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midibox sid (nighttime)

subatomic Midibox SID V2

synthesizer in old vintage commodore c64 computer case

read about this DIY project here in the work blog:


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This is a MidiboxSID, a synthesizer that has sound chips from the original commodore 64 personal computer from the 1980's. These sound chips are called the SID 6582


The synth is built into an original Commodore 64 computer case. And features 8 SID chips (4 stereo pairs - one SID per ear x 4 voices). Each SID chip has 3 oscillators and a variety of other features like filters, ADSR, ringmod, sync. The synth has a very flexible (and simple to use) modulation matrix, LFO, bassline sequencers, and stores patches in presets.




2008-05-28 We got midibox of the day! and also covered on the

2008-06-02 matrixsynth covered this story

2008-06-05 hack a day covered this story with their own synopsis of the build process!


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Taken on May 26, 2008