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Plogue Chipsounds v1.877

Platform: PC Windows x86, PC Windows x64, MAC OSX X32 PowerPC, MAC OSX X64 Intel
Format: AAX, RTAS, Standalone, VST
Disks: 1 CD
Plogue Chipsounds v1.877


This software synth turns your VST, AU, RTAS or AAX host into a classic video game console, vintage 8-bit home computer and even an 80′s arcade.

Plogue chipsounds authentically emulates 15 vintage 8-bit era sound chips (on top of their variants), down to their smallest idiosyncrasies.

But more interestingly, it also faithfully allows you to dynamically reproduce the accidentally discovered sounds effect tricks and abusive musical techniques that were made famous by innovative chip music composers and classic video game sound designers, which for the good part of the last 3 decades, have pushed beyond the boundaries of the original chip designs.

In short, whether you are already versed into chiptune/chip music or just interested in those sounds, this is one unique instrument for you!

Why all this hype about 8-bit sounds?

Sound chips from vintage computers, arcades and game consoles had unique sonic signatures that have been shadowed by recent and “better” technologies.

Their limitations in polyphony and timbre have forced musicians of the time to come up with a series of techniques which pushed the boundaries of what they originally offered.

Those special techniques, combined with each type of chip’s “imperfections” gave true personality to the music and sound effects of the 80’s.

Here is a few example techniques used by classic chip music authors that has been precisely reproduced in chipsounds:

  • Fast one-shot arpeggios with pulse width modulation and amplitude modulation.
  • Rapid waveform changes (also known as wavetables) for “drum-like” sounds and guitar-like leads.
  • Resynchronizing of envelopes and waveforms, through interrupt-based timers in order to create new evolving waveforms and odd ring modulations.
  • Fast sweeping glides of discreet pitch values.
  • Creation of a ‘poor man’s’ 4 bit sampler using rapidly changing volume function of the chips.

Chip music artists were the first to give those sounds all the fame they deserved. But today, musicians of all genres praise the unique musical behaviors of these chips.

For more information, please visit this products webpage.
You may buy Plogue Chipsounds v1.877 or download it on our site. This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 29 December, 2016.


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