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Plogue's Chipsounds is a great tool. If you want to make some custom 8bit drum samples try this trick:

1. Load your favourite drum kit (acoustic or electric)
2. Put a bitcrusher plugin (Cubase has one) in the insert and tweak the depth button to your liking. Use the sampledivider button to tweak the "old schoolness" of the sound..hehe
3. Start playing and enjoy your custom sounds! smile.png

Here is a picture of the plugin:
DV019_Jpg_Regular_H74549_d005_BitCrusher.jpg

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All the previous replies are all good but i'll chime in with the free stuff:
All the tweakbench stuff is pretty good (I've got toad/peach/tapeworm), there's also Chip32 (which i'm pretty sure is free and allows you to design the waveform). Along with Magic8bitplugin, I also use a whole host of free chiptune soundfonts from here http://woolyss.com/c...-soundfonts.php - i found you have to sift through some (albeit nostalgic) crap to find what you want in these ones though.

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If you really want authentic sound, get Famitracker. Sure, it's outside your normal DAW and you will have to spend an hour or two learning to use it. But you can actually produce NSF files that will play on an original NES. Doesnt get much more authentic. I even use it for the occasional bleep or bloop in non-chiptune stuff just becuase you can really tweak the envelope and settings. You'll have a whole new appreciation for the composers of games like megaman and metroid when you see how limited things are.

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