Renegade Soundplay Launches Kickstarter For High Score Plugin
Post date:Fri, 09/11/2020 - 08:42
These days videogames can have full orchestral soundtracks that rival anything found in movies, but things were a little simpler back in the 1980s. It was an era when video games and computers all had their own very distinct sounds that can still trigger nostalgia in many people who were around to appreciate them. One of these people is David, the founder of Renegade Soundplay. While he has made a career out of designing great products for the likes of Line 6 and Moog Music there has always been one product that he has wanted to make and he has now turned to Kickstarter to make it a reality.
It's called High Score and its aimed at embodying all the classic 8-bit sounds of the 1980s. It will give users access to tons of video game sounds and effects ranging from fat lead sounds to classic arpeggiated chords. In addition, it has retro computer speech sounds, which come complete with a rudimentary English vocabulary of words. Backers who pledge $329 more can even get their own custom word or phrase added to High Score. Three banks of words mapped across the keyboard and usable on each of the three wave generators will come standard with High Score. Two of these are factory banks while the third will be filled with the words and phrases chosen by the Kickstarter backers.
High Score was designed to be as easy as possible to use and features three wave generators to mix and match sounds as well as create one-note chords, intervals, and more. The sound can then be further shaped by the rest of the generator section and filter. As for the arpeggiator, the dual-16 step patterns sequence more than just pitch and volume. The two patterns can be chained for one long 32-step pattern with each pattern able to pay up to 16 steps.
High Score sounds like a lot of fun for people who want to mess around with videogame sounds from the eighties. In fact, it even has a randomizer that can generate new sounds using the built-in random algorithms. You can simply select a category and let High Score take care of the rest.
High Score runs on Kontakt 6 and the free Kontakt 6 Player from Native Instruments. It can also run stand-alone or with all major DAWs on both Mac and Windows. The Kickstarter was launched very recently, so there is still plenty of time left to become a backer. The funding goal has been set at $5,055 and there' some stretch goals too, which includes more Randomizer categories, as well as 8-Bit sampled drum kits. Check out the official Kickstarter page for more information or to back the project.