Archive for August, 2010

Commodore 64 8-bit synth emulator

This is a free VST plug-in for Windows that reproduces the retro 8-bit gaming sound of the classic Commodore64 computer.

There are ways to create the 8-bit sound by using converters and such, but it doesn’t get any easier (or more fun) than with this plug-in that you load up to any VST compatible music production software.

Visit de la Mancha’s website to download the FREE plug-in.

Now this isnt an example produced by the plug-in, but if you’re a old school video game geek like me, you get the idea…

…or how about a new Contra boss level soundtrack 🙂

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Digital turntablism just keeps getting better

Vinyl purists will not like this, but i think it’s a step forward in using modern technology to manipulate sound in a way that has been done for decades (using vinyl records and samplers to mash up a track).

So here is a demo done by DMC champion DJ Shiftee using Native Instrument’s current line-up of toys that make you think twice about holding on to those crates of vinyl.  All you techno geeks like me, check out the 2nd video of how its exactly setup and done. (drool)

Tags: , , , , ,