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hey, ive been using a gameboy for a year now, im curious about how people use Commodore 64s for making music, i never had one nor used one, nor understand anything about it so i was wondering if anyone here had a introduction tutorial to c64 music making?

thanks

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Milwaukee, WI

Goto80 had a nice one but I can't find it.  Maybe if I can find some time later I'll write a longer response to this.

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cool, thanks. im just curious how one goes about using a comodore 64 for 8 bit music. i dont like being completely ignorant about things.

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Well like anything these days there are several ways to use a C64 to compose music.
Practically every tracker program ever made for the Commodore can be found here:
http://utenti.multimania.it/ice00/HVMEC/CONTROL/

Also worth checking out is Cynthcart:
http://www.qotile.net/cynthcart.html

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

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california
theskyis256k wrote:

cool, thanks. im just curious how one goes about using a comodore 64 for 8 bit music. i dont like being completely ignorant about things.

There are very good hardware carts that make it pretty easy, as smendrick said. Mssiah is very nice. Other than that, you just buy a c64, and a disk drive and read the manual. Then you could use any tracker you want. You can use the synthesizer right from the commmand line, which is fun. But probably you'll end up using someone else's software.

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PARIS

The advantages of trackers is that you can already train using a emulator smile

And using SID based expanders (like HS4U, with Goattracker or the Vice emulator) , you can get the "Real" C64 sound without having to use older hardware (apart from the SID chips of course.. get ready for your Ebay account)) smile

But I admit that playing around with a good old C64 and a 1541 drive is also fun and Messiah seems t be a real cool hardware kit .

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http://truechiptilldeath.com/blog/2009/ … -released/

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You program like a beast.