Awesome chip tunes

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  • Carlo 8 Jan 2010 16:52:27 17,913 posts
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    "Goodbye hampster goodbye"

    Fucking awesome!

    http://beemp3.com/download.php?file=6838532&song=Goodbye+Hamster%2C+Goodbye

    PSN ID: Djini

  • Carlo 8 Jan 2010 16:57:34 17,913 posts
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    The end is a bit shit though

    PSN ID: Djini

  • askew 8 Jan 2010 17:03:06 11,460 posts
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    8-bit medley
  • Dirtbox 23 Jul 2010 03:53:12 76,341 posts
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1pchpDD5EU

    Unbelievably cool instrument in the hands of an excruciatingly awkward, yet god-like player.

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  • Deleted user 23 July 2010 13:10:34
    Dirtbox wrote:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1pchpDD5EU

    Unbelievably cool instrument in the hands of an excruciatingly awkward, yet god-like player.
    Holy shit Deebs, this guy's a genius. He's very awkward but a nerd all the same, nerds for the \o/ win \o/
    Favourited into my Youtube page straight away.
  • Deleted user 23 July 2010 13:13:36
    Here's another of his.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAuPIgD-TM0&NR=1
  • Rufus 23 Jul 2010 18:22:24 1,747 posts
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    That is nothing short of incredible, thanks for the links DB/RN! What a guy!
  • Deleted user 25 July 2010 17:00:20
    Giving this thread a little bump for all you old schoolers out there who remembers the 8bit days.

    Uber Nerd: thanks to Deebs for finding it.
  • Tiger_Walts 25 Jul 2010 17:15:09 16,523 posts
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    Not chiptunes but rather a one-man band playing them on more conventional instruments, I give you ex-chip tune composer Reyn Ouwehand.

    Check out his live Bubble Bobble breakdown, his Green Beret and his... everything else too.

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  • Deleted user 25 July 2010 18:42:43
    Tiger_Walts wrote:
    Not chiptunes but rather a one-man band playing them on more conventional instruments, I give you ex-chip tune composer Reyn Ouwehand.

    Check out his live Bubble Bobble breakdown, his Green Beret and his... everything else too.

    That's been posted elsewhere in this here forum, still fantastic all the same. I slapped it into my favourites ages ago into my Youtube page thanks to the Eurogamer collective.
  • valli 25 Jul 2010 20:16:08 14,114 posts
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    XrustynutsX wrote:
    Here's another of his.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAuPIgD-TM0&NR=1
    Amazing, heard about this fella and his machine a few days ago. WOW!
  • thelatestmodel 12 Aug 2010 09:55:06 364 posts
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    I'll just leave this here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaX71eRS0-I

    Best chiptune ever.
  • Deleted user 13 August 2010 15:59:13
    thelatestmodel wrote:
    I'll just leave this here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaX71eRS0-I

    Best chiptune ever.
    That is just vile.

    /pukes

    /eurgh

    /cough

    /shoots out nose
  • thelatestmodel 15 Aug 2010 00:02:16 364 posts
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    Vile? Epic, more like. I've listened to a lot of chiptunes in my time, and Sabrepulse is one of the most talented artists out there today.
  • Retroid Moderator 15 Aug 2010 00:18:00 44,501 posts
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    It's bloody busy.

    Oftentimes less is more, especially with chiptunes.
  • mal 15 Aug 2010 01:05:07 21,979 posts
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    I don't reckon there is such a thing as a current artist working in chiptunes. These days chiptunes are just other genres of music that happen to use SID (or other) samples - they use sophisticated sequencers to pump out the tunes, rather than what the original chips were capable of. For me, a lot of chiptunes are only interesting because of the contraints they were made under.

    That doesn't make them better of course. But that sabrepulse track just sounds like techno to me, which is decent enough except for the bit where the samples seem to (maybe accidentally) get syncopated. Didn't like that bit personally, but fair play otherwise.

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  • Retroid Moderator 15 Aug 2010 01:07:26 44,501 posts
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    There are still new SID tunes being produced. Which is nice. But yeah, most will only be SID tunes because the sequencer being used can output* it for geek cred.

    *probably
  • mal 15 Aug 2010 01:16:47 21,979 posts
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    I guess you could also still class this as a chiptune demo, even though it's not actually using a sound chip in the conventional sense.

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  • thelatestmodel 15 Aug 2010 10:07:12 364 posts
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    Mal, the scene has exploded over the past five years or so. There's a huge community now producing new material with original hardware - synths and sequencers are much less desirable than original hardware, and pretty much everyone uses proper old consoles and computers when performing live. Gameboys, Speccys, C64s, Amigas, Famicoms - I've been to gigs and seen it for myself, and it's brilliant.

    Here's a couple of chiptune sites to check out, both with a ton of free music:
    http://www.8bitpeoples.com/
    http://8bc.org/
  • Dirtbox 15 Aug 2010 10:25:03 76,341 posts
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    mal wrote:
    I don't reckon there is such a thing as a current artist working in chiptunes.
    nullsleep called and he's looking a bit disgruntled.

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  • mal 15 Aug 2010 12:08:34 21,979 posts
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    Heh, I thought I might be lucky to get away with that comment, but what the hell, it was Saturday night.

    Out of interest, anyone know what hardware sabrepulse is using?

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  • thelatestmodel 15 Aug 2010 15:19:32 364 posts
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    Sabrepulse usually has 2-3 Gameboys running simultaneously. Like most Gameboy artists he uses the Little Sound DJ cartridge (LSDJ), and chains it through Ableton running on a laptop so that he can add extra drum patterns to certain songs.
  • mal 15 Aug 2010 16:38:50 21,979 posts
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    Oh, cool. Sounded like he was using some external reverb at the beginning there, but perhaps not.

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  • valli 27 Aug 2010 10:33:25 14,114 posts
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    OMG, he does Delta C64 using the Chipophone:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn2h6f1EO2k
  • Blerk Moderator 27 Aug 2010 10:45:07 48,224 posts
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    There are still people doing totally amazing things with the Speccy 128's AY chip. Things that I would've never thought even possible back in the 80s.

    A Polish guy called Yerzmyey, for instance, has made some astonishing tunes for some of the new Spectrum games that are being produced. His title track for Egghead 4 is possibly the greatest thing I've ever heard an AY chip produce.
  • Deleted user 27 August 2010 13:52:41
    Thanks Valli for the info, I forgot to lookout for new tunes of his. He's taking requests :)

    Turrican II goddamit \o/
  • quadfather 22 Sep 2010 15:53:32 10,549 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1pchpDD5EU

    Unbelievably cool instrument in the hands of an excruciatingly awkward, yet god-like player.

    That is utterly fantastic - thank you for posting this!

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  • quadfather 22 Sep 2010 16:37:33 10,549 posts
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    Since that chip-o-phone link, I've gone 8 bit nostalgia mad, and found this - what an awesome version -

    crazy comets remix

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  • faux_carnation 22 Sep 2010 16:44:02 8,499 posts
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    The VVVVVV soundtrack is pretty awesome.
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