Tag: SID

Review: Reformation 2 – the new C64 remix album by Matt Gray!

After 18 months of blood, sweat, tears, not to mention late nights, Matt Gray has finally released the digital version of Reformation 2, the highly-anticipated second album containing remixes of classic Commodore 64 music. I’ve always been somewhat wary of handing money to crowd-sourced funding campaigns, but I made the exception when the Kickstarter for the original Reformation was launched…

Miloman Music Project announces new SID-themed music album!

Here at ViTNO, we’re all huge fans of the Commodore 64’s SID sound chip, so it’s always exciting to learn about new music projects making use of it’s distinct sound. This time it’s the work of Milosz Chrapek under the guise of Miloman Music Project, as he intends to release an album of electronic music that fuses retro, chip-tune melodies…

Pentagram Arcade Adventure- Commodore Plus/4

Pentagram is a new game for the Commodore Plus/4. In the game you must help Sabreman to find the lost Pentagram, an artifact of magical power. The game is based on the Atari 800 source code from Mariusz. The game also has support for a SID card. Download: TED, SID Website: plus4world

MixSID flexible stereo SID board with integrated channel mixer

The MixSID is a stereo SID board for the Commodore 64 that can be used with any combination of SID models on a wide range of C64 mainboards. Features include an integrated stereo channel mixer, pragmatic stereo addressing scheme, flexible handling of io areas, onboard audio input, output and digiboost circuits, dedicated stereo output, full paddle compatibility and versatile digital…

20 Years of HVSC!

The High Voltage SID Collection is now 20 years old! For this occasion a special music collection has been compiled. There is also an update available of the High Voltage SID Collection. There are now more than 48,500 SIDs in the collection. In this update 1022 new SIDs, 811 fixed/better rips, 791 SID credit fixes, 143 SID model/clock info’s, 60…

SID Known v1.12 – Commodore 64

Wilfred Bos released an update of SID Known. This version is compatible with the latest HVSC (#65). SID Known is a tool which you can use to identify SID tunes from SID and PRG files. Download: sidknown_v112.zip Source: CSDb

Compute's Gazette Sid Collection Update: CGSC v1.33

The CGSC (Compute’s Gazette Sid Collection) has had an update. The COMPUTE!’s Sidplayer was a music system, created by Craig Chamberlain and Harry Bratt, for the Commodore 64. The aim of the Compute’s Gazette Sid Collection is to preserve as many of those Sidplayer music files in one location as possible. The current collection contains 15311 MUS, 4208 STR and…

FPGASID – Remaking SID Chip with an FPGA

The FPGASID Project consists in a of a standard Commodore 64 main-board where the SID chip has been replaced by an FPGA. An FPGA is a circuit which the user/developer can create custom “chips” programmatically. The ultimate goal is to make the FPGASID and the original SID behave absolutely identical. You can read all details of this neat project following the…

SID Chips and C64 Music with Ocean Software's Matthew Cannon

Scott Hanselman hosts the HanselMinutes Podcast, and on the show #498 released today, he talks to Matthew Cannon about the musical revolution that happened the eighties and early 90s in video game soundtracks. Matthew worked at Ocean Software and composed music for games like Navy Seals, Batman: The Movie, Elf, and many more. Matthew worked on C64, Amiga, SNES, Megadrive,…

Ray Manta – Live at e̡x̕p (Metro Hotel – Aug 12 2015)

Thanks to Tim Koch, you can listen to a live performance of Ray Manta. Ray Manta uses a Commodore 64C with an extra 6581 SID chip / Prophet cartridge and a Commodore 64 with Messiah cartridge / Alien Group Voice Box Hardware expansion. Tracklist: Theme from Ray Manta, Holahola, Sun Pig and Home is Where the Heart is (PiL Cover)….