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Thursday, April 19th, 2001
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I wonder if I should buy a C64 MIDI interface. It'd be a lot less expensive than getting a sidstation. I'd have to fix my C64, though. Uh, and also try to find some music software or write my own. Hmmm...
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[User Picture]From: graa
2001-04-19 08:00 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2001-04-20 02:45 am (UTC)
Oooooooh, this looks awesome. And it comes with the source, too! Now I definitely have to fix my C64.
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[User Picture]From: suppafly
2001-04-19 09:32 pm (UTC)
id mod the c64 to be almost as functional.. that way it wont cost you much.. besides it should be a fun project..
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[User Picture]From: det3
2001-04-19 11:21 pm (UTC)

Just Mod It...

You should be able to Mod your C64 and get it to run as a MIDI instrument. The Serial port on it could be turned into a MIDI port with a crystal change or some fancy baud rate generator tweaking - and then all that has to be done is write a program to interface the MIDI port to the SID chip. Shouldn't take that long - just a few months of hacking to get it up. :-)

I could help with the hardware, but I'm 0% familiar with the C64 software wise.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2001-04-20 03:18 am (UTC)

Re: Just Mod It...

This file describes how to build a MIDI interface that plugs into the cartridge slot on the back of a C64, which sounds pretty useful. And this file describes a mod to get TWO sid chips in a C64. Mmm, I'll have to dig it out of the closet this weekend.
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