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Plogue Chipsounds, 8-bit sound chip emulator updated

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Plogue Chipsounds

Plogue has released version 1.5 of Chipsounds, a virtual synthesizer which authentically emulates vintage 8bit-era sound chips.

The most advanced 8-bit sound chip emulator is doing even more to save endangered sound chip species!

In addition to having a totally new Interface and improved sound authenticity, Plogue is saving 3 new sound chips from extinction and adds many additional features.

Changes in Chipsounds v1.5

  • Totally different skin (fits on all monitors and ebooks).
  • Current mixer strip is always available.
  • You can now enter some values using keyboard.
  • New Amplitude LFO added.
  • Two asignable drawable user LFOS.
  • New: uPD1771C (as used in the Super Cassette Vision).
  • New: uPD65010G (as used in the PV-1000).
  • New: M5232 (as used in the Poly-800).
  • DMG-01′s wave channel now has extra phase modulation (Pmode) and vertical offset (VPOS) settings.
  • Added new MIDI Delay Module.
  • Added Swing to Arpeggiator.

Chipsounds is available to purchase an instrument plug-in for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for $95 USD.

More information: Plogue / Chipsounds

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Darbuka Loops and Computer Sounds, sample packs by Splurgo Audio

Splurgo Audio Darbuka Loops Pack 2 & Computer Sounds Pack

Splurgo Audio has announced the release of Darbuka Loops Pack 2 and Computer Sounds Pack, two new downloadable sample packs.

New Splurgo Audio sample packs

  • Darbuka Loops Pack 2 – This is the second installment of the bestselling Darbuka Loops. This pack contains the most popular middle eastern 3/4 rhythms. These rhythms are included: Abwanii, Daarij, Darj, Ghiita, Hazaj, Khalaas al awwal, Makhluf, Qantara, Quddaam, Shiishtosh, Tsamiko and Yuruk as-Samaa’ii. This pack contains 44 loops in 90 and 110 bpm (3/4 timing). All files are available in Acid Pro Wav and Apple Garageband AIFF.
  • Computer Sounds Pack – Relive the old commodore 64 days with these retro 8 bit like sounds. This pack contains 36 melodies. All loops are in the key of ‘A’ and ‘D’ and 120 and 140 bpm. All files are available in Acid Pro Wav and Apple Garageband AIFF.

The Darbuka Loops 2 and Computer Sounds sample packs are available to purchase for $5.95 USD each.

More information: Splurgo Audio

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Total Kontrol releases Mssiah Drummer Controller

Total Kontrol Mssiah Drummer Controller

Total Kontrol has released Mssiah Drummer Controller, a software to control the Mssiah Drummer, part of the suite of music applications of the MSSIAH MIDI cartridge for Commodore 64.

Mssiah Drummer Controller lets you control every parameter found on Mssiah Drummer on one single screen.

No more frustrating sub menus, full control over 2 SID chips (if installed) filters and voice mapping. Drummer operates as a standalone editor or as a VSTi plugin (Windows).

Mssiah Drummer Controller is available to purchase for £10 GBP.

More information: Total Kontrol / Mssiah Drummer Controller

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Total Kontrol releases Mssiah Mono Synthesizer Controller

Total Kontrol Mssiah Mono Synthesizer Controller

Total Kontrol has released Mssiah Mono Synthesizer Controller, a real-time editor which allows control over every parameter found on Mssiah Mono Synthesizer.

The MSSIAH is a MIDI cartridge for the Commodore 64.

It contains a suite of music applications that starts instantly as you insert the cartridge and start up the computer. With these applications you can play the C64′s audio circuit (SID) via MIDI or stand-alone with the internal sequencers.

Mssiah Mono Synthesizer Controller is available as a VST plug-in and standalone application for Windows PC, priced at £10 GBP.

More information: Total Kontrol / Mssiah

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Plogue updates Chipsounds to v1.0.0.3 + Demo release

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Plogue Chipsounds

Plogue has released version 1.0.0.3 of Chipsounds, a virtual chipsound synthesizer plug-in which turns your host into a classic video game console, vintage 8bit home computer and even an 80’s arcade.

Plogue chipsounds authentically emulates more than eight vintage 8bit-era sound chips (on top of their variants), down to their smallest idiosyncrasies.

