Saturday, January 10, 2009

Atari POKEY Noise Sample Pack


License
This Atari POKEY Noise Sample Pack by Sebastian Tomczak is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License. More information about this license can be viewed here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/


Download
The sample pack can be downloaded here:

Uncompressed Audio (24.1MB):
http://milkcrate.com.au/_other/downloads/sample_sets/little-scale_atari_pokey_noise_sample_pack.zip

Compressed Audio (3.3MB):
http://milkcrate.com.au/_other/downloads/sample_sets/little-scale_atari_pokey_noise_sample_pack_compressed.zip


Overview
I have created a set of samples that have been recorded directly from an Atari POKEY chip. I have created all of the sounds myself on the hardware (as in, these are not sounds or samples recorded from games or demo programs). The output from the sound chip has been recorded directly.


Samples
There are a total of 316 samples, covering a variety of frequencies and noise characteristics. Pure tones are not included.


Audio Format
The uncompressed audio is presented as 16 bit, 44.1KHz mono .wav files. The compressed audio is presented as 96kbps, mono .mp3 files. The audio has been normalised and trimmed, but not compressed nor equalised in any fashion. Fade-outs have been added to each file.

11 comments:

dr727 said...

Fantastic! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Anything raw and hardware is welcome!
RESPECT...

Sebastian Tomczak said...

Glad you like it :)

Anonymous said...

Great work!

Intosia said...

Sweet! Nice noizy samples, love the Atari sounds :D

erik said...

Thanks. I absolutely love these. <3 pokey

Sebastian Tomczak said...

Glad you like it :)

Cope said...

I am about to act a fool! Thanks much!

UNFUNCOPY said...

legend! how did you record them straight from the chip?, ive been thinking of doing something like this for ages...

Della said...

Pretty effective info, thanks for the post.

ehcmier said...

Thank you for doing this work!