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SIDstick Appeared

The SIDstick is a pocket-sized chiptunes player featuring:
* Removable Storage supporting microSD cards, 1 card can hold 20,000 songs
* 20+ hour battery life
* Super Hi-Quality hardware-based playback at 31kHz sample rate, >16 bit resolution
* Completely Open, hardware and software are available under the MIT license
* Upgradable with connections on the board

Here are the details of SIDcog, the core audio processor;
* 31kHz sample rate
* >16bit resolution
* Full filter support – any combination of Lowpass, Bandpass and Highpass filter
* Full envelope support with a logarithmic release/decay curve. ( uses the same logarithmic approximation as a real SID)
* Supports all 4 waveform types
* 16 steps main volume
* Waveform reset bit works. (many Rob Hubbard tunes relies on this exact behaviour)
* Ring modulation
* Oscillator synchronization

Get The SIDstick!.

Too bad its emulated.. but looks fun.

(thanks burnkit2600!)

6 comments to SIDstick Appeared

  • I wanna hear it before I buy it.
    But conversion? fuck right off. It could take ages.

  • Also:

    1 – The SIDstick will only recognize filenames in an ‘8.3’ format. This means you need to keep filenames to 8 characters with a 3 character extension. ‘song.dmp’ is okay, but ‘thisisasong.dmp’ is too many characters. The SIDstick will skip over any tracks that have too many characters in the filename.

    2 – .sid files need to be converted to .dmp files before they’ll play. This is a really brief process and Johannes has built a cross-platform converter with a nice little UI. The Windows version is right here, and Mac and Linux version should be ready in just a few days.

  • Homeless Ninja Robots

    this was a dream come true until y read the sid is emulated.

  • egr

    Alternate name: PocketHSVC :) Shouldn’t be long before the arduino crowd jumps on this.