AudioThing has announced miniBit, an upcoming a 8-bit/chiptune style synthesizer plug-in that emulates the sound of 80s game consoles and retrocomputers.
It features a main oscillator with 10 waveforms paired with a sub oscillator (a square wave pitched one octave below).
The waveforms are not bandlimited and will produce aliasing. Furthermore, using the built-in bitcrusher, you can create even more noisy and retro sounds.
more info coming soon…
- 10 Waveforms.
- Sub Oscillator.
- Poly and Mono mode with Glide.
- 2-poles Low Pass Filter.
- Delay and BitCrusher effects.
- LFO with multiple destinations.
- Preset system with randomizer.
- Formats: VST, AU, and AAX (32/64bit).
- Platforms: OSX, Windows.
On December 25th, 2014, AudioThing will give away 30 copies of miniBit for free to random subscribers of its newsletter.
More information: AudioThing / miniBit
Midi Error has announced Chipshop, a free sample pack featuring 844 samples.
A free sample pack crammed with over 800 individual samples and 70+ Loops. All recorded direct from C64, AtariSt and Nintendo Gameboy.
We are the music makers.
- Gameboy (Nanoloop, LSDJ): 91 bass, synth, lead, perc and sfx hits and 117 sampeld drum hits.
- SID (Cynthcart, Retroskoi): 61 bass, lead and sfx hits.
- YM2149 (Various): 36 bass hits, 48 custom fx, 124 drum hits, 145 multi-samples (5 instruments over 5 octaves), 29 white noise hits, 29 sampled hits, 110 sfx hits, 54 synth hits.
- 70 loops: 22 full loops and 48 drum/synth loops.
- 844 samples in total.
The pack is a free download at Midi Error’s SoundCloud page.
More information: Chipshop
Rhythmic Robot has launched NanoMod 8-bit, a free instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
NanoMod 8-bit is a simple but versatile Kontakt synthesiser based on vintage 8-bit polysynths, featuring an “intelligent” interface that allows the user to adjust multiple parameters with single controls. It is offered as part of the KVR Developers’ Challenge 2014.
NanoMod 8-bit brings the simplicity of Rhythmic Robot’s NanoMod interface to bear on the crusty, gritty, aliased sounds of classic 8-bit synthesisers of the early to mid 80s. Using source waves taken from vintage Ensoniq hardware and a front-end incorporating convolved Wasp and MS20 filters, this NanoMod is aimed squarely at big, powerful polysynth sounds – everything from warm and evolving pads to screaming leads.
The library is a free download, released as an entry to the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.
More information: Rhythmic Robot / NanoMod 8-bit
Samplephonics has released Composite FX and 8-Bit Drum Hits, two new sample packs.
Composite FX features 71 sounds by EVAC.
With the imminent rise of the cyborg race there surely is no better time than now to equip oneself with the finest in manipulated percussive FX, modulated ambience and a twisted amalgam of aural insanity.
This precise collection of 71 genre bending samples provide producers from all backgrounds with an array of tonal shaping options perfect for any composition, sound design piece or abstract confusion.
Each sound has been painstakingly crafted by one of our resident mangler’s Mr EVAC himself giving each producer the chance to own the most futuristic of sample collections.
The 8-Bit Drum Hits sample pack comprises 71 8-bit drum samples by Soundbits.
Winding the clock back to the early digital era, sound designer Soundbits offers up his retro arcade inspired collection of original 8 Bit one shot drum samples and effects.
Perfect for chip tune, glitch hop or anyone looking for highly original, truncated sounds that cut through any mix.
The packs are available for purchase for £5 GBP each.
More information: Samplephonics
Samplephonics has introduced The Sid Station, a sample pack featuring the sounds of the Elektron SidStation 8 bit digital synthesiser created using the original chip from the Commodore 64 computer.
This sample library contains a selection of multi-sampled looping waveforms, one shot drums and effects glitches, and a collection of playable loop patterns, all with corresponding sampler instruments for Kontakt, EXS24, Reason NN-XT sampler, Ableton Sampler, MOTU MachFive, Steinberg Halion and SFZ.
Expect to find a surprisingly versatile collection of glitchy loops and samples, that can be filtered and tamed or used to completely grime up a piece of music!
The Sid Station features
- 479.5 MB content.
- Over 1000 multi samples.
- 55 One shot drum samples.
- 421 Tempo synced mult sample loops.
- Sampler Instruments for EXS24, Kontakt, Reason NN-XT, Ableton Sampler, MOTU MachFive, Steinberg Halion and SFZ.
The sample pack is available for purchase for £20 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics
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