Video Game Synths


Whether or not they are a prominent fixture in the track, I really enjoy video game style sounds. There are several different ways to achieve that chip tune, 16-bit aesthetic both with and without sampling. I wanted to share one of my favorite ways to make synthesizers like this without any need for sampling. This technique is easy ,efficient, and best of all, you won’t need any sample clearance. This is awesome if you want to use these type of sounds in your own original productions.


This is the first installment of the LAMEBOT Monthly show in 2014. Yes, I do realize it’s already March and I have missed two months. Life happens. Sorry, but I do all of this stuff on my own and purely just to share knowledge. Anyway, for this episode all were going to need is Ableton and about 12 minutes of your time. If you watch the video below, I walk you through how to set up your very own midi synthesizer only using Operator, complete with macro knobs that will enable you to make video game style sounds without any samples whatsoever. After the video you can click over to the soundcloud and download the minute long demo song for free.

Yes, there are more ways than I can count to get this type of sound. This is just the way I found to be the most efficient and not sample or plugin reliant. The last thing I want is to show you guys how to do something full of stuff that you’ll have to spend money on when it’s possible to get something similar with what’s already included in your software for free. I really hope these videos are helping people make awesome tunes. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to use the contact form on the website or message me on Twitter. Enjoy the episode and let me know if you guys make anything with this synthesizer. Peace ninjas!!!!


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