The Roland Cloud 5.3 update is now live featuring Blip Blop, an instrument that allows you to create retro-gaming inspired classics without disassembling your vintage gaming system.
Here's what they say:
Modern Mastery from a Bygone Era
The golden age of video game music has inspired more than just nostalgia, It has also spawned one of the most interesting and exciting genres in electronic music: Chiptune, 8-bit, or as it is known by many, simply "chip music." Relying heavily on legacy chips and hardware from gaming and computing systems of the past, modern artists have not only recreated the feel of music made on these early chips, they've brought these sounds into the present and future.
No Disassembly Required
Chiptune was originally defined by highly skilled musicians and technicians who painstakingly disassembled their favorite video game systems or leveraged chipsets from legacy computers then applied vintage sequencing software to create masterpieces of modern music. While Roland maintain a high degree of respect to the masterful originators of the genre, it was apparent to those of us without a degree in electrical engineering that it would be great to be able to compose without the invocation of a soldering iron.
As a result, Roland were compelled to create the latest installment in the FLAVR series, Blip Blop - an instrument with roots in some of the most legendary gaming audio chips, and some that aren't. Because modern music creation has over 40 years of great games to draw from, Roland created several patches that capture the musical essence of games throughout history.
If you are a Roland Cloud Core Member or are enjoying a 30-day free trial, you should see Blip Blop available for download and installation via Roland Cloud Manager.
Roland Cloud pricing starts at $19.95 USD Per Month.