Let’s Play with SidTracker64

June 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

SidTracker64 is a new chiptune studio, complete with classic synth elements from the Commodore 64’s SID sound chip

SidTracker64 finally released – Turns your iPad into a Commodore 64 chiptune workstation

June 19, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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SidTracker64, a new app that turns your iPad into ‘the ultimate chiptune production package tool’.

SidTracker64 emulates the classic SID sound chip from the Commodore 64. The app is a retro-style music creation tool and synthesizer, combined with modern features such as MIDI keyboard and controller input, Audiobus 2 and Inter-App Audio for recording in your favorite DAW-app.

MIDI clock in lets you sync to other apps and hardware drum machines and synthesizers.

Get it here >>

SID synthesizer engine specs:

  • Fully emulated SID 8580 R5 chip.
  • 3 separate voices
  • 8 waveforms – tri, saw, pulse with pwm, noise, trisaw, tripulse, sawpulse, nowave
  • Wavetable editing
  • 3 volume envelopes
  • Dedicated vibrato controls
  • 1 multimode filter LP/BP/HP (12/6/12db) with sweep envelope
  • Filter table editing. Change filter cutoff and modes up to 1/240
  • Hard sync and Ringmod per voice
  • PWM sweep envelop
  • PWM table editing
  • Hard restart
  • Variable emulation speed from 25-240hz (standard 50)
  • 32 instruments per song (copy/paste/rename)

Tracker (sequencer):

  • 3 voice patterns
  • Mute voices on/off
  • Change instrument per step
  • FX pattern – change volume/filter/speed per step
  • Loop pattern
  • Song building
  • Live or step recording
  • Metronome / count in
  • Follow mode
  • Note effects (Glide/sustain/vibrato/filter & pulse reset/tie)
  • Song mode with transpose

Midi:

  • Keyboard input 1-3 voices (mono, duo and polyphonic)
  • CC-assignable synth parameteras
  • Modulation wheel vibrato
  • Pitch bend
  • Midi Clock in
  • Selectable input channel

Export:

  • .s64 – native SidTracker 64 file
  • .m4a – audio
  • .sid – for use in sidplayer
  • .prg – exports play data for a real Commodore 64

SidTracker 64 vs Waldorf Attack for iPad

June 17, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Can’t wait for the SidTracker 64 to be released on appstore? Or maybe you think it is a viable alternative. Find out more in this compelling head to head battle!

SidTracker64 is the ultimate chiptune production package tool for the iPad. It emulates the SID sound chip from the dominating home computer of the 80s – The Commodore 64.

Get started immediately with the bundled songs and sounds in various styles, from old skool bleeps n blips to new school with multi speed and advanced table editing. Explore, remix and make new songs based on the old classics c64 game tracks “Commando” by Rob Hubbard or “Blood Money” by Fredrik Segerfalk, and the brand new youtube remix hit of the “True Survivor” Kung Fury soundtrack, all included in the app.

SidTracker64 is a retro-style music creation tool and synthesizer combined with modern features such as midi keyboard and controller input, Audiobus 2 and Inter App Audio for recording in your favourite DAW-app. Midi clock in lets you sync to other apps and hardware drum machines and synthesizers, such as the Elektron Analog Four.

SidTracker 64 can be used for live looping, making complete songs, and the minimum latency makes it suitable for live use. Export your music to Dropbox and e-mail as audio or .sid and even .prg files which you can run on a real Commodore 64.

Editing is based on hands on touch interaction or midi input instead of the hardcore style of direct data editing. Record live to a metronome or input notes step-style. Real SID-composing has never been simpler and more fun!

SID synthesizer engine specs:
· Fully emulated SID 8580 R5 chip.
· 3 separate voices
· 8 waveforms – tri, saw, pulse with pwm, noise, trisaw, tripulse, sawpulse, nowave
· Wavetable editing
· 3 volume envelopes
· Dedicated vibrato controls
· 1 multimode filter LP/BP/HP (12/6/12db) with sweep envelope
· Filter table editing. Change filter cutoff and modes up to 1/240
· Hard sync and Ringmod per voice
· PWM sweep envelop
· PWM table editing
· Hard restart
· Variable emulation speed from 25-240hz (standard 50)
· 32 instruments per song (copy/paste/rename)

Tracker (sequencer):
· 3 voice patterns
· Mute voices on/off
· Change instrument per step
· FX pattern – change volume/filter/speed per step
· Loop pattern
· Song building
· Live or step recording
· Metronome / count in
· Follow mode
· Note effects (Glide/sustain/vibrato/filter & pulse reset/tie)
· Song mode with transpose

Midi:
· Keyboard input 1-3 voices (mono, duo and polyphonic)
· CC-assignable synth parameteras
· Modulation wheel vibrato
· Pitch bend
· Midi Clock in
· Selectable input channel

Export:
· .s64 – native SidTracker 64 file
· .m4a – audio
· .sid – for use in sidplayer
· .prg – exports play data for a real Commodore 64

For more info:

http://www.sidtracker64.com
http://www.youtube.com/sidtracker64
http://www.instagram.com/sidtracker64
http://www.twitter.com/sidtracker64
http://www.facebook.com/SidTracker64

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Check out the new SidTracker 64 Preview video

June 6, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Available in appstore very soon!

