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Music => Musicians' Section => Topic started by: amj on June 24, 2006, 03:17:48 am

Title: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: amj on June 24, 2006, 03:17:48 am
Since it's blatantly apparent that unless I win the lottery or work 8 hours a day, 7 days a week for the whole summer, I won't be getting a SiD station. But what would be the nearest thing when it comes to making cool noises?
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: not12x on June 24, 2006, 10:03:26 am
software synths.

get a good program.  i reccomend Reason 3.0 or FL6.  FL6 is easier to use, but very limited.  reason is much deeper, harder to use, and has a wealth more variety.

essentialy, the difference is taht instead of turning a knob, you use your mouse, and instead of carrying a box, you carry your computer.

and its torren^H^H^H^H^H^H easy to buy.
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: Gazus on June 24, 2006, 05:23:57 pm
ReFX QuadraSID (http://www.refx.net/pro_quadrasid.htm) is kinda cool for this. :)
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: rivasz.gergo on June 24, 2006, 07:39:57 pm
or Quantum64, which is a free VST
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: Gazus on June 24, 2006, 09:24:34 pm
And Unknown 64 (http://www.kvraudio.com/get/1551.html) which is free, too. :D
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: Ant on June 26, 2006, 11:15:14 pm
Link to other thread: http://forum.machinaesupremacy.com/index.php?topic=3281.0

QuadraSiD works on almost all music software programs so it's a safe option
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: Crazywater on June 29, 2006, 12:31:55 am
Or build your own sidstation.
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: pmprog on June 29, 2006, 04:06:48 pm
Or build your own sidstation.
I thought about making a portable SID player that plays PSIDS (from HVSC etc.), you know, kinda like a pocket MP3 player (Creative MuVo, or iPOD) using a SID chip and some flash memory, but I have two problems-
1) I can't find any SID chips
2) I'm not *that* good at electronics

I will continue to dream though...
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: MDX on June 29, 2006, 04:07:52 pm
what a strange avatar you have, explain that bad boy right there.
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: pmprog on June 29, 2006, 05:32:28 pm
what a strange avatar you have, explain that bad boy right there.

Who? me? That "bad boy" is a hand-pixelled self-portrait. Probably one of my best (or at least, favourite) pieces. Took about 30 minutes to an hour. It only contains 12 colours (including the transparent colour)
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: Фраеон on June 29, 2006, 05:56:08 pm
So...pmprog...are you Leonard Nimoy in disguise?

Anyhow, Quantum64 is pretty nice, at least if you're a poor student. :P
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: pmprog on June 29, 2006, 06:59:30 pm
So...pmprog...are you Leonard Nimoy in disguise?
LOL! Funny you should say that, when I posted it on http://www.pixeljoint.com/ (http://www.pixeljoint.com/), somebody asked me on there if I was vulcun

Thanks to rivasz.gergo for pointing out Quantum64, I'm going to have a play with that  ;D
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: Crazywater on June 30, 2006, 09:41:05 pm
Or build your own sidstation.
I thought about making a portable SID player that plays PSIDS (from HVSC etc.), you know, kinda like a pocket MP3 player (Creative MuVo, or iPOD) using a SID chip and some flash memory, but I have two problems-
1) I can't find any SID chips
2) I'm not *that* good at electronics

I will continue to dream though...
1) Just buy a C64 from eBay or something...
2) Start here (http://www.ucapps.de/midibox_sid.html).
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: MDX on June 30, 2006, 10:30:51 pm
nice av =) i did actually think it was vulcan. cool either way.
Title: Re: Nearest thing to a SiD station?
Post by: pmprog on July 01, 2006, 03:27:04 pm
1) Just buy a C64 from eBay or something...
2) Start here (http://www.ucapps.de/midibox_sid.html).

What a great link! That looks really cool...
Thanks