Now Available: Chipsounds 8-Bit Software Synthesizer For Mac & PC

Plogue today released its new soft-synthesizer, chipsounds.

“Quite simply put, it beats the s*** out of any other single chip emulation VST currently available,” says 8-bit artist nitro2k01. “chipsounds is a must-have for anyone who’s seriously interested in chip sounds but don’t have access to the real hardware.”

chipsounds is designed to faithfully reproduce the sound and style of vintage video game music and sound effects in plugin format, usable inside any sequencer or DAW, or as a standalone virtual instrument.

Plogue chipsounds will be offered at an introductory price of 75$ until November 1.

chipsounds simulates the following sound chips:

  • 2A03
  • AY-3-8910
  • DMG-CPU
  • P8244
  • POKEY
  • SID
  • SN76489
  • TIA
  • UVI
  • VIC-I

chipsounds reproduces the idiosyncrasies of the most sought-after classic sound chips, including their most well-known variations, as sonically accurate as possible without adding any non-authentic aliasing or DSP artifacts. Research and analysis for this project has been made in house on Plogue’s large collection of cartridges, modified consoles and classic computers and also on the chips themselves using custom made circuit boards and low level 8 bit software code.

One thought on “Now Available: Chipsounds 8-Bit Software Synthesizer For Mac & PC

  1. I wonder if we'll reach the day when we can sync all our household equipment – cooker, clocks, telephone etc. to emulate the sounds of a particular decade. Funny how we got higher and higher fidelity only for some to think 'yeah, but I actually quite like the crappy old sound. It's not just the music but the sounds of the records / games – the hardware too – that I'm nostalgic for…'
    And it does sound rather groovy, doesn't it?

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