8-Bits soundfont add
So I had been thinking the last few days while working on my compositions, how cool it would be to create some good old 8-bits music. I think it would be a nice add to the already amazing experience I have with musescore. I don't know if it already exist somewhere on the net, but if so I didn't found it yet so i'll propose it there as I did on your facebook page (that told me to say it there). Thx!
Lots of soundfonts for chipmusic here http://woolyss.com/chipmusic-soundfonts.php
8 bits :)
Hehe you must be really into grunge :)
I suspect there won't be a lot out there - bear in mind that 16bit audio has been the norm since halfway through the 1980's, which was actually before Soundblasters were invented :)
You could always downsample some audio and make your own though :)
Try Famitracker, it is really authentic (but hard to learn).
Also, you can use Famitracker to export .wav clips of a few notes (like a second long each) and then use a soundfont editor http://musescore.org/node/13734 to loop them and map them to a .sf2 .
Making 8-bit music in Famitracker is pretty natural once you learn what you're doing. Also, I think there are websites that turn MIDI files into 8-bit audio (but it's not as authentic!).
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Ah I understand now :)
The stuff we were doing in the 80's :)
If you really want to be authentic, the thing would be to run MS or PCDOS 6 in a virtual machine and use the actual software we were using then.
I might even have some kicking around somewhere.
Unfortunately we all grew up and started using MIDI :)
ISTR that the Commodore Amiga was the machine at the leading edge of soundtracker stuff, mainly because it had a 4 channel sound chip, so if you could get a virtual machine running that OS you could be even more authentic :)