Changes in Chipsounds v1.0.0.3

  • New presets (around 300 total).
  • VST/AU parameters (only on first slots).
  • MIDI Out in VSTi mode (AU later).
  • Small skin installed but turned off by default (need to choose GUI_small in AriaSetup.xml).
  • Transpose setting for each slot.
  • MOS TED chip added (not worth a huge mention).
  • Various bug fixes.

Chipsounds is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS), priced at 65 EUR excl. VAT. A demo version of Chipsounds is now also available to download (Silence after a 15 minute session; No Save).

More information: Plogue / Chipsounds

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Odo Synths releases 38911 Bytes v4.0

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Odo Synths 38911 Bytes

Odo Synths has released version 4.0 of 38911 Bytes, a free virtual synthesizer plug-in for Windows.

38911 Bytes is a one oscillator synth. It`s a synthesizer based on Commodore 64 software but it can do a lot more

38911 Bytes v4.0 features

  • 1 oscillator with 4 waveforms (saw, triangle, pulse, pitched noise) ringmodulation waveforms (saw, triangle, pulse). PulseWidth Octaves from -3 to 4.
  • 1 ringmodulation oscillator with 3 waveforms (saw, triangle, pulse) PulseWidth, octaves range -3 to 4 and notes C to B
  • 2 LFOs with 19 waveforms, 16 different BPM rates and manual rate
  • ADSR with curves for the depth of the LFO.
  • Low/hi depth button
  • LFOs can start when hitting a key (GATE), when you hit play in your sequencer (FIRST) and start at any point (FREE).
  • LFO destinations: pitch, pw , cutoff and resonance.
  • 4×16 step sequencers: 11 BPM rates, manual rate and c64 rate (The BPM rates only work when you set the sequence to BPM mode, in Manual and c64 rates all the sequencers have the same rate).
  • 1 waveform sequencer with 7 waveforms (saw, triangle, pulse, pitched noise, rm triangle, rm saw, rm pulse).
  • 1 octave sequencer range from -3 to 4.
  • 1 Octave and notes sequencer, notes from C to B and octave range -3 to 4.
  • 1 Filter with a sequencer and envelope.
  • Envelopes for Pitch, PulseWidth, Cutoff and Volume.
  • Lofi effects, bitcrusher.
  • Mono/Poly mode, Retrigger on/off.

38911 Bytes is available as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC.

More information: Odo Synths

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Short links for October 16th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Drummer

# Drummer – A Collaborative Musical Interface with Mobility

Andrea Bianchi, a Ph.D. student at the Graduate School of Culture Technology (GSCT) in the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea, wrote in to report about a homebrew music application named Drummer for the Nintendo DS which was presented at the NIME 2009 conference (New Interfaces for Musical Expression).

Andrea writes:

It is basically a collaborative musical instrument, where multiple Nintendo DS users can play individually on their devices in order to collaborate on a track. Tracks can be recorded simultaneously, one per user. The project tries to bridge mobile interfaces with collaborative music instruments (usually constrained by the need of physical proximity among players), in order to create a collaborative instrument for the stage.

The system is based on client-server architecture over a wireless network; every client runs on a Nintendo DS -one of the most popular wireless handheld game devices with touch-screen functionality- while the server computer handles the clients’ requests and plays matching drum sounds with the software synthesizer.

Each user can take advantage of this small and intuitive pen-based device in order to create or customize a drum kit, and then perform together with other users simply by tapping and sliding the pen on the screen.

# CDM » PlayBox and PlayLive: Multitouch Control of Ableton Live and Beyond

Play Box is a User Interface for Natural User Interaction, PlayLive is a multitouch software application for Ableton Live.

SID 8580R5

# Commodore 64 SID 8580 Basic Sample Pack (112 Samples)

Sebastian Tomczak offers yet another pack of lovely samples.

I’ve made a C64 sample pack. To be precise, it’s a sample pack, featuring every C and G note from C-2 to G 6 for the main basic waveforms of a Commodore 64 (8580 SID chip). The waveforms are triangle, sawtooth, pulse and noise. The duty cycle for the pulse wave was set to approximately 50%. The samples were recorded from C64 hardware directly using a custom designed interface.

The samples are available for download in wav and mp3 formats.

# The chipsounds EP is out !!!

These tracks were made by the chipsounds beta team and really show the variety of styles and sounds that can be achieved with the software.

The only guideline given was that the music’s chip content had to be made using chipsounds. Artists were free to use whatever other sounds or instruments they wanted.

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