My Favorite SID Tunes by JCH

This is page 6. See also page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4 and page 5.

Tecnetium (Tune #1)
1989 Vibrants
Made for the side-scrolling shoot’em up Tecnetium. The game was never finished.

Tecnetium (Tune #2)
1989 Vibrants
Conversion of “Congratulations” by Cliff Richard. I tried to break the tradition of sad highscore tunes.

Tecnetium (Tune #5)
1989 Vibrants
I can’t remember what this was for. A level tune? Definitely maybe.

1990 Vibrants
Cooperation between MSK and JCH. He did the bass and drums, and I did the leader and chords.

Test 02_1
1988 Jens-Christian Huus
First test tune made in my version 1 music editor that didn’t have sequences yet.

Test 03_1
1988 Jens-Christian Huus
Second test tune in the version 1 music editor.

Test 04_3
1988 Jens-Christian Huus
Third and last test tune in the version 1 music editor. I composed all of the chords on a keyboard first which was very unusual at this point in time.

Test 05_1
1988 Jens-Christian Huus
First test tune made in my version 2 music editor that now used proper sequences.

Test 06_1
1988 Jens-Christian Huus
Second test tune in the version 2 music editor.

Test 07_1
1988 Jens-Christian Huus
Third test tune in the version 2 music editor.

Test 08_1
1988 Jens-Christian Huus
Fourth test tune in the version 2 music editor.

Test 10_2
1989 Jens-Christian Huus
This test tune made in the version 2 music editor was later packed and released as Memory I (not included in this blog post). The tune begins properly at 0:43.

Test Tunie
1991 Vibrants
Extensive test of NewPlayer v18.G1.

Time Tune
1990-91 Vibrants
There’s an interesting change at 1:11.

1990-91 Vibrants

1989 Vibrants
One of the first tunes where I used a double-voice drum. There’s a solo starting at 2:36.

1989 Vibrants
The part starting at 2:53 was later extracted as “Car Crash” (see page 2) but with a normal filter bassline.

Tuned In
1988 Wizax
My first music player after using Laxity’s now had a few decent effects.

Typhus #1
1988 Wizax
My only attempt in Future Composer, made at the Dexion Meeting in 1988.

1989 Vibrants

1990-91 Vibrants
An interesting experiment where I played two SID tunes (each tree channels) on two C64 simultaneously to form a tune of six channels. Someone later merged this into one file for the HVSC collection.

1989 Vibrants

1991 Vibrants
A infinite tune where the tracks have uneven lengths thereby creating an echo for the chords as soon as it wraps around. This have been captured a few times here before fading it out.

Who Said Fred Gray?
1990-91 Vibrants
Here I tried to emulate the style of Fred Gray and also the weird pulse effects he sometimes had in his C64 songs, where the pulse setting was changed for each note but not during the note.

1989 Vibrants

Wizax Demo
1989 Wizax
The first tune to use the test-bit noise technique that Johannes Bjerregaard discovered. It’s a technique that locks then unlocks the noise waveform to give it a homogeneous sound. Check out the solo at 2:43.

Wizax Intro
1988 Wizax

Yoko Tsuno
1988 2000 A.D.
Made in my old player where the composition was made in Aegis Sonix on the Amiga.

X-Mas Zak
1990-91 Vibrants

1989 Vibrants
This was based on the idea of having a long filter tone to save space in tiny intros. The tune sounds like this for 13 seconds and then surprises everyone by starting a real C64 tune.

This was a selected collection of my own tunes. If you would you like to hear more, please download the High Voltage SID Collection as well as a SID emulator for your system.

All of the SID tunes have been saved as MP3 using SID plugin revision 33.293 for XMPlay 3.8.2 with the LAME encoder installed. I turned on stereo emulation and also adjusted the filter setting for various tunes.

Download all MP3 files: (847 MB)


February 6, 2018: Removed Bogstihyde (this is about my favorites) and added One Knight Stand.
November 26, 2017: Added three remixes. Also added the three SID tunes I made in 2017.

2 comments on “My Favorite SID Tunes by JCH

  1. Greets from a former Toronto Canada C64 user! Wow — a lot of memorable tunes in this list! I use to rip the music from various intros and demos so I could play it back at my leisure.

    What are the licensing and attribution requires for the music you authored? I am putting together some DIY/electronics-modification videos for YouTube, and would like to use one or more of these tunes as background music.

  2. Thanks, and greetings to you too.

    Remember to check out my online player DeepSID too. There’s a link in the side bar.

    Regarding the licensing and attribution, I reckon it’s the same as stated by HVSC. See the bottom of this FAQ page about releasing a cover of a SID tune commercially.

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