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Short links for September 30th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Skale Tracker

Tracker goes online with a Flash based web version.

Skale Tracker is a music tracker developed by Ruben Ramos Salvador (baktery) in the year 1998. The first version was released for Windows, later a Linux version was presented and now a web version is here.

Skale online
Skale Tracker web version

Brings me right back to my FastTracker 2/GUS days. I feel like pulling up some of my old .xm files and doing some remixes.

via CDM

# Show Report: Two Days in Denver with Robert Henke (aka Monolake)

Mark Mosher of Modulate This! writes:

Robert Henke of Monolake and one of the creators of Ableton live came through Denver and performed his work "Intersection" on Monday and then delivered a lecture at Denver University on Tuesday. This invitation only event was hosted by The Digital Media Studies program at the University of Denver.<br />
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This was a real treat as this was one of only a small number Robert's performances in the US. Here is a show report.

# Making music on a microscopic scale – University of Twente

Strings a fraction of the thickness of a human hair, with microscopic weights to pluck them: researchers and students from the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente have succeeded in constructing the first musical instrument with dimensions measured in mere micrometres – a 'micronium' – that produces audible tones. A composition specially written for the instrument will be performed in Enschede on Sunday 26 September.

via Matrixsynth

# little-scale and Poppi Doser: Antia (2010)

"A recent project saw little-scale collaborate with electronic music composer and researcher Poppi Doser. Antia – the resultant eight track EP – is best described as ambient and smooth sonic landscapes, interrupted by harsh and rhythmically complex lo-fi beats.

A work of contradiction, Antia manages to create a convincing merger of various stylistic elements. Poppi provides field recordings, plays piano and sings, and little-scale is on the SEGA Mega Drive and Atari 2600."

Available as a free download.

# Fallon and Timberlake give rap history lesson

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Puremagnetik PakBytes, free sounds for Live, Kontakt & Logic

Puremagnetik PakBytes

Puremagnetik has announced the release of PakBytes, a collection of free sound packs for Ableton Live, Kontakt, and Logic.

PakBytes is a free catalog of sounds derived from Puremagnetik’s content for Ableton Live, Kontakt and Logic. This initial release includes 8 PakBytes with sounds based on products from Buchla, Casio, Atari, Ensoniq and more.

PakBytes catalog includes:

  • Phazeform Volume 1 & 2 – A collection of instruments, kits and looped clips based on Casio Phase Distortion and VL-Tone synthesizers.
  • Analog Drums – An assortment of percussives captured from modular analog systems.
  • Blip – A collection of multisampled instruments sourced from the original Atari 2600 sound chip.
  • B-System: Percussives, Basses & Leads – A sampling of percussion kits, multisample patches and looped clips recorded from an original Buchla 200e modular synthesizer.
  • Waveframe – A sophisticated wavetable synthesizer for Ableton Live based on the Transwave concept of Ensoniq’s FIZMO. (for Ableton Live only)
  • Vector – An advanced wave sequencing instrument based on the classic KORG Wavestation. (for Ableton Live only)

Users must register for the free Puremagnetik plan to gain access to these downloads.

More information: Puremagnetik / PakBytes

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de la Mancha releases dirty harry

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de la Mancha dirty harry

de la Mancha has released dirty harry, a DIY lofi synth based on the samples of two homemade, lofi noisemakers, the Atari Punk Console and the BugBrand WOM.

dirty harry offers 20 unique waveforms in all their mono/monophonic glory. For extra grit the oscillators can be sync’d or ring modulated. Fidelity can be lowered further still with reduction in sample quality, distortion and a unique ‘bad contact’ emulation. 2 tempo sync LFOs allow modulation of filter, pitch and contact, with one LFO modulating the depth and frequency of the other. There are envelopes for volume, pitch and filter, with different contours and pitch options. Throw in an arpeggiator, pitch drift and portamento and you can see that whilst it may be lofi in sound, it doesn’t lack for sound design feaures.

dirty harry features

  • 20 unique waveforms sampled from my homemade lofi synths, the Atari Punk Console and the BugBrand WOM.
  • 3 oscillators, syncable to osc1 and ring modulatable with each other.
  • Each osc can be routed to the filter independently.
  • 2 tempo sync LFOs with many waveforms, can modulate filter cutoff, each osc pitch and the contact depth and wet level.
  • LFO 2 can modulate the depth and speed of LFO 1.
  • 2 envelopes for volume, filter or pitch, with various contours and options to modulate up/down.
  • Tempo sync arpeggiator.
  • Dodgy contact emulation.
  • Pitch instability.
  • Low quality, dirty, lo-fi options.
  • 89 presets covering Lead, Bass, Arp, Drone, Fx and Basic styles.

dirty harry is available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC, priced at $15 USD.

