Playing Monti’s Csárdás on a Commodore 64 #VintageComputing #Music #Commodore

Linus Åkesson uses his Qwertuoso software to play Monti’s Csárdás on a vintage Commodore 64 computer.

Qwertuoso is a small program for playing SID music live on a Commodore 64. More info here.

As for the music:

To make this video, I first recorded the piano part. Then I listened to that on speakers while playing the solo part and recording the raw line-out signal. This clean audio recording was then combined with the mechanical noises picked up by the camera. I selected the best material from multiple takes, and then I added a tiny bit of reverb to make it sound as if the Commodore was recorded in the same acoustical space as the piano.

For the talky bit at the end, I built a teleprompter out of a cardboard box and a piece of acrylic from a photo frame.

See more about the video in the post here.


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