Posts tagged: Little Sound DJ

ChipTune DJ-Tool Project: Bit-Juggling

Son of 8-Bits - Bit Juggling

Time for some fun, time for some new DJ-Tools, time for some new (free) downloads! Here’s the down-low:

Today I release a previously unreleased DJ-Tool I made back in 2007. With the release of this DJ-Tool I start a new project I like to call ‘Bit-Juggling’. Every now and then, I’ll upload a new track on my project page ChipTune. There, you can sign-up to join the project and download the first two songs. After signing-up you get notified automatically when a new track is posted and each new one features it’s own unique artwork and sounds from different kinds of software and hardware, like, for example, KORG DS-10 Plus for Nintendo DSi or Little Sound DJ on the Nintendo Gameboy, a beaten old Commodore-64, or a friend’s Amiga. I might go all out and cheat a little, meaning my vacuum-cleaner and blender aren’t ruled out!

The album will be finished bit by bit, download by download. But here’s the catch: When the album is finished, it will be sold. Meaning that if you sign-up now, you get the whole album for free! Those that wait might have to pay a fee… Early-birds get the most!

See that Facebook share button up there? Or the Tweet button below? Use them to get your friends involved as soon as possible before the ticker starts counting. Let’s kick-off the project with the first DJ-Tool!

Der Doolb

Inspired by hard hitting electro tracks such as IF’s ‘I Do Because I Couldn’t Care Less’ and Mr. Oizo’s ‘Smoking Tape’, this DJ tool features 808 style sounds taken from a Commodore 64 with the volume turned to 11. Mangled, twisted, and slammed through countless waves of distortion, recorded on a tape-deck, and then, neatly wrapped-up for use in your audio-reproduction tool of choice. Enjoy!

Software update

After giving Nitrotracker a rigurous testing, it was time to get some other software i had my eyes on.

First on my list was another tracker program for an older Gameboy model; Little Sound DJ. Using a Gameboy emulator for Nintendo DS, Lameboy,i was quickly able to try out this legendary piece of homebrew softwareso perfect for chiptuning. Following the tutorial, i quickly got thegrips with the layout of the buttons and the usage of the differentscreens. It reminded me of years long ago when i used to check out afriend of mine creating the most amazing pieces of music of his Amiga.It’s a real shame he’s not into music-production anymore..
Thisfirst impression of this application was very positive. Though i needto go a lot more in-depth, since it offers loads more then ilearned/discovered so far.

Secondly: Applied-acoustics Tassman. After getting a great offer from Ableton to get it with a huge discount, I read up on it and liked what i read.Not only is it a modular synth/effect builder, it includes sound designon a bigger scale: physical modeling. Meaning you get to pick partsfrom existing instruments and build real-sounding instruments like aguitar, drum-kit, violin and loads more, including, off-course, theusage of your imagination to build real-sounding but non-existentinstruments.
My impression that Tassman was kinda like Reason,but with a different approach quickly faded and i’ve had loads andloads of fun last weekend following the tutorials and trying out thedifferent parts of the modular environment. I can recommend thisapplication to anyone looking for a modular environment, and a greatsound engine. My woofers were blastin’ louder then ever before, theseoscillators mean business.