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Old 08-02-2014, 07:05 AM   #1
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Need help making 8 bit music...

Hi. I use fl studio and am trying to make old school style 8 bit, kind of like this (yeah I know its originaly a metal song but i like it and the band)

*cant post links yet so just youtube search "chimaira ressurection 8 bit"

I have looked up videos on youtube but I can't get a good snare, crash, or kick. I also can't seem to make my actual 8 bit sound as gritty as this without it sounding like crap. I use a 3x osc and also note I can't download anything because my fl studio is messed up but oh well.
Any help would be great and I don't fully understand fl studio that much so please be as descriptive and newbie friendly as possible thanks!!

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Old 08-02-2014, 09:25 AM   #2
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Re: Need help making 8 bit music...

Have you got any 8 bit plugins or are you converting everything to 8 bit or what?

Have a read through some of these threads on 8bit and chiptune.

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Old 08-02-2014, 10:35 AM   #3
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Re: Need help making 8 bit music...

If you like hatdware there is also sammichsid midines sidstation hardsid mssiah cyntcart lsdj and some more not all hardware but nonvst anyway. Also theres lots of fun trackers on Amiga + Atari even on Zx spectrum and Amstrad Cpc.

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Old 08-02-2014, 11:06 AM   #4
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If you like hardware there is also sammichsid, midines, sidstation, hardsid, mssiah, cyntcart, lsdj and some more not all hardware but non-vst anyway. Also, there's lots of fun trackers on Amiga + Atari...even on Zx spectrum and Amstrad Cpc.
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:23 PM   #5
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Re: Need help making 8 bit music...

Try floatcrusher VST freeware as a softer bitcrusher. and dont forget about SFXf and BFXr freewares for generating some good useable samples of choice.

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Old 10-02-2014, 03:18 AM   #6
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Re: Need help making 8 bit music...

Search in google for Best Free Bitcrusher VST.
Bitcrushers are good for 8bit sound.
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:13 AM   #7
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Google "gameboy drums samples" (as GameBoy has much better drums than NES).

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Old 10-02-2014, 05:22 AM   #8
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Re: Need help making 8 bit music...

I have a lot of fun with YMCK's Magical 8-bit plugin. Among other things already mentioned here.

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Old 11-02-2014, 09:49 PM   #9
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Re: Need help making 8 bit music...

You could try using a bitcrusher on samples or look into quadrasid, it has some drum sounds that come with it
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Re: Need help making 8 bit music...

QuadraSID by ReFX does a great emulation of the SID chip. Not supported anymore, but still works fine.
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Old 24-02-2014, 04:33 PM   #12
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Re: Need help making 8 bit music...

I know it might not qualify but kinda same topic. any of recommended VSTs that sound 8bit but have better quality to the sound to work with?

I understand basicly any synth could do it. Im really lazy though so smth like a preset pack for albino or toxic could also work. or some synth with presets that sound 8bit or nintendo
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If you like hatdware there is also sammichsid midines sidstation hardsid mssiah cyntcart lsdj and some more not all hardware but nonvst anyway. Also theres lots of fun trackers on Amiga + Atari even on Zx spectrum and Amstrad Cpc.
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