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Hi Fi Sky   [2015]

Hi Fi Sky Released by :
MultiStyle Labs [web]

Release Date :
23 April 2015

Type :
C64 Music

Website :
http://markus-klein-artwork.de/sid/hi-fi-sky.html

User rating:**********  10/10 (114 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  10/10 (55 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... The Human Code Machine of Crazy, Masters' Design Group, Oxyron
Music .... LMan of MultiStyle Labs, Remix64.com


SIDs used in this release :
Hi Fi Sky(/MUSICIANS/L/LMan/Hi_Fi_Sky.sid)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/137936/LMan - Hi Fi Sky.prg (downloads: 379)

Look for downloads on external sites:
 Pokefinder.org


User Comment
Submitted by encore on 28 February 2016
Without a doubt the tune that defined C64 music in 2015 for me. Still inspiring. :)
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 6 February 2016
Thanks for the kind words, Thunder.Bird, Knatter and andym00!
Much appreciated!!
User Comment
Submitted by andym00 on 5 September 2015
Wowsers, only just got around to checking this out.. Absolutely outstanding sounds :)
User Comment
Submitted by Knatter on 24 June 2015
I'm very impressed.
User Comment
Submitted by Thunder.Bird on 13 June 2015
Ein "Geniestreich"
One "genius slingshot"
@^_^@
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 2 June 2015
Added a dedicated song page, and reinstalled mp3 link (after clearing with Hedning)
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 27 May 2015
Links to mp3-files deleted.
User Comment
Submitted by Agemixer on 26 May 2015
Ahhhh, true SID ambiente! And became reality. Lovely tune, more of this please! No sound glitches can be heard... I was wondering how did you do that with just CC?! But then read your story of the crossdev. tools you used. Interesting approach! And i thought you used just one allmighty editor... Once again very well done! All those small details.. i'm curious how much time did it take to accomplish this?!?!
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 9 May 2015
Thank you so much!!
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Submitted by ALIEN on 8 May 2015
How much I love you for this - thanks mate!
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 6 May 2015
Thanks a lot for making those youtube videos!!!
User Comment
Submitted by Xiny6581 on 5 May 2015
Sorry, pasted the wrong URL and I can't edit the old one!

https://youtu.be/BNbYmc_k_vU?list=PLv0a3bHiEHsJ2QhEICgG_G-UNlNV..
User Comment
Submitted by Xiny6581 on 5 May 2015
Here we go with another fine SID Recording.
Brand new fresh disco player!
http://youtu.be/NWIU12Q3F1U
User Comment
Submitted by Lamb on 28 April 2015
Now this is a blast! WOWastic! (PS. 5 onanimouse people need to tripple their medicine dosage)
User Comment
Submitted by MaD ][ on 26 April 2015
On the first run on real hardware I got disappointed (6581)... then I switched to 8580R5 and everything sounds A-W-E-S-O-M-E!.. You really kick some asses dude!.. keep up the good vibes!
User Comment
Submitted by powertrace on 25 April 2015
Mesmerizing! The chords is so smooth and the melody is stuck in my head.
LMan is the sid master of the year!
User Comment
Submitted by Brush on 25 April 2015
SID never sounded like this! Hats off!
User Comment
Submitted by Bob on 25 April 2015
Thank you for this WOW mindblowing moment! this is MAGIC!
User Comment
Submitted by Linus on 25 April 2015
What Burglar said <3
User Comment
Submitted by Hypnosis on 25 April 2015
Excellent stuff! Amazing production.
User Comment
Submitted by Hein on 25 April 2015
Kudos to both THCM and LMan. What's next? 4 digi and 4 sid channels on stereo SID or something?

As a tune it doesn't stick, tbh. But very smooth 'n slick sounds.
User Comment
Submitted by algorithm on 24 April 2015
@burglar, well lman has got it in him, that's for sure. Another true masterpiece. I would not be surprised if his next composition manages to get that background digitized audio as sid :-)
User Comment
Submitted by Burglar on 24 April 2015
@mrsid, so now imagine all the worktunes we havent heard yet :S
User Comment
Submitted by Steel on 24 April 2015
You already know i am loving it. Just wanna state it officially since you really deserve it. ;) beside the effects and sounddesign i think what rocks the most is the melody for me!
User Comment
Submitted by Mr. SID on 24 April 2015
@Burglar: of course he's using FroDigi 6 to turn any .wav file into perfect SID music, didn't you know? :)
User Comment
Submitted by BokanoiD on 24 April 2015
That moment when you see (ok, hear) the bar being raised again on our beloved 32+ year old machine. \0/
User Comment
Submitted by Burglar on 24 April 2015
I still think it's incomprehensible that LMan got so good so quick, you gotta have practiced for years. How else would it possible to take such a leap in sound design and modern composing on a single sid chip. It really does all sound like 2sid... truly brilliant

still, Hell Yeah is my favorite :)
User Comment
Submitted by PAL on 24 April 2015
LMan: I fully follow you on that post and man you should just lean back and all let it in... this is a stright 10 of 10 tune and it is probably one of the absolutely best performances on the sid chip ever: LOVE IT - EMBRACE IT - EGO IT - PUT IT INSIDE YOUR HEART!

