looking for sounds


    Dec 15 2006 | 9:10 pm
    Hi all,
    I recently started to work with sound synthesis, and at this moment I'm
    at the point where I can create a subtractive synthesizer in max, but
    what if I'm looking for a specific sound? Say an 8-bit like type of
    sound, very Blip festival, very old school nintendo. Basically I'm
    looking for suggestions on how to deal with creating the sounds I want,
    is it better to sample it and the play with it -I guess this is the
    easiest path- but what if I want to create it? I understand the question
    might be too broad, any recommendations? Any sources?
    Thank you.
    Cheers,
    Leonardo.

    • Dec 15 2006 | 10:42 pm
      One avenue would be to check out the Magical 8bit Plug Audio Unit by YMCK, who played at the Blip Festival actually. :) http://ymck.net
      There are plenty of ways to build your own 8bit sounds from scratch but I'll leave that to those who know MSP. ;)
      best,
      Dan
      -----Original Message-----
      From: "Leonardo Parra" Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 16:10:42
      To:
      Subject: [maxmsp] looking for sounds
      Hi all,
      I recently started to work with sound synthesis, and at this moment I'm
      at the point where I can create a subtractive synthesizer in max, but
      what if I'm looking for a specific sound? Say an 8-bit like type of
      sound, very Blip festival, very old school nintendo. Basically I'm
      looking for suggestions on how to deal with creating the sounds I want,
      is it better to sample it and the play with it -I guess this is the
      easiest path- but what if I want to create it? I understand the question
      might be too broad, any recommendations? Any sources?
      Thank you.
      Cheers,
      Leonardo.
    • Dec 15 2006 | 11:12 pm
      If you wanna go the easy way, check out the chiptune externals at
      If you wanna build it yourself, go for lots of arpeggiation(sah~),
      simple waveforms (tri~,noise~,rect~,saw~), and use the degrade~ object
      to downsample into 8-bit quality sound.
      Cheers,
      Andrew B.