Puremagnetik has released Blip, a collection of instruments, kits, and looped beats sourced from the original Atari 2600 sound chip. Available for Ableton Live 7, Native Instruments Kontakt 3, and Apple Logic 8, Blip provides the lo-fi and gritty sounds typical of classic video games such as "Pong" and "Space Invaders."
Each sample program includes raw waveforms from the Atari 2600 that have been layered and processed for use in modern software samplers. Blip also comes with a set of loops in Ableton Live Clip, Apple Loops (for Logic), and Beat Machine (for Kontakt) formats.
The Live version of Blip comes in Ableton's Multisample mode and it has been categorized into raw "Multisample Programs," tailored "Performance Racks," and six "Atari Percussion Banks" that utilize Ableton Drum Racks. Blip for Ableton Live also comes with a collection of percussive MIDI clips complete with Macro controls and rack programming.
Blip's Kontakt instruments and loop programs include an assortment of effects, modulation routings, and custom KSP GUIs. The Apple Logic version, on the other hand, includes a collection of EXS channel strips and advanced SIAL lo-fi percussion loops.
For more information, visit puremagnetik.com.