It will remain there always!
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 24 April 2015
Once more my heartfelt gratitude to all of you!!!

@Conrad: well. Of course you don't know that in whatever I thought I was gifted in my life, there was always someone who outshone me. I have never won any competitions, neither in music nor in visual arts. I have waited my whole fucking life for a success like this. And because I ALWAYS granted the success to those who outperformed me, I think I have earned the right to fully enjoy it.

So while I understand your sentiment, I'm also a bit sad that you chose my tune to make an example.
User Comment
Submitted by Crisp on 24 April 2015
SID Level Awesome... finally an Idea I had serveral Times is now realized. :D
User Comment
Submitted by X-jammer on 24 April 2015
Broke the scale
User Comment
Submitted by Richard on 24 April 2015
Excellent piece of music. Well done.
User Comment
Submitted by Conrad on 24 April 2015
Hi LMan. Please don't take my cyncial thoughts in the comment posted on Robric's tune the wrong way. The amount of positive feedback on your tune is well earned. Enjoy your long fulfilling fame. :)
User Comment
Submitted by maxhall on 24 April 2015
Quite Frankly AMAZING!
User Comment
Submitted by daison on 24 April 2015
Impressive!
User Comment
Submitted by ilesj on 24 April 2015
I want a time-machine so that I can take this back to early 80s on a floppy.
User Comment
Submitted by mankeli on 24 April 2015
Marvellous! It's like LA-synthesis on C64! (almost) :)
User Comment
Submitted by SIDWAVE on 24 April 2015
not since x2008 winner demo i have been impressed...
now i am!!!!!!
User Comment
Submitted by RaveGuru on 24 April 2015
Finally someone makes the effort to use samples in a good, constructive way on the SID and C64. Well done!
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 24 April 2015
"yeah, instead of trying to be too smart maybe let the crowds deicde what they like/want."
it's much more fun to code your own player and converter, i say. try it :)
User Comment
Submitted by Inge on 24 April 2015
I hate this. LMan is setting the standards too high for us mortals...! Still, it's impossible not to like this tune.
User Comment
Submitted by Motion on 24 April 2015
Does the 'L' in 'LMan' stand for Liljedahl? ;) Thank you for a happy audio Friday evening, here in NZ! Amazing work guys.
User Comment
Submitted by Britelite on 24 April 2015
Considering you can record the whole tune and play it back on the Amiga, I'd say you can reproduce all the sounds ;)

But yeah, really cool sounds in the tune
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 24 April 2015
Fair enough, never say never eh?
I'll revise that to "some of the sounds" :D
User Comment
Submitted by Britelite on 24 April 2015
"None of the sounds you hear in this production would be possible on the Amiga."
Want to bet money on that? ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Leon on 24 April 2015
OMG! is it real?! <o> uh... WOW!
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 24 April 2015
I will leave it at that, I know it's a controversy.
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 24 April 2015
"to prevent a flood of Amiga mods being converted and sold as SID."

yeah, instead of trying to be too smart maybe let the crowds deicde what they like/want.
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 24 April 2015
Whoops double negation trap. Of course I meant "None of the sounds you hear in this production would be possible on the Amiga."
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 24 April 2015
I owe you to go a little into detail about the technique.

Magnar was guessing right about THCM's engine. I'll now explain why it is not Amiga music, not at all, even though the .mod Format is involved. :)

It is fair to say that the .mod format, while having its origin on the Amiga, has evolved into a common, cross platform format. No Amiga or emulation thereof was used in the production of this song. THCM doesn't release the tool, which is a marvellous technical achievement on the c64, for exactly that reason: to prevent a flood of Amiga mods being converted and sold as SID.

In this song, you are listening to 2 SID channels plus 3 digi channels. It was created simultaneously on several cross platform tools:

- Propellerhead Reason for sound and chord design

- Audacity to chop samples

- CheeseCutter for SID composing

- OpenMPT for more Sample editing and the sample based composing

- THCM's tool to combine them both into a c64 executable

When composing the song, both parts SID and Sample were built up part for part simultaneously in CC and OpenMPT. Kudos to Mr. SID for figuring out how I did the hihats. None of the sounds you hear in this production would not be possible on the Amiga, and many not on the SID, because they are a combination of the SID abilities and the corresponding Sample. The mod part alone sounds incredibly Lo-Fi and does not work at all standalone, because the concept of the song is that the mod part delivers only the low end spectrum of the song.

The SID controls the filter on the mod all the time, and I took tremenodus care to make each combined SID+Sample sound great while never opening the filter so much as to make the aliased lofi sample sound audible.

