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Chiptune mania!

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

I grew up playing NES, and because of this I have a very fond affection for 8-bit music. So for the enjoyment and knowledge of others, I’ve written a short intro to the world of chiptune music, discussing soundwaves and channels, along with a tutorial on how to get started making your own 8-bit music using the free open-source program FamiTracker.

Visit this page here to read all about it and to listen to my own experiment with FamiTracker. If you have any interest in the NES at all, I guarantee it will peak your interest and you won’t be able to resist giving it a try for yourself!

Using VSTi in Pro Tools

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

If you use Pro Tools, you know how awesome it is. There’s only one problem with it. It can’t use the most versatile format of soundfonts: VSTi. Until now, the only way to quickly convert VST to RTAS or any format that PT can use has been to purchase FXPansion for $100. Psshh, forget that!

I’ve discovered a legal, fast, and free way to easily convert any VSTi (not plugins, but the actual soundfonts) into NKI format which Pro Tools can use without any trouble in the Structure Free plugin that automatically comes with PT 8 and up.

For the full step by step tutorial, check out this page right here.