20120717 by ioflow published on 2012/07/18 08:04:52 +0000 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.