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SIDCog v1.3 produces C64 sound on Propeller

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Johannes Ahlebrand has released version 1.3 of SIDCog. This Spin language object emulates the famous sound chip in the Commodore 64 running in a single Propeller cog. The developer reports it's much closer to the 8580 than the 6581 when it comes to filter emulation and combined waveforms. Features include...

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Jeri Ellsworth C64 bass guitar explained

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kDhpFaf4EY[/embed] We talked to Jeri (@6:22) at this years Bay Area Maker Faire about her C64 bass guitar. In this video she goes into the internals of her project. Jeri shows a bass guitar she build from an old C64. It uses the original sound chip (SID 6581) for keytar...

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Competition Pro retro joystick USB adapter

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Markus decided to reuse an old Commodere 64 Competiton Pro joystick, so he added a USB adapter to it. The retro joystick uses a simple interface over the D-SUB 9 connector, using one connection for each movement direction and one connection per button. He used a PIC24FJ64GB002 microcontroller to translate...

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CommodoreFree online magazine

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

If you are into retrocomputing with the Commodore C64 or clone then you will be interested in reading CommodoreFree. This is a free online magazine which has been published since 2007 and is now in its 53 issue. You can download all issues beginning with number 4 from the CommodoreFree...

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C64 sound on Parallax Propeller

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

The eight-core Parallax Propeller is capable of some pretty amazing things. One use developed by Johannes Ahlebrand is to emulate the famous Commodore 64 sound chip. His SIDcog V 1.0 code object allows the Propeller to accurately emulate an original C64 SID chip. With this code, your Prop can produce...

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