I want to learn to make 8bit music

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by TastyCakes, May 27, 2007.

  1. TastyCakes macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2006
    Hello everybody

    I've been fascinated with 8bit music for some time now and I wanted to try my hand at it. I downloaded Magical 8bit Plug and from all the reviews it seems great but it blows up my garageband when i use it. When I set it to 8bit plug to use it pops really loud like its blowing my speakers and then silence. like it has blown my speakers and no audio works on my computer whatsoever. (i can get my audio to work again but i wont try it in garageband again as it is %100 reproducible)

    I don't know if it's because garageband is such a lowlevel program that it does this or if it's the fault of the plug in. I would be willing to invest in another program if anyone knows if this or another plugin like it works well with reason or pro tools or cubase or logic. since it's an AU would I be restricted to using logic?

    i know this is a bunch of questions at once but im just trying to find a suitable program and one that i can work with 8bit (not necessarily this plugin if you know of another good one.)

    Oh and I'm using

    2g ram
  2. c-Row macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    I am using Renoise with the reFX QuadraSid plugin. Unfortunately, the latter isn't free, but it sounds great and - being a standard VSTi plugin - can be used in all different kinds of music software.
  3. TastyCakes thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2006
    wow thanks much. i've never tried renoise it looks pretty damn amazing
  4. scottlinux macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    Reaktor 5 can do what you are after. Though costs around $250 these days.
  5. ph30n1x macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2011
    is 8 bit is still alive?? :eek:

    .. the most genuine way would be using a real gameboy (the grey old one is best!!) with:

    nanoloop or little sound dj (there are some more cool tools round, but these two here belong surely to the good ones.)

    and here is how it sounds making techno using nanoloop: Gameboy Madness :p

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