Thursday, June 17

More info on Digital Genome!

Received an e-mail from Harald a bit ago with some more info on Digital Genome:

Soundcells started working on this ReFill late 2008. "Digital Genome" slowly matured towards the final form in which it is now:

In modern molecular biology, the genome is the entirety of an organism´s hereditary information. It is encoded either in DNA or in case of this fine ReFill it´s the AMIGA1200 encoded in Reason´s NNXT samples. The AMIGA1200 (code-named ‘Channel Z‘) with it´s 8-bit Paula chip was extremely popular among producers all over the world in the early nineties. Using a specific trick it was possible to make recordings at 14-bit. "Digital Genome" picks up the thread where Soundcells left with "bitBUMPER deluxe" with it´s funky, housy and spacy lo-fi character! Warm, gritty, sleezy, dangerous and nostalgic are the keywords. This ReFill can be used as a full workstation since everything the old Amiga had to offer is in there: basses, keys, lead synths, warm pads and enough drums and percussion to eat your heart out. And do not forget the wonderful FX section - check the mp3 demos to convince yourself. The 150+ Genome combinators are conveniently built up with the right button functionality.

‘Digital Genome‘ Contents:

- 153 combinator patches, great for many different styles of music.
- 6 different folders: Bass, FX, Keys, Leads, Miscellaneous, Pads.
- 171 NNXT patches containing the basic sounds which were used for the combinators.
- 230 original AMIGA1200 samples, 178 MB uncompressed.
- 21 fresh and great useable rex loops.

Very cool! Now the Amiga 1200 this refill is sampled from was Commodore's third computer, released in 1992. However the sound chip was based on the earlier A-1000 model. And in reality the Amiga 1200 was technically similar to the Atari Falcon computer as well. What does this mean? The Amiga 1200 chipset is capable of some serious lo-fi digital grit! Check out Digital Genome at

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