A fun discovery today from one of our favorite sites, EM411: a new set of ‘chip’ emulators is available from mmonoplayer. Available in a few flavors including Max/MSP externals, PD externals, and a few Pluggo-powered VST’s, the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, ColecoVision, Sega Master System, GameBoy, NES and IntelliVoice are available. mmonoplayer claims that additional VST’s are on their way. Sadly, as my studio is still sans-PC, I have been unable to enjoy these fine offerings.

Anyone interested in detailed reviews of these plug-ins, please send a reasonably powered PC my direction…Alternatively, download the patches and try them out yourself!

Ed: Hey, I’ve got a PC, but for Max or Pd users, the externals are cross-platform Mac and Windows. You can bet with Max/MSP and Pd sample patches on the site I’ll give these a try right away! How else will I rekindle my fond memories of the ColecoVision? (Yeah, I was the kid with that instead of the NES.) -PK