HardSID is a spare-time hobby project. It was started by two Middle Eastern - European guys in 1998.
We shortly released our ISA based cards in 1999. The original idea was to upload the documentation
to our homepage and let everyone to build it. ..but it was far too complicated, so everyone asked us to
build the cards for them. After some hesitation, we decided to start building the cards instead of forcing
people to build their own.
Later we moved from the ISA bus to the PCI bus and released our new WDM drivers for the newer OSs.
In 2010 we released two smaller products dedicated to SID music playback, SID trackers and C64 emulators. The HardSID Uno and HardSID UPlay plays SID music at the same high quality as the HardSID 4U.
Today the HardSID name is well known by the musicians and C64 fans. The quality of our hardware/software makes many people think that we have a HardSID factory and we make our living as a professional instrument manufacturer company. We're very proud of that fact, although this is very far from the truth. Our products are still assembled mostly by hand and we still have our daytime jobs. We're glad that the quality reflects our enthusiasm.