C64 "effect"

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C64 "effect"

Post by epicentre » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:18 am

I don't really know what to call it, just something fun I stumbled upon while changing the pitch live :)



Sorry for the lack of accuracy, but I was holding my phone with the other hand and wasn't very comfortable ;)

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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by Syscrusher » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:28 pm

I'm pretty sure that is something you can automate in the X/Y Kaoss pad.

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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by epicentre » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:14 pm

I guess you could, it's more fun live though ;)

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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by Decktonic » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:58 pm

Nice! This is a very easy way to make arps. You can do so much by editing the X/Y parameters.
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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by ChrisLody » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:53 pm

That's a pretty neat trick.

You've got some real nice grooves going there by the way!

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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by epicentre » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:09 pm

Thanks a lot, I'll upload some of my tunes soon :)

And damn, I was staring at your name for about 5 minutes until it hit me - your the guy whose awesome youtube video made me buy a PSS-580 last week :D

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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by epicentre » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:40 am

epicentre wrote:Thanks a lot, I'll upload some of my tunes soon :)

And damn, I was staring at your name for about 5 minutes until it hit me - you're the guy whose awesome youtube video made me buy a PSS-580 last week :D

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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by ChrisLody » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:53 pm

epicentre wrote:Thanks a lot, I'll upload some of my tunes soon :)

And damn, I was staring at your name for about 5 minutes until it hit me - your the guy whose awesome youtube video made me buy a PSS-580 last week :D
Heh, small world! Good choice with the purchase, glad to see some of my videos are having an effect. :)
Now i'm wondering which video it was, did you see my vid about a hidden mono synth trick you can use on the 580?

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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by epicentre » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:47 am

The one with you playing a Blade Runner-ish ;) tune with the 580 and a Casio. I've seen the other one too, I'll try it, but I'll have learn to play with the basic functions before I try the tricks (It's my first synth apart from the DS-10). I've also ordered a Kaossilator today which means that I'll be spending an obscene amount of time just jamming on those three toys ;)

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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by ChrisLody » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:46 pm

Yeah it is very Blade Runner :D a huge influence on me. The 580 is pretty good as a first synth really as it offers you just enough sound sculpting from the front panel to create some great noises just by trial and error. It also has some deeper functions once you get into it like the full editing and multitibrality via midi and the mini sequencer which can be made to loop. You should have fun with that little bunch of gear.

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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:23 pm

Yep, it was all about the arps in the c64 days indeed, and the PWM, and....

CHECK THIS http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/VOL ... oops.shtml (awesome article on C64 music)
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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by epicentre » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:20 pm

C64 days? Who said they're over? :D I have two of them, and I'm planning to get the MSSIAH cartridge soon.

http://www.8bitventures.com/mssiah/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl11YRvb_VQ

Listen to that bass and tell me you don't want one:

http://www.circuitbenders.co.uk/demos/c ... uelch2.mp3

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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by ChrisLody » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:51 pm

Man, you have 2? Damn, my C64 died years ago and i've seen ones i could have bought since and i regret i didn't. Its definately moving up the list now though. I used to have a terminator 2 cartridge which had Modern Music Maker on it too, why did i get rid of that?! What a tool! :x :cry:

I'm officially keepin my eyes peeled now :)

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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by epicentre » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:15 pm

I bought mine on the local equivalent of ebay for peanuts, they were both untested and without a PSU, so I took the risk and got one seperately :)

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Re: C64 "effect"

Post by Biopharmer » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:47 am

The "C64 Effect" is just a really fast Arpeggiator. I'm not sure if the SID chip could do this on it's own or if it was something it was programmed to do.

Either way, it would be easier to do this with the DS-10 if it had smaller steps. Or you could kinda do it if there were 2 LFO's.
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