Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Insanely Impressive Realtime DSP on a Commodore 64?!

Matrixsynth posted this yesterday, but I thought I'd share it here as well for those who missed it. This is a live demo of "Cubase 64", a self-made program for the venerable Commodore 64. The C64 was well known for its synthesis abilities (the company that made the built-in SID chips went on to become Ensoniq and the SID sound has become ridiculously trendy in recent years), but digital audio was of course out of reach, right? Think again. In this demo, they're playing back not just audio, but they're performing realtime DSP on the audio. Just goes to show you can teach an old dog new tricks occasionally. [via demosceneMOd on YouTube]

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