Although no single device was specifically emulated, the aim for the sound engines was to stay true to the selected synthesis styles. Volume envelopes, tuning characteristics, and many other small details were analysed and replicated.
BitRate offers, among other things, the most accurate chip-style synthesis available for Reaktor.
A sample engine needed to be coded in core from scratch in order to accurately emulate the gritty pitch-shifting and circuit bending possibilities of late 80s keyboards.
The sound of BitRate may be accurate, but the features were designed to make the instrument easy to use, yet also flexible. The clunky interfaces, bad integration, lack of sync options, and hardware faults are no longer an issue – no need to blow on cartridges!
If you have an interest in chip music and have Reaktor, just get this now. If you’ve got any doubts beforehand, check out the audio demos and then buy it. This is living the dream – the dirty, pixelated, large-grain-parametered, limited yet limitless dream which is working with 8-bit and lo-fi gaming audio devices.
Mac or PC running a full version Native Instruments Reaktor 5.8 or later
Download size: 7.82MB zipped (58.4MB uncompressed)
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