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  1. SID "Clones" List/Sources/Experiences

    Because SID Clones are cool and from time to time a new one appear, this List could be helpful to get an overview. Feel free to add new or further Information where to buy/whatever... (Technically they are no real Clones they are emulations on microchips) SwinSID Arduino/Atmega based Replacement, cheap but simple Mostly sold on ebay (about 15-20€) SwinSID Ultimate Improved SwinSiD Full describtion FPGASID  An FPGA based SID ;) further Infos: Forum ARMSID ARM Cortex M4 based SID Info and shopping It is possible/necessary to configure SwinSID Ultimate, FPGA and ARMSID (6581/8580 mode, Filter mode) you need a working C64 for this and a sd2iec or something similar. Keep that in mind. Read with which configuration they will be shipped and may ask the seller if he can configure it to fit your needs.
  2. SID "Clones" List/Sources/Experiences

    What I would do is, take a precision socket or just a pin from a precision socket and solder a wire at it. Put the socket or the pin into the mb socket. 
  3. SID "Clones" List/Sources/Experiences

    No big deal. It's the same thing with all the stereo SIDs. You need to connect J14 of the second SID module of a Core to the additional input of the SID. I show you but you need to figure it out for the mb 6582. I don't have on, already, if I had one I would describe this more precise but this is how it should work.    For FM I don't even have found a program for the C64. There is a demo out there which plays FM but no editor. I don't know how much possibilities you have to edit some FM, if you can, you will not see it correctly. So if you turn a knob it is possible that there are changes in sound but not the correct describtion in the lcd. I'm sure the FM engine is close to the SID, like same parameters for ADSR and stuff. However it is also very lack documentated and by saying that, I mean no documentation.
  4. Special characters in Label

    Using - and >?
  5. MIDI interface whitelist - El Cheapo option for 2020

    Don't try to get an El Cheapo, try to get a good one, cheap :) Best one: You can also ask in the fleamarket for this thing (gm5 midi module)  You can build a 5x5 Midi Interface with that module or you just can built it inside/beside your sammich to just connect an USB cable Check out this ucapps page for further Information
  6. Midi box sid v2 maker resquest

    I don't understand you correctly. You need the capacitors for the filter, too, if you use a swinsid, if you mean this with capacitor. Yes you need to choose the same SID type Voltage doesn't matter for a swinsid, as far as I know you don't even need more than 5v  
  7. MB-6582 Encoder not working after OS update

    3 Possible Scenarios: -Bad/faulty solder joints -Broken Encoder -Damaged or loose 78hc165  
  8. Stop knobs board

    The dio matrix is a combination of din (input = knobs, encoders) and dout (output = leds) With the filebrowser in mios32 you can browse into your sd and edit the ngc
  9. Do it yourself open source SID - Announcement

    News Inside the forum64 thread is a link to an ftp server, there you can find the pcb layout and the "early alpha" source code. 
  10. Great news, a guy called Matthias in the german C64 Forum started a project for a DIY SID based at a Teensy 4 and released prototype PCBs. If this will be succesfull (they do a lot of succesfull projects) it will be possible to build and flash an emulated SID and also new Oscillator Waveforms, Filter models or whatever.  
  11. Stop knobs board

    HI, FIrst step always look at the menu at There you (mostly) find everything. In this case go to > MIOS > Programming > MIOS32 > and you find examples hosted at github Number 10, enjoy!
  12. Newbie questions

    Welcome, you can find answers here You can put in 8 SIDs but you can not separately use them. 2 SIDs are handled by 1 Core = 2 SIDs are used for polyphony and Stereo. You can ask someone to build you a Box, here. 
  13. Do it yourself open source SID - Announcement

    You're right. Than this is because Swinsid includes some more Waveforms, did not know that. Yes this is a great project and yes if you mean with mod to modify the code, of course because you can also program more waveforms into the free sid.  The cool thing about an emulated sid is that you can make it bigger, better and whatever but this also means to add program lines inside the menu. But, at the moment, this project is just announced. The first batch of pcbs are ordered and will be send to everybody which ordered one and than the alpha software will be created. It is also possible that the pcb will get an update and be sure that there will be a new batch in a month or 6 weeks, maybe...
  14. Do it yourself open source SID - Announcement

