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Stone Oakyvalley's Authentic SID Collection (SOASC) !!!

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Stone Oakyvalley's Authentic SID Collection (SOASC).....

is an "automated Commodore 64 SID music to MP3 preservation project based on the High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC)"


He has recorded 48,483 Sid tunes, using 3 different Sid Chips per tune:

6581 R2, 6581 R4 & 8580 R5

Thats a total of 145,449 MP3's which are available for download direct from his site!!!

He also has the .Sid files available for download, and bandwidth will be increased the end of this month, so faster speeds will be on the way.

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=H7V2piLBjj8

Heres detailed info on how he did this:

http://www.6581-8580.com/soasc_how.htm

This is a great way for people to listen to the differences between the 3 Sid Chips,

and can help Midiboxers choose which chip they might prefer.

NOW ISNT THAT FRIGGIN AWESOME!  ;D

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And heres it's sister site:

Stone Oakvalley's Amiga Music Collection (SOAMC=)

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Could someone please recommend Amiga tunes to download?

I never had an Amiga so ive sort of lost out.

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Pretty impressive, but I still like the .sid files and my mbSID better =)

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Pretty impressive, but I still like the .sid files and my mbSID better =)

Yep!!!

And i cant wait for the day when i play Sids direct from my MBSID thats in construction too!  ;D

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D:

That SID collection is pretty impressive, especially the obvious amount of devotion (obsession?) to the hardware involved. Hats off. I will jam these chunes off the ole' POD (if I run out of mp3s from http://sid.oth4.com, that is).

I think I'm about SIDed out on the internet. Now I want to have SID parties instead of just listening on my own. Once I get MBSID V2 running here that will be very doable! Mark my words, Huntsville, TX will become a micromusic haven! =D

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Holy crap that's dedication!

This guy needs more diskspace, a FLAC encoder, and a 6582 and 6582a ... and possibly a nicer soundcard... did it say what he used anywhere?

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Holy crap that's dedication!

This guy needs more diskspace, a FLAC encoder, and a 6582 and 6582a ... and possibly a nicer soundcard... did it say what he used anywhere?

I was thinking the same!

I wonder would the software hes using that cuts up the mp3s support flac though.

The mp3s for the 6581 R4 (i think)  sound pretty noisey so id say its the chip and not the soundcard.

The whole process is told here in detail Stryd:

http://www.6581-8580.com/soasc_how.htm

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I wonder would the software hes using that cuts up the mp3s support flac though.

This guy seems capable of sorting it out ;)

The mp3s for the 6581 R4 (i think)  sound pretty noisey so id say its the chip and not the soundcard.

Yes but SID noise and soundcard noise are different... It's a matter of recording exactly what the chip puts out...

The whole process is told here in detail Stryd:

http://www.6581-8580.com/soasc_how.htm

Yeh I read that, I don't think he mentioned his choice of soundcard there :(

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Yeh I read that, I don't think he mentioned his choice of soundcard there :(

My bad, i thought you were looking for the software he used.

Yeah, he could probably do with an audiophile or something at least.

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a FLAC encoder

Look at his (arrogant) FAQ, he won't use FLAC...

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I hear in his spare time he's a disgruntled Kindergarten teacher.

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(j/k - nothing crazy about this guy)

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Theyre after adding a huge 5 part youtube video on the site, that goes through the whole process:

http://www.6581-8580.com/soasc_movies.htm

Its downloadable as a 950mb file too, plenty of sid tunes in it.

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Sorry to bump - just found the SOASC and I thought this thread seemed like the place so...

Checked some tunes - is the fellow's 6581R4 SID chip okay? Just listen to Wizball tune 2. Sounds downright nasty - a broken chip or should it really sound that way?

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Sorry to bump - just found the SOASC and I thought this thread seemed like the place so...

Checked some tunes - is the fellow's 6581R4 SID chip okay? Just listen to Wizball tune 2. Sounds downright nasty - a broken chip or should it really sound that way?

Seems okay for every other tune ive listened to so i think you may have found a bug!

best place to put it up is in the Bug Reports Section of the SOASC subforum, or if youre unsure in the general soasc project subforum.

http://www.dirtcellar.net/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=17&sid=f092c0c3b9e7d4f0094cb2413d3f5528

Theyll get to the bottom of it in no time.

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