! This post hasn't been updated in over 2 years.
Impact Soundworks Super Audio Cart
Super Audio Cart is a Kontakt-based virtual instrument that is a tribute to the golden age of video gaming. This might look like a weird choice in this category. At the same time, we find that this library covers an interesting niche for sound designers, so why not?
The instrument features the Atari 2600, Commodore 64, NES, Sega Master System, GB, GEN, and SNES game systems, all recorded in fine detail from the actual hardware. Where most retro plugins use emulations of these sound chips, Super Audio Cart features actual output captured with a variety of software and hardware tools, offering the most authentic possible sound.
If your next sound design project requires some 8-bit treatments, now you know where to find a quality source.