|11-27-2011, 12:06 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Making music w/Paula
Hey there. I'm curious what sort of music generation programs are out there for the A500. I'm especially interested in a program I could use to generate sounds from Paula via MIDI externally. I have my A500 and I've always loved the nasty 8bit sounds and music from the games I had. I did a lot of music production on my A500 back in the day, but I only used it to generate MIDI to external devices, (using Bars & Pipes) not to trigger sounds from Paula, which I don't think Bars & Pipes had the capability to do that.
I've been a long time fan (and user) of the C64's SID chip as well and have been using it for a lot of crazy stuff in the last 6 years or so. You can see some of the work I did using SID on some cartoons here:
(specifically I used HARDSID hardware w/4 SID chips installed)
and this one, that was half done with a live band and half w/a C64 (ok, an SX64 if you want to get technical...and I know you do.)
In all honesty, the HARDSID only works in a PC environment, and while I do have PCs around, my mac is what I use in the studio. Also, I'd like to start experimenting with triggering sounds from my old A500 via MIDI, and learning more about Paula's synth capabilities.
Any suggestions? Thanks!
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