August 25, 2011 | In: Software by Stamba

Drum Studio

Drum Studio (Aka Drumstudio) – Version v2.80A –  1990
Copyright (c) 1990 Mark Wilson – Credits Mark Wilson [code] – Gez [DigiBoost consultant]

Quite an unusual job for the SID:  samples.

Drum Studio is a simple step sequencer based on 32 steps patterns. All classics functions are here : copy/paste to easily duplicate patterns, clear a voice or the whole voices, tempo in BPM (would be nice to compare this BPM cycles to a classic Drum Machine like Roland TR-505…) and a simple but effective song mode where you can chain patterns.

7 sampled sounds are ready to bang : kick, snare, 4 basses and a vocal sample!

And now… here is the video !
(0’00” to 0’36” – free pattern mode / 0’37” to the end – song mode)

Keys : 

F1 Stop sequence
F3 Change sequence
F5 Record sequence
F7 Play song
<- Disc operations
R/S Clear both voices
C= Clear only record voice
SPC Delete real time event
RETURN Output through: SID/SFX
+/- Tempo
, Copy into the copy buffer
. Copy out of the copy buffer

Demo song :
Drum Studio – Commodore 64 by mycommodore64


Disk image (.d64 file) :

drum_studio.player.TSM+IKARI+TALENT (thanks to HVMEC for .d64 file and function keys)

Feel free to send us your smashing patterns and mega-hits ! 😉

July 26, 2011 | In: Audio, Hardware by Choubaka64

Magic Voice


Manufacturer : Commodore
Publisher : Commodore
Year : 1984
Speaker : No
Rarity : Common
Connexion : Cartridge Port

Weight : 325 g


One of the most common voice cartridge on the market.

Verry easy to use and have a voice that sounds more female.

Some commodore games cartridges have been specially designed for uses with the Magic Voice (Wizard Of Wor, Gorf, A Bee Cs)


Magic Voice Sample 1

magicVoice1.mp3 by mycommodore64

July 25, 2011 | In: Audio, Hardware, Other by Choubaka64

Easy Speech 64


Manufacturer : Currah
Publisher :  RIST INC.
Year : 1984/Ed. 1985
Speaker : No
Rarity : Common
Weight : 62 g
Connexion : Cartridge Port

See Currah Speech 64


July 25, 2011 | In: Audio, Hardware, Other by Choubaka64



Manufacturer : The Alien Group
Publisher :
The Alien Group
Year :
Rarity :
Speaker :
Connexion :
User Port
Weight : 230 g


Quite a rare cartridge.
The 2 pots allow to adjust the volume and the talking speed


Samples :

Sample VoiceBox 1
Sample VoiceBox 2


voice_box1.mp3 by mycommodore64

voicebox2.mp3 by mycommodore64

July 25, 2011 | In: Audio, Hardware, Other by Choubaka64

CommTalk Speech Unit


Manufacturer : AndOr SYSTEMS
Publisher  : AndOr SYSTEMS
Year :
Rarity :
Very rare
Speaker :
Connexion :
User Port
Weight : 75 g

Very rare cartridge. Pratically nothing on the web on this.
It’s also compatible with VIC-20 computers.

Samples :

CommTalk Demo


commtalk.mp3 by mycommodore64