Conserving an Ancient Art of Music: Making SID Tunes Editable

  • Gerald Friedland
  • Kristian Jantz
  • Lars Knipping
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2771)


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.


Application Programming Interface Init Method Volume Dynamic Sound Synthesis Sound Format 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald Friedland
    • 1
  • Kristian Jantz
    • 1
  • Lars Knipping
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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