vxxy has announced the production of the DCM8, a dedicated chip tune drum machine.
We announce the production of our first electronic musical instrument the DCM8 Digital Chiptune Drum machine, born from a desire to have chip music sounds in an easy to use studio desk sequencer and live performance package after wearing out our Gameboys with manic button bashing, and also wanting a few other sound styles thrown in for good measure.
64 Patterns in 8 banks of 8.
Selectable 8, 16 or 32 steps per pattern with half, normal and double speed timing scales.
Adjustable instrument volume, decay and pitch on per step basis.
Dual channel architecture with wide range of retro and unique preset sounds generated by a scripted synthesis engine.
255 digitally synthesized chip sounds, consisting of 223 presets and 32 user generated patches.
8 Levels of live undo on each pattern.
8 Songs with 128 pattern selections.
Clear, Copy and Paste 8, 16 or 32 steps between patterns.
EEPROM based storage of all patterns and user data, with SYSEX backup.
MIDI input and output.
The DCM8 is scheduled for release in early November. A special limited time pre-order price of €349 + delivery, with a choice of white, blue or red LEDs will be available soon.
AfroDJMac has released Gameboy Glitches and Synth, a free Ableton Live Rack.
8 bit squelches and bleeps lovers come see this weeks installment of my Free Weekly Ableton Live Racks series!!
**Thanks to BedroomProducersBlog who assembled these fine samples using an old black Nintendo Gameboy running the LSDJ software, and who were kind enough to allow me to share with you my creations using those samples. [Visit BPB, it's a great resource for information, releases, samples, etc.]**
This week, since I’m feeling generous after some cyber-love from Ableton and Create Digital Music, you get two free Ableton Instrument racks. The first is a drum rack loaded with all of these fine Gameboy glitchy noises, drops, risers, arps, and UFO sounds. Secondly is a playable synth based on one of those wonderfully gritty samples. Both are racked up in an exciting little effect rack that helps you finesse or destroy these sounds to suit your own personal productions!
Bedroom Producers Blog has released Game Boy LSDJ Noise And Glitch Sessions, the fifth pack in a series of free sample collections.
Ok, here’s a brand new free bpb sample pack. It’s called Game Boy LSDJ Noise And Glitch Sessions, and contains sounds recorded from a black Game Boy running LSDJ software. I’ve created the sounds using LSDJ’s awesome synth engine, combined with the built-in pattern editor.
You’ll probably notice that the included sounds are much more aggressive than what you’d expect to hear in a standard Game Boy video game, for example. I was going for a glitchy, noisy vibe, and the LSDJ synth engine turned out as a great tool for creating such sounds.
All included sounds are 100% clean recordings of the Game Boy sound output, no post FX added. This is also my first sample set recorded in 24bit.
The Game Boy LSDJ Noise And Glitch Sessions sample pack is available as a free download.
Oliver Wittchow has released Nanoloop Lite, a free version of the iPhone app that combines sequencer, synthesizer and sampler in one package.
Nanoloop was originally developed for Game Boy (first release in 1999) and is a popular platform for mobile music creation. The new iPhone version presented here follows the same basic structure and design concept but otherwise it is an entirely new program. It does not simulate the Game Boy’s sound or other functions but has been fully optimised for the iPhone’s capabilities.
Nanoloop Lite for iPhone features
Straight, minimalistic graphical interface.
6 channels, each can be synth or sampler.
Song editor with loop function.
Synth with envelope, filter, lfo etc.
Sample on the fly.
The Lite version is fully functional and shares all features of the full version, except for the following limitations:
Projects can not be saved or sent, only the current status is kept in memory. The curret project can be exported to the full version (if installed on the same device).
Soundcells has released bitBUMPER deluxe V2, the ultimate 4 and 8 bit Pandora Box filled with hundreds of low bit surprises.
This ReFill is your best friend when you’re looking for inspiring new sounds with a character and a bite – it sounds cool, adventurous, nostalgically warm and noisy at the same time! To catch this character some amazing sources were sampled: RozzBox One, QuadraSID, the old grey gameboy from 1989 with “nanoloop 1″ and “littlesounddj”, the gameboy advance sp from 2003 with “nanoloop 2″ and the nintendo ds lite from 2006 with “ds electroplankton” and “Korg DS-10″. Version 2 adds some cool DS10 loops and many new combinator patches…
“bitBUMPER deluxe V2″ is much bigger, even more fun to play with and it´s still your best friend when you’re looking for “Quality LoFi”.
Every “bitBUMPER deluxe” patch has been tweaked according to Soundcells´ current high standards of quality and all users will find that these new patches mingle and mix even better with eachother than before. With bitBUMPER deluxe V2 the art of lofi has reached a new era!
bitBUMPER deluxe V2 features
360+ combinators (130 new ones since version 2) containing keys, pads, basses, leadsounds, FX, drums, bleeps, noises and percussion.
40 scream patches helping you to lofi your sound.
30 RPG-8 controlled rex loop patches, great for live gigs.
400 unique low bit samples.
160 NNXT patches, 126 rexloops.
Great for music in all styles.
bitBUMPER deluxe V2 is available to purchase for 49 EUR.