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8-bit Treats

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Socalabs 8-bit Treats

Explore your retro side with this complimentary series of plugins emulating classic game console sounds.

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Resident Tracktion programmer Roland Rabien explores the classic landscape of game console synthesis. Creating emulations of some of the most iconic chips including the Ricoh A203 (Nintendo), PAPU (Gameboy), MOS Technology SID (Commodore 64, 128 & MAX) and TI SN76489 (Sega, BBC etc). Remarkably simple and fun, these sounds defined a generation of game play – we hope you enjoy.

Papu screen

Nintendo Gameboy Papu

  • Emulates hardware of Nintendo Gameboy.
  • 2 Square wave channels.
  • Sweeps on first square wave channel.
  • 1 Noise channel.

Nintendo Entertainment System RP2A03

  • Emulates Ricoh 2A03 of the NTSC Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • 2 Square wave channels.
  • 1 Triangle wave channel.
  • 1 Noise channel.
RP2A03 screen
SID screen

Commodore 64 SID

  • Emulates MOS Technology SID of the Commodore 64.
  • 3 Oscillators.
  • 4 wave shapes: Square, Triangle, Saw, Noise.
  • ADSR per oscillator. Ring modulation (replaces triangle output) and hard sync between oscillators.
  • HP, BP, LP filters.

Sega Master System SN76489

  • Emulates Texas Instruments SN76489 of the Sega Master System and other consoles.
  • 3 Square wave channels.
  • 3 Note polyphony.
  • 1 Noise channel with 2 types.
Sega screen
System Requirements

macOS 10.8 or Later
Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz Processor
2GB RAM (4GB Recommended)

Windows 7, 8, 10, 11
Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz Processor
2GB RAM (4GB Recommended)

Tested on Ubuntu 15
Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz Processor
2GB RAM (4GB Recommended)