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The MIDIbox SID project

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The MIDIbox SID project

With MIDI celebrating its 30th birthday and the C64’s MIDI capabilities being showcased at the NAMM event, I was browsing the web for some really cool implementations of the C64’s SID chip. As you probably know, the SID is an amazing sound chip and has helped the breadbox in achieving its legendary status. Over the […]

30 Years of MIDI

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30 Years of MIDI

It’s already 30 years ago that the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) was created. MIDI technology is now being used by more than 700 companies in a wide range of devices ranging from electronic keyboards and drum sets to video game consoles and cell phones. To commemorate its birthday, the MIDI Manufacturers Association have displayed […]

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Music, lasers, lights and a couple of C64s

Jean-Michel Jarre in 1990 in Paris, Vangelis in Rotterdam in 1991, Mike Oldfield in 1999 in Berlin, … all of these were amazing concerts, the height of synthesizer music and the ultimate fusion of electronic music with a tremendous laser and light spectacle. Surely something like this requires a lot of computers with a lot […]