Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Cover Of C64 Delta Theme, Aka Philip Glass’s Koyaanisqatsi

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via tubesockor, captures a live performance of a Commodore 64 SID classic: Delta, by Rob Hubbard, from 1987.

tubesockor notes that Hubbard’s theme is very similar to the classic Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi main theme.  Continue reading

An Interview With Chiptune Composer Alex Mauer


8-bit-composer-alex-mauerIn this post, guest author Joe E. Allen interviews composer Alex Mauer. Mauer is well-known within chiptune, with popular releases such as Blast 1 and 2, 9999 and Vegavox – the first album ever released on a NES cartridge – to his name.

Recently he’s been able to turn his passion for chiptune and synth music into a living, soundtracking the 2013 movie, Motivational Growth, using the Commodore 64 and NES. He’s also currently heading up the soundtrack for Starr Mazer, a Kickstarter-funded indie game.

Read on to learn more about his gear and how he graduated from chiptune to writing movie and game soundtracks… Continue reading