SIDaster is a Commodore 64 MOS6581 “SID” Sound Synthesizer Engine provided in a Midi Compatible regular Arduino Shield form factor.
All the schematics, source code, design details and descriptions can be found on this page.
Just plug in you favorite SID Chip, a 12Vdc regulated power supply and your favorite Midi keyboard/sequencer, and you're good to go !
Last update 15/02/13. This data is provided “as is” under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike.
SIDaster is the combination of:
It responds to Midi note messages for tone playing, and allows sound patching through Receiveing specific Midi messages. It is planned to include features such as multipleplaying modes, patch sound saving/loading, and improved playability using PitchBend / modulation controls.
The Synth is currently in Beta version, the shield schematic has been breadboard validated and is under prototype construction.
For the latest news, please consult the Blog.
Here are a few samples you can hear from the Design Phase:
The SIDaster Synth engine
08/11/2011 : Shield Update !
25/10/2011 : Shield Proto first pictures
25/09/2011 : SIDaster Beta 1 “Charge” release
20/09/2011 : Adjustments linked to First Synth Sounds
19/09/2011 : HW update
27/07/2011 : SchematicV2.3