|I'm not here to sell products, so don't worry, no junk here :)
These links are here because they either:
*represent something important to the world of chiptune and electronic music
*represent something important to me because I said so
*or represent some awesome people deserving of recognition
Click on the pictures, they are your links. See ya.
|*LSDJ (LITTLE SOUND DJ)*
The most legendary if not comprehensive
piece of software for producing chiptune on
the Gameboy. Donationware. If you decide to
get into chiptuning and want to buy this, don't
be a cheap little dirtbag. Johan has given the
world something awesome here.
Also a legendary piece of software in chiptune
and electronic music. Available for Gameboy
and Gameboy Advance for chiptuning, as well
as iOS or Android for an extremely well
rounded electronic music production suite!
This software turns the Atari 2600 console
into a full synthesizer. A pro-sound modded
console becomes an instrument, and if used in
conjunction with a sequencer on your PC, you
have a wicked awesome chiptune tool.
Synthcart is also available as a rom for 2600
There are some awesome people on
this web forum. You can go here for
advice with anything chiptune, be it
production, hardware modding, and
much more across many systems and
formats. Plenty of free beats to
download as well.
This site is home to all that is Atari.
Chiptune on consoles, information on the
Atari ST computers, and tons more. Anyone
interested in any breed of Atari hardware
for music needs to know this site.
Because 8bit Peoples :)
May be one of the most famous internet based
chiptune "labels" known to the chiptuning world.
This was also the first site I ever visited upon
hearing the word chiptune so many years ago.
Download your heart out.
I discovered this man on
8bitPeoples, and got to talk to him
when I was a regular at the Atari
Music Network. He's a hell of a
talented chiptuner and nice fellow
|*Ninten Kwon Do*
A chiptuner I met on the
Chipmusic.org forums. I had no idea
that much awesome could be
squeezed out of just one Gameboy
powered by LSDJ. Wicked beats :)
|*ARMY OF 2600*
I haven't talked to this man since MySpace
was a thing, but he was the only other
person I had met that, like me, was active
in the chiptune scene using only Atari
2600s. By some odd proxy, I considered
him a friend. Many times more talented and
imaginative than I could hope to be, very
unique style. Hope all is well General Mike.
Wish I could've had a beer with ya.
All I can say is either wow or WTF?
This dude has done something i've
never heard before; he combines
chiptune with intense metal, raw
thrash, and of course drops cuts on
the turntable because all that shit
goes together right? Definitely very
different, worth checking out if you
like a little intensity in your tunes.
Thursday Customs is based in my home state (about two hours away from me in fact.) These folks are who you can turn to for modded
GameBoys, or you can SEND IN YOUR OWN for a broad range of modifications like pro-sounding, backlights, clock mods, hex chips, and much
more. I really don't feel the prices are all too bad either. I utilized these guys to do my own DMG with a blue backlight and RCA prosound mod
amongst a couple other tweaks. If you know how to do your own circuit bending, they've got all the components and accessories you'll probably
ever need, even stuff i've never heard of. Really exciting stuff for the would-be chiptuner. Modifying circuits and soldering are not something I
have any experience with, so these services become invaluable. Besides, it's lame to rock everything in an emulator, why not use the REAL thing?
|*Adlib Tracker II*
This is one for my fellow Mac users...yeah you read that right!
If you are from my generation or anywhere close, you were no doubt exposed to DOS at one point or another. DOS games had a
certain sound and a certain style that were unique and immediately recognizable. Adlib Tracker II pretty much explains itself in the
name. It is an extremely well featured tracker designed for DOS that allows you truly craft your art via FM synthesis. Visit
www.adlibtracker.net for the latest versions.
But wait, there's more! What if you are a Mac user like me? I have found that DOSbox is a fantastic emulator for most DOS
goodness....but the latest version of AT2 crashes right out at boot on Mac DOSbox. Well I have found a solution! To use Adlib Tracker
II on MacOS with DOSbox, you will need an unofficial SVN build of DOSbox called DOSbox-X. I have put together a package
containing a precompiled binary of DOSbox-X, the latest release of AT2, and I even wrote up simple instructions to get you going.
Get it HERE