Chris Blarsky of Ninstrument has announced the Synthboy+ Special Edition – a new version that adds a voltage clock out from LSDJ.
Korg and BANDAI NAMCO Studios have announced an update to Korg Gadget, that introduces a new synth engine, Kamata, inspired by the classic video game sounds of the 80s The new version 2.5 adds the synthesizer Kamata, which features a reconstructed “Waveform Memory Sound Generator”, the sound engine that produced so many legendary game sounds in the… Read More Korg Gadget Update Adds Classic Video Game Sound Synthesizer
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via tubesockor, captures a live performance of a Commodore 64 SID classic: Delta, by Rob Hubbard, from 1987. tubesockor notes that Hubbard’s theme is very similar to the classic Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi main theme.
Sunday Synth Jam: This captures a chiptunes + guitar + synth jam, Little Paw: Fourth.
SampleScience has introduced SMROM, a $12 rompler based on the sound of the SN76489 PSG, the sound chip used in the Sega Master System video game console. Here are the official audio demos:
Free Music Software: HoustonTracker 2 is a free app that turns your Texas Instruments graphing calculator into a chiptunes synth + sequencer.
In this video, The 8-Bit Guy takes a look at how old-school 8-bit music worked, with an emphasis on video games systems.
SampleScience has released Famirom, a virtual plugin emulation of the NES sound chip, for Mac & Windows.