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Aly James Lab releases Super PSG synthesizer plugin

Aly James Lab has released Super PSG (Super Portable Sound Generator), a synthesizer instrument for Windows that emulates the SN76489 Sega Master System sound chip, and more.

Aly James Lab Super PSG

SPSG is not simply an SN76489 emulator, it adds many extended features to squeeze to most of the sound chip and a huge user friendly GUI! It is a fantastic synth suitable for chip music and SEGA nostalgic pleasure and also a powerful 8-bit tool for modern music production.

You can design typical and not so typical sounds of that era and experiment from the presets already available. Go further with extended controls, and even midi control a real SN76489 sound chip with a special hardware that YOU can built. The system also works with the GENMDM interface designed
by Little Scale.

The plugin is available for Windows (VST) as donationware (minimum donation of $10 USD).

More information: Aly James Lab / Super PSG

3ee Sound Design releases LEVEL 3-E for Zebra

3ee Sound Design LEVEL 3-E

3ee Sound Design has launched LEVEL 3-E, a soundset for the Zebra software synthesizer instrument by u-he.

LEVEL 3-E is a collection of 90 classic chiptune patches inspired by two popular game consoles from the late 70s and mid 80s.

From arps, basses and leads to percussion and nostalgic sound effects, the pack contains everything you need to craft a fairly authentic sounding chiptune track.

All instruments within this collection were created by 3ee and optimized with modulation wheel and at least a pair of XY performance controls.

The soundset is available to purchase starting at $6 USD.

More information: 3ee Sound Design / LEVEL 3-E

Tone2 releases Chiptunes for ElectraX

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Tone2 ElectraX

Tone2 Audiosoftware has announced the release of Chiptunes, a new soundset for the ElectraX software synthesizer.

Chiptunes is a collection of 220 beautiful old school sounds for ElectraX, inspired by classic computer & game consoles.

Whether you are already well versed into chip music, or just looking to add that vintage 8 bit vibe to your music, Chiptunes will provide you with those classic, nostalgia-inducing sounds that are synonymous with yesteryear’s audio circuitry.

Turn your ElectraX into a classic 8 bit machine, with grungy basses, animated arpeggios, chirpy synths, dirty leads, trippy effects, old skool sequences and lo-fi drum patterns. All rich in character and ready to be used in the next fakebit production.

The Chiptunes soundset is suitable for Chiptune, Fakebit, 8-bit, Synthpop, Electrotune, Game, Complextro, DnB, Trance, Hardcore and a wide variety of other music genres.

The soundset costs 39 EUR inc. VAT.

More information: Tone2 / Chiptunes

GameStick reaches Kickstarter hits target in 30 hours + support of XBMC and DLNA confirmed

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PlayJam has announced that its Kickstarter funding goal for the GameStick game console was reached in only 30 hours.

GameStick
The GameStick console (stick) is neatly tucked away in its controller.

The team behind the GameStick raised a glass yesterday evening in thanks to the 1000+ Kickstarter backers that pushed them over their $100,000 funding goal in just 30 hours.

“The response from the Kickstarter community has been truly overwhelming. We are confident in our product and what we hope it will mean for gaming but we were taken aback at how quickly the message was adopted,” says Anthony Johnson, CMO, PlayJam. “There is no better feeling than having hundreds if not thousands of people endorse your idea.”

The team has been busy keeping up with the hundreds of questions and requests that continue to come through the Kickstarter message boards and in response have today announced support for XBMC & DNLA, two of the most sought after features.

“While we are shipping as a dedicated games console, we are keen to ensure that users have the ability to hack the device if they so wish and will be providing support for XBMC & DNLA via an optional firmware update in September. We encourage users to hack the device – the time for closed, proprietary systems is ending which bodes well for true innovation”, concluded Johnson.

GameStick is described as ‘The Most Portable TV games Console Ever Created’. The team behind the project are passionate about accelerating the race to change the face of big screen gaming with a product that will now, as promised, launch in April of this Year.

Supporters flooded to the Kickstarter page just moments after the campaign launched and began pledging. The ‘Early Bird’ pledge tier, giving backers the chance to grab themselves a GameStick at a discounted rate, proved so popular that it sold out in a matter of hours resulting in people moving in droves to the next tier. At the time of writing, the average pledge towards GameStick was $98.

Interest from the developer community has been extremely strong with over 300 registrations on the www.gamestick.tv website and a new tier offering early access to the SDK and 30 days premium positioning within the games store having been added for $500.

GameStick will feature a purpose-built game store through which users will be able to browse and download content. The proposition will be powered by PlayJam’s existing Games Network for Smart TV which currently supports developers such as Relentless Software, First Star Software, and Disney.

The GameStick project can be backed with pledged starting at $10 USD. The first batch of GameSticks is scheduled to ship in April, 2013.

More information: GameStick at Kickstarter

Plogue chipsounds virtual 8-bit synthesizer updated to v1.6 + 50% off sale

Plogue chipsounds

Plogue has updated its chipsounds software synthesizer that faithfully emulates the 8-bit sound chips from classic video game consoles, home computers and arcade games.

This update brings many new sounds, effects and features to this already feature-packed VST/AU/RTAS plug-in for Windows and Mac OS X.

Changes in chipsounds v1.6

  • Added import for .MOD, .MED, and .IFF (8SVX) files. As a bonus, the famous ST-01 sound pack is preloaded, tuned and categorized.
  • Added analog sounds and effects from 6 of the most iconic arcade games.
  • Added PC Speaker beep and casing resonance effect (i825x PIT + Speaker Impulse).
  • Added Custom Waveforms/Music Formulas (Viznut/co’s Experimental music from very short C programs).
  • Added 4-bit and DMC Mellotron Strings.
  • New graphical design.
  • Performance and Stability Improvements.

Chipsounds is available to purchase for $47.50 USD until September 17th, 2012 (50% off regular price of $95 USD).

More information: Plogue / chipsounds

Xenos Soundworks releases Videogame Mania for NI Massive

Xenos Soundworks has released Videogame Mania, a soundset for the Massive software synthesizer by Native Instruments.

Videogame Mania is a fine collection of 50 retro chiptune style patches for Native Instruments Massive in both KSD and NMSV file formats. This soundset contains classic SID arps, authentic videogame sound effects, gritty 8-bit basses and quirky leads which fans of such systems as the NES, Commodore64 and others will instantly recognize. Macro Controls have been assigned in each patch for maximum versatility and tweakability.

Videogame Mania is available to purchase for the introductory price of $5.45 USD.

More information: Xenos Soundworks / Videogame Mania

The Chip Collection NES CHIP Collection, now available for Ableton Live

The Chip Collection NES CHIP Collection

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).

More information: The Chip Collection

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