Sound Programming

Sound Chips

SSM, CEM, and Yamaha sound chips have their own pages.

Manufacturer

Chip

YearSpecimenDatasheetApplication
Manual
Applications
AtariCO12294 POKEY NoNoNoAtari 400/800
CommodoreMOS 6560 NoYesNo 
CommodoreMOS 6581 NoYesNo 
CommodoreMOS 7360 1984NoNo No 
CommodoreMOS 8360 NoNo No 
General InstrumentsAY-3-8910 NoYesNoMSX
General InstrumentsAY-3-8912 NoYesNoAmstrad CPC

Sinclair Spectrum 128
General InstrumentsAY-3-8913 NoYesNoMattel Intellivision

Aquarius Mini-Expander
KonamiK051649 (2212) NoNo No 
Nintendo2A03 1983NoNo NoNintendo NES/Famicom
RolandIR3109 (VCF) NoNoNoJuno-6, Juno-60, JX-3P, Jupiter-4, Jupiter-6, and Jupiter-8 synthesizers
RolandIR3R01 (EG) NoNoNoJupiter-8 synthesizer
RolandIR3R03 (VCO) NoNoNoMKS-80 synthesizer revision 2
RolandIR3R05 (VCF) NoNoNoJuno-1, Juno-2, JX-8P, JX-10, MKS-50, MKS-70, and MKS-80 (version 2) synthesizers
Texas InstrumentsSN76477 NoYesNo 
Texas InstrumentsSN76489 NoYesNoAcorn BBC

Sega SG-1000
Texas InstrumentsSN94281 NoYesNo