Chip64 Rack Extension For Propellerhead Reason

Ochen K. has introduced Chip64 – a chiptunes Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

Chip64 includes mathematical modeling of 5 chips:

  • the TIA used in the Atari 2600;
  • the SID chip used in the Commodore 64;
  • the TA0x series used in the NES and Gameboy;
  • the Vic-I used in the Vic 20; and
  • the SN76489 chip used in the ColecoVision and Sega consoles.

It also offers an on-board sequencer, as well as a multi-mode filter, LFO, modulation envelope, and more,  Continue reading

SquareSynth 8-Bit Style Synth Updated With AudioBus

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Developer James Navarro let us know that he’s updated SquareSynth, an 8-bit style software synthesizer, based on the NES, adding AudioBus and more.

SquareSynth is a table-based synthesizer, and NES simulator for iOS, based on old-school chiptune trackers. Using the tables you can create sounds similar to 8-bit game consoles, and computers.  Continue reading

Mario Gets His Own Band – Of Music Robots

This video, via roboband, demonstrates a custom system that allows for Nintendo gameplay audio to be automatically performed on an acoustic player piano and robotically controlled percussive instruments.

The piano and percussion play live during actual gameplay, mirroring the sounds that would normally be created electronically.

All audio, including music and sound effects, is translated in realtime so that it is produced by the instrument most closely resembling the characteristics of the original electronic sound. Continue reading