The Little Book of Sound Chips, Volume 2: 1982-1986 (PDF/ePub)

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C64, Amiga, NES, ST, Arcade all in the same 418 pages? It's amazing the PDF can hold it all!

418-page easy-to-read full-colour PDF which is 80% interactive gallery and 20% fascinating in-depth sound chip info.

It's packed with fun facts and beautiful screenshots from games east and west, all linked to YouTube through QR codes and hyperlinks. Relive your best memories, and discover the treasures you missed!

<--- test the QR codes in the images over there!

It has the mighty SID chip at one end (starting with a C64 Fast loaders gallery), the mighty Paula at the other with amazing Amiga info, and in-depth information on NES's APU, Famicom expansions such as the VRC and Sunsoft chipsets.

The Atari ST isn't neglected, and there's a ton of amazing arcade memories such as the classic System 16 games such as OutRun and AfterBurner. There's also the Commodore 16, the "Dave" sound chip from the ill-fated Enterprise 64/128, and a write-up of the Apple IIGS.

The beginning of FM is also covered, including a look at the C64 Sound Expander using the OPL chip YM3526, as well as the all time classics YM2151 and YM2203.

Volume 2 - 1982 - 1986

  • C64 Loaders - special historical feature
  • Commodore C64
  • Commodore Amiga
  • Atari ST
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Famicom Expansions
  • Apple IIGS
  • Enterprise 64/128
  • YM2151 (Marble Madness, OutRun, etc)
  • Yamaha chips including YM2203 (OPN), YM3526 (OPL)
  • A ton of other interesting arcade chips including SegaPCM and Konami SCC1.


Also available:

Volume 1 - Arcade games from Atari, Taito, Namco, Midway, Atari and more, Atari VCS/HCS, Namco WSG, Spectrum, Amstrad, Astrocade, MSX, Intellivision, VIC-20, Speech synthesizers, Beepers and loads more.

Volume 3 - Arcades, SNES, Mega Drive, Neo Geo, Game Boy, Lynx, PC Gaming and much more.

Volume 4 - The golden age of arcades with Capcom and Midway, and generation 5 and 6 home consoles such as Saturn, N64, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Dreamcast, GameCube and Xbox OG.


Written by Chris Abbott and Andrew Laggan.

Front Cover by Toni Galvez.
Layout and Design by Ian Flory.

See PDF for team credits! 


Also available for your ears, an arcade remix experience in DRM-free 24-bit FLAC... featuring OutRun, After Burner, Space Harrier and more! Click on the pic!