February 14, 2006

Prophet 64 cart coming soon..

by Chris Randall
 

If you were one of the readers of the old Media Temple (and thus whack) version of this blog, you may remember a couple of articles about the Prophet 64 series of programs for the Commodore 64, which I successfully had running on several different emulators, for amusing semi-SID synth fun.


Well, the maker(s) of Prophet 64 are going to release a C64 cartridge containing updated versions of the three Prophet 64 programs, a (pre-audio) Logic-like sequencer, and built-in DIN Sync. They've got together with Firestarter to release a MIDI interface for the C64 that is a perfect compliment to Prophet 64. No firm price yet, but check this: get yourself a used C64 (~$75), the cartridge (~$49), and the MIDI interface (<$50) and you've got a synth that, aside from having massive indie cred, will wipe the floors with a SIDstation. All current info about the cartridge is on the Prophet 64 site. AI gives this two big thumbs up, and a strong "buy" recommendation.

 
 
 

7 comments:

 
 

 
Feb.14.2006 @ 5:24 PM
giantm
Are C64s up to $75 now? The 128 I cannablized for my Midibox SID cost me $5 a few years back.
 
 

 
Feb.14.2006 @ 7:16 PM
boobs
looks like fun.
 
 

 
Feb.14.2006 @ 7:49 PM
Chris Randall
They are on shitBay. Of course, they're readily available in thrift stores and yard sales. Next one I see, I'm gonna do this whole package, and use a little LCD TV for it. It's gonna be huge.

-CR

 
 

 
Feb.14.2006 @ 7:58 PM
X.Cerveau Media
exciting, i just talked my girlfriend into giving me her C64.

i just wish i wouldn't have passed up that Keyboard controller for it at a thrift shop a few years back.

keith.

 
 

 
Feb.15.2006 @ 9:03 AM
Solipsist Nation
Huh, I knew I was hanging onto that C64 for a reason. And DIN sync means I can hook up my TR606! Yeah!
 
 

 
Dec.02.2006 @ 9:24 AM
mos 6051
The Vintage Computer Festival has selected Commodore 64 Orchestra to be the first to compose on the historic Commodore 64 Parallel Super-Computer. The project is slated for completion for exhibition at VCF 6.0, where the 20th anniversary of the Commodore 64 will be celebrated. The first prototype will utilize 16 Commodore 64 machines in sync with a musical application that Commodore 64 Orchestra will program to write its Symphony No 1. series. Founder Nico of the Commodore 64 Orchestra states that "We are pleased to have been chosen to compose on the world's first Commodore 64 Parallel Super-Computer and would like to thank The Vintage Computer Festival for their support and vision." The Vintage Computer Festival is an international event that celebrates the history of computing. The mission of the Vintage Computer Festival is to promote the preservation of "obsolete" computers by offering people a chance to experience the technologies, people and stories that embody the remarkable tale of the computer revolution. www.commodore64orchestra.com
 
 

 
Dec.02.2006 @ 9:25 AM
mos 6051
The Vintage Computer Festival has selected Commodore 64 Orchestra (www.commodore64orchestra.com) to be the first to compose on the historic Commodore 64 Parallel Super-Computer. The project is slated for completion for exhibition at VCF 6.0, where the 20th anniversary of the Commodore 64 will be celebrated. The first prototype will utilize 16 Commodore 64 machines in sync with a musical application that Commodore 64 Orchestra will program to write its Symphony No 1. series. Founder Nico of the Commodore 64 Orchestra states that "We are pleased to have been chosen to compose on the world's first Commodore 64 Parallel Super-Computer and would like to thank The Vintage Computer Festival for their support and vision." The Vintage Computer Festival is an international event that celebrates the history of computing. The mission of the Vintage Computer Festival is to promote the preservation of "obsolete" computers by offering people a chance to experience the technologies, people and stories that embody the remarkable tale of the computer revolution. www.commodore64orchestra.com
www.c64orchestra.com
 
 

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