New ReFill- AES 001 No, this is not the emulation of Nintendo's nextgen gameconsole. This is AES, our ARCADE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM ! Start the engine and your music will receive this extra portion of 8 bit flavour. 1200 samples taken straight from the Nintendo NES-001, the most popular game console produced in the 80`s. This essential sample collection is usefull for every producer who likes to give his sound that 80`s arcade character, suitable from old school NES music to modern electro or pop productions. Sound Demo: http://youproduce.net/soundshop_demos/demosong_aes_1_hq.mp3 ReFill Demo: http://youproduce.net/soundshop/demorefills/ASS008_YOUPRODUCE.NET_AES_Demo.zip Product Page: http://youproduce.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1880&Itemid=106
Odo has released 38911 Bytes, a synth based on a commodore 64.
Here’s list of features in the company’s own words…
- It has 1 oscillator with 4 different waveforms: Saw,Triangle, Pulse and Pitched noise.
- 3 BPM sequencer with 7 rates and 2 to 8 steps .You can end a sequence or loop it.
- The first sequencer has notes from C to B and octaves from -3 to 4
- In the 2nd (waveform sequencer) you can select saw, triangle, noise, ring saw, ring triangle, ring pulse.
- 3rth sequencer for octaves from -3 to 4
- A filter with envelope from 1 to 8 stages and 13 curves you can select where you want your sustain point.
- Filter types :lowpass,hipass and bandpass.You can activate more than one filter type like on a real c64.
- Cutoff and resonance and a on/off button to save some CPU
- a pitch envelope from 1 to 8 stages and you can select where you want your sustain point.And has a on/off button to save some cpu
- a PW envelope from 1 to 8 stages and you can select where you want your sustain point.And has a on/off button to save some cpu
- Two big LFOs with 19 different waveforms and free speed or 14 bpm speeds
- Ringmodulation with a bitcrusher notes from c to b and octaves from -4 to 4
- a Bitcrusher volume envelope
- 128 presets to start and some simple helpfiles
With roots in both catchy and extreme music plus an unhealthy obsession with errors and variation, Goto80 delivers eclectic music based on 8-bit technology. During 15 years he has released hundreds of songs on vinyl, CD’s, cassettes and floppy disks but also for movies, games and art projects. Starting in the demoscene, he gained recognition outside of geek culture in 2001 with the Papaya EP. He’s on a never ending mission to look beyond the video game romantics and explore genres such as ambient, breakcore, country, schlager and jazz, although Goto80 is often recognized for the melodic pop songs. In 2007 he played 40 shows and made 20 releases including the CD-album Made On Internet. More info can be found at http://www.goto80.com/promo
…and better yet do not miss out on mind.in.a.box’ new C64 remix – it is strkingly cool, God I wish I could getmake such a nice crispy bass line. The original song was called Lightforce and was made by Ron Hubbard.
I have received quite a few questions on the recently posted C64 VST and if there is something similar that will run on a MAC, well there is (of course) I just think the other one had a somewhat more intuitive user interface and a little better sounding as well.
But for you all MAC and C64 lovers here is your alternative:
…and while you are at it why not download this little silly DJ MP3 app:
C=iao and have a great weekend
Rumors has it that it will be released on Feb 23rd and it is called “Ich bin aus Plastik”. You can see the cover of the upcoming single here and if you are strong in german, feel free to follow the text and links below
Zwar gibt es leider noch kein offizielles Releasedatum für die neue Welle: Erdball – Single “Ich bin aus Plastik” (ausser das es irgendwann im Februar diesen Jahres sein wird), dafür aber schon folgende Infos über die enthaltenen Gimmicks: Eine Spühschablone, eine Autogrammkarte und ein 3D-Wackelbild. Die limitierte Vinylversion wird zudem in rosa Farbe(!) erscheinen.
Erste Eindrücke des fertigen Coverartworks könnt Ihr hier bewundern: http://www.welle-erdball.de/plastik/
Came across this tremedous 8bit site the other day. Here you will find a veriety of new fresh bitpop tunes. This how the 8bitpeople describe themselves and their mission:
The 8bitpeoples first came together in 1999 as a collective of artists sharing a common love for classic videogames and an approach to music which reflected this obsession. Our primary interests were to provide quality music for free and most importantly to have fun. In the years since, we have grown in rank and expanded our goals.
We continue to provide the vast majority of all our releases for free, including printable covers and inserts so that anyone with the desire to can “manufacture” physical copies of our albums. Furthermore, limited runs of most of our releases are available, offering superior sound quality to the mp3 releases and occasionally bonus tunes.
In addition to our continuing devotion to music, we now have a research & development division dedicated to the creation of software, construction of hardware, and dissemination of documentation related to our cause. Our love for the audio/visual aesthetics of early videogame consoles and homecomputers continues to provide us with the drive to push the medium to its very limits, and then see just how much further we can go after that … you know, just for fun. Homepage >>
Came across this site the other day and YES they had a very good collection of free refills (you need to sign up though, but it is free to register)
Just a tip on the way: I have been collecting refills for some 7-8 years by now and I have never purchased any commercial refills and still I today have a refill collection (and yes again only targeting the type of music I produce – electro, synth, EBM etc) closing in on 12Gigs – so make sure to surf around and download all the demo refills and free refills you can find and I assure you will never need to by a commercial one
Some of the stuff that I liked was;
the Whale refill
the C64 refill
and the Apollo refill
But make sure to support all the good musicians out there here is one good source for starters:
basic64 is inspired by the 8 bit sounds of the classic Commodore 64.
It’s not a straight emulation, but is based around the SID chip with some extras for that 8-bit retro game sound, lofi gritty noises or just plain oddness
- 16, 8 or 6 bit sound quality
- 3 oscs, each with their own ADSR envelope
- oscillators can be sync’d and ring modulated by each other
- pitch envelope modulation
- pitch wobble option, for subtle instability
- 2 tempo-sync LFO’s to modulate pitch, cut-off and pulse width
- LFO’s have attack/release curves
- tempo-sync arpegiator
- flexible routing to state variable filter (LP, HP & BP)
- envelopes can be reset or continuous at retrigger
- monophonic or polyphonic option
- midi learn / midi CC support
- 128 presets by sinkmusic & WhiskeyPriest
Fancy some good old C64 look-a-likes, well be inspired at:
Became especially fond of this guy, OK not all of it, but some of it was really nice and blippy