Commodore 64 Sound Chip Music

Here are my SID songs. The SID was the famous sound chip used in the Commodore 64, which was the most popular home computer of the 1980s. The SID chip offered 3 voices, 4 oscillators, a filter and ring modulation. These tunes are actually executable files that will run a on standard Commodore 64 computer. To master this, you'll need to work within the sound limits mentioned above, and within the technical limits defined by the computer's specs, that is maximum 64kb RAM and less than 1MHz processing power. So this specific art form requires technical know how and a clever arrangement to achieve the impression of a full song. Enjoy!


Giana Sisters DS by Rapture and LMan
29/03/2017

Giana Sisters DS

Remake of the title tune of Giana Sisters for the Nintendo DS, released 2009. The tune was composed and arranged by Fabian del Priore aka Rapture, and is itself a cover of Chris Hülsbeck's original Giana Sisters Title Theme. The screen was hand-pixelled by me, based on Alex Pikomi Pierschel's original artwork.

Runs on a factory Commodore 64 with the 8580 SID chip.

Arranged & released 2017 by Raputre & LMan

 
Rastaline Dub
31/10/2016

Rastaline Dub

Loud up di ting an bill bak, zeen?

#1 at X'2016 music competition!

Runs on a factory Commodore 64 with the 8580 SID chip.

Composed & released 2016 by LMan of MutliStyle Labs

 
Age We Aceeed
02/07/2016

Age We Aceeed

SID does TB-303. Here's a little creaking acid house for you.

Runs on a factory Commodore 64 with the 8580 SID chip.

Composed 2016 by LMan of MutliStyle Labs / Oxyron for the HVSC Anniversary Collection. First released at Nordlicht 2016 Party in Bremen.

 
Milk And Honey Screenshot
04/03/2016

Milk & Honey

An experimental chillouty track for laid back sunday mornings.

Runs on a factory Commodore 64 with the 8580 SID chip.

Composed & released 2016 by LMan of MutliStyle Labs for the Nonstandard Time Signature Compo at CSDb.

 
Wowzer
26/12/2015

Wowzer

A little housy track for Christmas.  :-)

Runs on a standard Commodore 64.

Composed & released 2015 by LMan of MutliStyle Labs

 
Boomtown Alley
18/09/2015

Boombox Alley

Yo B-Girls and B-Boys, here's another SID tune with funky horns. Runs on a standard Commodore 64.

Composed & released 2015 by LMan of MutliStyle Labs

 
Vortex
20/06/2015

Vortex

Electronic ambient breaks SID music with digis. Runs on a standard Commodore 64.

Composed by LMan / MultiStyle Labs. Released at Nordlicht Demoparty 2015 

 
Blade Runner
21/05/2015

Blade Runner Main Titles

c64 stereo SID music for Project Sidologie.

This is a commissioned cover of Vangelis' famous intro music for Blade Runner, made to run on a Commodore 64 with a 2nd SID chip installed.

Released 2015 by LMan / MultiStyle Labs

 
Hi Fi Sky
23/04/2015

Hi Fi Sky

SID music, using some new digi tricks. Runs on a standard Commodore 64.

Composed & released 2015 by LMan / MultiStyle Labs

 
808 Love
03/04/2015

808 Love

SID music, trying to emulate the characteristic sound of a Roland 808 drum machine.

Runs on a standard Commodore 64.

Composed & released 2015 by LMan / MultiStyle Labs

 
Hell Yeah
28/03/2015

Hell Yeah

Funky SID music with funky horns. Runs on a standard Commodore 64.

Composed & released 2015 by LMan

 
My Club House
12/03/2015

My Club House

Club house style SID music. Runs on a standard Commodore 64.

Composed & released 2015 by LMan

 
Confusion
05/03/2015

Confusion 2015 Remix

SID music, a cover of the famous remix of New Order's Confusion by The Pump Panel, made popular by the bloodbath scene in the movie Blade.

Sounds very much like the original, but runs on a standard Commodore 64.

Released 2015 by LMan / MultiStyle Labs

 

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