Plogue updates chipspeech, chipsounds, chipcrusher & sforzando plugins

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Plogue has released updates for chipspeech, chipsounds, chipcrusher and sforzando.


Plogue chipspeech

chipspeech is a vintage-style speech synthesizer which recreates the sound of famous 80′s voice synthesis chips. It features 7 different voices, each with its own characteristic timbre. It is specially tailored for musical needs – simply type in your lyrics, and then play on your MIDI keyboard. It’s a true synthesizer, the sound can be extensively modified for easy and expressive performances.

Changes in chipspeech v1.009

  • Tweaked Lady Parsec’s consonants.
  • Added ‘Attack’ parameter (CC30).
  • Added Mod Wheel (CC01) GUI control.
  • Added “save as default” in plugins.
  • Improved Release time in POLY mode.
  • Fixed silent playback when restarting in some hosts.
  • Fixed parameter automation in a few hosts.
  • Fixed SP0 Bending’s “non looped” allophone-built strings.
  • Fixed ambience reverb memory use under 192kHz.

chipspeech is available for purchase for $95 USD.


Plogue chipsounds

chipsounds turns your VST, AU, RTAS or AAX host into a classic video game console, vintage 8-bit home computer and even an 80′s arcade.

Plogue chipsounds authentically emulates 15 vintage 8-bit era sound chips (on top of their variants), down to their smallest idiosyncrasies.

Changes in chipsounds v1.809

  • Fixed parameter automation in a few hosts.
  • Added “save as default” in plugins.
  • Fixed ambience reverb memory use under 192kHz.

chipsounds is available for purchase for $95 USD.


Plogue chipcrusher

chipcrusher is an vintage DAC emulator, a speaker simulator and noise machine. It’s an audio effect which plays back input audio through a simulation of early lofi digital audio codecs (DAC Encoding), adds grit (Background Noise), and outputs through a selection of speaker and filter impulse responses (Post-Processing).

Changes in chipcrusher v1.809

  • Fixed parameter automation in a few hosts.
  • Added “save as default” in plugins.

chipcrusher is available for purchase for $39 USD.


Plogue sforzando

sforzando is a free, highly SFZ 2.0 compliant sample player. Advanced sample hobbyists now have a powerful tool to experiment and share instruments without relying on proprietary formats. sforzando has only one instrument slot; no fancy UI, effects or mixers. Every tweak has to be done at the SFZ file level, no cheating!

Changes in sforzando v1.809

  • Fixed parameter automation in a few hosts.

The updates are now available to download.

More information: Plogue


Puremagnetik releases PM-8910 retro computer sound library

Puremagnetik has announced the release of PM-8910 for Live, Kontakt and Logic.

Puremagnetik PM-8910

A library of sounds captured entirely from an original General Instruments AY-3-8910 three-voice programmable sound generator, PM-8910 is packed full of goodies for old-school gaming and chip sound enthusiasts.

The AY-3-8910 and its variants became popular chips in many arcade games, and were used on, among others, the Intellivision and Vectrex video game consoles, Amstrad CPC, Oric 1, Colour Genie, Elektor TV Games Computer and Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128/+2/+3 home computers as well as the Mockingboard and Cricket sound cards for the Apple II family.

PM-8910 is a companion and addition to Puremagnetik’s constantly growing arsenal of retro computer sounds and has been programmed especially for Live, Kontakt and Logic.

PM-8910 features

  • Over 20 programs directly sourced from the original GI AY-3-8910.
  • Ableton Live and Push-Ready instrument racks.
  • Apple Logic Channel Strip and browser integration
  • Full Kontakt KSP edit panel with modular voice part selection.

PM-8910 is available for purchase for $15 USD.

More information: Puremagnetik / PM-8910


AudioThing releases miniBit synth plugin

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AudioThing has announced the release of miniBit, a 8-bit/chiptune style synthesizer that emulates the sound of 80s game consoles and retrocomputers.

AudioThing miniBit

It features a main oscillator with 12 waveforms paired with a sub oscillator (a square wave pitched one octave below). The waveforms are not bandlimited and will produce aliasing. Furthermore, using the built-in bitcrusher, you can create even more noisy and retro sounds.

miniBit features

  • 12 Waveforms.
  • Sub Oscillator.
  • Poly and Mono mode with Glide.
  • 2-poles Low Pass Filter.
  • Delay and BitCrusher effects.
  • LFO with multiple destinations.
  • 30 Presets.
  • Preset randomizer.
  • Formats: VST, AU, and AAX (32/64bit).
  • Platforms: OSX, Windows.

miniBit is available for purchase for the introductory price of 16 EUR/$19.60 USD (regular 20 EUR/$24.50 USD).

More information: AudioThing / miniBit


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


Samplephonics launches Composite FX & 8-Bit Drum Hits packs

Samplephonics Composite FX by EVAC

Samplephonics has released Composite FX and 8-Bit Drum Hits, two new sample packs.

Composite FX features 71 sounds by EVAC.

With the imminent rise of the cyborg race there surely is no better time than now to equip oneself with the finest in manipulated percussive FX, modulated ambience and a twisted amalgam of aural insanity.

This precise collection of 71 genre bending samples provide producers from all backgrounds with an array of tonal shaping options perfect for any composition, sound design piece or abstract confusion.

Each sound has been painstakingly crafted by one of our resident mangler’s Mr EVAC himself giving each producer the chance to own the most futuristic of sample collections.

Samplephonics 8-Bit Drum Hits

The 8-Bit Drum Hits sample pack comprises 71 8-bit drum samples by Soundbits.

Winding the clock back to the early digital era, sound designer Soundbits offers up his retro arcade inspired collection of original 8 Bit one shot drum samples and effects.

Perfect for chip tune, glitch hop or anyone looking for highly original, truncated sounds that cut through any mix.

The packs are available for purchase for £5 GBP each.

More information: Samplephonics


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