15th October 2009
Plogue has announced the release of its new chipsounds soft-synthesizer. This new product allows any musician to faithfully reproduce the sound and style of vintage video game music and sound effects in a convenient plug-in format, usable inside any sequencer or DAW, or as a standalone virtual instrument.
chipsounds simulates the following sound chips at, according to Plogue, "a never before reached level of authenticity in a software synthesizer": 2A03, AY-3-8910, DMG-CPU, P8244, POKEY, SID, SN76489, TIA, UVI and the VIC-I.
Powered by Plogue/Garritan's ARIA virtual instrument engine, chipsounds reproduces the idiosyncrasies of the most sought-after classic sound chips, including their most well-known variations, as sonically accurate as possible without adding any non-authentic aliasing or DSP artifacts. Whether musicians are already versed into chiptune/chip music or just interested in those sounds, this is a unique instrument for them.
Research and analysis for this project has been made in house on Plogue's large collection of cartridges, modified consoles and classic computers and also on the chips themselves using custom made circuit boards and low level 8 bit software code.
Pricing & Availability
chipsounds is currently available for Windows and Mac OS X in stand-alone and VST, AU and RTAS plug-in formats for the introductory price of $75 until November 1, 2009.