I prefer my good friend Datassette
. He's such a C64 sound geek. He uses a SIDstation for his stuff. I strongly advise you to have a go. I love his Kate Bush remix
. Fantastic stuff, although not particularly C64-ish. Cogs Are Good
is though. Very C64 in the rhythm.
I personally use a HardSID Quattro
with four SIDs in it. Oh it's an absolute stormer. I get some incredible sounds out of it, but so far I've only used it subtley in a couple of tracks. It's much better than having a software emulated SID because you can overblow the filter resonance and make it (them) distort. I couldn't do without it now.