Chipmusic • software

Chipslapper for Reaktor Appeared

Sure, the world probably doesn’t need another simplistic, single-osc Reaktor synth, but I made this specifically to mimic the behaviour of so-called ‘chipsamples’ in ProTracker, FastTracker2 and similar trackers.

Traditionally, since the late ’80s, tracked chipmusic has been created by looping short (~32byte) samples which the tracker automatically uses as pitched instruments. Effects are applied using hex commands and more advanced trackers had extended instrument options which emulated the behaviour of basic synths.

Anyway, purely for my own work, I wanted to have a straightforward, cross-platform means of composing using my old tracker styles/technique in newer DAWs like Ableton Live. If it’s useful to any other afficionados, great – but most people will just find it to be a very dull synth that looks like a Reaktor beginner’s project.

via Chipslapper.

Chipmusic • Releases

syphus – pro.tect

pro.tect is a lovingly prepared collection of Syphus’ work from 2007 to 2011 – almost entirely unheard, outside of his live shows. Though the tracks have been mastered for more ear-friendly and mp3-friendly listening, they were all made using AHX (Amiga), HivelyTracker (Amiga), Protracker (Amiga) and FastTracker2/MilkyTracker (PC).

Listen for free here on Bandcamp; if you decide to buy and download the album, as well as high quality mp3/FLAC/etc files and the full-size cover artwork, you also get 3 bonus tracks!

For more details, and for free mp3s and modules, visit

For the morbidly curious, here’s a breakdown of file formats, the number of audio channels used and the original module filesize:
01: AHX/4ch/8kb, 02: AHX/4ch/16kb , 03: FT2/14/81kb, 04: FT2/6ch/25kb, 05: FT2/4ch/44kb, 06:FT2/16/75kb, 07: PT/4ch/12kb, 08: AHX/4ch/20kb, 09: HVL/12ch/13kb, 10: FT2/4ch/36kb, 11: FT2/24ch/255kb, 12: FT2/8ch/35kb, 13: FT2/12ch/94kb, 14: HVL/4ch/6kb