Let's hear it
The MOS 6581 SID
was the voice box of the famed Commodore 64, and an inimitable speck of silicon that to this day sparks musical imagination and techno tinkering
(YouTube). Reborn as a commercial
synth, and remade in software (PC
), the original SID chip is still employed
by musicians for its 8-bit crunch, and a retro warmth that may charm you back into childhood.
Have an old Commodore in the basement? Know how to solder?
As a project for 2K7, why not DIY a SID box with MIDI
posted by kid ichorous
on Dec 17, 2006 -
- The Toronto PET User's Group. Founded in 1979 and still holding monthly meetings. For all your "PET
posted by GuyZero
on Dec 13, 2006 -
Back in April, Carmel Andrews and Charles F. Gray claimed
that Commodore reverse-engineered Atari's 8-bit hardware. Bob Yannes (creator of the SID chip
and co-founder of Ensoniq
. What results is a brief, informative history on the concept of "sprites" and the idea of reverse-engineering. More drama, reviews, and retro computing at The Atari Times
. (See also this
collection of links at atari.org. Happy holidays
posted by milquetoast
on Dec 14, 2005 -
Hey, Hey, 16K!
What does that get you today? Perhaps the best bit of nerd nostalgia since the NESBuckle
Catchy song, dodgy animation, and the disembodied floating head of Clive Sinclair... what more could you ask for? Other than your old C64
back... [via AccordionGuy]
posted by krunk
on May 7, 2004 -
uses unique instrumentation: the music is performed using obsolete computer equipment for instruments. Currently they are using a 1977 Atari 2600 game console, a 1986 portable 286 PC, a 1983 Commodore 64 computer, and a 1985 Epson dot matrix printer."
posted by cody
on Oct 28, 2003 -
Girls of '64
To continue with what seems like the mood of today, a site celebrating the highs and lows of computer pornography during the 8-bit days of the Commodore 64. As you would imagine, this piece isn't work safe. Or at any other time of the day for that matter.
posted by feelinglistless
on Apr 21, 2002 -