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Chiptunes 2008-08-05 03:15:12 Reply

Anyone else here do Chiptunes, 8bit, 16bit or similar? I use to use madtracker but its alwasy time consuming for me. So I gave it a shot in Fruityloops and wow good results i think.

www.myspace.com/act0

FM7 and 8 is awsome if you wana make sega sounding music, and for tracks like my "electronic tokyo" check www.Tweakbench.com they have cool nintendo style vsts. Pretty fun.

So anyone else?

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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-05 14:43:53 Reply

I mess around with chiptunes but I dont like doing it on software, chiptunes produced on FL and others DAWs never really cut it like hardware ones do. I currently run the usual LSDj and NL1.3 through a DMG and a copy of Nitrotracker and Korg DS10 through a DS. There are way better methods than DAWs, working with actual hardware is so much more fun.

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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-05 15:25:42 Reply

At 8/5/08 03:15 AM, Feral-Fox wrote: Anyone else here do Chiptunes, 8bit, 16bit or similar? I use to use madtracker but its alwasy time consuming for me. So I gave it a shot in Fruityloops and wow good results i think.

www.myspace.com/act0

Sounds like Audio advertisement. On the other hand you did include ( for some ) some usefull information. So :/


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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-05 15:46:22 Reply

would this qualify as chip music?

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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-05 15:56:19 Reply

At 8/5/08 03:46 PM, DJ-Nomad wrote: would this qualify as chip music?

Not too bad though

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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-05 20:24:17 Reply

At 8/5/08 03:46 PM, DJ-Nomad wrote: would this qualify as chip music?

I wouldn't call it that.

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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-05 21:31:17 Reply

go make real music instead of chiptunes. girls do not listen to chiptunes.

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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-05 22:26:11 Reply

At 8/5/08 09:31 PM, endlessnumber wrote: go make real music instead of chiptunes. girls do not listen to chiptunes.

actually this is incredibly incorrect.

But yes, I do chiptunes among other styles. I find that chiptunes offers an escape from the normal creative process. It's a VERY different style of music production. When I'm making my other music, it's emotionally driven, however I'm feeling at the time with dictate how my song comes out. When it's chiptunes it's almost ALWAYS fun. In fact, even if you're not a huge fan of chiptunes, I would recommend everyone to try making at least one song with a chiptunes emphasis.
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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-06 00:18:53 Reply

Oh but I did make a chiptune for a mac. http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1 12339

I think it's alright, I had a bit of fun, but making good house is so much more satisfying.

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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-06 15:09:10 Reply

Shameless self-promotion

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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-06 15:22:57 Reply

At 8/5/08 09:31 PM, endlessnumber wrote: go make real music instead of chiptunes. girls do not listen to chiptunes.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fus eaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=203017 852

id fuck her, very very very hard.

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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-07 19:47:05 Reply

At 8/5/08 09:31 PM, endlessnumber wrote: go make real music instead of chiptunes. girls do not listen to chiptunes.

They even hold events / Concerts for chiptunes and such. Like the Chiptune Alliance Tour 08 wich is happening now. And quite a few nice girls show up.

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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-08 02:42:00 Reply

At 8/6/08 12:18 AM, endlessnumber wrote: Oh but I did make a chiptune for a mac. http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1 12339

I think it's alright, I had a bit of fun, but making good house is so much more satisfying.

Yeah see, honestly I think about house, in the same way that you think about chiptunes.
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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-08 12:14:08 Reply

The chiptune scene mostly sucks, in my opinion. Chiptuners treat it like modern rock and/or trance, just with chip hardware, and it ends up sucking.

The best chiptune artists are those who take note of the amazing soundtracks from oldschool consoles back in the day. Guys like Jake "virt" Kaufman are 100x better than any chiptune "artist" out there.

The most interesting thing about writing chiptune, for me, is LIMITING yourself. The few chiptunes that I have written, I've used NES 8-bit limitations for each one - that is, 3 channels max, meaning you never have more than 3 notes playing at any one given moment. The composition process changes a lot with these kind of limits. Your music HAS to be good because it can't rely on amazing synths, massive orchestras, or killer production values. Some pure genius tracks have come out of these limitations.

Anyway, here's one of my own chiptunes here on NG. I write mostly orchestral stuff, but enjoy this, my contribution to chiptunage:

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1 56161

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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-08 13:30:52 Reply

I make chiptunes.

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Response to Chiptunes 2008-08-08 16:27:33 Reply

http://www.8bitpeoples.com/discography?s how=all

check this out for all your chiptune cravings