lemon-fresh wrote:Joking right? Although I do think we should keep chiptune covers out of the thread, lets just stick with the classics.
perhaps he doesn't understand that everything made for consoles/portables that had their own sound chips embedded, rather than doing redbook audio or pcm/mp3/etc, is technically a chiptune.
it's composing music for certain instruments, while in this case the instrument is the sounds the chip can make, as opposed to an actual piano, oboe, guitar, saxophone, etc.
chiptunes, mostly through accessibility of trackers/programs to compose with, commonly are associated with NES/gameboy chip(tunes), while in reality there is a great amount of chips out there that would also fall into the category.
silly enough, all these chips are technically synthesizers, thus synthpop and other synthesizer generated music are related to chiptunes. chiptunes commonly are associated with the nostalgia of the nintendo generation, while newer synthesizers are emulating analog instruments.
however even DS games, GBA games, etc (newer generations) are considered "chiptune" by most people.
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