SidTracker64 is the ultimate chiptune production package tool for the iPad. It emulates the SID sound chip from the dominating home computer of the 80s – The Commodore 64.

Get started immediately with the bundled songs and sounds in various styles, from old skool bleeps n blips to new school with multi speed and advanced table editing. Explore, remix and make new songs based on the old classics c64 game tracks “Commando” by Rob Hubbard or “Blood Money” by Fredrik Segerfalk, and the brand new youtube remix hit of the “True Survivor” Kung Fury soundtrack, all included in the app.

SidTracker64 is a retro-style music creation tool and synthesizer combined with modern features such as midi keyboard and controller input, Audiobus 2 and Inter App Audio for recording in your favourite DAW-app. Midi clock in lets you sync to other apps and hardware drum machines and synthesizers, such as the Elektron Analog Four.

SidTracker 64 can be used for live looping, making complete songs, and the minimum latency makes it suitable for live use. Export your music to Dropbox and e-mail as audio or .sid and even .prg files which you can run on a real Commodore 64.

Editing is based on hands on touch interaction or midi input instead of the hardcore style of direct data editing. Record live to a metronome or input notes step-style. Real SID-composing has never been simpler and more fun!

http://sidtracker64.com/
https://instagram.com/sidtracker64
https://twitter.com/sidtracker64
https://www.facebook.com/SidTracker64
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INSIDIOUS 6581 – new free Reaktor ensemble feat an emulation of the C64 sound chip

June 1, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Mike Clarke has released INSIDIOUS 6581, a free Reaktor ensemble that features a near-perfect emulation of the extraordinary Commodore 64 sound chip, the MOS SID 6581.

No attempt is made to create a ‘better’ SID. No features are enhanced or improved. This is not the usual ‘SID-like’ or ‘8-bit style’ synth. This is an attempt to recreate the real thing as closely as possible.

INSIDIOUS 6581 features

  • Three channels with Triangle, Square/PWM, Sawtooth, Noise and combined oscillators.
  • Ring modulation and hard sync.
  • The classic SID saturating filter that is incredibly important but missing on most emulations.
  • LFOs and envelopes for pulse width, pitch, amplitude and filter cutoff.
  • Step table at up to 50Hz.for that genuine sound.

The ensemble is a free download from the NI Reaktor User Library.

SidTracker 64 chiptune synth featuring True Survivor – Kung Fury – 8 bit Remix

April 24, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Chiptune Remix by Fredrik Segerfalk on SidTracker 64 for iPad
http://www.sidtracker64.com

3 voices of chip bliss, and a slight reverb added. Nothing else.

https://soundcloud.com/analogsweden/t…

Graphics by Vanja Utne: http://twitter.com/CheesePirateEq2
Video and extra GFX by Moppe
SidTracker programming by Daniel Larsson
SidTracker 64 for iPad

Want to make some soulful Bleeps?
Wether you just want some creative juice for your productions, or produce entire chiptunes , we have created the perfect chiptune platform for you.The SidTracker 64.

Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTidn…
David Hasselhoff – True Survivor – Jörgen Elofsson & Mitch Murder(P) 2015 Universal Music AB. © 2015 Universal Music AB.

http://www.analogsweden.com/
https://instagram.com/sidtracker64
https://twitter.com/sidtracker64
https://www.facebook.com/SidTracker64

CBM Theme – Commodore 64 Sales Music (Bach Invention 13 in A minor) – Played on a Minimoog Model D

December 8, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

 

WebSID – Commodore 64 synthesizer running inside Chrome browser

November 1, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Demonstration of WebSID version 2.0 running in Google Chrome. WebSID is a official Chrome Experiment showcasing the WebAudio API and experimental WebMIDI API. Using these technologies, WebSID synthesizes audio live inside your browser, in other words : no samples were used.

As the name implies, this application aims to recreate the wonderfully phat lo-fi synthesis sounds of the Commodore 64.

Those with compatible MIDI hardware, can actually play WebSID using a MIDI keyboard (see the help section).

WebSID runs on desktop, tablets and phones running Google Chrome (or Safari). WebSID is also available for free as a Chrome app.

Play it in your browser here :

http://www.igorski.nl/experiment/websid

Or get it as a Chrome app here :

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/de…

Chipshop – free sample pack featuring 844 C64, Atari and Nintendo samples

September 22, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Midi Error has announced Chipshop, a free sample pack featuring 844 samples.

A free sample pack crammed with over 800 individual samples and 70+ Loops. All recorded direct from C64, AtariSt and Nintendo Gameboy.

We are the music makers.

Chipshop features

  • Gameboy (Nanoloop, LSDJ): 91 bass, synth, lead, perc and sfx hits and 117 sampeld drum hits.
  • SID (Cynthcart, Retroskoi): 61 bass, lead and sfx hits.
  • YM2149 (Various): 36 bass hits, 48 custom fx, 124 drum hits, 145 multi-samples (5 instruments over 5 octaves), 29 white noise hits, 29 sampled hits, 110 sfx hits, 54 synth hits.
  • 70 loops: 22 full loops and 48 drum/synth loops.
  • 844 samples in total.

The pack is a free download at Midi Error’s SoundCloud page.

C64 In 64 Seconds

September 8, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

MIDIbox MB6582 in 64 Seconds. Basic PWM patch setup, with two oscillators and drum part.

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