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
"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, 1 comment.
Martin Galway's Parallax, by me, live, on a real
piano, without any edits or overdubs. Read more.
Posted in ancient times, 4 comments.
It struck me that, at least in theory, organ pipes should generate quite
primitive sound waves. If so, how come a church organ doesn't sound like a
chip tune, which is also built up from simple waveforms? Well, actually
it will, if you remove the church. And if you connect a
Commodore 64 home computer to a loudspeaker in a large hall, it will
sound like an organ. Read more.
Posted Saturday 10-May-2008 07:27, 22 comments.
Finally! The SID theme finder has been resurrected and
upgraded to modern HVSC path names. Read more.
Posted Tuesday 29-Jan-2008 06:36, 3 comments.
Sidreloc is a tool for relocating SID tunes any
number of whole pages, using a novel but remarkably simple algorithm. It can
also relocate all zero-page variables used by the tune. Read more.
Posted Monday 28-May-2012 08:13, 9 comments.
When Frédéric Chopin wrote his rather melancholic
prelude in C minor, he did not know that years later, a computer game called
Ghosts And Goblins would carry the chord progression of the first few
bars of that very prelude into the hearts and minds of a whole new
generation. Read more.
Posted in ancient times, 2 comments.