chiptune

8-bit Cool Stuff

This chiptune album is coming out for the Nintendo Famicom

It feels like an exclusive streaming deal for a Taylor Swift album. But, alas, it’s not. 8BIT MUSIC POWER (let Google translate that page for you) is an 8-bit chiptune album developed by RIKI and manufactured by Columbus Circle with 12 original tracks that plays on a Nintendo Famicom. If you’re a…

8-bit General

Create 8-bit chiptunes in your browser with PulseBoy

PulseBoy, created by programmer Roger Hicks and animator Matt White, is a web-based musical sequencer that only uses 8-bit sounds and samples. It takes a bit of getting used to but there is a tutorial video to help you get started. I still wouldn’t say it’s the most efficient way to create chiptune…

Tron:Legacy 8bitified

I have yet to see Tron: Legacy but from what I hear I’m not missing much. I mean I know my expectations will be met; dumb plot, cool visuals, and Olivia Wilde in leather – but it won’t change my life. With that said here is a sweet 8bit re-imagining…

NoiseES, an iPhone App We Can Definitely Get Behind

Just in case you can’t get enough NES chiptunes – now you can take them on the go with the NoiseES (aka NES see what they did there?) iPhone and iPod Touch app. This sweet little app was developed by Shaun Inman a designer/developer from the Chattanooga, TN area. And…

8Bit Jesus?!?! Okay, Maybe It Is That Time Of The Year

We’re all about classic 8bit sounds and chiptuning. We’re not so hot on Christmas music or Jesus. Still, the angle of recreating classic holiday tunes with the 8bit sounds catches our attention enough to pass it along to you. Tis’ the season, now go spend money. Santa needs you! Download…

Blip Festival 2008 Starts Tomorrow!

If you live in the NYC area, get your ass over to The Bell House in Brooklyn one of the next few nights. Blip Festival is happening there starting tomorrow night and running through Sunday. They have almost 40 acts lined up. If we made any money doing this, you…

chiptune mixwit

ben wrote a post a little while ago on chiptune, music made from reprogrammed gameboys and other 8 bit systems you never thought would make harmonic instruments.  well, i slapped together a bunch of favorites for the blog using mixwit, a streaming mixtape startup, to give a flavor of some…