A Chip64 Off the Old NES

Looking for classic arcade game sounds for your next song? Ochen K.’s new Chip64 Vintage Chip Synth for Reason has you covered! With emulations of 5 classic computer chips from platforms like NES, ColecoVision, Atari 2600 and Commodore 64, the Chip64 Rack Extension features a four note free running sequencer, an aggressive multi-mode filter, LFO, and a modulation envelope with nine destinations.
One of the most interesting aspects of Chip64 for me is on the backside. In addition to the usual ins and outs, Chip 64 features four generic CV inputs that can be sent to 12 possible destinations! Including pitch, volume, filter frequency, filter gain, filter Q, sequence offset, LFO rate, LFO scale, pitch bend wheel, mod wheel, pulse width, and sequence rate. Talk about Combinator ready! Here’s Ochen K.’s sales pitch:

Chip64 brings the sound chips from vintage computers and video game consoles to the Reason rack. Chip64 includes mathematical modeling of 5 chips: the TIA used in the Atari 2600, the SID chip used in the Commodore 64, the TA0x series used in the NES and Gameboy, the Vic-I used in the Vic 20, and the SN76489 chip used in the ColecoVision and Sega consoles. With an on-board sequencer, as well as a multi-mode filter, LFO, modulation envelope, and more, Chip64 brings true chip emulation to your rack.

Another cool aspect of Chip64 is the multi-mode filter with its seven aggressive shapes (low pass, high pass, band pass, notch, parametric, low shelf, and high shelf modes), the frequency of which runs the entire audible range! The slope of the filters go from 0 to infinity and can be overdriven to self oscillation. Want to use one of the tasty filters for another purpose? That’s where the audio ins on the backside come in!
The Chip64 Vintage Chip Synth can be yours for $39 USD today in the Prop Shop!

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Lewis Osborne

Lewis Osborne is a professional sound designer, dog walker, blogger and musician. A fan of classic 50's Jazz, Sci-Fi, detective novels, downtempo electronica and field recordings, his favorite song is "On Green Dolphin Street." While a notorious recluse, he can be found regularly hunting for vinyl in thrift stores across the western United States.
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