ILL SID is a collection of 6 beats made using the classic SID.
ILL SID is a good representation of what can be done using the SID in your lab with your DAW or sequencer of choice. In my case, the SID was paired with an MPC 5000 for all of the tracks in the playlist. Approximately 90% of all synth parts are from the SID.
Years ago someone put me up on the Elektron SID Station. At the time I wasn’t really interested. However, as the years have gone by, the SID Station has gone the way of mythical legend status. Subsequently, the SID Station, has been discontinued by Elektron and the only way to come by one is to sacrifice an arm and a leg on eBay where you might pay twice or three times as much as the original asking price. Enter Mode Machines SID.
The SID by Mode Machines was designed in conjunction with Alkex of Twisted Electrons (who also has a knobby SID synth on the market by the name of Therapsid). For those that dont know the SID is an “8 Bit Groovebox based on the Commodore 64 SID chip.” Yes, I’m sure you remember all those retro gaming sounds. Think Donkey Kong and the like. Well, the SID chip (the 6581 in my case) is the source of all of those nostalgic sounds. Thus, this sound and variants of the 6581 chip is what the SID is based on.
- SIDnomics - 1:19
- SIDovation - 1:47
- SIDipede - 2:53
- SIDtrophic - 2:52
- SIDpocalypse - 1:04
- SIDmorphic - 1:21