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20120717

ioflow on July 18, 2012 08:04

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    very short chiptune experiment. i took a musical motif i've played with in the past and sketched a sub-one-minute piece with it, using only renoise and the C64-like sounds of Bleep' VST. all on linux, too.

    nine instances of Bleep' eventually led to some glitching when i tried to render the track. renoise crashed and didn't reload the instruments with my settings, so this track is my best attempt at reconstructing the original. very frustrating to have lost a few hours of work that way, especially just 15 minutes away from my one-a-day deadline.

    i ended up having to hit Play in renoise, and record the live audio stream with jack timemachine, since renoise could not render a glitch-free final track. too many crashes, hitches, and static junk in the renoise-produced audio file.

    much as i like the sounds of the SID chip, Bleep' and renoise are a very troublesome combination. there aren't any other plugins for generating C64 sounds in linux as far as i know, so i might have to rely on samples from here on out. also, Bleep' is pretty limited...it's not easy to work with (or turn off) the LFO once more than one oscillator is activated, for example.

    Release date: Jul 17, 2012
    "20120717" by ioflow is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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    • ioflow
      ioflow at 0.45 on November 10, 2012 06:44

      @Abstraction: aw, thankya kindly! running windows VSTs on linux is very problematic sometimes. but man, i love those chipsounds. sometimes the effort pays off...there are some ideas in this sketch that i kinda like...i should revisit 'em in a more fleshed-out song.

    • Abstraction
      Abstraction at 0.45 on November 10, 2012 00:11

      There needs to be more of this! I like what you did here a lot

    • ioflow
      ioflow at 0.53 on July 21, 2012 22:37

      @_raja_: more you shall have, sir! soon as i find some free time to work on something a little more polished than this. thanks!

    • _raja_
    • oootini
      oootini on July 18, 2012 09:58

      @ioflow: soundwise, pretty darn hard to beat. but as you say, the interface and patch editing is about as difficult and obtrusive as they come. which is why i sold mine...

    • ioflow
      ioflow on July 18, 2012 08:38

      @oootini: i've considered it, as well as the sidstation, but both are pricey and hard to obtain. plus the interface looks terrible...hardly any physical knobs. my idea of a good time synthesizing tones is the tactile interface of the juno106. what's the sammichSID like in person? should i really be intimidated by its looks?

    • oootini
      oootini on July 18, 2012 08:21

      nice. i sold a sammichSID recently. if you like SID sounds, you'd be in heaven with that!

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