2 lucky winners will be chosen from anyone who buys dirty harry during the month of October 2009, one will receive a free APC kit from GetLoFi and the other a free BugBrand WOM kit.

More information: de la Mancha / dirty harry

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Sebastian Tomczak releases Atari 2600 Percussive Sample Pack

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Sebastian Tomczak of little-scale has released the Atari 2600 Percussive Sample Pack, a free collection of samples from an Atari 2600 console.

This sample pack features 28 short percussive samples recorded from an Atari 2600 Jr PAL console.

Previously, people have requested dry, direct recordings of these samples as a pack – this is why the pack is being posted.

The Atari 2600 Percussive Sample Pack is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

More information: little-scale

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Review: Dusted William Sounds – Dirty Dose

Dusted William Sounds Dirty Dose

Earlier this week, Dusted William Sounds released Dirty Dose, a collection of samples from various lo-fi 8bit sources.

The Dirty Dose is a sample set made up of over 500 one shot hits from an Atari 2600, a Commodore 64, and a vintage analog Tama Techstar electronic drum set, all recorded onto 2 inch master tape at ekadek studios. Then finely cut up and sampled, ready for you to drop in your tracks and start living again.

The samples are available in .wav format and kits are available in Guru, Battery 3 and Live Drum Racks formats.

Also included is a collection of 100 MIDI files, which are categorized for the various kits.

The Dirty Dose is currently available for the introductory price of $21.99 USD until June 1st, 2009 (regular price will be $29 USD). This includes all the formats and MIDI files.

A demo pack of samples can be requested here, and the product page has some mp3 demos and a nice video demo as well. Make sure to check those.

So what do I think?

I have a soft spot for the bleepy sounds of old game systems, so it’s no surprise I’m digging this Dirty Dose pack, a lot. Even though many of the sounds aren’t necassarily ones you would consider for drum kits, Dusted William Sounds manages to create some convincing kits with these samples.

There’s a nice variety of sounds and the recordings sound lovely. The combination of percussion samples and game type sounds works well for that lo-fi 8bit experience. In short, quality vintage samples for a decent price.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a sudden urge to go play River Raid!

Visit Dusted William Sounds for more information.

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Sony Creative Software releases 8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Odyssey

Sony Creative Software 8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Oddysey

Sony Creative Software has released 8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Odyssey, a massive collection of chiptune style loops and samples created using vintage computers and video game consoles.

The library covers Apple II, Commodore 64, NES, Gameboy, and the Atari 2600. Each system library has everything from drums, bass and synth to special effects. Both 8 Bit Weapon and ComputeHer have featured demos built into the collection.

The library features 462 (537 MB) original, royalty-free WAV files.

8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Oddysey is available for download now for 29.95 EUR ex VAT.

Visit Sony Creative Software for more information and demo sounds.

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Dusted William Sounds releases the Dirty Dose

Dusted William Sounds

Dusted William Sounds has released the Dirty Dose, a sample set made up of over 500 one shot hits from an Atari 2600, a Commodore 64, and a vintage analog Tama Techstar electronic drum set, all recorded onto 2 inch master tape.

Do you have 8 bit fever? Is your life too perfect? Do you feel like your lo-fi desires just aren’t being met? You probably have lofi deficiency syndrome, or LFDS

Dr. Williams recommends the Dirty Dose!

Dirty Dose features

  • 500+ one shot samples in .wav format, split up in various categories (kick, snare, clap, hats, etc.)
  • 100+ MIDI files for a sudden rush of euphoria. Later you can make your own beats if you’re up to it.
  • 20+ kits in Guru, NI Battery 3.0 and Ableton Live drum racks formats.

Dirty Dose is available for the introductory price of $21.99 USD until June 1st, 2009 (regular price is $29 USD).

Visit Dusted William Sounds for more information and audio demos.

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