As a child, SampleRadar spent more time than it cares to recall thumbing its Game Boy and loitering in the local arcade. It's with a degree of sentimentality, then, that it approaches this week's collection of retro video game sounds.
Created using a bevy of hardware and software synths and effects, this is just the sample set you need if you want to create a chiptune opus or give your productions a hint of that 8-bit flavour.
What you need to know
The samples are split into three folders: Beats, FX and Loops. Each contains sounds of that particular variety.
All the samples are supplied as 24-bit WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW or sampler of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use the samples in your music in any way you like - all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.
The retro video game samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract them before you can see them. Enjoy!
Game Boy beat (120bpm)
8-bit style beat (130bpm)
8-bit style loop (90bpm)
Game Boy loop (120bpm)
Retro video game samples: click to download
These samples originally appeared on Computer Music magazine's cover DVD. Check out the latest issue for many more.