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BeyondSynth Podcast

The BeyondSynth Podcast is a podcast with artists and producers who make synthwave/new-retro/electronic music. From his home base in Canada, Adam talks to the top artists in the scene. Links to guests' music pages for each episode inside. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Jun 24, 2014 - 12 comments

Greetz

The Amiga Cracktro Marathon. Part 2. Part 3. (What are cracktros?)
posted by kmz on May 27, 2014 - 8 comments

seeing pixels is kind of like seeing behind the curtain

Chris Pace (some images NSFW) creates 8-bit portraits of people on New York City's subways.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants on Jun 27, 2013 - 25 comments

Bleep Bloop Blertz

Music Macro Language is a tiny programming language for making music. If you want to work with it yourself you can start with the guide, or skip ahead to some results with handy in-browser editors. Besides being supported by many BASIC implementations and having a compiler for more than ten consoles, it can be used by composer characters in the Mabinogi MMO, which has produced a number of blogs dedicated to producing MML tracks for use in the game. [more inside]
posted by 23 on May 2, 2013 - 11 comments

The historic sound of the future!

Looking for an hour of monkey-themed music? Maybe you want to remember Ceefax and the ZX Spectrum while enjoying an introduction to personal computing? Want something to listen to while styling your hair or trimming your facial hair? Or maybe you just want a good hour of celebrities singing, Rolling Stones covers, or John Williams tunes.

Welcome to the historic sound of the future at the Project Moonbase weekly podcast.
posted by Katemonkey on Nov 17, 2012 - 1 comment

Head like I/O

Pretty Eight Machine - an 8-Bit rendition of the Nine Inch Nails album.
posted by Artw on Jun 17, 2012 - 29 comments

Robot Rock

8-Bit Daft Punk
posted by empath on Feb 24, 2012 - 29 comments

Disasterpeace

Jump Error [SLYT] [more inside]
posted by rebent on Jan 28, 2012 - 6 comments

20 years and thousands of still frames

Terminator 2 - 20 Years. Sunday, July 3rd marks the 20th anniversary of the release of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" in theatres, so Rymdreglage (now known as "Ninja Moped") made a nifty stop-motion film in honor of the occasion. (Rymdreglage / Ninja Moped previously)
posted by Monster_Zero on Jun 30, 2011 - 82 comments

Streaming key generator music for home and abroad!

KeygenJukebox is ready to serve up a nice stream of chiptunes pulled from serial key generators, program crackers, trainers and so on. A large part of their library comes from the formidable collection at Keygenmusic, which carries the music in its original format and is organized by cracking group. Get nostalgic! Energize the workplace! Please note that no actual key generators or cracking information of any kind can be found on these sites.
posted by Monster_Zero on Feb 1, 2011 - 19 comments

The Chipophone

The Chipophone is a homemade 8-bit synthesizer. [SLYT] So this guy has taken an old organ and re-engineered it into an 8 bit synth to play live chip tune music. [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Jul 22, 2010 - 20 comments

What could you possibly see in li'l ol' 8-bit me?

8-bit Weezer. Video game music netlabel Pterodactyl Squad has released an 8-bit album tribute to Weezer, for free.
posted by Lush on Jul 21, 2009 - 38 comments

Reformat the Planet

It started with sequencing 8-bit chipsets on Nintendo Game Boys, but the Chiptune scene has now expanded well beyond game systems. Reformat the Planet is the essential introduction to this awesome new genre, and proves it's more than just a blip. This week only you can watch the feature length documentary in its entirety on Pitchfork.tv. [more inside]
posted by sveskemus on Aug 19, 2008 - 71 comments

Bleep bleep bloop bloop.

Video game soundtrack, sans video game. Cicada gives us two albums Technology Crisis, and Technology Crisis 2. Not that this is that unique, even Mefi's are getting into the act.
posted by zabuni on Nov 8, 2007 - 11 comments

Bleep, now with added bloop!

The dark side of Phobos, soundtrack tunes of the seminal first person shooter Doom from 1993 as an album remade by fans. The project originated at Overclocked Remix, a site dedicated to album endeavors of this sort. Of course there are others doing this as well, the freeware Jump'n'Run Doukotsu Monogatari (Cave Story) for example got this treatment. Not as albums, but SID tunes have been remixed a lot (e.g. here, here) and by Machinae Supremacy. Would you like a radio station with this music to tune into? You've got it.
posted by Glow Bucket on Mar 28, 2007 - 16 comments

SID-licious

Let's hear it for SID.
The MOS 6581 SID was the voice box of the famed Commodore 64, and an inimitable speck of silicon that to this day sparks musical imagination and techno tinkering (YouTube). Reborn as a commercial synth, and remade in software (PC|MAC), the original SID chip is still employed by musicians for its 8-bit crunch, and a retro warmth that may charm you back into childhood.
Have an old Commodore in the basement? Know how to solder? As a project for 2K7, why not DIY a SID box with MIDI?
posted by kid ichorous on Dec 17, 2006 - 29 comments

Glitch 1UP-staged once again...

Manic and mellow, the pop of YMCK shows that tight composition and live performance of video game-styled music isn't just for rock bands or eclectic GameBoy experiments, just as delightful 8-bit chip music or "chiptunes" make their way across the globe...
posted by Rothko on Aug 13, 2005 - 6 comments

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