Make New Beats From Old Video Games with “Super Audio Cart”
Music producers love throwback video games. They also love making beats. Hence, when the two come together, it forms a harmonious union on
wax digital (For reference, see hip-hop’s latest obsession with Street Fighter on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo or Bryson Tiller’s “Sorry Not Sorry”).
Lucky for music nerds, top-notch producers, and gamers of all kinds, the good folks over at Impact Soundworks and OverClocked ReMix are here to fulfill our nostalgic kick.
The pair’s collab venture, Super Audio Cart, is a beefy music library of over 5,500 preset sounds and samples pulled straight from classic gaming systems like NES, Super Nintendo, Genesis, Atari and Game Boy, among others. Unlike other plug-ins that attempt to only replicate iconic sounds from old video games, Super Audio Cart provides authentic original sound clips for producers that want to reimagine retro video game tunes, or craft new sounds of their own.
Offered for use in Kontakt Player for Mac and PC users alike, Super Audio Cart is now available for $149 on Impact Soundworks’ site. Game on.