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.
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.
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.