSIDs). MIDISID has three modes allowing you to play .mid files or plug in a MIDI controller such as a keyboard. You can choose from preset sounds or dive into the parameters, create and store your own sounds.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #128: SammichSID - Song 1

video upload by Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the SammichSID. It was designed to be a streamlined, compact version of the MIDIbox SID synthesizer DIY kit. Designed around two SID chips, it is two-voice multitimbral with a total of six oscillators.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
SammichSID - Zoom MS-70CDR - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Sunday, August 07, 2022

Sammich SID Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Reverb and Erica Synths Zen Delay

video upload by Limbic Bits

Friday, July 15, 2022

Midibox Sammich SID

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"Functions perfectly. Some tiny blemishes.

Just a warning, this is equipped with vintage chips which may eventually partially or completely fail. Modern replacements are available.

Includes power supply and 1/4" stereo to 2x 1/4" mono adapter so it can be plugged into a stereo mixer.

Midibox Sammich SID C64 Commodore 64 Synthesizer 8580 R5 chips."

Thursday, December 03, 2020

MB-6582 midibox sid and the armalyte nostalgia


"Quick demo of an MB-6582 wrapped up in a Thalamus nostalgia shabby scroller, for anyone considering building one. They can do lots of conventional and nice synth stuff, but the way they can pull off being a supercharged commodore 64 is where the magic is for me. A throw back to the days of pissing my parents off by turning the tv up full blast to listen to Hubbard and Galway tracks. Such a cool machine :)"

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