Chiptune Synth Jam (Nord Lead, Moog Slim Phatty, MPC 500, Tenori-On, Kaosspad)

July 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Created a chiptune-typical arpeggio lead sound on the Nord Rack and played around with it.”

Gear used in this video:
– Clavia Nord Rack 2X (chiptune arpeggio lead)
– Moog Slim Phatty (bass)
– Kurzweil Micropiano (piano)
– MAM mb33 mkII (bitcrushed 303 acid bass)
– Vermonad DRM1 mkIII (analog drums)
– Akai MPC 500 (sequencing)
– Korg Kaosspad Mini (decimator effect on mb33)
– Yamaha Tenori-On (sequencing mb33)
– Yamaha AW1600 (recording, mixing & mastering)

VXXY DCM8 Looping & Stuttering

July 15, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The VXXY DCM8 Drum Machine offers a wealth of chiptune sounds ready to program and use for rhythm pattern & song. Still, during playback, you can loop 4 steps (shift+3), loop 2 steps (shift+4), hold beat (shift+5) or sidechaining audio output with stutter at playback speed with pattern env profile (shift 6). Nice!!!

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The DCM8 is presented in a powder coated steel case with a CNC punched royal blue anodized aluminium front panel and white silk screen legend. The control layout has been designed to be compact and functional with eight main step editing and selection buttons, mode function buttons, an encoder knob for parameter adjustment and undo / redo buttons for ease of editing as well as live performance pattern modification. A 16 x 2 black & white negative LCD provides status information and menus for editing sounds and changing options.

A diverse range of chip tune sounds have been recreated by an old school programmer of commercial game sound engines from Gameboy and ZX Spectrum days, mixed with modern FM synthesis, digital filtering and adjustable DAC bit masking for manic distortion effects. Step sequencing also allows for pitch and decay parameters to be edited on a per step basis, and as the sounds are produced by formulas and micro-coded sequences this allows for greater sonic flexibility rather than just tweaking the pitch of a sample. Included is the ability to generate upto 32 custom sounds via a simple yet expressive editor and utilise the sounds within programmed sequences.

  • 64 Patterns in 8 banks of 8.
  • Selectable 8, 16 or 32 steps per pattern with half, normal and double speed timing scales.
  • Adjustable instrument volume, decay and pitch on per step basis.
  • Dual channel architecture with wide range of retro and unique preset sounds generated by a scripted synthesis engine.
  • 255 digitally synthesized chip sounds, consisting of 223 presets and 32 user generated patches.
  • 8 Levels of live undo on each pattern.
  • 8 Songs with 128 pattern selections.
  • Clear, Copy and Paste 8, 16 or 32 steps between patterns.
  • EEPROM based storage of all patterns and user data, with SYSEX backup.
  • MIDI input and output.

ChipBeat “POLYGUN” (preview) // KORG Poly800 & Novation Drumstation Demo track

June 29, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

ChipBeat “POLYGUN” (preview) // KORG Poly-800 & Novation Drumstation Demo track
(Trier Juni 2013)

VXXY DCM8 SchneidersBuero – Chip tune drum machine

April 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

About the drum machine:

  • 64 Patterns in 8 banks of 8.
  • Selectable 8, 16 or 32 steps per pattern with half, normal and double speed timing scales.
  • Adjustable instrument volume, decay and pitch on per step basis.
  • Dual channel architecture with wide range of retro and unique preset sounds generated by a scripted synthesis engine.
  • 255 digitally synthesized chip sounds, consisting of 223 presets and 32 user generated patches.
  • 8 Levels of live undo on each pattern.
  • 8 Songs with 128 pattern selections.
  • Clear, Copy and Paste 8, 16 or 32 steps between patterns.
  • EEPROM based storage of all patterns and user data, with SYSEX backup.
  • MIDI input and output.

