• Mod: Audio line out from SNES Super Gameboy

    Chiptune is fun to mess around with, but programming on a tiny Gameboy screen can get a little annoying. Nintendo created the Super Gameboy to allow players to plug Gameboy cartridges into their SNES, so it would stand to reason that you could run LSDJ or Nanoloop through your TV. But how to get the audio out and recordable? Kyle Robinson has a nifty little Instructable on how to add an… Read More

  • 8-bit Trip: Stop-motion LEGO + Nostalgia + Chiptune

    If this video doesn’t warm the swollen-shut cockles of your adult heart, then you didn’t grow up in the eighties. I, for one, was awash in a sea of Atari, NES, LEGO, and Pac-Man. The stop-motion footage in this video apparently took 1500 hours to put together, which is pretty amazing considering the final product is just under four minutes long. Four wonderful, cockle-warming… Read More

  • Weezer classics now in chiptune form

    If you’re like me, you grew up with a Nintendo Entertainment System and then spent your formative years listening to Weezer. Now the best of both worlds is available in true chiptune form with music label Pterodactyl Squad’s Weezer — The 8-bit Album. Read More

  • Name That Chiptune: The Growing Niche of 8-bit Music

    Audio has been moving steadily toward higher fidelity and resolution as components become cheaper and more advanced. If it ain’t 24-bit and 192kHz, many people simply aren’t interested. But this week, I’m looking in the opposite direction: 8-bit music. A whole community of musicians use modified handheld gaming devices like Nintendo Game Boys and NES boxes as live… Read More