Grab control of the sound chips that defined the video game soundtracks of the 1980s. Travel back to the days when digital music synthesis was in its infancy – to an era when 8 bit was king and digital bleeps emanated from every living room.
Retro Computers is a collection of digital instruments sourced from old-school classics like the Commodore 64, Nintendo NES, Apple ][ and Atari 2600.
The library includes samples from: 6581 SID Chip, Apple ][ Alpha Syntauri, Atari 2600, Nintendo NES, Intellivision AY-3-8910.
Retro Computers +Plus Includes
alphaSynth - a library of old-school computer sounds sourced from an 8-bit Apple ][ and Alpha Syntauri music system. Puremagnetik has captured the 8-bit charm of this early home computer music system and reprogrammed everything as an Ableton Live Pack, Kontakt & Logic Instruments. Read More.
Blip - instantly transforms your computer into a lo-fi and gritty sound source that contains the full sonic palette from classic video games such as Pong and Space Invaders. It is a unique collection of instruments, kits and looped beats sourced from the original Atari 2600 sound chip. Read More.
Eight Bit - a comprehensive selection of 1980s SID chip samples. Recorded directly from an original 6581 SID chip (as manufactured in the Commodore 64 home computer), the Eight Bit library includes a unique palette of basses, leads and pads. Read More.
PM-8910 - captured entirely from an original General Instruments AY-3-8910 three-voice programmable sound generator, PM-8910 is packed full of goodies for old-school gaming and chip sound enthusiasts. Read More.
Punchpak - a collection of sounds created from the 8 bit sound chip on the classic Nintendo® (NES) gaming console. Puremagnetik sound designers have extracted this collection of blippy waveforms from the internal synthesizer of an NES and reprogrammed them as an Ableton Live Pack, Kontakt Instrument and Logic Library. Read More.