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Loop Cache releases 8 Bit Beats

Loop Cache 8 Bit Beats

Loop Cache has released 8 Bit Beats, a sample collection geared towards 8 bit sounds.

A mix of old and new school sounds, 8 Bit Beats takes the machines and sounds of yesteryear and blends them into something altogether new.

8 Bit Beats features

  • 700+ single hits (Kicks, Bass, Cyms, Claps, FX, etc) and over 500 Drum, Percussion & Synth loops in both Wav and Rex2 formats. (Over 1700 samples in total)
  • Contains samples and loops created using sounds from the Gameboy, Elektron SID Station and a host of Retro 8 Bit emulators.
  • All recorded at 24bit quality, normalised and edited for minimum hiss.

8 Bit Beats is available for $70 USD. A small demo pack with 22 wavs is available for download.

Visit Loop Cache for more information.

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Short links for June 27th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on June 27th, 2008:

# MACHINECOLLECTIVE.ORG – Machinecollective is specialized in design and production of custom control surfaces and kits for physical computing.

Machinecollective custom control surfaces
Machinecollective custom control surfaces

From the website:

In spite of all the smart, multifunctional and state-of-the-art controllers that are commercially available today, there has always been demand for custom physical interfaces and specialized controllers. That’s why we have developed a modular prototyping platform. The prototyping modules are aimed at researchers, artists, musicians, circuitbenders and performers who want to use high quality controls without spending too much time on manufacturing or trying to find a suitable enclosure.

Machinecollective is currently developing modules with components such as potentiometers, slide potentiometers, buttongrids, toggle switches, lcd’s, FSR/LDR’s, velocity sensitive pads, touchscreens, etc. You can sign up to get notified when the full website is up.

# Ohm Force antidote for cell phone popcorn!!!

Have you seen those videos on YouTube where cell phone radiation turns corn into popcorn? Ohm Force to the rescue!

Little Sound Dj

# Little Sound Dj – Transform a plain Game Boy/Game Boy Color into a full-fledged music workstation.

Little Sound Dj features

  • Sequencer – designed to leave all the musical possibilities of the Gameboy in the hands of the user.
  • Sound – custom waveforms can be created by free-hand drawing, or by using a subtractive synthesizer with resonant filters. For extra versatility, Little Sound Dj also contains a quite powerful arpeggiator, which possibilities go far beyond the classic C64-style chords.
  • Samples – a set of 59 phonems for programmable speech. Besides that, it also features drum kits sampled from machines TR-606, TR-707, TR-727, TR-808, TR-909, CR-78, CR-8000, KR-55, DR-55, DR-110, DMX, Drumulator, RhythmAce, TOM and LinnDrum.
  • Synchronization – use a link cable to sync two Game Boys; great for party fun or for added polyphony. You can sync LSDJ with Nanoloop, and MIDI sync is possible too (build your own LSDj Midi Interface).

Also on this website: Game Boy Color Prosound Mod, adding a new sound output that takes its sound directly from the volume potentiometer, bypassing some sound-garbling electronics close to the headphone output.

# MAKE: Blog: The WP-20 mini-synth – The "WP-20 Mini-Synth Sound Effects Synthesizer" is probably the best project out there for getting started in Synth-DIY proper. It packs all the basic elements of modular synth design including a control voltage input into a relatively compact circuit.

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Classical Madrigals composed on a 1989 Gameboy

Gameboy Madrigals

Joey Mariano has released a number of classical madrigals composed on a Gameboy.

Joey reinvents the madrigal’s sound with 8bit music, including Gameboy’s chord arpeggiator, extreme pitch bends, portamento effects, and glitchy break-ups.

From the II [Pause] page:

Early composers of the madrigal used only two to three voices to create counterpoint. Realizing the opportunity for reinterpretation through the gameboy sound chip, Joey Mariano set out to create a body of Chiptune madrigals inspired by early role playing and puzzle video games, Japanese folk melodies, and masters of the madrigal such as Francesco Landini. A definite departure from his normal musical approaches, Joey Mariano’s Gameboy Madrigals strives to create a mood relying on melody and counterpoint instead of an ever-present, never-ending, bleed-your-ears-dry dance beat that dominates modern electronic music.

Animal Style’s Gameboy Madrigals is available for free at iimusic.net [Pause], a net label that features some of the best in experimental chiptune music.

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Short links for April 3rd, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on April 3rd, 2008:

  • kBANG: GameBoy Drum Machine – Instead of making noises in sequence it controls solenoids. Program the drum pattern with interface and place solnoids on different surfaces to create different noises.
kBANG
kBANG ver 01 uses a new GameBrain cartridge (1 MB Flash, 16 out/8 in port)
  • Avant Garde Project – Series of recordings of 20th century classical – experimental – electroacoustic music digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been released on CD, and so is effectively inaccessible to the vast majority of music listeners today.
  • THE ZERO GUIDE – The Guitar Zeros show how you can turn your Guitar Hero controller into a musical instrument.
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Short links for January 9th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on January 9th, 2008:

  • Transmission – Audio software bundle and OS for the Trinity portable studio. Transmission is a professional multitrack solution with added features such as a mixer, sampler, analog keyboards, and drum machine/step recorder.
Hydrongen, an advanced drum machine.
Included in Transmission: Hydrogen, an advanced drum machine.
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Short links for November 28th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on November 28th, 2007:

  • Drop.io: Simple, Private Storage & Sharing – No signup, no email, just drop and tell whoever you want to share your stuff with where to find it.
  • Making Old Hardware Play New Tunes – Working with screwdrivers and soldering irons, chiptune composer Jeremiah Johnson painstakingly reprograms the rudimentary sound chips in the game machines to create songs that play right from the console.
Jeremiah Johnson @ BLIP Festival
Jeremiah Johnson @ the 2006 BLIP festival (photo by minusbaby)
  • JOSH – Beelden van Roest – Dutch artist Joshua Pennings makes amazing animal sculptures from metal and old tools.
  • Doom3: Project Mars City – Amazing PC case mod in Doom 3 style, with video and images
  • City 7: Toronto Conflict Half-Life 2 mod – Gordon Freeman is stuck in Toronto due to a teleporting accident in Kleiner’s lab. Explore what has become of City 7 in areas like Dundas square, Eaton Center , Mel Lastman square, St. Michael’s Hospital and TTC system under the Combine rule.
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Short links for November 27th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on November 27th, 2007:

  • Wiinstrument – Ever wanted to have a cheap external MIDI controller that’s wireless? Or to play a groovy drum loop in your sequencer without having to set note delays manually? Wiinstrument is a MIDI instrument that is controlled by a connected Nintendo Wii remote.
Wiinstrument on Leopard
Wiinstrument on Leopard
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