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chipcrusher is an vintage DAC emulator, a speaker simulator and noise machine. It’s an audio effect which plays back input audio through a simulation of early lofi digital audio codecs (DAC Encoding), adds grit (Background Noise), and outputs through a selection of speaker and filter impulse responses (Post-Processing).
It can work as a VST/AU/RTAS plug-in for most major sequencing audio programs and supported tracker programs on Windows and OS X.
There is a wide spectrum of results achievable with chipcrusher. Here’s a few use cases:
-Uniquely destroy/mangle a beat, a guitar or any other audio track.
-Play single hits and emulate the sound of old samplers.
-Add ‘accurate dirt’ to chipsounds’s output.
There are three main components in chipcrusher: DAC Encoding, Background Noise and Post-Processing. The audio inputs first go to the DAC Encoding. Then it get mixed with the Background Noise to finally get sent to the Post-Processing stage. Of course, each component can be bypassed on demand without muting the audio.
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