SID music

SID chip

The SID (Sound Interface Device) is a microchip containing a digitally controlled analog synthesizer. Due to its unique sound, its advanced nature (at the time), and the fact that the popular Commodore 64 home computer came equipped with it, the SID chip has attracted a cult-like following, of which I am a part.

SID related pages

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A 9-bit pitch technique

This article describes a new approach to representing pitch in C64 playroutines. The intended audience is people with a general understanding of C64 coding and SID playroutine design, although readers outside this somewhat narrow demographic may still find the article interesting. Read more.

Posted Tuesday 31-Mar-2015 00:44, 4 comments.

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A Chipful of Love For You

I made a schlager chiptune for Gubbdata 2013, and it won the C64 Music compo! Read more.

Posted Tuesday 7-May-2013 00:07, 9 comments.

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A Computer In My Backpack (And A Chiptune In My Heart)

This was my contribution to the Oldskool Music compo at Revision 2016. It ended up on a 5th place. Read more.

Posted Monday 28-Mar-2016 13:51, 7 comments.

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Air on a Rasterline

My contribution to the C64 Music compo at Datastorm 2013, where it ended up on 5th place. Read more.

Posted Wednesday 20-Mar-2013 17:08, 3 comments.

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Allt under himmelens fäste

I suppose it's a bit upside-down to make a SID cover of a Visa Röster song. Read more.

Posted Thursday 9-Aug-2007 10:32, 3 comments.

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A Mind Is Born

Making a demo in just 256 bytes would be a formidable challenge regardless of platform. A Mind Is Born is my attempt to do it on the Commodore 64. In the absence of an actual 256-byte compo, it was submitted to the Oldskool 4K Intro compo at Revision 2017, where it ended up on 1st place. Read more.

Posted Thursday 20-Apr-2017 08:13, 53 comments.

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Bärnsten

"Bärnsten" (Swedish for "amber") is the result of an experiment I made a couple of years ago. I created some sounds on the C64, sampled them using an 8-bit sampler, and mixed them with some drum loops using a multi-channel tracker on the Amiga. Read more.

Posted in ancient times, 2 comments.

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Dishwasher Groove

A beat was coming from the dishwasher in the kitchen, so I turned it into a SID tune for the C64 music compo at Gubbdata 2017, where it ended up on 3rd place. Read more.

Posted Thursday 21-Sep-2017 21:32, 0 comments.

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Fratres

Posted Monday 3-Dec-2007 07:52, 46 comments.

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Fugue on a theme by D. M. Hanlon

This is a SID tune that I composed for the Crack Intro Music Competition 2017 at CSDb. The rules called for a looping tune, no longer than 1 minute. I decided to write a fugue. Read more.

Posted Wednesday 4-Oct-2017 23:01, 0 comments.

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Glyptodont

Glyptodont was my contribution to the C64 music compo at Datastorm 2017 Summer Edition. It achieved a meager 5th place out of six, although that is perhaps to be expected for a pensive and melancholic tune. I hope you will enjoy it anyway! Read more.

Posted Thursday 21-Sep-2017 21:42, 0 comments.

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Hardsync

Named after one of the characteristic features of the SID chip, Hardsync is a C64 party game that follows in the (wait for it...) footsteps of games like Dance Dance Revolution and StepMania. Read more.

Posted Thursday 8-Nov-2012 15:23, 10 comments.

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Intertwined

I made a SID tune together with Dane of Booze Design. It ended up on 2nd place in the C64 Music compo at Datastorm 2017. Enjoy! Read more.

Posted Wednesday 15-Mar-2017 08:08, 0 comments.

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King Fisher 0x28

This little tune was composed for my good friend Linus Walleij, who turned 0x28 recently. Read more.

Posted Tuesday 10-Jul-2012 22:46, 6 comments.

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Lunatico

Lunatico was my entry in the prestigious X'2016 demo compo. To my surprise and joy it ended up on 2nd place, beating such titans as Censor Design and Offence/Prosonix. Read more.

Posted Tuesday 1-Nov-2016 00:29, 8 comments.

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Nymphaea

This SID tune was composed for (and partly at) Breakpoint 2008. Read more.

Posted Tuesday 25-Mar-2008 19:26, 2 comments.

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One man and his piano

This is my cover of Rob Hubbard's One Man And His Droid. Read more.

Posted in ancient times, 11 comments.

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Paraforce

A "bastard pop" track consists of two different pieces of music, by two competing or quarreling artists, played back at the same time. Read more.

Posted Sunday 24-Dec-2006 14:10, 5 comments.

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Parallax for piano

Martin Galway's Parallax, by me, live, on a real piano, without any edits or overdubs. Read more.

Posted in ancient times, 5 comments.

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Perfectly Well-Adjusted

This was my contribution to the music compo at X'2016, where it ended up on 20th place. Read more.

Posted Tuesday 1-Nov-2016 00:25, 0 comments.

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Reverberations

Posted Saturday 10-May-2008 09:27, 23 comments.

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Safe VSP

Posted Wednesday 20-Mar-2013 23:23, 10 comments.

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Scene Spirit

This was my contribution to the music compo at X 2014. It ended up on 10th place. Enjoy! Read more.

Posted Monday 15-Dec-2014 11:36, 3 comments.

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Shards of Fancy

Shards of Fancy is a C64 demo released in the Oldskool Demo competition at Revision 2013, where it ended up on 6th place. Read more.

Posted Tuesday 2-Apr-2013 18:01, 1 comment.

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Sidreloc

Posted Monday 28-May-2012 10:13, 15 comments.

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SID theme search engine

Posted Tuesday 29-Jan-2008 07:36, 6 comments.

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Slaepwerigne

This SID tune was composed for Breakpoint 2009. It ended up 7th in the Oldschool Executable Music compo, which isn't too bad considering its original approach. Read more.

Posted Tuesday 5-May-2009 07:35, 0 comments.

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Specular Highlight

I composed this SID tune for the Executable Music Oldskool compo at Revision 2014, where it ended up on 5th place. Read more.

Posted Wednesday 14-May-2014 00:46, 4 comments.

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Summer cloud

This is my first regular SID tune. It was written for Backslash 2007, where it ended up on 4th place. Read more.

Posted Saturday 14-Jul-2007 13:19, 2 comments.

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The SID septet

The "Vad faller..." ("What woodland...") movement of Lars-Erik Larssons Förklädd Gud (God In Disguise), arranged for a SID septet. Read more.

Posted in ancient times, 4 comments.

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To Die For

Here's my contribution to the C64 music compo at Gubbdata 2016. It's in the style of a highscore ballad—hence the name—and it ended up on 4th place. Read more.

Posted Wednesday 6-Jul-2016 00:14, 0 comments.

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Toy Rocket

This little SID tune ended up on 3rd place in the Oldskool Music compo at Revision 2017. I composed it on a real C64 using my recently released tracker, Blackbird. Hope you like it! Read more.

Posted Tuesday 2-May-2017 22:37, 2 comments.

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Variation 18

This was my entry for the wild compo at Revision 2015. Read more.

Posted Sunday 5-Apr-2015 21:56, 7 comments.

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Your Heptacular Eyes

Karmic organised a “Non-standard Time Signature Compo” over at CSDb, so of course I couldn't resist making a contribution. Here's my SID tune, which actually ended up on 1st place! Read more.

Posted Wednesday 6-Jul-2016 00:14, 0 comments.