Do androids dream of electric beeps? Reawaken the past with the MIDISID, a portable, standalone SID chip synthesizer, and create anything from dreamy electronic lullabies to jarring alarm tones. Tap into the distinctive chip-fueled style of this iconic chip and take your musical compositions into the era of classic video game music.
The Sound Interface Device (SID) chip was originally designed in 1982 for the Commodore 64, and creates a unique sound that many modern sound designers now covet. A vital component of a vast number of 80s and 90s video game soundtracks, the classic sound of this synthesizer brings a nostalgic groove to your compositions.
The MIDISID features an intuitive and highly visual user interface, including an LCD display and four potentiometers, making it easy to control and a joy to use. It is professionally mounted in a well-proportioned purple PCB casing that looks fantastic alongside other music equipment.
Controlling a SID chip using multiple rotary controls has been a long-term dream of the creator, MIDI IN. The ability to change so many parameters simultaneously opens up an entire world of musical possibility, and MIDI IN has even created (almost) a whole song using this device! Watching the video of them doing so really showcases how intuitive this instrument is and sparks so many creative ideas.
MIDI IN is an independent electronics designer based in the UK. With a growing library of exciting technology on their storefront and a passion for music, electronics, and code – they are a creator to watch out for!