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Impact Soundworks releases Super Audio Cart: Retro Game Samples for Kontakt Player

Impact Soundworks

Impact Soundworks has released Super Audio Cart for Kontakt, a virtual instrument featuring authentic samples of 7 classic video game systems and powered by a hybrid synth engine. With over 1,000 classic and modern factory presets, the instrument is designed not just for retro & chiptune music but any current genre from trap and trance ot cinematic underscore.

Produced in collaboration with the OverClocked ReMix video game music community, Super Audio Cart was designed to capture classic sound chips from the 2600, C64, NES, GB, SMS, SNES, and GEN systems with authenticity. Actual hardware was recorded to preserve the true output of each system, with all of the lo-fi character each is known for.

While old-school video game music enthusiasts will appreciate the 600+ available sound sources, the Super Audio Cart engine is also intended to allow for advanced sound design possibilities.

Engine Features:

  • Four layer architecture with independent controls.
  • Poly-arpeggiator, sequencer and gate.
  • Pitch, mapping, and playback parameters.
  • Over a dozen filter models.
  • Five separate FX racks with 8 modules each.
  • Custom "SNESVERB" module.
  • 64-slot modulation matrix.
  • Free CC/MIDI assignment to any parameter.

Price: $149, with full Kontakt Player compatibility and full support for the Native Instruments NKS standard (Komplete Kontrol, Maschine).

Audio Demos.

https://soundcloud.com/isworks/sets/super-audio-cart-demos

Instrument Trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uthxc-cCZU

Overview & Sound Walkthrough.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_kB2z4rCmo

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion: Active
Komeda
Komeda
16 June 2016 at 7:21am

Looks good. I know it uses samples but how does this compare to the Audio Thing's cheaper Mini Bit synth? From what I can tell Mini Bit is C64 SID.

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