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Go Bit-Crazy With These Commodore 64 Chip Emulators

Time to start writing that genius throwback computer game soundtrack.

If the Commodore 64’s recent resurgence is anything to go by, the thirty-year cycle of style is in full effect. In 1982, the C64’s SID 6581 soundchip was at the cutting edge of computer technology, and recent emulators by Plogue Chipsounds—which we wrote about a few days ago—the ODOsynths Unknown64, and the De La Mancha basic65 are bringing that revolutionary sound back into the present. Music Radar has a sweet little rundown on just what exactly made the Commodore so special, and also what to expect from these modern software programs.

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