Stone Oakvalley's Authentic SID Collection (SOASC=)
The automated Commodore 64 SID Music recorded to MP3/FLAC. Project based on High Voltage SID Collection & Compute's Gazette SID (CGSC)


                      
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Progress - Update April 2017

In progress: MOS6581R2 NTSC - CGSC #133 - 6021 of 11104 tunes.
Pending: MOS6581R3, MOS6581R4.

DONE: CSG8580R5 NTSC - CGSC #133.


Written Monday, April 03, 2017 | 07:34
 
Progress - Update March 2017
First batch recorded from 29th January to 28 March. 2 months in total. Due to this beeing a new automated collection to record it didn't pass within 1 month as we pre-calculated. We expect the next 3 chips to go much smoother, and possibly in June 2017 everything should be settled (1month pr. chip for the CGSC collection. HVSC 50 to 66 is done already!)

We're still working on the release and mirroring the newly finalized HVSC recordings, but so far things are moving slowly for database release and mirror hosting. We'll get there, don't worry!


In progress: MOS6581R2 NTSC - CGSC #133 - 20 of 11104 tunes.
Pending: MOS6581R3, MOS6581R4.

DONE: CSG8580R5 NTSC - CGSC #133.


Written Friday, March 10, 2017 | 07:32

Progress - Update February 2017
As we are finishing up last bits and pieces for the textual database online for the already recorded HVSC #50-66, we are currently recording the CGSC collection for all 4 chips in NTSC mode. We have not started contacting possible mirror hosts yet, we would probably wait until we get all numbers in for the amount of data to be presented, both HVSC and CGSC collection completed.

In progress: CSG8580R5 NTSC - CGSC #133 - 4518 of 11104 tunes.
Pending: MOS6581R2, MOS6581R3, MOS6581R4.


Written Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 15:42
 
HVSC #50 to #66 PAL/NTSC R2,R3,R4,R5 recordings DONE!
We hereby salute ourselves for finally signing off the SOASC= ROTS recording project as finished after working 24/7 for the past 2 years playing on real Commodore 64 hardware recording SID music playback live!

Statistics:
59712*4 chip recordings = 238848 MP3 files (705GB).
59712*4 chip recordings = 238848 FLAC files (1403GB...

Written Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 01:34

Progress - Update January 2017
We are in the final last stages of scanning for bad, broken, missing recordings using own tools or manually record cranky tunes. This is the last semi-automated operation to be performed. After all of this has checked out, we're done and ready for release which seems to be around 1st of February 2017!

Straight after release we shall b...

Written Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 17:59
 
HVSC release #50 to #66 for all chips recorded!
On January 14th 2017 @ 13:02 the latest release (HVSC#66) was successfully recorded and the initial recording queue lasting 2 EXACT years has finally reached its end!

The days ahead various tools and scanning routines will lure out possible buggy recordings, crashed recordings, tunes that couldn't be recorded automatically and finalize...

Written Sunday, January 01, 2017 | 10:03

High Voltage SID Collection #66 released!
Just when we thought we would make the initial recording for all 4 chips (release 55 to 65) before end of 2016, HVSC comes along and release the latest #66 which is naturally downloaded and added to the SOASC= ROTS recording queue instantly :-)...


Written Saturday, December 24, 2016 | 16:23
 
Progress - Update December 2016
In progress: MOS6581R4 NTSC - HVSC #65.
DONE: MOSC6581R4 NTSC - HVSC #50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64.

CSG8580R5 PAL/NTSC - DONE: HVSC #50 to 65.
MOS6581R2 PAL/NTSC - DONE: HVSC #50 to 65.
MOS6581R3 PAL/NTSC - DONE: HVSC #50 to 65.
MOS6581R4 PAL - DONE: HVSC #50 to 65.


Written Thursday, December 01, 2016 | 18:06

Current MP3/FLAC Stats!
217397 MP3 files @ 668GB in filesize.
217394 FLAC files @ 1.33TB in filesize.

Covers HVSC release #50 to #65 for R2,R3,R4 and R5 SID chips, PAL/NTSC specifics included!

Total files created: 434791


Written Saturday, November 05, 2016 | 17:56
 
Progress - Update November 2016
In progress: MOS6581R3 NTSC - HVSC #50 to 65.

MOS6581R4 NTSC - Pending: HVSC #50 to 65.

CSG8580R5 PAL/NTSC - DONE: HVSC #50 to 65.
MOS6581R2 PAL/NTSC - DONE: HVSC #50 to 65.
MOS6581R3 PAL - DONE: HVSC #50 to 65.
MOS6581R4 PAL - DONE: HVSC #50 to 65.


Written Thursday, November 03, 2016 | 17:56

How we determine a blank recording?
Here's a little insight on one of the techniques we used to determine if a tune was successfully recorded, especially was there any sound at all?

As you know, we determine both song length (from Songlenghts.txt) and the SID INIT clip peak of each recording to more or less create a perfect start-to-end recording for the Commodore 64 SID...

Written Wednesday, November 02, 2016 | 00:27
 
Statistics time!
Finally, the initial recording queue for all PAL tunes from HVSC#50 to HVSC#65 has been performed for all 4 chips (R2,R3,R4 and R5).

Total amount of MP3 files created: 201374 at 647GB in size.
Total amount of FLAC files created: 201370 at 1289GB in size.

Currently PAL tunes are a total of 1.9TB in disk space!...
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Written Friday, October 28, 2016 | 01:11

Progress - Update October 2016
In progress: CSG8580R5 NTSC - HVSC #56 to 65.
DONE: 50,51,52,53,54,55.

On October 27th all recordings for PAL tunes where finished, its time to take on the NTSC specific tunes (8030 SID files x 4 chips, HVSC #50 to #65).

MOS6581R2 NTSC - Pending: HVSC #50 to 65.
MOS6581R3 NTSC - Pending: HVSC #50 to 65.
M...

Written Saturday, October 01, 2016 | 16:44
 
SYSTEM CRASH!
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Since I started recording in 2006 not any of the mainboard, pc, powersupplies, electronics, Commodore 64s, sound cards or anything else NEVER broke down on their own in any of my recording systems, until today!...


Written Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 19:13

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