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SID-Wizard 1.4   [2013]

SID-Wizard 1.4 Released by :
Hermit, Singular [web]

Release Date :
7 February 2013

Type :
C64 Tool

Website :
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sid-wizard/

User rating:**********  10/10 (18 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  10/10 (10 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
Music .... Adam of Onslaught
  Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
  NecroPolo of Ancients Pledge Inc., Avatar, Level 64, SIDrip Alliance
  Spider Jerusalem of Mayday!, svenonacid
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Graphics .... Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
  Leon of BugKiller TM, Chorus, Resource, Singular
Design .... Adam of Onslaught
  Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
Idea .... Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
Text .... Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
Charset .... Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
NTSC-Fix .... Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
Concept .... Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
Bug-Fix .... Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
Docs .... Akaobi
  Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
  WitchMaster
Test .... Adam of Onslaught
  Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
  NecroPolo of Ancients Pledge Inc., Avatar, Level 64, SIDrip Alliance
  Spider Jerusalem of Mayday!, svenonacid
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Help .... Cargo of Singular
  Ian Coog of HVSC Crew

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/113614/SID-Wizard-1.4-UserManual.pdf (downloads: 1056)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/113612/SID-Wizard-1.4-disk.d64 (downloads: 683)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/113615/SID-Wizard-1.4-Kezikonyv.pdf (downloads: 286)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/113613/SID-Wizard-1.4-with-source.zip (downloads: 223)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sid-wizard/files/release/SID-Wizard-1.4.zip/download (downloads: 217)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/113611/SID-Maker-1.4.prg (downloads: 199)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/113610/SID-Wizard-1.4.prg (downloads: 152)
http://akaobi.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/sid-wizard-1-4-manual-japanese-version/ (downloads: 100)

Look for downloads on external sites:
 Pokefinder.org


User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 4 January 2014
Newer 1.5 version of SID-Wizard can be found here:
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SID-Wizard 1.5
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User Comment
Submitted by mstram on 14 December 2013
Hermit,

What does the 'framespeed' setting do ?

How do you use it ?

I changed it, but there is no audible difference.

Mike
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 11 December 2013
@mstram: Daily programming job? No, not at all, I'm just a self-taught hobbyist programmer, but I've been doing it for quite some years now. I havent' got luck to have a coder job without degree (i'm just a technician), but it doesn't matter now as my life took a big turn some months ago. My hobby is now programming the 6510, much more times than the x86. :) And I experienced with FPGA too lately... :)
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 5 December 2013
As a Kraut I'd say: there's really no problem with H or B from my side. You can call it what you want. Everyone who learned a little about music at school knows about this anyway. For a C64 tracker I even expect H instead of B and # instead of b all the time, just because it makes no sense to expect a music theory detection by a tracker when to write # or when to write b. Even though I had music teachers that insisted that one half-tone up from A isn't the same thing as one half-tone down from "H/B"... To me: it's the same tone =) By all means I'd say: <3 and thanks to Hermit for that great tracker! =)
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 4 December 2013
s/ti/si
s/so/sol
for italian notes :P
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 4 December 2013
"H is what we use in Hungary (and in some other countries maybe)."
isnt it H in central europe, and B in UK/USA ? (its certainly H in germany... if you want to be international, why not call them do re mi fa so la ti do? =D)
User Comment
Submitted by mstram on 4 December 2013
Heh, well at least you only changed *one* note. :)

Gotta say, your program is very slick and polished !

Is programming your day job ? (not 6502 probably ;) )

Mike
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 3 December 2013
H is what we use in Hungary (and in some other countries maybe). I decided for H in previous versions because B is really confusing for us Hungarian as we call A# note as "B" here while it refers to "H" abroad instead. H cannot be mixed with anything furtunately, but it might be confusing for people who got used to B...
In SDI they solved by asking about it (whether you want H/B) when the program starts. It will be 'B' in the upcoming SID-Wizard version as it's more consistent that way, and SW is a cross-country product after all. :)
User Comment
Submitted by mstram on 3 December 2013
Having never used a tracker before, I thought this program was very cryptic at first.

