Super Audio Boy
The sound of the legendary grey handheld video game system captured in a virtual instrument with supreme sound design power! Create authentic retro / chiptune music OR modern sounds with the full 4-layer synth engine cut from Super Audio Cart. This instrument is completely FREE!
- Korobeiniki Traditional (arr. Andrew Aversa) 0:53
- Never DMGed (100% Super Audio Boy) bLiNd 1:29
- Tangledeep Dungeon (100% Super Audio Boy) Andrew Aversa 1:13
- Shades of Grey (100% Super Audio Boy) bLiNd 1:20
- Etrain Odyssey III - The First Campaign Yuzo Koshiro 2:24
One legendary grey handheld game system
All key waveforms multisampled
Extra PCM drum samples + waveforms
Over 50 authentic & modern presets
Meticulous editing to preserve authenticity
Recorded using actual hardware
Four independent sound source layers
Integrated sound source browser
Over a dozen filter models
5 FX racks with 8 modules each
Poly arpeggiator, gate & sequencer
64-slot modulation matrix
100MB disk space
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.
2GB of RAM
Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.
2008 or later processor
A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.
Kontakt 5.5.2+ Full Version
This library is NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player.
Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)
Kontakt Requirements - Windows
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.
Super Audio Boy is a loving tribute to a certain grey handheld video game system that has become a legend in its own right. With well over 100 million units sold, the “GB” needs no further introduction, other than to mention that its sound chip has survived well-after the regular life span of the handheld and spawned multiple entire genres of music!
For this reason, when we wanted to make a free version of Super Audio Cart, we decided that the GB was the ideal system to use. Super Audio Boy uses the same incredible 4-layer synth, arp, FX, and mod engine from Super Audio Cart, but exclusively features the GB sound sources. Every waveform has been meticulously sampled from the actual hardware – no emulation here – and then carefully edited for use in Kontakt.
With Super Audio Boy, you can easily create authentic GB-style music, modern chiptunes, OR take the sounds in a modern direction with the extensive feature set from Super Audio Cart. We can’t wait to hear what you do with this FREE instrument!
Super Audio Cart – ANR
“Super Audio Cart is a Kontakt-based virtual instrument that is a tribute to the golden age of video gaming. If your next sound design project requires some 8-bit treatments, now you know where to find a quality source.” (Audio News Room)
Testimonial – Danny Baranowsky (Crypt of the NecroDancer, Binding of Isaac, Super Meat Boy)
“Super Audio Cart fills a niche in my chiptune arsenal that has been sorely lacking. The SNES-style patches sound so authentic, and the multi-chip patches bring usability and versatility I haven’t seen in a chiptune instrument before.”