Conserving an Ancient Art of Music: Making SID Tunes Editable
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- Friedland G., Jantz K., Knipping L. (2004) Conserving an Ancient Art of Music: Making SID Tunes Editable. In: Wiil U.K. (eds) Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval. CMMR 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2771. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
This paper describes our approach for editing PSID files. PSID is a sound format that allows the original Commodore 64 synthesizer music to be played on modern computers and thus conserves a music subculture of the eighties. So far, editing PSID files required working directly with Commodore 64 machine language. The paper gives a small overview of sound synthesis with the Commodore 64, argues why this topic is still interesting for both musicians and computer scientists, and describes our editing approach.
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