[LAU] Cubase64

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Tue Oct 5 19:01:07 UTC 2010

Robert Jonsson wrote:
> Hi friends,
> Just wanted to share this amazing video of a c64 doing realtime
> effects that has been passing through the interweb today.
> The effects are quite spectacular for a machine that old and limited
> but I think perhaps the most amazing thing is that they managed to
> compress 2 minutes worth of Tom's Diner into 26kb of data, if I read
> the the white paper correctly.
> A video demonstration here:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDrqBYkco-Y
> A white paper here:
> http://www.livet.se/mahoney/c64-files/Cubase64_White_Paper_by_Pex_Mahoney_Tufvesson.pdf
> Have only skimmed it yet but looks very interesting.
> Ofcourse there is always the chance this is a hoax but I sure hope not :)

Don't know about that one, but the first digitized audio recording I 
ever heard had been digitized on a C64. "Why Can't This Be Love?" by Van 

Modern folk might not be aware of it, but the C64 had an 8-bit parallel 
port that connected directly to the CPU. With Forth or Assembly code, 
you could read that port in real time and store it in memory. I don't 
remember what the max sample rate was ...

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