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SID Bass: Jeri Ellsworth’s FPGA-based SID keytar

I haven’t heard of Jeri Ellsworth in a while but every time her name pops up around my news feed is because she’s done something awesome.

This time she has made an hybrid bass guitar-SID chip thing, controlled by an FPGA and using a real SID chip to play the sounds (from both the strings and the Commodore keyboard).

Enough blabber, check out an interview and demo on the first part of this video:

C64 • Chipmusic • Releases • software

CheeseCutter Updated to 2.3.0

Extra keys for laptop users: [ and ] change the speed; { and } change the framecall counter; + and – in the sequencer change the base octave value.
Packer updated to handle subtunes.
Absolute notes were affected by slides in the player.
Keyjam mode: press Ctrl-Space or Caps Lock and use the note keys to play the active instrument. Works only with the latest player (CC03.30). With older players (e.g. those used by the example tunes) you get no audio.
Most windows can be activated by a mouse click; mouse wheel is also usable. Some statusline elements are clickable too (try “speed” and “rate”-fields).


[CSDb] – CheeseCutter 2.3.0 2012.