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MIDIbox SID Bassline

Posted on 28 March 2009 by diode

MIDIbox SID is a diy project for housing and controlling a SID chip with the MIDIbox platform.

MIDIbox SID V2 Bassline Demo #5 from Thorsten Klose on Vimeo.

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Line6 Spider JAM – SID Easter Eggs

Posted on 15 January 2009 by diode

Hidden in the depths of the Line6 Spider Jam lurks an awesome SID emulator written by the lead software engineer who worked on the project. There are some 450+ chip tunes hidden in the amp.

For the first easter egg:

* Press Drum/Song until you get the menu with the 3 options
* Turn the wheel clockwise (sitting on the Play Preview option) for around 10 seconds, until you see it…

For the second easter egg:

* Press Drum/Song until you get the menu with the 3 options.
* Push the 4-way switch up around 16 times in a row, sitting on “endless play”, until you see the message
* The “songs” “drums” and “recordings” tabs will disappear until you reboot the unit.

From this new Song/Drums menu, you can:
* Turn the wheel to load some other tunes
* Press play to start/stop the tune
* Press nav left/right to move quickly inside the tune
* Press nav down to “alter the tune”, you can mute a voice, change the semitones and speed (speeding up does not sound good but it’s normal in fact…)
* Press record to set loop points inside the tune and export the loop to the normal spiderjam recordings (mic track)

* You can use any of the Line6 4 button floorboards :
A : Start/Stop
B : mute/unmute voice 1
C : mute/unmute voice 2
D : mute/unmute voice 3

Update(via Hans at Vettaville.nl): it has been confirmed that these easter eggs were removed in software versions > 2.0  Too bad…

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