The Commodore 64 is the best selling single personal computer model of all time. The 6581 SID (Sound Interface Device) was the built-in sound chip of the Commodore 64, Commodore 128 & Commodore MAX Machine. It was one of the first sound chips of its kind to be included in a home computer prior to the digital sound revolution! Recorded directly from an original 6581 SID chip, the Eight Bit library includes a unique palette of basses, leads and pads. Puremagnetik has meticulously captured the sonic qualities of the SID and reprogrammed them into the Ableton Live and EXS environments.
Eight Bit for Ableton Live
Ableton Live users can benefit from Eight Bit's extensive Macro mapping and multi-rack layering of sounds (creating more depth than the original 6581 chip ever could). Puremagnetik have even included a Pure SID section for easy user instrument building. Pure SID contains simple constructions of the raw SID waveforms, without any effects or sample processing.
Eight Bit for EXS24
Eight Bit can load directly or into EXS or any EXS translatable instrument. Eight Bit has been optimized using the latest keymap and sample construction technology for expressive modulation, realistic sustains and group crossfades within the EXS environment.
Eight Bit for Kontakt
The Kontakt version of Eight Bit includes KSP control panels for each instrument. These customized interfaces allow immediate hands-on access to common parameters such as filter frequency, LFO and envelopes.
System Requirements • Requires Ableton Live 7, Logic 7 or Kontakt 2 • 500 MB of physical RAM • 300 MB of free hard disk space