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Tag: Chiptune

8Bit Harmonica: The Tunes They Are a-Changin’

8Bit Harmonica: The Tunes They Are a-Changin’
A few years ago we featured a harmonica crammed into a NES cartridge. YouTuber basami sentaku’s harmonica not only has a Famicom cartridge case, it produces 8-bit sound with the help of a sound chip from…
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The Chiptastic Chiptune List Will Have You Buried in 8-Bit Tunes for Months

The Chiptastic Chiptune List Will Have You Buried in 8-Bit Tunes for Months
If you’re into retro style beep and bleeps and beats, then here’s a fun way to discover lots of cool chiptune acts – many of whom you’ve never heard of before. A group of chiptune artists…
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Pianocade: Super Mega Synthesizer Arcade Controller Combo

Pianocade: Super Mega Synthesizer Arcade Controller Combo
The Pianocade is the embodiment of chiptune music. It’s a synthesizer that looks and works like an arcade controller, down to the analog joystick and token buttons.…
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gAtari 2600: Chiptune Hero

gAtari 2600: Chiptune Hero
Back in 2008 Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne hacked a custom guitar together using parts from a Guitar Hero controller. Pretty impressive, but chiptune artist cTrix had a bolder idea – he used a whole console.…
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Kickstarter Project Turns the Gameboy into a Musical Instrument

Kickstarter Project Turns the Gameboy into a Musical Instrument
The Nintendo Gameboy. One of the most iconic portable gaming systems in the history of video games. Its brick-sized form has occupied many a nerd for hours on end with it’s monochrome green-grey display and carnival…
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Chiptune Showcase Comes to Pax 2010

Chiptune Showcase Comes to Pax 2010
If  you’re heading to the Penny Arcade Expo next week, be sure to swing by and check out the latest addition to their conference schedule, the Chiptune Showcase. A variety of 8-bit musical performers will take…
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Chipophone: the 8-Bit Organ

Chipophone: the 8-Bit Organ
At first glance, this might just look like one of those organs you used to see in the shopping mall when you were a kid. But under the hood of this bit of musical nostalgia is…
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Apple ][ Gets a Brand New Synthesizer

Apple ][ Gets a Brand New Synthesizer
I still remember my first Apple computer. It was an Apple ][ with a whopping 16k of RAM and it didn’t even have a floppy drive. So the sounds that come to mind when I think…
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Merry 8-Bit Christmas

Merry 8-Bit Christmas
Retro gamers, If you’re looking for some nice background music for your holiday parties, you might want to check this out. Chiptune musician Rush Coil has put together this full-length digital album of classic Christmas tunes,…
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Recording Artist Makes NES Cartridge Music

Recording Artist Makes NES Cartridge Music
Do you still have your old NES console? Do you love electronic music? Then I know what you’re getting for Christmas. This new cartridge for the old Nintendo Entertainment System features a bunch of new “chiptunes”…
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8-Bit Fm Internet Radio Offers Video Game Music 24x7x365 [Chiptunes]

8-Bit Fm Internet Radio Offers Video Game Music 24x7x365 [Chiptunes]
Can’t get enough of the retro beeps and blips of old-school video games? Then today must be your lucky day. There’s a new online radio station that’s just for you. 8-Bit FM is a new Internet…
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IPhone Sid Player Cranks Out C64 8-Bit Chiptunes

IPhone Sid Player Cranks Out C64 8-Bit Chiptunes
Miss the classic 8-bit sounds of the Commodore 64? Well thanks to this new app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, you can listen to all of your favorite retro sounds all over again. Software Engineer…
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Gameboy Octopus Music Controller Mod

Gameboy Octopus Music Controller Mod
What’s got 8 tentacles and the brains of a Nintendo GameBoy? It’s an 8-bit music maker’s dream, that’s what. Electronic musician Joey Mariano (aka “Animal Style“) took an old GameBoy Color system and built a custom…
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