Xenos Soundworks has launched Computer Science, a soundset for the NI Massive synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
‘Computer Science’ continues where the popular ‘Videogame Mania’ left off, with 66 chiptune patches inspired by classic sounds from such game systems as the Commodore 64, Amiga, Spectrum ZX and Nintendo Entertainment System.
All 8 Macro Controls have been intelligently assigned to each Patch. Please note: The soundset is in NMSV format only.
The soundset is available to purchase for $9.95 USD.
Soundcells has announced the release of bitBUMPER deluxe v3, 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. To catch this character some amazing sources were sampled: RozzBox One v2, 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 3 adds new rex loops, 20 new combinator & 25 NNXT patches, as also lots of new samples …
bitBUMPER deluxe v3 features
382 combinator patches.
185 NNXT patches, 138 rex loops, 650 unique samples.
12 demo tracks in Reason format included.
bitBUMPER deluxe v3 is available for the introductory price of 27.90 EUR until September 15th, 2013 (regular 39.90 EUR).
AfroDJMac has launched the third year of his series of Free Ableton Live material with the release of Ocarina of Live, another free Ableton Live Pack.
I’m sure it’s pretty clear that video games have a large influence in my life. One of my first and favorite Live packs was the AfroDJMac Nintendo Rack. Probably my favorite video game series of all time is the Legend of Zelda. It has captured my imagination since I was about 5 or 6 years old, and I’ve purchased Nintendo systems exclusively to play Zelda games.
A good friend of mine, J-Rod, gave me a really nice ceramic Ocarina for Christmas a few years ago. It’s just like the one Link uses in many of the games. It even comes with a little booklet that teaches you how to play songs from the games. This week, I finally put this ocarina to good use. I sampled a couple of notes into Ableton and created an instrument that works especially well with Push. It has controls for the sample selection, filters, delay, etc. It even makes use of Push’s aftertouch to control subtle vibrato and the filter frequency. You can adjust it to sound true to the Ocarina, with slow attacks reminiscent of your breath blowing in. But it also can function like a weird electric keyboard, or under extreme manipulation, some kind of bizarre breathing organism.
The Ocarina of Live pack is a free download. It requires Ableton Live 9.
Detune has announced the Korg M01D, a music workstation for the Nintendo 3DS.
The KORG M01D is a music workstation based on the KORG M1 the world’s first widely known music workstation. The M1 was released in 1988 by KORG Inc., one of the most famous and leading electronic musical instrument companies.
The KORG M01D reproduces the M1’s unforgettable digital sounds of the 80s such as the “M1 piano”, still heard on many songs today.
With 24 voice-polyphony, over 300 sounds and an easy to operate sequencer, the KORG M01D helps you play and create your music at any place, and at any time, in a palm-size package!
Korg M01D features
8 part multi-timbral synthesizer with 342 sounds (max 24 voices). Includes all of the original sounds from the KORG M1, selected sounds from the KORG 01/w and some all new sounds developed for the M01.
Master effects: Reverb and Delay.
8 track/max 64 step sequencer for 1 scene/ up to 99 scenes.
Sound browser, Mixer, Keyboard.
Easy input “KAOSS” mode for notes, chords and drums using the touch screen.
Exchange song data with other Nintendo 3DS using Nintendo local wireless communication and via the Internet.
3D viewing of M01D on the 3D Screen.
The M01D will be available this May in Japan, and Summer 2013 worldwide. Price TBA.
Noizefield has released Noizedrumz Vol.2, a free sample library for Native Instruments Maschine and Kontakt featuring Gameboy nanoloop samples in high quality. Noizedrumz Vol.2 features All samples created with a nintendo gameboy running nanoloop. Recorded … read more
Loops Lab has released Virtuoso, an urban hip-hop sample library featuring violin sounds and more. “Virtuoso” is a unique loops/sample pack produced by Loops Lab, including Virtuoso violin – played live, fresh orchestral strings & … read more
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 … read more
AfroDJMac has released Nintendo Rack, a new download in a series of free Ableton Live racks. Dirty, lo-fi, 8-bit, nostalgic. This weeks Ableton Live Rack was created with the sound card of a Nintendo Entertainment … read more
Some interesting things I found recently: # Beastie Boys | Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Free stream of Beastie Boys’ latest! Good people, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the "clean" version of our … read more
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 … read more
Les Productions Zvon has released Bonus Pack 01, a sample library that comes free with the purchase of any Les Productions Zvon product. The Bonus Packs are sample sets that are given for free with … read more
Some interesting things I found recently: # Nintendo NES Does MIDI and Live Music, Integrated into Your Studio Peter Kirn at Create Digital Music: Retro chip music appeal and the occasional Super Mario Bros. game … read more
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 … read more
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 … read more
Some interesting things I found recently: # Bendable, Musical Shoes for Nike, and How They Were Made Peter at Create Digital Music writes: Shoes are the new turnables. Or at least that’s the conclusion you … read more
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 … read more
Some interesting things I found recently: # Arduino Piano Squealer Synth Marc Nostromo developed the Arduino Piano Squealer Synth for the Arduino Pocket Piano, an arduino shield produced by Critters and Guitari. The engine implements … read more
Hotelsinus Sound Design has released version 0.23 of TonesynthDS, a free software synth for the Nintendo DS. TonesynthDS is an easy to use matrix tone synth with a simple instrument generator. TonesynthDS features 16×16 pattern … read more
Some interesting things I found recently: # Awesome collection of DIY video-glitch hardware From Make: Online: The "tools" section of media artist Karl Klomp's website documents an impressive amount of bent, hacked and homebrew hardware … read more