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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Complete SOASC= Recordings - Offline Database
A database tool available for Windows XP or later, 32/64 bit compatible.

The database contains all technical information about each recording and SID File that was in the recording queue...


Created Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 16:38
Last Revised Sunday, August, 27, 2017 | 18:49
 
FACTS OF PROJECT
Based upon original HVSC #49 release, for MOS6581R3, MOS6581R4 and CSG8580R5 from 2006-2009 and Return Of The SOASC= (ROTS) project (2015-2017) covering HVSC #50 to #67 including CGSC #133 collection (MOS6581R2, MOS6581R3, MOS6581R4 and CSG8580R5)...


Created Sunday, March 01, 2015 | 00:03
Last Revised Saturday, August, 12, 2017 | 01:03

History SOASC= 2006 to present
From start of project to the actual recording loop began, I worked 100% of my available spare time on this project...


Created Sunday, March 01, 2015 | 00:07
Last Revised Saturday, August, 12, 2017 | 00:59
 
Project: Return Of The SOASC= (ROTS) completed 100%
Finally, after 2.5 years of 24/7 recording SID music on real Commodore 64 hardware that covers everything since HVSC#49 including all tunes from the CGSC collection the statistics are hereby presented!...


Created Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 00:30
Last Revised Saturday, August, 12, 2017 | 00:51

Bad / Broken Tunes HVSC
These tunes seems to be playing fine in any software SID player, and even PSID64 PRG version sometimes gets played fine in emulator, but when it comes to real hardware - they choke or simply don't even play a note, except for the SID INIT clip pop with endless silence...


Created Friday, September 04, 2015 | 11:48
Last Revised Friday, August, 11, 2017 | 19:16
 
Progress - Update August 2017
On Friday 11 August 2017 @ 17:56, "Return of the SOASC= (ROTS)" project comes to its finalization after over 2.5 years of 24/7 constant recording!

Final statistics coming later this evening :-)

DONE: MOS6581R2 PAL - HVSC #67. 2521 tunes.
DONE: MOS6581R3 PAL - HVSC #67. 2521 tunes.
DONE: MOS6581R4 PAL - HVSC #67. 2521 tunes.
DONE: CSG8580R5 PAL - HVSC #67. 2521 tunes.

DONE: MOS6581R2 NTSC - HVSC #67. 399 tunes.
DONE: MOS6581R3 NTSC - HVSC #67. 399 tunes.
DONE: MOS6581R4 NTSC - HVSC #67. 399 tunes.
DONE: CSG8580R5 NTSC - HVSC #67. 399 tunes.


Created Tuesday, August 01, 2017 | 20:16
Last Revised Friday, August, 11, 2017 | 17:57

Progress - Update July 2017
In progress: MOS6581R3 PAL - HVSC #67. 10 of 2521 Tunes.

PENDING: MOS6581R4 PAL - HVSC #67. 2521 tunes.
DONE: MOS6581R2 PAL - HVSC #67. 2521 tunes.
DONE: CSG8580R5 PAL - HVSC #67. 2521 tunes.

DONE: MOS6581R2 NTSC - HVSC #67. 399 tunes.
DONE: MOS6581R3 NTSC - HVSC #67. 399 tunes.
DONE: MOS6581R4 NTSC - HVSC #67. 399 tunes.
DONE: CSG8580R5 NTSC - HVSC #67. 399 tunes.


Created Sunday, July 16, 2017 | 11:14
Last Revised Monday, July, 31, 2017 | 19:28
 
Related Links / Thanks
The following links were used in the research and helped me realizing the SOASC= project...


Created Friday, February 27, 2015 | 00:05
Last Revised Saturday, July, 29, 2017 | 20:34

SID tunes too large - SOLUTION!
The following list contains SID tunes that are over 202 blocks (on a Floppy Disc/D64 image) and is impossible to load as a single PRG into the memory of a factory stock Commodore 64...


Created Thursday, September 03, 2015 | 12:09
Last Revised Wednesday, July, 26, 2017 | 01:28
 
CGSC #133 NTSC R2,R3,R4,R5 recordings DONE!
We hereby salute ourselves today for finally signing off the Compute's Gazette SID (CGSC) collection too.

A total of 44388 recordings were performed, where statistics as follows:
11097*4 chip recordings = 44388 MP3 files (196 GB).
11097*4 chip recordings = 44388 FLAC files (417 GB)...


Created Sunday, July 23, 2017 | 13:10
Last Revised Sunday, July, 23, 2017 | 15:49

Bad / Broken Tunes CGSC
The following tunes didn't play any notes, or has messed up / broken playback, weird notes etc.

Most of these bugs are well known and documented already in the "00_Documents/" folder of the CGSC collection. The following tunes are therefore ignored during recording and will not be recorded until it appears as a good version...


Created Sunday, July 16, 2017 | 16:30
Last Revised Monday, July, 17, 2017 | 02:42
 
Progress - Update July 2017
On 16th of July 2017 @ 01:59 the initial queue for the entire CGSC #133 (NTSC ) was finished! Another milestone reached!

In the following days, some re-recordings and bug fixes will be taken care of to finalize this collection too. We will get back with final statistics regarding MP3/FLAC filesizes in a couple of days.

DONE: MOS6581R4 NTSC - CGSC #133. 11104 Tunes.
DONE: MOS6581R3 NTSC - CGSC #133. 11104 Tunes.
DONE: MOS6581R2 NTSC - CGSC #133. 11104 Tunes.
DONE: CSG8580R5 NTSC - CGSC #133. 11104 Tunes.


Created Wednesday, July 05, 2017 | 00:09
Last Revised Sunday, July, 16, 2017 | 11:16

Progress - Update June 2017
In progress: MOS6581R4 NTSC - CGSC #133 - 6000 of 11104 tunes.

DONE: MOS6581R3 NTSC - CGSC #133. 11104 Tunes.
DONE: MOS6581R2 NTSC - CGSC #133. 11104 Tunes.
DONE: CSG8580R5 NTSC - CGSC #133. 11104 Tunes.


Created Thursday, June 01, 2017 | 00:16
Last Revised Thursday, June, 29, 2017 | 17:39
 
2SID / 3SID Tunes ignore list
The following SID files were ignored (#50 and up) and will be ignored in future recordings too.

The list contains _3SID and _2SID tunes which naturally require two or three SID chips mounted on a PCB card to enable stereo/triple sound. 2SID was introduced in HVSC #55 and 3SID in later releases.

SOASC= is still about real a...

Created Wednesday, September 02, 2015 | 21:57
Last Revised Tuesday, June, 27, 2017 | 02:12

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