To sum it up, the sample part is playing at lofi 7.8khz. You don't reaize that because all its deficits are covered up by the SID part.

Achieving this particular sound would not be possible on any other machine, and since it plays flawlessly on my factory default c64, I declare this song 100% pure SID. :)
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 24 April 2015
WOW! I had never expected such a great response. I feel humbled and honored and happy! My sincere thanks to all of you!!! :-) :-)
User Comment
Submitted by X-Raffi / X-Rated on 24 April 2015
Geht ab, Respekt !!!
User Comment
Submitted by Pantaloon on 24 April 2015
wow :)
User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 24 April 2015
Magnar: It has sid part, still ;) You've made pure module AFAIR ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Magnar on 24 April 2015
As soon as I saw THCM behind the code, I presume this is the same replayer as used in Comaland The-end part. Meaning, you are all listening to an Amiga module being playbacked on C64.

Excellent track, though! Thumbs up!

Am I right, THCM? ;)
User Comment
Submitted by xpo on 24 April 2015
this little one push the limits. awesome.
User Comment
Submitted by Elko (M.A.D. Newline) on 23 April 2015
Still impressed \o/
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 23 April 2015
i was so astonished from this tune so i made a quick vid to share with your those magical moments.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43qAd5t2SIU
User Comment
Submitted by Scarzix on 23 April 2015
This is... wauw! :-) so smooth and elegant in its own way. Finally a smooth blending of digi and SID. Awesome!
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 23 April 2015
wow about 30 votes and still 10.00 does not happen so often. instantly listened on real hw and confirm: even 9 would be a downvoting! Uber-awesome masterpiece!
User Comment
Submitted by trent on 23 April 2015
Unreal. Very .. VERY good.
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 23 April 2015
Incredibly awesome!!!!!!! 10/10
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 23 April 2015
Shut up and take my upvote!
User Comment
Submitted by encore on 23 April 2015
I like the melancholic feeling in this. I think I have a pretty good idea how it's put together, but above all, enjoyed the tune. Keep experimenting!
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 23 April 2015
Everytime the border is pushed out of the way,
there is no way looking back in nostalgia without
saying to oneself "It can be done better".
Thank you for showing that!
User Comment
Submitted by DRAX on 23 April 2015
Awesome - I like the melody - actually think there is a little MoN vibe to it :D
User Comment
Submitted by Puma on 23 April 2015
Amazing
10 points
User Comment
Submitted by Mermaid on 23 April 2015
All my 10s are yours <3
User Comment
Submitted by Jellica on 23 April 2015
Stunning!
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 23 April 2015
Outstanding! Please tell us how you did it! :)
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 23 April 2015
so what does this exactly do ? 44khz filtered samples + sid or smth ? :) melody this time not my cake, still ammazing. sounds like a laid back jogeir piece.
User Comment
Submitted by dmd on 23 April 2015
Great stuff. Excellent
User Comment
Submitted by Stinsen on 23 April 2015
What.. how? Insanely good...
User Comment
Submitted by Digger on 23 April 2015
and this shit takes nearly 100% rastertime, right? incredible filtered chords somewhere in the middle. bows!
User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 23 April 2015
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
User Comment
Submitted by Carrion on 23 April 2015
Oh My God /o\
LMan is new God!

and What Cresh said.
User Comment
Submitted by saulc12 on 23 April 2015
Amazing sounds in this - even allowing for multispeed player and including some samples this really pushes the envelope so much. Wow.
User Comment
Submitted by PAL on 23 April 2015
This is just incredible! Very impressed here!
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 23 April 2015
LMan is out of this world! Never listened to a sid like this before! Perfuckt!!! 10/10 <3
User Comment
Submitted by psych858o on 23 April 2015
You truly rule bro!
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 23 April 2015
very cool!
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 23 April 2015
My sincere gratitude for all your approving comments!
User Comment
Submitted by Isildur on 23 April 2015
Masterpiece!
User Comment
Submitted by Cresh on 23 April 2015
This one makes Amiga obsolete. ,-)
User Comment
Submitted by The Human Code Machine on 23 April 2015
Granatenstark!
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 23 April 2015
Just replaced the .SID files, there was a bug in the header that prevented proper playback in Acid64.

Please use a 8580. :)
User Comment
Submitted by Mr. SID on 23 April 2015
Cool, seems like the hi-hats are re-synthesized by combining SID noise and low-pass filtered samples. Awesome!
User Comment
Submitted by Bitbreaker on 23 April 2015
Erdbeersahnecremig
User Comment
Submitted by Mr. SID on 23 April 2015
That's unfair!
With LMan's instruments it's almost impossible to tell what is a SID voice and what is a sample. :)
User Comment
Submitted by Mixer on 23 April 2015
Incredibly smooth.
User Comment
Submitted by celticdesign on 23 April 2015
Relaxation!!!
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