MIDIBox SID Project Blog

A 6581 SID chip

Andrew has a blog following his quest to have a synthesizer based on the 8-bit Commodore 64's sound chip known as the SID. Andrew had a Commodore 64 growing up and because of nostalgia is building a SID based synth using the MIDIBox platform and sticking it in a modified Commodore 64C case. This blog covers his early planning, the construction of a modular single SID based MIDIbox, the construction of an MB-6582 based device, and planning and assembling its enclosure.

There's also a bunch of macro photographs of electrical doohickeys.

About Andrew

Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey is a senior web designer and front-end developer at JBS International, Inc. with over 15 years of experience in print, web and interaction design. Andrew applies a multidisciplinary approach to create innovative, responsive, user centered interfaces, products, and experiences. He utilizes modern development tools including version control and HTML/CSS preprocessors; develops site maps, wireframes, living style guides, use cases, and functional prototypes; designs reports, booklets, brochures, manuals and conference exhibits. He has worked with over 18 clients spanning public sector, for profit, and non-profit businesses and organizations.

Skills and software knowledge includes: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere, Flash, and Acrobat, QuarkXPress, HTML 4/5, CSS 2/3, SASS/Compass, Grunt/Gulp task runners, Git and subversion revision control systems, Accessibility and 508 Compliance, jQuery, Jekyll (HTML preprocessor), CMS (Microsoft SharePoint and Drupal, WordPress, phpList, ZenDesk, Moodle (e-learning), and epubs.