Kyle Mohr releases Super 64 – Retro Video Game Soundpack

Kyle More has released Super 64 – Retro Video Game Soundpack, a free Ableton Live pack.

Ever want to jam out on a midi controller with classic video game sound FX, or secretly add a few of those FX to your production? This is the Walkthrough of our massive 64 sample/ 4 bank Retro Video Game soundpack for Ableton Live.

There are also an additional 2.5 banks before and after the 4 main banks of additional samples we liked, but didn’t use in the core pack. This brings it to a whopping 104 total, retro 8/16/32-Bit video game samples to take you back to the 80’s and 90’s. Enjoy!

The pack is a free download from DJ TechTools (registration required).

More information: Super 64 – Retro Video Game Soundpack

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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