DeepSID is an online SID player that can play music originally composed for the Commodore 64, a home computer that was very popular back in the 80's and 90's. This computer had an amazing sound chip called SID.
The SID chip was really ahead of its time. Although it only had 3 voices, it offered oscillators of 8 octaves, ADSR, four waveforms, pulse width modulation, multi mode filtering, ring modulation, and hard synchronization. It really was like a tiny synthesizer, and you could even make it play digi samples along with the SID voices.
High Voltage SID Collection #69
Compute's Gazette SID Collection #135
Stone Oakvalley's Authentic SID Collection
jQuery custom scrollbar by Manolis Malihutsakis (malihu)
The user name and password boxes are used for both registering and logging in. To register, just type the user name you want. If it's available (a status message tells you) then type a password and hit the button.
I wanted to make an awesome online web player for SID tunes and I believe I have accomplished that. It was never my intention to make an app or an offline player. An online player gives me immediate access to e.g. HVSC and CGSC without having to download anything first. Just everything ready to play, search through and rate no matter if I'm on my desktop, on my iPhone or on my iPad.
However, it's possible to use an offline player with DeepSID. Just select the
Download option in the top drop-down box and start clicking rows. Make sure you
associate your offline player with automatically playing the tunes.
|WebSid emulator||The default option is the JS emulator originally used by Tiny'R'Sid. It emulates standard SID as well as digi tunes, 2SID and 3SID, and even MUS files in Compute's Gazette SID Collection.|
|Hermit's emulator||Hermit's jsSID emulator is extremely compact and can play standard SID as well as 2SID and 3SID. Unfortunately it can't do digi tunes, but it makes up for that by being a steadfast emulator.|
|SOASC R2, R4, R5||These are real C64 recordings streamed from Stone Oakvalley's Authentic SID Collection. R2 is bright filter, R4 is deep filter (think drowning radio) and R5 is 8580 with its improved filter.|
|Download SID file||This makes the browser download the tunes. This is especially useful if an offline player has been associated with automatically playing it. Then it's like having an extra play option.|
Note that for the SOASC options, playing SID tunes may be delayed 1-3 seconds due to handshaking with a download script on Stone Oakvalley's server. Also, none of the emulators can play BASIC tunes as that requires ROM code.
That's by design, actually. Only the player pane is supposed to be visible on mobile devices because of the limited screen space. This right text area is only really available for desktop computers.
You can achieve the same thing by selecting the
Shuffle option in the sort
Yes, if you type e.g.
3- for a search for ratings, you will get a list of all the
SID tunes and folders you have rated three stars or more. If you type
1-, you will
see all of your ratings.
Sure, but only for the WebSid emulator. Use keys
4. The first three are for the normal SID voices and the fourth is for toggling
the digi stuff (if the tune uses that).
p in desktop web browsers to pop up a tiny version of the player.
s to toggle the STIL box on or off.
You can hold down the key just below the
ESC key to fast forward.
The audio handlers all use an API called Web Audio which is not supported by Internet Explorer. You need a modern web browser to use this site.
The following URL parameters currently work:
|file||A file to play or a folder to show (use full root paths for both)|
|subtune||The subtune to play; must be used together with
|search||A search query (just like when typed in the bottom)|
Downloadhandler option. This makes the browser download the tune when clicked. This is especially useful if an offline player has been associated with automatically playing it.
Shufflefor randomizing a playlist.
shotkey to toggle the STIL box. Furthermore, the STIL box is automatically hidden if the display is tiny (or the browser window is resized to be small). This can be overridden with the new hotkey.
pinstead (Firefox is using it to toggle reader view).
&subtune=URL parameter was too persistent.
3-for all ratings of three stars or more.
?subtune=for use with
Esc) to play faster.
&type=parameters can now also be used to search.
?file=parameter can now go to a folder (case sensitive) or play a SID file.