Blockhead Synthmas, by the Blockhead Trio,
Here’s what they have to say about the album:
“This is a hypothetical (and anachronistic) “best-christmas-ever” where I get a brand new KORG 770 synthesizer, a brand new YAMAHA MR-10, and the Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack on Vinyl.
And what’s more – I USE THEM! I revel in all the possibilities each thing offers.
Video game music label Pterodactyl Squad has released ELO: The Video Game OST – a free chiptune tribute to ELO.
The album features some of ELO’s best-known songs, arranged for Nintendo and Sega sound chips.
Here’s what Pterodactyl Squad has to say about the release: Continue reading
Elektron has released the SID Redux Sound Pack for the Analog Rytm.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading
What would The Matrix be like if it had an 8-bit chiptune soundtrack? Continue reading
Twisted Electrons shared this demo video for the AY3 Chiptune Synth.
The AY3 features two 8912 chips, boasting 6 voice polyphony. You can apply
sequences, arpeggiators, noise, envelopes and pitch modulation to each voice
with a click of a button. Continue reading
Europe in 8 Bits is a new documentary (available on demand online) that explores the world of chip music, in Europe.
We’ve embedded the preview above – the full documentary is available to view via Vimeo. Continue reading
MoShang has announced plans to release kits for building the Groovesizer mk1 – a new open hardware DIY synth.
It’s in the same family as the larger Groovesizer, but is smaller, easier to build and features a 16-step sequencer.
Here’s a demo video of a prototype in action: Continue reading
This video, via deadhorse whatever, captures an 8-bit guitar Christmas medley.