Back in the days
Drum Studio on Commodore 64
Copyright (c) 1990 Mark Wilson
Mail Order Monsters performing the song Fairlight, live in studio at WKTV.
“We play exclusively through the ‘SID’ chip, taken directly from Commodore 64 computers and placed in a new hand built circuitry that allows greater flexibility, and compatibility with modern MIDI equipment. We utilize over 20 chips in our performances.”
Messing around with a C64 8 bit machine with an old 8 bit sampler.
Makes great lo-fi drones.
The Commodore 64 (C64) is an 8-bit home computer system that was released in 1982 and discontinued in 1994. However, groups such as C64.com and other individuals continue to use the commodore 64 for gaming, programming and music composition. Music software for the C64 includes sequencers, digital recorders, notation programs and software for mastering with new music production still being developed as recently as 2009.
Using the 259e for C64 style music. Full length audio at soundcloud.com/7thdansound/bitsandbuchla
The Buchla 259e:
Popular demand does work occasionally – we’ve resurrected and renamed the original 259e Complex Waveform Generator. The new 259e is practically identical to the original, and is replete with all of the original digital waveshaping, aliasing noise, and foldover frequencies. However, we’ve added new self-modifying, screeching, snarling responses that reflect weird internal origins. Hence the name “twisted”.
Otherwise similar to the 261e Complex Waveform Generator, with voltage-controlled modulation of pitch, amplitude, and timbre, both hard and soft synchronization, and pitch tracking.
In conjunction with the model 225e MIDI Manager, the 259e’s pitches respond to internally routed MIDI messages. Up to four 259′s can peacefully co-exist in a single system, each with its private MIDI channel.
As in all 200e series modules, the settings of the 259e’s pots and switches can be memorized as a part of a preset configuration. Provided you have a 225e or a 206e in your system.
Raider is a 2 oscillator modulation sequencer based synthesizer. Raider allows you to modulate pitch and filter cutoff via two step sequencers. Each sequencer allows one to simply draw in their own pitch and filter modulations or use one of the pre-configured templates. Both sequencers are tempo synced and the filter sequencer can be switched on or off. Raider makes sounds suitable for techno, electro, house, breakbeat, glitch and many other styles. Sounds are remanecent of the 303 and 8-bit game sounds of the 1980′s and one can produce a wide range of sounds from FX and screaming acid leads to Arps and house grooves to percussion and a whole lot more.
- 2 oscillators (sine, saw, square, triangle)
- 1 step sequencer pitch control
- 1 step sequencer filter control
- 1 ADSR Amp envelope
- 1 State Variable Filter (Lowpass,Highpass,Bandpass)
- 32 presets
Listen to it:
Raider Audio Demo (Raider + drum kits)
The Arkanoid Commodore 64 remix features the Roland MC505 which has a massive collection of professional and coveted electronic synth and drum sounds, effects, built-in real-time VCF and envelope knobs for tweaking, a sequencer/arranger, and many other great additions. This is the successor to the MC-303 and is now much more advanced. Its sounds will be familiar to any techno-head.
The LFO and resonant filters allow quick and easy sound manipulation. The new D-Beam allows you to randomly tweak your sounds by passing your hand over an infrared beam! It has a great sequencer for building your songs (with groove quantizing and part level faders for mixing) as well as many idea catchers like the phrase sampler and arpeggiator.
This is an all-in-one music machine that’s great for DJ’s or anybody else who wants to create slamming dance tracks. Designed as a stand alone machine, they do not work quite as well when incorporated into a multi-synth keyboard rig. It’s perfect for beginners and advanced users, but offers the most possibility to those who will use it exclusively.
In this video:
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listern more c64 amiga/c64 remix:
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In this tutorial I break down my chiptune song “Gorelax” and show how I made the song in LSDJ. Hopefully this will inspire you get creative with LSDJ! I go into several things like:
- creating effects using commands
- channel optimization
- stereo tricks
- general sound design
Shared by danimal201
Retro footage of Dan Laskowski demonstrating his 1984 Lead Synthesizer software for the Commodore 64
Princess Pangolin’s cover of the Flaming Lips’ “Yoshimi vs.The Pink Robots,” featuring omnichord, violin and telephone. Also, some hasty stop motion. No robots were harmed in the making of this video. Featuring Julie Carpenter on vox, violin & omnichord, and Dain Luscombe on Commodore 64, Kitten & other technological marvels. Album available from
The iridescent SammichSid. Inside there’s 2 6580 SID chips from Commodore 64s. Depending on the angle of the light, the SammichSid’s color is purple, blue or gold. Mix those colors and sounds well with an Elektron Octatrack and you get a blend of old and new.