Essential games for music nerds from the Steam Winter Sale

2020 saw the gaming industry supplant film as the predominant AV medium. There are plenty of great possibilities for immersion now on sale for Mac and PC – and titles music makers and nerds won’t want to miss. Here are some favorites, including some that might fly under the radar.

Polyend had a blissful 2020, but they’re not done yet – Tracker, Preset, Medusa updates

Polyend’s beloved Tracker finishes out the year with a pitch-perfect update – and homebrew gaming. And there are updates for their Preset module for Eurorack and the brilliant Medusa synthesizer hardware, too.

Peter Kirn - December 24, 2020

Retro 16-bit: chipsynth SFC exactly emulates Super NES/Famicom as instrument

It’s 1990. Nintendo has just leaped into the 16-bit age. And the voice of its new Super Famicom (SNES) console is about to open a window to a world of lush, glossy sound. Now, just shy of 30 years later, that spirit has taken plug-in form.

Peter Kirn - September 14, 2020

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