Gamble Kid is a virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt, giving you the classic sound of a very famous Japanese 8-bit handheld console from 1989 (GB DMG-01).
The original GB sound chip features four sound channels: Square (CH1/CH2), Wave (CH3) and Noise (CH4). To enable MIDI support a self-built “Arduinoboy” MIDI interface was used in addition to the software mGB V1.3.3 running on the GB. To reduce audio noise the GB was modified with an additional audio output bypassing the internal speaker (“Pro Sound Mod”). The audio was recorded using an A-Designs P-1 microphone preamp.
- Square channel: Four different pulse widths with 16 different pitch sweeps (= 64 total), ranging from C1 – F6 each
- Wave channel: 16 different shapes, ranging from C0 – F5 each
- Noise channel: each note features a different noise sound (ideal for 8-bit drum sounds), ranging from C0 – G6
Additional features (not available on original hardware):
- Adjustable attack noise and note release noise
- Full AHDSR volume envelope
- Low Pass Filter (LPF) with AHDSR envelope
- Chorus, Reverb, Rotator, Tremolo and Vibrato (with mod wheel)
Total number of samples:
- 4,576 (@44.1 kHz/24 bit, mono)
- Full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.4 or above (does NOT work with free Kontakt Player!)
- 1.5 GB of free hard drive space