What is KVR Audio? | Submit News | Advertise | Developer Account

Options (Affects News & Product results only):

OS:
Format:
Include:
Quick Search KVR

"Quick Search" KVR Audio's Product Database, News Items, Developer Listings, Forum Topics and videos here. For advanced Product Database searching please use the full product search. For the forum you can use the phpBB forum search.

To utilize the power of Google you can use the integrated Google Site Search.

Products 0

Developers 0

News 0

Forum 0

Videos 0

Search  

Rhythmic Robot releases SpecTone Chip Music Synthesiser for Kontakt

Related Products
  

Rhythmic Robot has released SpecTone, a chip-music-style synthesiser for Kontakt whose basic tones were sampled from the onboard sound chip of a Sinclair ZX Spectrum. It costs £2.50.

The Spectrum had a relatively unsophisticated sound chip which makes characteristically 80s-style beeps and boops, exhibiting some obvious aliasing artefacts. It was also capable of a variety of noise-based sounds. Rhythmic Robot's SpecTone samples the basic tone of the sound chip, but adds noise-based "drum" effects of the type often found in Spectrum games of the early to mid 80s. It also adds a secondary oscillator sampled from the vowel sounds of the Spectrum-based Currah MicroSpeech speech synthesiser (also available in sampled form as SpecTalk, from Rhythmic Robot). These vowel sounds can be treated as separate tones that can be blended with the Spectrum's basic chip tone.

SpecTone puts instantly familiar early 80s computer tones into the sonic toolkit of the producer, either for local colour in other styles of music, or to complement chip-music style productions. It provides additional control in the form of an ADSR envelope, onboard effects (including a filter to tame aliasing artefacts), and velocity control of noise samples.

Features:

  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum sound chip samples at 24-bit.
  • Further samples of the Currah MicroSpeech vowel sounds, with blend control.
  • 5 vowel sounds can be selected, with or without vibrato.
  • "Drum" sounds in the form of pitched and noise-based samples from the Spectrum.
  • ADSR envelope allow pad-style sounds.
  • Onboard effects include Drive, Compression, Filter and Bit-crushing.

SpecTone is available now from Rhythmic Robot, priced £2.50. It requires Kontakt version 4.2.3 or above (including all versions of Kontakt 5); Kontakt Player is not supported.

Products related to this item:
Discussion: Active

Discussion

Please log in to join the discussion

Related news...

Other Related News
05 Mar 2015 Rhythmic Robot Audio release Uproar – Distortion Synthesizer for Kontakt22 Nov 2014 Rhythmic Robot releases Crank for Kontakt - Hybrid Electro-acoustic Synth06 Aug 2014 #KVRDC14 Entry: Rhythmic Robot NanoMod 7: 8-bit Synths for Kontakt07 May 2014 Rhythmic Robot releases Rytm16 - Vintage Analog Drum Machine with Disco Beats for Kontakt07 Feb 2014 Rhythmic Robot release Lambda for Kontakt - a sampled recreation of the Korg Lambda ES50 analogue polysynth22 Jan 2014 Rhythmic Robot release "NanoMod 5: Analog Bass" and "RX5 12-bit digital drum machine" for Kontakt16 Sep 2013 Rhythmic Robot releases "Godwin" String Synth for Kontakt23 Jun 2013 Rhythmic Robot releases "NanoMod 1: Rich Pads" for Kontakt30 May 2013 Rhythmic Robot releases "Shortwave" radio wave synthesiser for Kontakt02 May 2013 Rhythmic Robot release "New Rhythm Box" analogue drum machine for Kontakt01 Mar 2013 Rhythmic Robot release "Snaps'n'Claps PRO" - Fingersnap and Handclap Generator for Kontakt28 Jan 2013 Rhythmic Robot releases "Elektrik Kalimba" - African Themed Electric Piano for Kontakt23 Nov 2012 Rhythmic Robot release GRIT KIT: 8, 12 and 13-bit source-variable drum synthesiser for Kontakt14 Nov 2012 Rhythmic Robot releases "SuperDrums" for Kontakt - 8-bit Digital Drum Machine based on Korg DDM-11025 Oct 2012 Rhythmic Robot release "WurliBeat" Analogue Drum Machine for Kontakt17 Sep 2012 Rhythmic Robot releases "Jennings" 1946-era valve synthesiser for Kontakt29 Jul 2012 Rhythmic Robot releases Analog Piano for Kontakt
02 Oct 2014 #KVRDeal Expired VSTBuzz: 60% off Lambda by Rhythmic Robot26 Feb 2014 #KVRDeal Expired VSTBuzz: 40% off Jennings for Kontakt 5 by Rhythmic Robot12 Nov 2012 KVRDC12: Bedroom Producers Blog & Rhythmic Robot Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions DELUXE (Kontakt 4 + SFZ + Zampler)17 Apr 2015 Precisionsound releases Dan Moi - Vietnamese Jaw Harps for Kontakt, EXS24 & SoundFont17 Apr 2015 Autodafe releases "Acoustic Bass" for Kontakt (Free)16 Apr 2015 Homegrown Sounds releases Multiverse Fragmented (and updates all Multiverse product to v1.1)16 Apr 2015 Native Instruments reveals the Future of Komplete Kontrol keyboards15 Apr 2015 Spitfire Audio adds Artisan Cello and Artisan Violin for Kontakt to its Producer Portfolio12 Apr 2015 Soundiron announces "Questionably Barbershop" Male Vocal Quartet for Kontakt10 Apr 2015 CL-Projects releases the Blue Orb Trilogy for Kontakt 5.310 Apr 2015 Soniccouture releases The Hammersmith Grand Piano Instrument for Kontakt09 Apr 2015 Impact Soundworks releases "Pearl Concert Grand" for Kontakt Player09 Apr 2015 Particle Sound releases “DW8 I” for Kontakt with Introductory Offer08 Apr 2015 root-sounds releases Concert Marimba sample library for EXS 24 and Kontakt08 Apr 2015 In Session Audio releases Desert Guitars for Kontakt, Acid Wav, Apple Loop, REX, Stylus RMX & Wav formats08 Apr 2015 BPB and SzcZ release Free "Game Boy Drum Kit" For Kontakt And SFZ04 Apr 2015 Wide Blue Sound launches ORBIT Synth Instrument for Kontakt04 Apr 2015 Daniel Belik releases "Siberian Samples Domra" for Kontakt with Intro Offer04 Apr 2015 CL-Projects updates Saffron Bass Synthesizer to v1.5 for Kontakt03 Apr 2015 YummyBeats releases Mystic Castanets for Kontakt03 Apr 2015 Bolder Sounds releases Electric Sitar for Kontakt02 Apr 2015 Soundiron releases "Voice Of Rapture: The Alto" - 25% off Introductory Sale Price02 Apr 2015 Sample Logic announces BOHEMIAN - Cinematic Street and New World instruments

Show more...

Advertisements