AudioThing intro miniBit 8-bit/chiptune synth plugin

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AudioThing miniBit

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…

miniBit features

  • 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

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Midi Error releases free Chipshop sample pack

Midi Error Chipshop

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.

Chipshop features

  • 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

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Ochen K. releases Chip64 for Reason

Ochen K. has released Chip64, a synthesizer Rack Extension instrument for Propellerhead Reason.

Ochen K. Chip64

Chip64 brings the sound chips from vintage computers and video game consoles to the Reason rack.

Chip64 includes mathematical modeling of 5 chips: the TIA used in the Atari 2600, the SID chip used in the Commodore 64, the TA0x series used in the NES and Gameboy, the Vic-I used in the Vic 20, and the SN76489 chip used in the ColecoVision and Sega consoles.

With an on-board sequencer, as well as a multi-mode filter, LFO, modulation envelope, and more, Chip64 brings true chip emulation to your rack.

The Rack Extension is available for purchase for 32 EUR.

More information: Ochen K. / Chip64

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Samplephonics releases The Sid Station sample pack

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.

Samplephonics The Sid Station

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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Twisted Electrons releases AY3 chiptune synth

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Twisted Electrons has announced the release of AY3, a desktop 8-bit chiptune synthesizer.

Time to take a break from HI-FI land and enjoy some good old 8-BIT nostalgia!

The AY3 features two 8912 chips boasting 6 voice polyphony. You can apply sequencers, arpeggiators, noise, envelopes and pitch modulation to each voice with a click of a button.

The AY3 is packed with features that are all very easily accessible thanks to it’s intuitive 5×6 button matrix.

The AY3 is available for purchase for 197 EUR.

More information: Twisted Electrons / AY3

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