libNanoSID is a C/C++ library that nicely emulates the SID-6581 (Commodore 64’s sound-chip).

The NanoSID library strength relies in its fast emulation for a quite decent synthesis quality.
Thus, it’s well designed to be integrated in your own projects, if you want to play SID tunes , or use SID sound FXs, in real-time.

This NanoSID library was written in 2002 by me, Laurent Ovaert (you may know me better as LolOLOlo).
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December 3rd, 2002 : SLC wrote NanoSIDPlay the first player that uses libNanoSID. Enjoy !