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on May 01, 2009 - 0 comments
Sony Creative Software has released 8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Odyssey, a massive collection of chiptune style loops and samples created using vintage computers and video game consoles.
The library covers Apple II, Commodore 64, NES, Gameboy, and the Atari 2600. Each system library has everything from drums, bass and synth to special effects. Both 8 Bit Weapon and ComputeHer have featured demos built into the collection.
The library features 462 (537 MB) original, royalty-free WAV files.
8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Oddysey is available for download now for 29.95 EUR ex VAT.
Visit Sony Creative Software for more information and demo sounds.
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on Mar 28, 2008 - 0 comments
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on March 28th, 2008:
- Musical Furnishings – The Musical Rumba Series – Design your own personal drum table with durable, interchangeable and rearrangeable percussion inserts. Choose from four different sized tables to suit your musical and space needs. The smallest table accepts four of the smaller instruments and the largest accepts sixteen.
Musical Furnishings – The Musical Rumba Series
Remember the Wii Loop Machine?
The Amazing Rolo and Lucky Frame Limited have announced the release of the Loop Machine 2.0 for Mac OS X.
The Loop Machine 2.0 is the brand new, far more powerful version of the famous Wii Loop Machine, which was featured on Create Digital Music, Engadget, MAKE, Wired Blog, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, and more (links below). The user can load in any audio files or loops and start mixing, chopping, and crazinating within minutes, just by using the wireless Wiimote and dancing around and looking totally awesome.
The Amazing Rolo Wii Loop Machine 2.0
The Loop Machine 2.0 was rebuilt from the ground up, with power, flexibility, and ease of use in mind.
The Loop Machine 2.0 features
- Four channels of independently controlled audio.
- Three effects and a filter on each channel.
- Effects, filter, and channel volume are all mapped to the userÊ¼s movements.
- Live audio sampling on each channel.
- “Learn Mode”, which records the movement of the controller and applies it to an effect on the loop or sample.
- BPM tempo adjustment, with time signature and loop length.
- Recorder for saving your set.
The Loop Machine 2.0 is now available for $20 USD. A fully featured time-limited demo is available for download.
Visit The Amazing Rolo for more information.
Handheld Remakes brings back some fond memories. This place hosts a big searchable archive of handheld games, in SWF (Flash), Director and Java formats.
You can play a few games online.
One of my favorite handhelds: Donkey Kong jr.
Nowadays we have PS3′s and Wii’s, but few games can get me excited like the way these old handheld games did. When was the last time you spent days with no end trying to beat a highscore? (It’s actually cool that Nintendo was on top of the handheld market back in the day, and that they are right there now with the console market as well).
Anyway, I think I still have the Nintendo Donkey Kong handheld somewhere, gotta go find it!
sonicscape from Paper Art Gadgets is offering a bunch of pdfs of some cool paper models.
Paper Art Gadgets iPhone model
You can download the following models:
- Xbox 360 and display box
- Xbox 360 HDDVD drive
- Sony Playstation 3 and display box
- Nintendo DS Lite
- Atari 2600
- Pimped Xbox 360s #1-7
- Apple iPhone
- Nokia 6280
- Customizable paper figurines
So if you can’t afford a real iPhone, this is your chance to at least look cool with a miniature iPhone model!
Visit Paper Art Gadgets for more information.
kaizokurisu has some cool images of a Super Mario Subwoofer on his Flickr page.
Super Mario Subwoofer
My friend offered to build me a subwoofer from scratch, so I came up with this design. This is of course the question mark block and brick block seen in the original Super Mario Bros.! He built it to the correct dimensions and then I painted it. I am satisfied with how it turned out!
Check his Flickr page for more images.
Link via Make:Blog
PetitPrince wrote an essay on Tetris the Grand Master.
There is a famous superplay video found throughout the web. Perhaps you’ve seen it before? Like many people, my initial reaction to this video was something along the lines of “WTF? O_O Wow, that’s fast! This Japanese guy is crazy.” and I left it at that. But behind this video there was a game of unimaginable depth: the Tetris the Grand Master series. “Come again? A deep Tetris game? What’s so special about that??” you might say. Patience, young grasshopper, for the real presentation is yet to begin.
Check the essay for a closer look at Tetris the Grand Master.
Alex Mauer‘s album Vegavox is not available as a digital download from the iTunes Store. Neither was it released on old fashioned media like the Compact Disc or Tape Cassette. No, it’s only available on a NES cartridge.
Alex Mauer Vegavox on a NES cartridge
Alex composed dozens of 8-bit nintendo chiptunes, 16-bit arcade machine FM synth tracks and conceptual synthesizer music.
Check this YouTube video for some Vegavox action.
Link via Music Thing