SID, SID, SID...or....What is the SID approach for the MEGA65


I recall Gardners writing somewhere that there's gonna be two softSIDs and two DACs internally in the FPGA for samples, and 2 physical sockets on the motherboard for real SID chips for a total of 12 voices simultaneously.

The mega65 page only mentions 'Dual soft-SIDs + dual 8-bit DACs' though.

:: @Solei added on 07 Apr ’16 · 11:22

Due to possible shortage of real sid chips, the swinsid nano could work just fine for this, since it is made as a drop-in replacement for the old chips - and the sound quality of them is more uniform.

The swinsids do have some problems with a specific tracker - but that can be fixed.


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