Find yourself humming Super Mario’s melody to yourself on a daily basis? How about playing the music of Animanaguchi on repeat? For Kontakt music creators who strive catch the ears of Shigeru Miyamoto, Impact Soundworks’ latest program, Super Audio Cart is going to be a must buy. At least for those who can afford it.
Super Audio Cart faithfully reproduces the sound of eight classic video game systems whose cultural legacy and influence has lasted far beyond their commercial lifespans. When the library was conceived, our goal was superb authenticity by deep-sampling every sound chip. But over time, we expanded our vision to shatter the limitations of the original systems and allow for near-infinite sound design possibilities.
The final version of Super Audio Cart is the culmination of 2+ years of intense research, development, and sound design. With a massive 5,500+ samples meticulously recorded, edited, and looped, we’ve thoroughly captured the raw capabilities of each game system. These sounds are loaded into a custom Kontakt Player engine packed with cutting-edge features, along with 1,200+ factory snapshots to inspire both retro music, chiptunes, and modern genres.
To create this instrument, everyone involved needed a passion and deep connection to both video games and their music. That’s why we collaborated with OverClocked ReMix, a website and community dedicated to the appreciation of game music. To us, Super Audio Cart represents the ultimate tribute to that art form, and we know that it will find a place in your music for many years to come!
At a wallet-busting $149, many might prefer to create their midi inspired tunes on their own. But Impact Soundworks program is vast, versatile, and unparalleled in its efficacy. If you’re willing to shell out the cash, chances are you’ll be pleased with the results.
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