Chiptune or useful VSTs

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March 11, 2012 at 3:53 am #4619
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I thought this would be a good thread to make for those out there who prefer to use a DAW instead of a tracker to make their chiptune music.
If you have a VST that you use and you are willing to share it with the rest of us then post it here.
This first one I have here, I don’t recall where I found it but it was a project some sound engineer students were working on at the University of Miami (don’t quote me). There mission was to simulate the 2A03 chip in the NES. This thing sounds pretty legit and if you are familiar with the instrument creation on Famitracker then you will have no problems messing around with this thing.

March 11, 2012 at 4:00 am #4620
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< Here is the download link for the aformentioned VST

March 11, 2012 at 4:07 am #4621
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Here is another suite of VSTs that I use often. These are the product of college students as well which means they are free to download.
Basically, this suite acts like different overdrive effects for guitar. The whole series is supposively designed to have electric guitar as the preferred input. However, me being one to fuck with stuff until it breaks I have discovered you can pretty much run ANYTHING there these badboys and get all kinds of grimy sounds. These things, they work awesome but be mindfull when you use them cause they tend to generate a lot of this staticly junk sound that could make you songs sound muddy. You can easily get rid of this by using a parametric equilizer and just roll off the higher or lower bandwidths where the noise is it.

March 11, 2012 at 4:14 am #4622
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Here is the last one. This is Famisynth. Some of you might be aware of it or you might not, I don’t really know. Anyways, it is another program that tries to duplicate the sounds of the Famicon and NES. If you do a lot of your composing sorta, on the fly and you don’t like thinking too much about all the technical stuff then I think this one is for you. I remember getting some pretty legit sounds out of it and I wasn’t even trying.

March 11, 2012 at 10:03 pm #4627
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As a fellow DAW user I suggest that you check out I think he covers most of the useful VST’s out there. He is an affiliate to this site aswell. Cheers

March 12, 2012 at 5:14 am #4634
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Thanks for the info Polar, I’ve already checked out Excellent site, should have mentioned it in the original post.

June 19, 2012 at 7:36 am #6561
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I don’t really use VSTs when I make chiptune on PCs.
Instead, I sample my Gameboy or C64 and trim it for seamless looping.

Works great :thumbsup:

June 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm #6567
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Plogue Chipsounds.

It already accurately emulates 15 soundchips, and the new version (2.0) is coming soon.



August 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm #7686
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3xosc is good, you can load 3rd party waveform
you can download a lot of free wavefrom from here

almost forget medusa2 have awesome arp xD

August 20, 2012 at 11:07 am #8062
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I found this one not long ago. Can be adjusted to sound like chiptunes.

October 2, 2012 at 5:39 am #8618
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Chipsounds is all you need!

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