    Hi Darryl, No mods needed. Stereo will work like the fpgasid, so you just need to use one slot and connect one cable from the core Special MIOS Code? Are you sure? I know that there is a special SwinSID firmware for better filters with the swinsid... You just need a top pcb (not sure if it's possible to build at a breadboard, it's no magic but maybe in case of lack of space) for a teensy 4 and the code which is in development. I've got an eye at this project and keep this thread up to date for news and if there a new pcb orders.
  15. Sammich kits on eBay -- legit or bootleg?

    I say yes because those cooling blocks are not very expensive and a lot of C64 User - use them. It's better than nothing but will not protect them.
  16. Sammich kits on eBay -- legit or bootleg?

    Ok, this is a question. You have 1 7809 v regulator and 1 7812 (12v for 6581) by using the jumper you choose. You always should measure your voltage after soldering your pcb (and test the jumper), so than you are save.  However, I recommend using a SwinSID if you are a Beginner or want to be on the really save side and protect your SIDs as long as you are in the soldering/building/testing progress. And care about the advice I gave you about 6581, they are old, they are rare. It's better to use just 2 or 1 instead of them all because they are old and rare and they are kind of fragile now.
  17. Sammich kits on eBay -- legit or bootleg?

    No, just 2 of them ;)
  18. Advise wanted - My first MIDIBox

    Thats right. You need to buy the 2 pcbs at modularaddict and I think this is the case (PT-10) but I'm not really sure.  All Information about the mb6582 you find with that keyword inside the wiki as you may already know and in the forum section.
  19. Advise wanted - My first MIDIBox

    The only problem I see is that the mb6582 software for the Master Core is by default programmed for the 8580. This is not a big deal, it works but it would be better to have 8580 chips or the 6581 software (which doesn't exists) ... a) Recompiling is also not very hard but you need someone who could do that or you learn it and do it by yourself. b) You could use the setup6581.hex instead of the setup mb6582.hex c) Are you sure all of the 6581 work? Sell or keep your 6581. Using all of them is not very clever because they die sooner as the 8580 and they become rare. They sound unique and do have their oportunities but an 8580 is more precise and the filter has more potential.
  20. SammichSID 24LC512 store one bank each?

    Yes. Bank E F G is not present because they don't exist but it's software enabled. 
  21. FPGASID in SammichSID?

    You mean implementing the software? * You will need some control software as part of the MidiBox software to change the FPGASID settings (switching between 8580 and 6581 mode etc) in case you whish to do so. --- I think it's possible that somebody could implement some code to switch the fpgasid from 8580 to 6581 with the Midibox BUT Each SID Version needs different Filter Caps and a different Filter table provided by the firmware. Building a code which would change the Filter table, maybe possible (if there is space left in the PIC), but you also must change the Filter Caps by opening the box or maybe build an extra analog circuit for the Caps which than need a switch. You also need to know, the sammich is a stereo SID solution, both SIDs are handled like the same (2x8580 or 2x6581) It´ s more complicated than it seems, unfortunately.  
  22. It is normal that it has changed to 0 because this is the default id if you flash mios. 
  23. Neues C64 Netzteil funktioniert nicht?

    Ja das kann zwar iriitieren, ist aber normal weil Pin 4 und 5 beim C64 verbunden waren Es gibt C64 Netzteile, die 5 V Gleichspannung auf Pin 5 und welche die sie auf Pin 4 liefern. Laut Schaltplan sind Pin 4 und 5 direkt nach der Buchse miteinander verbunden. Es genügt eines der beiden Pins mit Spannung zu versorgen.
  24. first timer builder looking for suggestions

    Yeah, you're right, I did the bivert mod, too but mistaked this with the amp ; / Thanks for the Info about the headphone mod.  I've got a question left but will use open message instead the thread.
  25. first timer builder looking for suggestions

    Offtopic I bought the gameboy amp, too and wanted to built in but it is just for amplifying the speaker, not the phone output, right?