Lazerbeat wrote:

I think Iphone/ipad apps might be getting a little beyond the scope of the FAQ? I was thinking mainly of a place for people to get started with most of the popular platforms and software which we tend to use. Totally valid idea though!

</sarcasm> ?

43 68 72 6f 6e 69 63 wrote:

I'm curious as to why "fakebit" is not a legitimate term??? I don't use trackers. And why is there a fakebit comp. if this is not a real term? I don't understand what you mean  by it gets thrown around a lot. Its pretty simple, its people who use software to emulate hardware that isn't trackers.

Reread what's said. It is a little confusing but he is saying ignore what people say and write music how you see fit. That's why he includes the vsts and DAWs as the first option. The thread is here to give all possible ways of creating vintage sounding chip music either through modern or earlier software/ hardware.

7h3 P1ggy cr3w 15 7h3 1337 cr3w.

2PLAYER wrote:
43 68 72 6f 6e 69 63 wrote:

I'm curious as to why "fakebit" is not a legitimate term??? I don't use trackers. And why is there a fakebit comp. if this is not a real term? I don't understand what you mean  by it gets thrown around a lot. Its pretty simple, its people who use software to emulate hardware that isn't trackers.

Reread what's said. It is a little confusing but he is saying ignore what people say and write music how you see fit. That's why he includes the vsts and DAWs as the first option. The thread is here to give all possible ways of creating vintage sounding chip music either through modern or earlier software/ hardware.

Thank you

Chipmusic for classic computers on a classic computer - for ZX Spectrum:

Beeper - large list of old and some modern software is here. There are names only, but all this software is available at WorldOfSpectrum archive (enter names into search field).

AY - there are a lot of editors, but two main options are:

Soundtracker. It is old, works on 48K with AY interface, very limited in features, but if you have talent, this won't stop you.

Pro Tracker 3. It is the most recent and one of the most advanced AY trackers for ZX, but it requires 128K with TR-DOS. Latest version is here.

There are a lot of sample-based, MOD-like trackers for ZX too. They are different, require from 48 to 256K, play sound through AY (3 channels with low quality), Covox (3-4 channels), 4xCovox (4 channels with better quality), even through beeper and through a sound card. Sample Tracker is a good start, it works even on plain 48K with beeper.

Protracker 2.3d for Amiga?
It wasn't a de-facto standard for nothing, you know big_smile

Avoid pt3.x as their replay routine is missing some crucial chipmusic-related stuff.

Pro Tracker for ZX Spectrum has nothing to do with Amiga's ProTracker. They just have the same name. The same is for Soundtracker.

http://engramstudio.com/craptracker/tracker.pl? this can be the answer too

Subway Sonicbeat wrote:

7h3 P1ggy cr3w 15 7h3 1337 cr3w.

I hate leet bs writing. but yes piggy is the new everything. also working on some chip packs that should allow you to emulate the hardware pretty accurately. i recorded some osc with enough bars to be in the right pitch and with no clicking. working on some drum samples but the tests that i have done so far seem ok. i also have a set for zx spectrum in the works and possibly sega genisis fm. we will see how far i get. anyways. long story short. once these are all done you should be able to accurately emulate the sounds of these systems with no tuning and mix and match the sounds.

so far the nes Is the most accurate because the samples were made off of real hardware. trying to get the hardware working for the genisis as we speak.

More highly-recommended PC trackers:

Psycle
Schism Tracker
OpenMPT

invaderbacca wrote:
BR1GHT PR1MATE wrote:

you guys are missing the most important one:

NESynth for iPhone
http://gizmodo.com/#!5335666/nesynth-ip … -chiptunes

have this, its fun to mess with.... if you can pirate it....

Pirating 2 dollar software *rolls eyes*

For those who like lo-fi sounds (not per se chip) but are not keen of tracker software:

PXTone
The Windows program George and Jonathan use, including piano rolls, effects, portamento, wav import, etc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPW-zWY45lg

KORG DS-10:
MS-20 emulation with an, imo, extremely clean interface. Includes sequencers, fx, kaoss pad/kaossilator, mixer, etc.
Chiptune influenced track I made as DS-10 Dominator:
https://8bc.org/music/DS-10+Dominator/H … ip-hop%29/

KORG M01:
KORG M1 emulation, pianoroll sequencer, kaoss pad with chord-functions, audio fx, etc.
Unfortunately no (easy) way to do note effects like pitchbend/glissando/vibrato.
https://8bc.org/music/UncleBibby/Grueso … do+DSi%29/

if you're looking for info on the KORG apps check www.ds10forum.com

Last edited by Diskette Deluxe (Apr 18, 2011 8:55 am)

Lately i've been experimenting with Amiga samples in Ableton Live.

I re-uploaded a great Amiga (ST-01 to ST-B6) sample collection I found:


all the ST-xx sample disks re-archived for modern convenience original LHA files downloaded from http://aminet.net/mods/inst

november 9th 2008
all samples converted to wav for modern convenience, using SoX (http://sox.sourceforge.net).

july 30th 2009
credits:
--------
original aminet uploader: finn jacobs
re-organized by: alex mauer
wav-conversion by: motone
renaming files: µB

Check: http://www.archive.org/details/AmigaSou … Packsst-xx

Last edited by Diskette Deluxe (Apr 18, 2011 9:29 am)

wedanced wrote:
Subway Sonicbeat wrote:

7h3 P1ggy cr3w 15 7h3 1337 cr3w.

I hate leet bs writing. but yes piggy is the new everything. also working on some chip packs that should allow you to emulate the hardware pretty accurately. i recorded some osc with enough bars to be in the right pitch and with no clicking. working on some drum samples but the tests that i have done so far seem ok. i also have a set for zx spectrum in the works and possibly sega genisis fm. we will see how far i get. anyways. long story short. once these are all done you should be able to accurately emulate the sounds of these systems with no tuning and mix and match the sounds.

so far the nes Is the most accurate because the samples were made off of real hardware. trying to get the hardware working for the genisis as we speak.

The 1337 as just for srcasm, but dude, this is awesome. I did some experiment with FM using little-scale samples and worked really nice.
I'll be first in line to download these packs.

Thanks very much for the input and ideas, now we have the new hide text feature, I will tidy this thread up over the next few days and add in all the input you all have suggested. Might take me a day or two so don`t panic is things look a bit messy for a while.

every now and then I stumble upon this website with a really big and organized list of chiptune-related software, but now of course I can't seem to find it... maybe someone knows