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Modern Mastery from a Bygone Era

The golden age of video game music has inspired more than just nostalgia, It has also spawned one of the most interesting and exciting genres in electronic music: Chiptune, 8-bit, or as it is known by many, simply “chip music.” Relying heavily on legacy chips and hardware from gaming and computing systems of the past, modern artists have not only recreated the feel of music made on these early chips, they’ve brought these sounds into the present and future. 
 

No Disassembly Required

Chiptune was originally defined by highly skilled musicians and technicians who painstakingly disassembled their favorite video game systems or leveraged chipsets from legacy computers then applied vintage sequencing software to create masterpieces of modern music. While we maintain a high degree of respect to the masterful originators of the genre, it was apparent to those of us without a degree in electrical engineering that it would be great to be able to compose without the invocation of a soldering iron. 

As a result, we were compelled to create the latest installment in the FLAVR series, Blip Blop. We're proud to present an instrument with roots in some of the most legendary gaming audio chips, and some that aren't.  Becuase modern music creation has over 40 years of great games to draw from, we've taken it to the next level by creating several patches that capture the musical essence of games throughout history.
 

Coop Mode isn't just for games

For the latest instrument in the FLAVR release, we’ve once again teamed up with SyncBeats' very own Ehud Kaldes.  Ehud is an expert producer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist. Working in LA's top recording studios, he has collaborated with some of the music industry's biggest names.  We're excited to give you a chance to taste the latest of Ehud's FLAVR additions to Roland Cloud.

Roland Cloud Concerto at its 8-Bit Core

Because the FLAVR Series is powered by Roland Cloud Concerto, you can expect the following:

  • 4 velocity layers per note
  • ADSR resonant filter for lush sustains and harmonic decays
  • Multiple instruments supported per plug in instance via separate MIDI channels
  • Advanced multi-threaded loading and streaming for fast and smooth work flow
  • VST and AU compatible
  • 48khz stereo
  • Adjustable key sensitivity
  • Fine and course tuning controls, both manually or via midi control for coarse tuning
  • Convolution Reverb with 8 impulse responses, decay and wet/dry mix controls
  • Per instrument limiter toggle
  • VST parameter automation

Keeping Current

This is just one of many FLAVR instruments coming to address the ever changing needs of electronic music creators.  As musicians evolve, we'll be there to provide relevant releases.  Have a suggestion for a genre or sub-genre that you'd like to see as part of the FLAVR Series?  Let us know!

Specs

System Requirements (macOS™)

Operating System macOS™ 10.9 or later
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
AAX format is supported in Pro Tools® or Pro Tools | Ultimate®
CPU Intel® Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor.
RAM 4 GB, 8 GB or more recommended
Hard Drive 3.8 GB or more
 

System Requirements (Windows®)

Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1
Microsoft® Windows® 10
* incompatible with Windows® RT, Windows® Phone or virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC.
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4/3.6 compatible
AAX format is supported in Pro Tools® or Pro Tools | Ultimate®
CPU Intel® Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor.
RAM 4 GB, 8 GB or more recommended
Hard Drive 3.8 GB or more

 

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