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Commodore 64 Music in the real world & other related SID stories

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

4 SID Midibox in the making pics

Following a thread on the MIDIbox forums, a user named ludo has been posting in the last months some interesting pictures of a 4 SID MIDIbox in the making.




"...way back in october I got my "Step 1" mbsid working; LCD, 5 buttons, and a 6581R1 sid making some sounds. Since then, off and on because of travel for work, I've:

-Built up all 3 slave modules

-created a 'optimized C64 power supply'

-programmed successfully each PIC with header and corresponding mios with device IDs 1-3

-programmed each slave PIC with correct type of SID app, i.e. IDx1 and IDx3 for 8580 and IDx2 for 6581

-created a full control surface from an old C16 case, a C64 motherboard as panel, and lots of drilling

-tested all of the buttons and LEDs for correct wiring

-confirmed all voltages to be correct for each module
-the 6581's have 12 volts
-the 8580's have 9 volts

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