The Chip Collection has announced that the NES Chip Collection is now available for Ableton Live.
Do you want to make chip tunes? Or integrate the sound of the Nintendo NES into your music? You do not have to buy the NES or mess around old gear and software that doesnt quite emulate that natural sound 8 bit sound.
These are profesionally recorded samples at 24 bit 96khz bit rate directly from the NES output on the back of the machine. People will actually think you have an NES with midi. Every Square wave, Sine, Noise, and even 8-bit percussive samples.
NES CHIP Collection for Ableton features
8 Bit Drum WAVE sound files.
Bonus SK1 Drums.
NES Square Waves files.
The NES Sine wave.
Individual NES Noise WAVE files with integrated refill patch.
Custom NES FX WAVES Files.
Ableton Live Project.
The NES Chip Collection is available to purchase for $20 USD (also available in Reason ReFill, Multiformat SF2/Gig formats).
A closer look at the OP-1 portable synthesizer and controller (no release date yet though).
Last week, Ihavesynth.com got the chance to meet up with Teenage Engineering to get a closer look at the OP-1 synthesizer/sampler/controller/you-name-it. Teenage Engineering revealed their eye-catching OP-1 at Musikmesse in 2009 and the hype around the synthesizer has been massive, even though it is not yet released. We have posted about the OP-1 before and offcourse we are as curious about the OP-1 as the rest of the world seems to be.
Teenage Engineering is a great gang of 7 tech guys in a white painted garage filled with wonderful stuff like computers, synthesizers, all sorts of tech gear, an electronics shop, 3D printers, bikes, mopeds and a little dog which you can hear in the interview. The Teenage Engineering crew has experience from a lot of different areas, like the gaming industry, programming, electronic music – and it all comes together in their cozy garage.My mate Bjorn had a chat with David at Teenage Engineering, check it out in this clip.
One of my favorite hacks at last weekend’s Music Hack Day is Tristan’s Swinger. The Swinger is a bit of python code that takes any song and makes it swing. It does this be taking each beat and time-stretching the first half of each beat while time-shrinking the second half. It has quite a magical effect.
This project demonstrates how to use the Xbox Rock Band Stage Kit with Micro framework using GHI's USB Host feature….no Xbox is necessary!
This kit uses USB and it has special requests to set the strobe speed, LEDs and fog. But no worries! This still works with GHI NETMF devices. We use USB host on a low level using USBH Raw Device. This allows us to control the Stage kit as we like! It is actually easy if you know how USB works.
Tom Shear is back with another pack of free samples:
Today's selection is what used to be one of my favorite bass sounds I'd programmed for my old SQ-80 back in the day. It's very digital sounding and can add a nice bite to other bass sounds when layered. (The name of the patch was inspired by the liner notes of a Shriekback album that listed not only the gear used, but the name of the synth patches they used which pleased the hell out of me for some reason…)
The download includes 8 mono 24-bit/44.1k WAV samples of the C and G keys for 4 octaves.
Diego Stocco @ Soundcloud: In the past months I've been working on some new tracks with my Experibass. Since I built it, I discovered many new ways of interacting with it Take a look at this gallery to know more about the Experibass: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Experibass/312989
David M. just sent us useful information on how to add internal pitch controls for both Kaossilator and the Kaoss Pad, below are his words of wisdom…
After reading about the GetLoFi Tutorial for 1799 oscillator circuit mod on the KORG Mini KP/KO and with a few of the LTC Modules on hand I decided to give it a go on a brand new Kaossilator. The conversion took about 45 minutes to do, but the results just blew me away. A real transformer for this instrument.
The Creators Project event series—a roving global celebration—launches this summer on June 26, when The Creators rolls into 80,000-square-feet of display and performance space honeycombed throughout the legendary Milk Studios in New York’s Meatpacking District.
The event is going to be a groundbreaking combination of interactive art and installations, panels, workshops, screenings, and live performances. As much as The Creators Project is a digital archive of our digital world, it is also a testament to the enduring appeal of the Real. Many of the artists within the program explore the way that digitally manipulated images, sounds, and motions converge in real time, in real spaces.
The Chip Collection has released SabaTwoTiga, a free virtual instrument plug-in for Windows.
SabaTwoTiga is a free VST instrument for powerful electronic leads. The 4 voice selector knob allows you to quickly find a tone. 2-way switches modify the sound in an all or nothing fashion, eliminating time spent mousing for a new sound. It is a beefy and musical synth.
4-Way Voice Selector (1, 2, 1+2, Ring Mod).
Mono Mode (glide).
Two Tuneable Sub Saws.
Tempo Sync-LFO (Wobble Mode).
SabaTwoTiga is available to download as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC.
The Chip Collection has released V-Synth 50+, a collection of 53 patches for Roland’s V-Synth.
Reignite your Roland with 50+ patches handcrafted for the V-synth. Designed over a period of months, it features: A better TB-303 recreation, Real 909s, classic dance sounds, super dark analog leads, and drum loop setups. From bizarre to extremely useful the V-synth patches set by Chip Collection also contains two fully sampled stratocaster guitars with multiple patches for each style (including real distortion).
Need classic techno/dance sounds? Included are emulated sounds like those used in the production of Bambee, Alice DJ, and Dr. Bombay just to name a few. Rippin drum n bass patches like F8ghter+, and Whoa_Log will get the dance floor moving. If thats not your thing, the 80s space sounds, killer analog leads, and pads will re-ignite your collection of V-synth patches.
V-Synth 50+ is available for download for $25 USD.
The Chip Collection has released Alice FM, a presets bank for the Alesis Fusion.
Alice FM presets honor the past of Yamaha style keyboards and others are remenesicient of sounds not since seen on the Sega Genesis game platform. Complex LFOs are used to generate envelope rythyms, like on those of expensive software packages costing $200 or more. Alice FM pushes the creative limits of the Alesis Fusion!
Alice FM includes 29 must have FM presets, ranging from Acid, Techno, Chip, to FX.
The full list of presets and a demo track are available on the product page. You can purchase a digital download of Alice FM for $20 USD.