The DCM8 is presented in a powder coated steel case with a CNC punched royal blue anodized aluminium front panel and white silk screen legend. The control layout has been designed to be compact and functional with eight main step editing and selection buttons, mode function buttons, an encoder knob for parameter adjustment and undo / redo buttons for ease of editing as well as live performance pattern modification. A 16 x 2 black & white negative LCD provides status information and menus for editing sounds and changing options.

A diverse range of chip tune sounds have been recreated by an old school programmer of commercial game sound engines from Gameboy and ZX Spectrum days, mixed with modern FM synthesis, digital filtering and adjustable DAC bit masking for manic distortion effects. Step sequencing also allows for pitch and decay parameters to be edited on a per step basis, and as the sounds are produced by formulas and micro-coded sequences this allows for greater sonic flexibility rather than just tweaking the pitch of a sample. Included is the ability to generate upto 32 custom sounds via a simple yet expressive editor and utilise the sounds within programmed sequences.

Brief demonstration of some new sounds added to firmware.

The Hobbit – Far Over Misty Mountains – Commodore 64 8bit Remix

December 4, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A song that Aizerowe has worked on tor a while in CyberTracker 1.01 It’s a cover and a personal interpertation of the theme music in the Hobbit. Witch a touch of chiptune ;)

Daft Punk: Ayoshutduff – Tron Legacy ( Sunvox Cover)

September 1, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Chip tune version of Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy:

“I loved the Tron films and Daft Punk, so I figured why not do a chiptune version :D
BTW I made this with the sunvox app on my iPod, not my computer!

—-Download Link Below—–

Tron Legacy Chiptune (FLAC):
http://www.mediafire.com/?nzhpyl7grro4lf0

New arcadish visualizer in PixiTracker

July 27, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The retro drum synth Pixitracker has become even more retro with nice arcadish graphics, check it out in the video above

New visualizer in the new PixiTracker v1.2.2 for Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nightradio.pixitracker
iOS version is on the way.

PixiTracker is a simple and fun tool to quickly create musical sketches, chiptunes and sound experiments. Without requiring a lot of musical knowledge!

The Smiths goes chip tunes

March 6, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Can only wish they had also added Morrissey´s vocals to the track – that would have been awesome :-)

The Smiths – This Charming Man

Original video above

Going through some PixiTracker basics

February 6, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

PixiTracker is a simple and fun sample based tracker with minimalistic pixel interface.
It is portable application, available for iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android, OSX, Windows, Linux, Windows Mobile (WinCE) and other systems.
Official page: http://www.warmplace.ru/soft/pixitracker/

Key features:

  • unlimited number of patterns;
  • several packs with unique sounds;
  • MIDI keyboard support;
  • export to WAV;
  • iOS: iTunes File Sharing;
  • iOS: audio copy/paste;
  • iOS, Android: Mic/Line-in recording.

Short video demo of the free 8bit drum app for the iPad

January 17, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

I have not seen any video featuring this little nice app that is available for free on AppStore for the iPad/iPod. So I decided to make one, check it out below:

This is a really nice little 8bit drum app with several drum patterns and accompanying chip tunes. In the video I have not tried to do any performance drumming just showing what some of the sounds sound like, so please excuse out of sync drumming :-)

And best of all it is absolutely free

♬ 24 drum kit appropriate for 80′s Video game console,Home computer,Vintage Drum Machine,Rhythm Machine
(NES/FC,GENESIS/MD,GB-DBG,ATARI2600,C64,TR808/909,VL-1,Simmons SDS-V etc)

♬ 24 drum sets that is appropriate for Soul, Funk, R&B, and HIP HOP are prepared.

♬ 24 lesson riffs are collected.

♬ The drum can be played according to the accompaniment of iPod if it starts after it reproduces with iPod.

♬ Spec:
– Collection drum kit 24
– Collection lesson riff 24

* When the sound doesn’t become it even if touching, it might be a manner mode as for the drum.
* Please confirm the volume setting of “Ring tone” by “Sound” of “Setting” application program when the lesson riff rings and it doesn’t sound the drum.

Get it here >>

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