The long awaited Chip emulating vst from Plogue is finally out. Having had a chance to play with this, I can tell you the sound is up to snuff, surpassing other similar products, and its usuability gives real hardware a run for its money. You can read a healthy overview about the process behind the recreation over at CDM, or check out this blurb from the Plogue site after the jump.
This new product allow any musician to faithfully reproduce the sound and style of vintage video game music and sound effects in a convenient plugin format, usable inside any sequencer or DAW, or as a standalone virtual instrument.
chipsounds simulates the following sound chips at a never before reached level of authenticity in a software synthesizer:
2A03, AY-3-8910, DMG-CPU, P8244, POKEY, SID, SN76489, TIA, UVI and the VIC-I.
Powered by Plogue/Garritan’s ARIA virtual instrument engine, chipsounds reproduces the idiosyncrasies of the most sought-after classic sound chips, including their most well-known variations, as sonically accurate as possible without adding any non-authentic aliasing or DSP artifacts. Whether musicians are already versed into chiptune/chip music or just interested in those sounds, this is one unique instrument for them.
Research and analysis for this project has been made in house on Plogue’s large collection of cartridges, modified consoles and classic computers and also on the chips themselves using custom made circuit boards and low level 8 bit software code.