Who made the first chip tune? Yellow Magic Orchestra must one of the first at least, including arcade game music into their song Firecracker in 1979. Also other tracks on their debut album includes computer game references. In those dayes you didn’t have like SIDstations and the likes so they used their Moog Modular to emulate all the noise.
Pretty amazing computer graphics in the video to. And it’s made in 1979. Enjoy!
http://www.portablefilmfestival.com – 8-bit animated clip for Aussie electronic producer Aeriae’s track ‘Amay’ from the album ‘Hold R1.’ Characters and props were animated with Scott Anderson’s 8-bit software ‘Fantavision’ running on an emulated Apple II computer. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Runxt Life is pixels and bleeps and iOS meets Ableton. Full on music nerd fun. Available in the App Store now: click here
“Runxt Life is a generative music application created for the iOS® platform based on the cellular automaton theory “Conway’s Game of Life” by John Horton Conway.” – Firma 103
For more info: runxt.be
The ‘game’ is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input from humans. One interacts with the Game of Life by creating an initial configuration and observing how it evolves.
You can draw single cells or a predefined pattern stamp on a two dimensional grid. This pattern will evolve according to the rules of “Conway’s Game of Life” after you press ‘play’ or ‘step forward’. Five different colors each represent a different sound or channel.
Runxt Life uses the output of the grid, affected by a few parameters, to either generate sounds or send midi notes to your computer with the help of the Runxt Life – OSC to MIDI application. In this application you can configure which color is sent to which midi channel.
If you thought chip music was something for Commodore 64 and Nintendos think again. Here we see Suzanne Ciani in the makings of the music and sounds for the Xenon pinball game. Apparently the 80s speaker was thinking using female voices in a pinball game was revolutionary.
Here’s Xenon in action:
I nearly forgot some friday fun:
The Bit Blobs are designed by Dr. Bleep and The Loud Objects (Kunal Gupta andTristan Perich). By connecting their pins together, you are able to explore a huge range of evolving drones and noise loops.
Bit Blob 2
- 1/8″ output dongle included.
- Internal speaker.
- Pulse width control.
Bit Blob Jr
- Same sounds and controls as the Bit Blob 2.
- Internal speaker.
- 1/8″ output jack.
- Available as a kit or assembled noise synth.
Original Bit Blob chip
It’s Friday ain’t it? So here’s some chip party music….
French language interview with Atari ST chiptuner Dma-Sc.
However quite worthwhile watching anyhow
If you where observant looking at the video on the previous post you saw “nanoloop” on the T-shirt on the guy using the Gameboy. Now, nanoloop is not only for Gameboy but also for iPhone. It’s a really nice little Tracker like sequencers with it’s build in FM-synth and sampler. As the sound quality from the iPhone is really good nanoloop benefits from that to, compared to the Gameboy sound card. But I guess you could argue that the lack of sound quality is a feature. Anyway once you learned your way around you can quickly come up with some grooves/patterns. And the sequence those patterns into a song just like you do in any Tracker.
Get it in iTunes AppStore