Again, just found the forum and I hope this isn't too spammy. Anyway really like the forum. Looking forward to hanging out with you guys.

In this video I check out the SOCAL Labs 8-bit Treat VST plug-ins released by Tracktion developers. These plug-ins are available in 32 and 64 bit and as AU, VST, and Linux VST.

I play demos on some famous video game MIDI files and then examine each plugin in depth.

Quite quirky but definitely some good stuff here, esp. for chip junkies smile

Check out the plug-ins here:

(You have to give them your email and stuff to get them)

Emulates hardware of Nintendo Gameboy.
2 Square wave channels.
Sweeps on first square wave channel.
1 Noise channel.

Emulates Ricoh 2A03 of the NTSC Nintendo Entertainment System.
2 Square wave channels.
1 Triangle wave channel.
1 Noise channel.

Emulates MOS Technology SID of the Commodore 64.
3 Oscillators.
4 wave shapes: Square, Triangle, Saw, Noise.
ADSR per oscillator.
Ring modulation (replaces triangle output) and hard sync between oscillators.
HP, BP, LP filters.

Emulates Texas Instruments SN76489 of the Sega Master System and other consoles.
3 Square wave channels.
3 Note polyphony.
1 Noise channel with 2 types.


Seems good for free plug ins. I'm most interested in the Papu. That one sounds really good.


I just updated SID, PAPU & RP2A03. I fixed a few complains people had, the parameters now update while the key is down. I added pitch bend to PAPU. Fixed low notes not playing correctly on RP2A03.

You can get the latest versions from my site: