Showing posts with label SammichSID. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SammichSID. Show all posts

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Sammich SID Commodore 64 (C64) MIDI Chiptune Synthesizer w/ MOS Technology Inside Logo

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MOS Technology Inside
MOS 6581

Sunday, August 07, 2022

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

video upload by Limbic Bits

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sammich SID with 2 x SwinSID Installed

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Published on May 19, 2018 Q J

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"Sammich SID music sythesizer with 2 SwinSID chips installed. The chips has a jumper to select between MOS 6581 or Mos 8580.

I don't use arcrylic case anymore. They are soft and fragile, lots of scraches/marks overtime. That's why I am using a new design aluminum case. I've also added a fan next to the regulators. As you know the regulators generate lots of heat and the SID chip is right next to it and they are working at a very high temperature. The heat will damage the SID overtime and causing a broken filter, so a fan next to it will help releasing the heat from the regulator. The rack mount ears is optional. CNC pre-cut all sockets at the bottom of the case, you can remove them easily and plug all midi and audio sockets to the back. Add the rack mount ears and turn the unit to a rack mount unit. Optional rack mount ears will be extra $20 including all midi & ausio sockets for installation. I only have 10 sets of rack mount ears at the moment and they only comes in black."

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Sammich FM synthesizer with Yamaha YMF262 OPL3 sound chip

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You can find details and videos at the listing previously captured here.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sammich FM synthesizer Un-assemble DIY kit Yamaha YMF262 OPL3 sound chip

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You can find some videos featuring the YMF262 in the archives.

"The Yamaha YMF262, also known as the OPL3 (OPL is an Acronym for FM Operator Type-L), is an Frequency modulation synthesis Sound chip released by Yamaha Corporation in 1988. It is an improved version of the Yamaha YM3812 (OPL2). It was used in a number IBM PC soundcards including Sound Blaster 16 and Pro AudioSpectrum (16bit). It adds the following features:

The YMF262 improved upon the feature-set of the YM3812, adding the following features:[1]

twice as many channels (18 instead of 9)
simple stereo (hard left, center or hard right)
4 channel sound output
4 new waveforms (alternating-sine, "camel"-sine, square and logarithmic sawtooth)
4 oscillator mode, pairing 2 channels together to create up to six 4 oscillator FM voices
reduced latency for host-register access (the OPL2 had much longer I/O access delays)
subtle differences in the sine-wave lookup table and envelope generator to YM3812 (e.g. the modulator waveform on YM3812 is delayed by one sample, whereas both carrier and modulator waveforms on OPL3 are properly synchronized)[2]
YMF262 also removed support for the little-used CSM mode, featured on YM3812 and YM3526.[2]

The YMF262's FM synthesis mode is configurable in different ways:[1]

Its basic mode provides 18 two-operator FM channels.

One setting, common to the OPL line, converts 3 of the FM channels into a 5-channel percussion set.

Another setting, introduced with this chip, causes 12 of the channels to be paired up into six four-operator channels. This trades in polyphony for more complex sound formation.

The two settings can be used separately or in conjunction, resulting in four total modes:

18 2-operator channels
15 2-operator channels + 5 drum channels (drum setting on)
6 2-operator channels + 6 4-operator channels (4-op setting on)
3 2-operator channels + 6 4-operator channels + 5 drum channels (both settings on)
Like its predecessor, the OPL3 outputs audio in digital-I/O form, requiring an external DAC chip like the YAC512."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Scrambled Live Mix

Published on Aug 15, 2017

"Testing out the live setup"

Cool command center style case. See if you can ID all the gear. There are some obscure pieces in there. When you are done guessing you can check some of them out in previous posts from prinztronix here.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

SammichFM Random Patch Generation

Published on Mar 29, 2014 mCKENIC·19 videos

Watch your volume levels on this one.

"Short demo of the random patch generation functions of the SammichFM synth. Sorry its blurry & noisy, I believe the cable I used between my interface & the camera is unshielded. In the room its whisper quiet - apologies.

The procedure - From boot-up, press the right most of the four menu buttons. Scroll all the way right with the Menu jog-wheel until 'RND' is available. Again press the right most menu button, the one just under 'RND'. You are now in the Randomizer Menu. From here you can randomize the entire patch, the operators, LFO, or just env gens etc. I find 'All' the best for out there sounds and when sometimes you get something unusable, just randomize the 'OP' button :-)

Hope this is useful to someone - this is how I generate most of my whacky/out there/metal percussion sounds!"

