+++ AIASS-Mono for Max4Live and as VST released! +++ New Sidblaster-USB TicTac Edition Rev. 1.2 PCB's available! +++

Sidblaster

SIDBlaster-Introduction

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The SIDBlaster TicTac comprises premium “open-source“ hardware for using a genuine „SID“-sound chip for C64 emulation, playback of SID tunes and music production as a little box on the USB port of a personal computer.

1. Hardware

SIDBlaster TicTac is based upon “SIDBlaster-USB“, and is 100% compatible with it.

The following improvements were made:

  • Good value universal current supply 9V or 12V

  • Original C64-audio wiring

  • Optional connection facility for two Paddles.

  • Switchable filter capacitors

  • Switchable capacitors for Paddle

  • Precisely fitting printed circuit board for assembly into a TicTac candy box

  • Audio-In

  • Professional 6,3mm mono audio jack sockets

  • Cozy blue power LED

  • (Rev.1.2:) red TX/RX-LED

5. Software

5.1 hardsid.dll

Is the “driver” of the SIDBlaster, so to say. It comprises a reprogrammed DLL of the Hardsid, thus, software programmed for the Hardsid becomes compatible for the SIDBlaster. The source code is available on request.

5.2 Vice64

The famous C64 emulator supports up to 3 SIDBlasters. In the simplest case, you now have a C64 with original sound. But you can also use the SIDBlaster with Vice64 as a MIDI expander, by activating the MIDI emulation, and load a synthesizer program like Station64.

5.3 Acid64

Best SIDBlaster support, if you have several devices you can even play stereo and 3SID tunes.

5.4 SidPlay2

Good SID player; suitable as a jukebox because of playlists

5.5 Goatracker

Tracker. Support still not perfect

5.6 AIASS

A Max/MSP-extension to make a SID synthesizer available in Max/MSP or Max4Live. A VST is also available.

5.7 Cloando‘s C64 Forever

Also compatible. Just copy the hardsid.dll in the file of Vice. Then, enter"-sidenginemodel hardsid" in the option „custom parameters“.

5.8 JSIDPlay2 4.0

Full SIDBlaster support.

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SIDBlaster-News #1

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sid-object 0.8

The Version 0.8 of the sid-object (a Max/MSP extension) is released.

Better multitasking and multidevice-supporting.

Update, if you are use the AIASS-M4L device.

See download-section for download.

 

JSidPlay2 beta with SIDBlaster-USB support

Ken Händel has realized a SIDBlaster-USB support for his JSIDPlay2.

You can download the last beta on his page.

 

Source Code

The source code for the VST is available at:

https://github.com/gh0stless/AIASS-Mono-VST


And the source code for the Max/MSP object under:

https://github.com/gh0stless/sid-object


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Sidblaster-USB TicTac Rev. 1.2 released

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The Sidblaster-USB TicTac Rev. 1.2 is available.

All Files at GitHub uploaded.

SIDBlaster-USB TicTac Edition at GitHub

improvements:

  • - Red TX / RX LED
  • - New experimental jumper to connect ground with USB shield
  • - Recesses for Tic Tac box

A small improvement in the firmware: With a future version of hardsid.dll it will be possible to read from the sidblaster USB. However, with an additional (asynchronous) method. For example, reading Syncrones in Vice will never be possible.

 

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AIASS-Mono a VST & Max4Live-device for Sidblaster-USB

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I made a VST for the Sidblaster-USB:

You can download it here (Windows):

see download-section for download

I also built a SID object for Max / MSP, and made a variant for Max4Live (Ableton Live).

Download (Device, SID-object and Demo Max-Patches) (Windows):

see download-section for download

 

It is all free and open source (GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE)

source codes are availabe on request.


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Honey with SIDBlaster

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Of course, I'm pretty proud of that: Honey (from "Welle: Erdball") is one of the first owners (and hopefully also users) of the SIDBlaster-USB TicTac Edition!

Da bin ich natürlich ziemlich stolz: Honey (von "Welle: Erball") ist einer der ersten Besitzer (und hoffentlich auch Benutzer) des SIDBlaster-USB TicTac Edition!


 

 

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