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MilkyTracker Drummer 2

I made another song in MilkyTracker, then recorded some drums to it. I created most of the samples in this one directly in MilkyTracker. I’m really happy with this one, especially the drum sound.

I only had 4 inputs for drums so I miked up the kick, snare, a single overhead, then used a behringer line mixer to run two dynamic mics to one channel for toms. In the mix I painstakingly cut every single rack tom and floor tom hit and put them into their own channel so I could pan them separately. With the single overhead, I duplicated it, changed the eq on the copy and offset it slightly with the original, then panned them LR to give it a pseudo stereo image.

This is actually the second version of this video I made, the first one had some lag in the transitions, so I redid the whole vid in Sony Vegas and it came out much smoother.

Somebody managed to build a midi interface to the sound chip of a Sega Megadrive and control it with an iPad and the result is honestly….., well…. kinda crappy

When I saw the title of this vid, I was like, wow, that’s awesome. But then I watched it and the sound is well, just not that great.

It just sounds like a really pretty bland 2 operator FM synth. Get any of the 80s Yamaha PS series keyboards that pretty much all had this type of synthesis built in for around $25 on Ebay, and no need for an ipad either.

I applaud the device and hack, but don’t see anything appealing in the result.

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Chipmusic > Standalone 8-bit sound generators

Standalone 8-bit sound generators

Standalone softwares to create old-school electronical sounds, noises, effects and 8-bit sounds. For info, the freewares Audacity and MilkyTracker can generate 8-bit sounds easily, too ! Good for retro games !

BlipGen [windows]
Free Download >>> BlipGen.ziphttp://woolyss.com/chipmusic-generators.php?s=BlipGen
BlipGen This is a Windows application designed to assist tracker musicians in the creation of chip samples and low resolution sine, square, saw and triangle waveforms that loop flawlessly.
Import : DAT, RAW | Export : DAT, RAWAudio demo by Jerry Coox

 

FlexiMusic Generator [windows]
Commercialhttp://woolyss.com/chipmusic-generators.php?s=FlexiMusic+Generator
FlexiMusic Generator FlexiMusic Generator is a unique tool to generate musical and non-musical sounds. If you want to create unique pieces of music and exciting new sounds never before heard on this planet, then you’ll love the FlexiMusic Generator.

 

Four Cycle Synth [windows]
Free Download >>> Four_Cycle_Synth.ziphttp://woolyss.com/chipmusic-generators.php?s=Four+Cycle+Synth
Four Cycle Synth Four Cycle Synth generates short chippy, very messy sounding samples, which are more meant to be used as raw sounds, which you filter, and add effects to, than finished synth sounds.
Import : no | Export : WAVAudio demo by Jerry Coox

 

LabChirp [windows]
Free Download >>> LabChirp.ziphttp://woolyss.com/chipmusic-generators.php?s=LabChirp
LabChirp A program for creating sound effects for games, music, videos – whatever you want! A readme and some example sounds are included to get you started.
Import : LCH | Export : LCH, WAVAudio demo by LabChirp

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8bit Trap played live on a nanoPAD2 | Finger drumming Trap

Here’s another performance I did with Ableton Live Intro, a nanoKONTROL, and nanoPAD2 control surfaces. For this one I wanted to combine a Trap style beat with Chiptune / 8bit styles. I used some lofi 808 samples with some bit reduction and the dream64 plugin, which you can download here http://demonicsweaters.com/2015/03/free-chiptune-vst-fantastic-sid-inspired-free-plugin-for-windows/ To get the rolling on the hi hat and blips I used the arpeggiator plugin in Ableton.

This one was pretty hard which is why I kept it short to actually be able to play it smoothly. Hope you like it! If you do, please subscribe to my Youtube channel and click like!

Free Chiptune VST | Fantastic SID inspired free plugin for Windows!

I’ve tried several different 8 bit / chiptune / SID style plugins and I have to say that Dream64 by OdoSynths is one of the nicest ones I’ve tried. Dream64 is a wavetable synthesizer with a built in step sequencer and LFOs. The sound of it is quite great. Very much like old SID sounds.

I tested it out on Ableton Live and EnergyXT and it works great on both. My only gripe with it is the GUI interface is a bit too large in my opinion since the bottom of the plugin doesn’t fit on 1366×768 my screen. Still not much of a problem since I can access most of the controls.

 

It comes loaded with a ton of great presets. Many great drum sounds, fat basses, and very cool sounding lead patches. Definitely an essential plugin to have.

dream 64 vst

Download Dream64 here

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