Chiptunes ohne Chip: Commodore GPL Synth

Commodore PSG

Ich hätte nie gedacht, das Chiptunes sich auch noch 9 Jahre nach Miki Mikrons „SYS49152″ (übrigens auch für einige Zeit DAS-Mitarbeiter) einer derartigen beliebtheit erfreuen. Ständig erscheinen neue VSTs, Cover-Compilations und Hacks für die alten Brotkästen. Der Commodore PGL Synth von Chiron dürfte in diesem Kontext der Heilige Gral oder zumindest ein Stück von Jesu Kreuz werden:

It features a two-octave keyboard layout, selectable note length, many selectable octaves, selectable pulse-width, vibrato, distortion, and noise or „drum mode“ depending on how you use it. All this without adding or hacking the Commodore PET in any way. Plus, it’s compiling from C, so it’s FAST – with very low latency.
This computer does not use a SID 6581 music chip at all! This program was designed, tested, and refined on a real life fully working stock Commodore PET 4032 computer, and the sound is heard coming out of the built-in piezoelectric on the PET 4032 . It does not involve hacking the computer in any way, or adding any extra sound cards. It does not involve taking sound from the tape port. It also does not implement a DAC to create sounds.
It’s also GNU GPL v2 open source software – so if you like it, you can go hack it yourself. Or pay someone to make it the way you want it. Like me ;)
There’s nothing that sounds quite like it. It’s got a huge sound, and no noise. Really, when I plug it into my mixer, there’s no noise at all! I can hardly find any no matter how high I turn it up!
The drum sounds are also crazy weird. You can also set the vibrato so high it sounds more like a laser gun or alien telephone.
All this from the finest in 1-bit sound on the Commodore PET.

Wer hat denn überhaupt noch so eine Wargames-Kiste? Wer eine auftreiben kann, dürfte schnell Heldenstatus erreichen.
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