I ~~heart~~ SammichFM

Published on Mar 29, 2014

"The first 40something random patches in my SammichFM. Hope you enjoy! Pix from a Google search!"

Sunday, November 03, 2013

BMOT live set 2 - deep acid techno

Published on Feb 24, 2013 bmot·7 videos

"2nd live set from the home studio. This time it's longer AND deeper, you lucky people! As it was a one-shot live recording there were naturally a few mistakes, but i'm sure can you appeciate there's no such thing as "perfect" in this kind of performance just as no two performances will ever be the same.

Everything you hear is hardware played and triggered in real time. There are no computers or DAWs involved except for recording the video/audio for youtube.

Kit list and routing for this set:

RS7000 (sequencer, sampler, midi in from TR707, 2x midi out)
TR-707 (master clock, DIN sync out, midi out)
Jomox XBase09 (midi in)
TB-xOx Box with RE20 space echo and Boss DS2 distortion (DIN sync in)
Roland MC-202 with distortion (midi in via Kenton Pro Solo II)
BugBrand Travel Weevil (no sync, audio routed through RS7000 ext audio in)"

via Sean

BMOT live - hardware set

Published on Feb 22, 2013

"Live set from the home studio, unedited and completely live, 100% hardware.

3 part-improvised tracks, technno/acid/deep sounds. I just started experimenting with these tracks, they might bcome part of the live set. It's my first video in a long time, tell me what you think.

This video features:

Yamaha RS7000 (sequencer)
Roland MC-202/Kenton Pro-Solo II
Jomox XBase09
Roland TR-707
sammichSID (just recently got this, still learning)
Boss RE-20
Nobels Xtreme
Boss DS-2 (sorry, the ProCo Rat broke last week)"

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Kick.S Live / X736 KORG Electribe & sammichSID

Published on Jun 16, 2013

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Kick.S Live / X737 KORG Electribe & xOxbOx

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Kick.S DEMO / sammichSID

Kick.S DEMO / sammichSID
Published on Jun 9, 2013 KickSenior·256 videos

Kick.S DEMO 2 / sammichSID (Bass Line)

Kick.S DEMO 3 / sammichSID (Drum Kit)

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electro harmonix Cathedral

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

MIDIbox SammichSID Patch Demo

Published on Dec 19, 2012 by piamuk

"TITLE TYPO: It's 2 6851 SID Chips. Oops.

Demo of most of the stock patches. The Right Channel SID has a dead Oscillator (OSC 1), so the patches are not going to sound exact, but close enough. Couple of things to note, the loud pop when changing patches is the nature of the beast. Also the VCA bleed is inherent in all SID chips.

Effects used: Electro Harmonix Cathedral, Moog Moogerfooger MF-104M Analog Delay.

PSP Vintage Warmer V2 Compressor on Master Channel at mixdown."

Saturday, August 25, 2012

SammichSID MIdIbox Synthesizer

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"This is the very rare, hard to get SammichSID. This is a synthesizer, sequencer, arpeggiator, FX processor. This product was originally released by a website called ucapps/MIDIBox in very small limited quantities. It was released as an unassembled kit, with electronic components that had to be soldered. This version is from the extremely limited, very first run. This unit features a 12v power supply. It was assembled by a professional (by a MIL-SPEC certified solderer, and he has been soldering for over twenty years.) As you can see, this unit has the 24 x 24 red (ultrabright) LED matrix and the logo in the top right corner. It also has 5 banksticks that can store up to 128 patches each. Examples of patch categories include Lead, Bass, Brass, Pads, Waveforms, Drum Kits, Arpeggios, Sequences, and 303 style bassline sequences. This box has more operations than I can possibly mention. Other features include several oscillators with multiple waveforms, filters (each channel = 1/2 or both), 6 assignable LFO's with multiple waveforms and Sample and Hold, 2 Extended Envelopes, 8 seperate Modulators with a ton of options for each one, an internal apreggiator with extensive control over various functions like time division swing direction range and more. There is also an internal sequencer that provides options for control over position, note, octave, accent and more. MIDI features include send/receive clock, CC control, note on/off, systex. There are MIDI In and MIDI Out ports, one 1/4" audio input and one 1/4" audio ouput and an on/off switch. Power Supply Included.

This box has so many options its in a category of its own. The functions and possibilites are unlimited with the SammichSID. There are several banks that have presets already programmed, some of which are my own. All of the original material included with the firmware is still on the machine as well as several more banks that have been added over the time of ownership. This machine works great, and does not have any defects inside or out."

