The portable SID player…

The portable SID player…

SidWow, nice project and the MP3s on the site are fantastic! – “SIDman is a portable SID music playing device. If you don’t know what SID music is, then get thee to here now. The SIDman was an experiment to see if a PIC microcontroller could emulate another processor in real time, and still carry out other functions. It seems to have been a success :-). There are still a couple rough edges here and there, but it seems to handle most tunes fine.” Thanks Johan! Link.

4 thoughts on “The portable SID player…

  1. NessieVL says:

    I get a 404 on the link to

  2. unterhausen says:

    It’s ok, the page was uninformative. Paraphrasing: I built this cool thing that uses a SID chip to make music(unspoken: I got a schematic from the internet and modified it slightly) There were multiple links on the page to different explanations about how he wasn’t going to help you in any way.

    There are no hints about how to make it. If you are interested, go to the midibox project. You can buy cheap boards to build cooler SID based instruments, and there is an active forum to help people build the instruments.

    The Midibox community are nearly as rigid about how and why they will help someone interested in building a midibox. Given a reasonable effort on the part of a maker, they will help. There was a big controversy on the forum a while back because one of the regulars sold a midibox on ebay — you’d think he killed somebody’s mother. I bought a stack of Commodore 64s a while back, so I think I will buy the boards and try my hand at this.

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