What Do You Think of Chiptune?

04-27-2012, 09:05 AM
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What Do You Think of Chiptune?

Is anyone else here really getting into Chiptune music? The first time I heard Anamanaguchi, I was totally blown away. Same goes for Chipocrite and Sabrepulse. I also love GroundIsLava (best name ever).

I'd been listening to old NES soundtracks for years but the way these bands mix it with reggae and rock and stuff is just awesome.

There is something hilariously awesome about watching some dude jump around with an old gameboy in his hand instead of a guitar.It'd be cool if a band rigged up some midi guitars to actually drive some old NES synths. Instead of amps, they'd plug into a nintendo, that would rock.

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04-27-2012, 09:54 PM
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I love chiptune! Anamanaguchi is definitely one of my favorite chip artists. I also like songs by Unicorn Kid, Smiletron, and Firebrand Boy.

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04-28-2012, 08:58 AM
#3
Ooh, I haven't heard of some of those. I'll have to check them out. I love Chipocrite's purist approach. To make something you can really get into with only a gameboy is pretty sweet.

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04-28-2012, 09:44 PM
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To make something you can really get into with only a gameboy is pretty sweet.
Have you ever tried it? I've never made music with a gameboy, but I've messed with the sounds you can get from it and it's pretty fun.

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04-28-2012, 10:01 PM
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I got iExplorer and I love pulling the soundtracks out of my games. Sonic has some awesome little songs in there.

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04-28-2012, 10:50 PM
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Have you ever tried it? I've never made music with a gameboy, but I've messed with the sounds you can get from it and it's pretty fun.
I have used Famitracker for making NES bleeps for my songs, but I don't actually have a Gameboy anymore. Famitracker is actually pretty easy to use once you get used to it, and you can make some real classic style sounds, even export them to a format thats playable on a real NES.

I actually emailed Chipocrite asking him a little about what he did. The whole thing is a lot less complex than I thought. I imagined hacked gameboys and rewiring them to accept Midi and stuff, but basically its just a Famitracker-like software you can somehow get onto a Gameboy and then compose on. You can change a few parameters playing live, much like a DJ would. Sabrepulse uses all kinds of stuff, the Gameboy is just one of his instruments.

...And I was quite disappointed to find out Anamanaguchi's guitars weren't plugs into an NES

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05-17-2012, 11:36 AM
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i love chipmusic =) shameless plug... free music archive released an ep of songs i made with LSDj on gameboy:

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Starpause/

also if you want to try making chip on iOS i'd suggest nanoloop

http://www.nanoloop.de/iphone/index.html

haven't tried this one yet

http://www.idesignsound.com/chiptune...-sound-iphone/

if you want to get deep, sunvox is exactly that

http://www.warmplace.ru/soft/sunvox/

have fun
05-17-2012, 12:37 PM
#8
Chiptune music is daggum awesome. If you're into hip-hop check out this mixtape: http://heathmcnease.bandcamp.com/alb...-thumb-mixtape

Most the samples are taken from actual Nintendo chiptunes. "Tanuki" is my favorite.

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05-17-2012, 09:08 PM
#9
Ever heard of ifightdragons? The chiptunes are quiet sometimes, but defiantly noticeable. And they have some pretty good song too.
05-17-2012, 11:20 PM
#10
I just checked out ifightdragons. They sound a lot like Ozma. Ozma even sings ABOUT video games..in a romantic way...well, only to people who grew up in the 90s I guess

I like how bands like Ozma and ifightdragons mix it into their music instead of it just being the only thing they have to offer. I still think 'Bizarre Love Triangle' by Chipocrite is the best chiptune thing out there...

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