Monday, June 25, 2012

SammichSID SID C64 synth/sound module

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"So,these are not made anymore and this is from one of the last batches produced... As you may/may not know these are kits,so although all the parts are included,you do have to build it yourself..which will of course require you to be a bit handy with a soldering iron..."

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Sammich SID 8 bit desktop synthesizer

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Sunday, April 01, 2012


YouTube Uploaded by Cranda11 on Mar 31, 2012

"Having a bit of improv with some new kit. The bassline is done with the original MeeBlip; there are four two-measure MIDI clips in Ableton, and I'm randomly switching amongst them using follow actions. All drum and percussion sounds were created on a Yamaha TX81Z, then imported to and edited in the Maschine software.

Gear used: MeeBlip, MeeBlipSE, Native Instruments Maschine Mikro, SammichFM, DSI TETR4, Eventide Space, Eventide TimeFactor. Recorded with Ableton Live in one pass of live improv."

Sunday, December 11, 2011

SammichSID Synthesizer

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"This was built from a MIDIBox board kit and contains two SID chips from the Commodore 64. The SIDStation is very similar, only two to three times more expensive. SID Chips are becoming increasingly rare, and the kits from which this SammichSID was assembled are to be discontinued in January, so you can expect the SammichSID to become more valuable in the future. Comes with its power adapter."

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Building DIY SammichFM 2011

YouTube Uploaded by Synthnl on Dec 10, 2011

"This year I build a Wilba SammichFM DIY synthesizer kit. It is bases on the famous Yamaha OPL3 sound chip that was also used on the famous Sound Blaster Pro 2.0 and SoundBlaster 16 ASP sound cards. It is a 4 voice FM synthesizer that sounds a lot like the famous Yamaha DX series. During the construction of the synthesizer I filmed the whole process. This movie is an excerpt of the 4 hours total build time. I made the 3D animations myself in Cinema 4D. The music you hear in the background in a track called 'thermosphere' from my 'AtmoSphere' album that I released in 2008. More information on the album on If you are interested in the whole build process of the SammichFM you can read that back on my blog on this URL:"

Thursday, April 14, 2011

sammichSID & sammichFM Assembly

sammichSID Assembly from Justin on Vimeo.

"A high speed construction video of a MIDIbox SammichSID synthesizer.

From the MIDIbox website:
sammichSID was designed to be the “no excuses” MIDIbox SID synthesizer kit - i.e. for all those people who want a MIDIbox SID but consider building it with modules too time-consuming, too newbie-unfriendly and/or too hard to design and construct a control surface, and where MB-6582 is too expensive, too daunting and/or too hard to source all the parts.

sammichSID therefore has the following design constraints/features, which support each other:

* cheap
* small
* DIY newbie friendly
* minimal control surface
* single “walwart”/AC adapter supply, no C64 PSU brick!
* stereo SID, optimized for 8580/6582A, 6581 optionally supported
* “sandwich-style” stacked PCB design, no wires!
* laser-cut 3mm acrylic case by Ponoko, customization possible
* industry standard 2×20 character LCD with low-power LED backlight, customization possible
* common control surface parts used, customization possible

I forgot to add a music credit at the end of the video. The audio track is djynnx. You might know him from NOMMO OGO. If you don't, you probably should. His music is amazing.

For more turbo-charged soldering iron action check out my Gristleizer assembly and test video here:​5498812

Or my MIDI controlled Atari game console here:​4424514

Or a vacuum tube clock here:​9153860"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Octatrack vs. SammichSid

YouTube Uploaded by Catabolicdj on Mar 22, 2011

"The iridescent SammichSid. Inside there's 2 6580 SID chips from Commodore 64s. Depending on the angle of the light, the SammichSid's color is purple, blue or gold. Mix those colors and sounds well with an Elektron Octatrack and you get a blend of old and new."

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Processing Samples with the OTO Biscuit

YouTube via duncanperson | February 16, 2011 |
sequence comes in at 2:04
"I treat a pipe organ with the Bisucit in Live 8 using great sounding Vibrato (gives a wide stereo image) and Delay (unfortunately in mono ): )

The pipe organ loop accompanies a drone and an arpeggio-type-thing both made with the SammichSID and the Biscuit.

This is also an example of the clean type sounds the biscuit can make."

OTO Biscuit on eBay

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