Impact Soundworks and OverClocked ReMix have presented classic game music creation with a new sound library titled Super Audio Cart. The library features over 5,500 samples recorded from seven gaming systems that include:
• SNES/Super Famicom
• Master System
• Genesis/Mega Drive
• Commodore 64
• Atari 2600
• Game Boy
Super Audio Cart is now available at an MSRP of $149 from Impact Soundworks.
"There are plenty of plugins that emulate certain classic sound chips, but an emulation is never as good as the real thing," comments Impact Soundworks co-founder Andrew "zircon" Aversa. "That's why we recorded from the systems themselves to create these sounds. When you play a square wave in Super Audio Cart, you're hearing the sound straight from an actual NES. It doesn't get any better at that!"
Aimed at professionals and hobbyists alike, Super Audio Cart runs in Kontakt Player, meaning anyone with a Mac or PC can use it to create console-specific music. In addition to a large number of authentic sounds from these classic gaming systems, the library also includes many designer presets that go far beyond the system limitations, meaning composers can perfectly recreate classic game music or create new music with hybrid sounds.
"Super Audio Cart has been in the works for eight years," notes OverClocked ReMix founder David Lloyd. "I'm proud that the original vision Andrew and I had has been realized in a definitive game sample library that accurately captures multiple game systems and also uses those elements to build completely new, never-before-heard sounds!"
For more information, visit impactsoundworks.com.