Let’s take a look at an oldie but a goodie. Back in 2009, Chiptune rock band 8 Bit Instrumental released their first EP–Extended Pixels: More Music From Lobei.
Atari Vault, a bundle of 100 classic Atari games available on Steam for PC, was unveiled to play at PAX East this year. The download includes iconic games like Centipede, Warlords, Mission Control and Asteroids.
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The Amiga is one of the most enduring computer platforms out there. Although its been around as long as the NES, its often overlooked as a source of amazing games and awesome chiptunes. This might be due to the fact that its not a console but more of a computer. Which, at that time, had a higher price and more technical delivery, many people have forgotten a whole generation of amazing artists who’ve created music for this awesome machine. Here’s four artists you need to check out.
The Amiga definitely has a smoother sound than the NES or Gameboy and its ability to load samples and manipulate them really helps push the limits of what it sounds like. We’ll look at some straight-up music makers and 2 killer game soundtrack composers that bring out the best in the Amiga.
Plogue Chipsounds works great with its presets. But if you really want to nail the classic sounds you’re gonna need to dig into the rather confusing Wavetable. It’s really not as bad as it seems at first glance. This tutorial will help you learn how to use it to create classic sounds and also show you some great examples along the way.