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)

Abstract

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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Authors and Affiliations

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

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