Heh, until I tried most of the *other* trackers !

One question: why the 'H' for the B notes ?

Mike
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 30 August 2013
News: Maybe a bit C64 related ;)
I needed to create MIDI-files again, so I decided to code a tracker for myself (till now I used Tutka).

http://sourceforge.net/projects/miditrk/

MIDItrk was done in less than 2 weeks, so I guess there's still much room to improve. Its look & handling resembles to SID-Wizard very much. No 'bpm'-based tempo yet just 50Hz timing. There are many key-shortcuts, mouse is supported as well...based on the great SDL library, works on Linux and Windows. (Can be compiled on OSX too)...
The example tune is Jeoren Tel's Robocop3 title music, of course :)

btw, SID-Wizard development is on its way too...
User Comment
Submitted by Awol on 12 July 2013
This tracker is great! Thank you so much for making and continuing to improve it! I can't wait for the 2SID version. I'd rather have 2SID than MIDI (although MIDI would be nice too eventually). ;)
User Comment
Submitted by bowie on 10 July 2013
Thank you very much, Bro! I really appreciate what u have done! Just had to say that! I wish u all the best in ur life! Peace!
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 9 July 2013
Thanks :)
In return: I like your tune "Resurgence" very much, it's very musical, and one of the few 4x speed SW tunes.
User Comment
Submitted by Shinobi on 20 May 2013
Just love this great tracker! Thanks for writing it, Hermit! :)
User Comment
Submitted by WitchMaster on 29 April 2013
Thank you so much Hermit for your work on this wonderful tracker! :)
User Comment
Submitted by DustBin on 14 April 2013
Veryveryveryvery interesting O_o I'll try it out.
User Comment
Submitted by NecroPolo on 28 March 2013
This tracker makes my life much easier. Kudos man!!!
User Comment
Submitted by akaobi on 27 February 2013
You're welcome, Hermit :)
Thanks for coding the marvellous tool and the good cooperation.
Very awe-inspiring release.
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 26 February 2013
Akaobi, the author of he Japanese user manual is now a member at CSDB and released the document:
SID-Wizard 1.4 Manual Japanese version
Thank you, Akaobi :)
User Comment
Submitted by maxhall on 14 February 2013
Amazing as usual, keep up the good work, is my tracker of choice now, and is great to be able to use on the Real C64!
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 12 February 2013
Thanks for the nice comments. Cadaver, your words as the author of GT mean a lot for me, thx...
Answer to Scout: In the TODO.txt I noted down recently to maybe give support for existing MIDI hardware...If it will leave enough memory and rastertime for the editor it's achievable.
User Comment
Submitted by cadaver on 9 February 2013
Very respectable player/editor features. Also GT-converter was nice touch :)
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 9 February 2013
OK! Good work and that Garden Party from 4 years ago is a real gem!
User Comment
Submitted by Scout on 8 February 2013
I second Stainless.

About the future MIDI implementation, the manual mentions the HerMidi interface.
Could it be possible to add 'standard' Midi interface compatibility, like the interfaces who use the cartridge port (Passport, JMS etc)?
User Comment
Submitted by Stainless on 8 February 2013
I respectfully tip my hat. Hermit, you're a one man army.
User Comment
Submitted by Richard on 8 February 2013
I tried an older version SID Wizard last week for tunes and sound fx for Sheepoid DX. Very professional composer. :)
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 8 February 2013
Not so much added feature for the tracker itself, instead fixes/improvements for all the executables, and new tunes added. See manuals for more info. Hungarian manual added into the bundle.
And the sng-to-swm converter is also working now.
Finalizing HermIRES is postponed for next version so this version is clean from the (maybe unnecessary for some people) MIDI-handling code...
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