follow us

C64 • Chipmusic • hardware • Retro Gods • videos

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:

Chipmusic • Mixes • Retro Gods

Hizimi Live on 2 x X68000

Friend of TCTD and unsung hero of the Japanese FM synthesis X68000 wizard scene Hizimi recently played a set on 2 Sharp X68000 a modern DJ mixer. The audio is available below here


01 – Cauldron
02 – No Title
03 – No Title
04 – Pendulum I
05 – Pendulum II
06 – No Title
07 – Drum’n’Hip’n’Bass
08 – UNF
09 – You Goddamned Bathead !!! [ 90’s Rave Mix ]
10 – Kawasakitech (?)
11 – Mechbass

The site has a selection of videos for your viewing pleasure.

Atari 8Bit • Chipmusic • Demoscene • Retro Gods • software

RIP Raster/C.P.U.

Extremely sad news from Pouet tonight:

Radek Št?rba aka Raster died on 28th July 2011 in a train accident. He was great man (I know people usually say that but I _really_ mean it) and good friend of mine. Always supportive and kind.He was also extremely talented, he made infamous Raster Tracker and loads of other Atari related stuff (games, demos, music,…) Rest in peace :(

More info about him and the accident can be found here

When I first got into chipmusic, the Atari Pokey chip was always a favorite of mine, and it is due in large part to his work on the wonderful Windows tracker. I only spoke to him a few times in asking about the application, but he was always kind and ready to answer questions and consider features. He may be gone, but hopefully his voice will live on in the songs and projects that come out of his wonderful programs. He will truly be missed, and TCTD extends its sincere condolences to his friends and family.

via Pouet

Chipmusic • LittleGPTracker • Releases • Retro Gods

Toytone (Patric Catani) – Padsounds

Fresh out of the oven! A new production by Patric Catani, completely made in LGPT running on a GP2X.

The first officially released tracks of the Toytone project come as bassy as they wanna be. Varying between Club, Booty Bounce and an exaggerated approach of speed acid dub, you will notice that this collection was not done overnight.
Enjoy this full package of passionated Piggy tracking –
Download the full album and get two Bonus songs!


1. Piggy Bounce 04:14
2. Traintrak1 03:30
3. Frogmind 03:06
4. Gpd2 Panic Picnic 03:12
5. All Toys in the House! 06:11
6. Almost too Analog 04:23
7. Was Jetzt? 02:49
8. Fosuru 09:11 download
9. Taste in Acid 08:18
10. BrmBrm 06:40

Download and listen to it from his Bandcamp page

Chipmusic • Demoscene • Releases • Retro Gods

Firing Up by Maniacs of Noise

Firing Up by Maniacs of Noise

Firing Up” is a international collaboration featuring 4 members of “Maniacs of Noise”: Jeroen Tel (NL), Mick Rippon (AU), Thomas Mogensen (DK) and Thomas Egeskov Petersen (DK).

Feel the energy of vintage retro game music combined with the precision of modern production values. A scene-inspired journey of Epic proportions.

via Firing Up by Maniacs of Noise on SoundCloud