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REVIEWS (of Hardware) / C64 SID shootout - 6581 vs. 8580
« on: December 31, 2015, 12:16:39 PM »
I got my hands on 5 different Commodore 64 SID revisions (6581 R2 R3 R4 R4AR and 8580 R5) so it seemed obvious that a comparison would be a good idea. So I did it.

Started with a track that has been composed on a 6581 SID, recorded it with all the 5 different chips and wrote a post about the procedure. Then I thought it would be fair to do the same thing with a 8580 track and record it through all 6581's as well.

The result is a 3 part article with audio examples, waveform screenshots, some additional information and conclusion. Bring some cold beer, chips, etc. and follow these links:

SID shootout Part 1.
SID shootout Part 2.
SID shootout Part 3.

I've chose nice demoscene music instead of well-known game soundtrack because these ones are great to listen to and also show serious sound design skills, sometimes I felt the SID was crying while producing the audio.


NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Greetings from a demoscener :)
« on: November 16, 2015, 09:03:18 PM »

I'm Laszlo from Hungary, currently living in Nottingham, UK.
Please let me introduce myself with a few words: I have 8bit hearth in me since 1990 when I got a C64 from my parents, played games and started to compose music. Then switched to Amiga, later to PC but my brain operates on 8 bits still. Thanks to the good ol' C64 my profession is to compose music and designing sounds for video games. During the years I was an active demoscener (you might have heard about this underground community), produced a lot of music for demos.

My first contact with Andy and the RCM was at Leicester Space Centre where they presented a lot of oldschool machines during a big Star Wars event. I got their number and finally I had the pleasure to visit the museum a week ago.
Guys, it's the heaven. Literally.
Especially if you are a computer geek and demoscener like me.
I've seen a lot of retro stuff but there were some very special and unique machines I've never heard of...

Thanks for accepting my request to join this forum, I try to be a useful and active member :)

I also published some photos I shot last weekend:


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