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Trackbuilding with InSIDeous - C64 SID Chip Reaktor Instrument

Postby midierror » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:14 am

Hello!
Join me as I haphazardly plow my way through making a track with the excellent inSIDeous Reaktor instrument. InSIDeous is based on the SID chip which was housed in the Commodore 64 and has been put to amazing use here as a full on VST instrument.

https://youtu.be/AfHUMV3ZQ4E

It's a superb VST which you'll see has loads of souunds that sit in the mix well.
Whether I make good use of them or not is up to you!

Enjoy?

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Re: Trackbuilding with InSIDeous - C64 SID Chip Reaktor Instrument

Postby The Elf » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:30 pm

Reminds me of all those incredible scrolling demo programs for my C64 (which I still have here!).

I made a cable to get the SID sounds out of my C64 waaaaay back when I needed as many sound sources as I could lay my hands on - it worked, but it was always woefully noisy.

Thanks for the memories.
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Re: Trackbuilding with InSIDeous - C64 SID Chip Reaktor Instrument

Postby Ben Asaro » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:44 pm

Cool video, nice presentation style!
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Re: Trackbuilding with InSIDeous - C64 SID Chip Reaktor Instrument

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:30 pm

Hi again midierror!

Once again, a fascinating video - I've got InSIDious myself, and given the number of SID chip tracks I created in my game music-making days, it does sound very faithful to the original with all its quirks.

I really must get around to creating something with it, although the thrill of forcing something wonderful out of a limited 3-channel 8-bit soundchip can't be quite the same as downgrading the capabilities of a modern computer to mimic it ;)


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Re: Trackbuilding with InSIDeous - C64 SID Chip Reaktor Instrument

Postby Ben Asaro » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:53 pm

8 bit?! Pishaw! I’m rocking 12 bit with my AY3 modules! Oh, the fidelity! LOL :D
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