I’ve developed a bit of an appetite for doing Bitpop/Chiptune remakes, I’ve been looking for a few more songs that I’d like to cover. The criteria is that the song must’ve struck me in some way to enthuse me enough to have a crack at covering it. So, instead of going Lo-Fi to Hi-Fi, I’ve made these songs into glorified chiptunes. Granted it would take about 6 Commodore 64’s to pump out this sound. Renoise was used to build this piece and give me as many C64’s as I needed.
However I’ve not limited myself to being a purist and only using three (or 4 to 5 if you include digi/sample) channels and the one shared filter across the whole device. Rather I have chosen to allow myself to have as many sound channels as I like and filters that are independent as can operation across any individual sound. I’ve also allowed myself to use modern effect processing one each sound and channel bit I have tried to keep these very moderate so not to lose the C64 sound. That’s about it for the rules I am following which means I don’t quite fit the chiptune category in a pure sense.
After a little bit of trawling the interwebs, I found right in front of me on Wikipedia a definition for hybrid chiptune music. Please allow me to introduce:
- Something Just Like This ft. William Yang
- Symphony ft. William Yang
- Pillowtalk ft. Adriana Vitale
- Into You ft. Ariana Grande
- Love Me Like You Do ft. Ellie Goulding
- Somebody That I Use To Know ft. Gotye & Kimbra
- There’s Nothing Holding Me Back ft. William Yang
Select & Play A Bitpop Track
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