About HVSC

The High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) is a freeware hobby project which organises Commodore 64 music (also known as SID music) into an archive for both musicians and fans alike. The work on the collection is done completely in the Team and contributors' spare time and is proudly one of the largest and most accurate computer music collections known.

For more info, please read the Info and FAQ sections of this site. Thank you.

News

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12.07.2016HVSC #65 It's been a long time, yet it seems only yesterday! HVSC was born exactly 20 years ago today, from the ashes of the NemeSIDs collection with the aim to make an even better organized collection, and consisted of only 4175 files. The project grew so much, with both the effort of rippers always searching for old missing tunes and the countless musicians still showing love for the unique feeling SID music gives: there are new tunes being made every day!
For this special update, we are not only proud to announce that another milestone of 48,000+ tunes has been reached, but we felt also the need to produce a music disk with EXCLUSIVE content to celebrate 20 HVSC birthdays. Thanks to everyone involved and keep on SID-ding!
For the full text of the announcement and SID related news please read here.
23.12.2015HVSC #64 Merry HVSCmas SID fans, here we are with the 2nd favourite update of the year with the usual loads of recently made tunes, old scavenged ones and tons of better SID rips to keep you busy during the cold winter holidays. Another milestone has been reached with 47,500 tunes, with a total of 650 made this year. Amazing.
This update is dedicated to Ramos/HVSC^Samar who suddenly passed away in August, at the young age of 39. Thanks for everything, rest in peace and see you in another life.
For the full text of the announcement and SID related news please read here.
27.06.2015HVSC #63 It's summer time again, and as usual it's HVSC Update time as well! More and more new SID music is being produced every day and as usual we are glad to collect and bring them all to you, adding some corrections as we find them or when we are reported about fixes to do. Introducing 3SIDs from this release. See SID_file_format.txt for the specifications about the new SID v4 file format. An updated SID player is required. Known players which are already supporting the new format are: ACID64 v3.6, JSIDPlay2 v3.6 and VICE/VSID v2.4.20 rev. 29809.
For the full text of the announcement and SID related news please read here.
21.12.2014HVSC #62 Although this is not a big update like previous ones, the goal of 46,000 SIDs has been reached right in time for the release. The amount of new SIDs seems less than other updates, but still there are a total of 650+ SIDs made in 2014, showing that the C64 scene is alive and kicking. Keep on composing! This update includes 639 new SID tunes and 168 fixes. For the full text of the announcement and SID related news please read here.
28.06.2014HVSC #61 Yet another milestone reached: 45,000+ sids, and that happened just 2 months after the previous update! Looks like the C64 musicians have infinite lives! This update includes 749 new SID tunes and 1479 fixes. For the full text of the announcement and SID related news please read here.
22.12.2013HVSC #60 Another milestone reached: 44,000+ SIDs thanks to the never ending love from the C64 scene that still produces an amazing quantity of great tunes for our endless hunger for bleepy music. Keep this spirit alive! This time we have added 825 new SID tunes and included a lot of fixes. For the full text of the announcement and SID related news please read here.
28.06.2013HVSC #59 Another update of HVSC has been released! The High Voltage SID Collection now contains 43,856 SID files. This time we have added 747 new SID tunes, 315 fixed tunes and 629 credit fixes. For the full text of the announcement and SID related news please read here.
21.12.2012HVSC #58 Merry Christmas everybody! The High Voltage SID Collection now contains 43,116 SID files. That's right, 43k SIDs, another milestone broken, and we even survived the end of the world! This time we have added 906 new SID tunes and 971 credit fixes. For the full text of the announcement and SID related news please read here.
24.06.2012HVSC #57 Another update of HVSC is out now! This time we were not only able to break the 42,000 SIDs barrier, but also provided a whopping 3100+ credit fixes to nail down many inconsistencies that were there for many years. For the full text of the announcement and SID related news please read here.
23.12.2011HVSC #56 Merry Christmas everybody! The High Voltage SID Collection now contains 41,250 SIDs. A lot of new and fixed SIDs have been included in the update. Also in this release we finally got rid of all PlaySID/Sidplay1 specific SIDs, by replacing all the remaining ones with proper RSID rips. This is quite a milestone. For the full text of the announcement and SID related news please read here.
25.06.2011HVSC #55 Another update of HVSC is released. Now we have 40,400 SID files in the collection! You read it well, we went over 40,000 SIDs and this means it took 6 years to reach the new milestone, from 30k to 40k SIDs. This update will also feature the new SID V3 format, so you must watch out for updated SID players supporting it. For the full text of the announcement please read here.