Chiptune! Twisted Electrons hapiNes Desktop Version Coming Soon!

hapines-desktop version
NES not included 😉

8-bit sound fans, rejoyce! Twisted Electrons have something new in store for you. Some months ago they introduced hapiNes, a multitrack chiptune synthesizer inspired by the RP2A07 sound chip found in the NES games console.

The ultra-affordable (€99!), barebone design (similar to Teenage Engineering’s PO line), might not be everybody’s cup of tea though. This is probably why Twisted Electrons have just teased a new, desktop version of hapiNes.

Here are the main features of hapiNes desktop version:

  • Hardware MIDI input (sync, notes and parameter modulation)
  • Analog trigger sync in and out
  • USB-MIDI input (sync, notes and parameter modulation)
  • Dedicated VST/AU plugin for full DAW integration
  • 4 tracks for real-time composing
  • Authentic triangle bass
  • 2 squares with variable pulsewidth
  • 59 synthesized preset drum sounds + 1 self-evolving drum sound
  • 16 arpeggiator modes with variable speed
  • Vibrato with variable depth and speed
  • 18 Buttons
  • 32 Leds
  • 6 high quality potentiometers
  • 16 pattern memory
  • 3 levels of LED brightness (Beach, Studio, Club)
  • Live recording, key change and pattern chaining (up to 16 patterns/ 256 steps)
  • Pattern copy/pasting
  • Ratcheting (up to 4 hits per step)
  • Reset on any step (1-16 step patterns)

And here’s how it sounds…

Price and Availability

Available in march 2019 – €255 + vat + shipping.

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