You’re the Voice [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to John Farnham

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Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer. I had a fella leave a comment on Reddit after I asked what other Iconic Aussie songs I could consider doing and he came back with “How good are you at emulating bagpipes?”. That could only mean one thing. This…

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Elastic Heart [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Sia

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Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer. I think I’ve mentioned that I love Sia. 😂 Her music is super expressive and heavily utilises moody & serious chord progressions. I like her as a performer too. She often compliments her singing with performance art – possibly as…

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Take On Me [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to AHa

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Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer. I always liked the style of the C64 Musician, David Whittaker so I thought I’d do this classic 80s song in a quasi David Whittaker style. This song has to be one of the top 5 defining songs of the…

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Flash [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Queen

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Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer. Queen was one of my favourite bands growing up and for that matter, even today with Adam Lambert singing, they are still a favourite. There’s no replacing Freddie Mercury though. His voice, wow, he could do it all. Such an…

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Flames [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to David Guetta & Sia

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Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer. I frikkin love Sia. Her voice – wow! So that made this song a no-brainer to do. I’ve gone for a thicker EDM feel for this one. Dual basslines, nice sine wave drums to emulate the TR808-909 sound, multi-speed and…

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White Wedding [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Billy Idol

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Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer. Ok so I’ve been doing more of the light and fluffy songs recently so I wanted to mix it up a little. I was given the suggestion of doing an INXS song and I was a bit indifferent about that.…

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Karma Chameleon [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Culture Club

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Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer. I’ve really enjoyed doing classic 80s songs lately and I think this one sits amongst them. Pop with a reggae underpinning. Its pretty nice. This time I’m back with those C64 arpeggios after having a break from them in my…

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Material Girl [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Madonna

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Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer. There are some artists that were legends of the 80s. I’ve done Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Bon Jovi’s “Living On a Prayer” but I’ve wanted to do a Madonna song for quite some time. I had a go at doing “Like…

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Rosanna [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Toto

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Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer. This song draws parallels to real life for me – just the name is different. There’s a few 8 bit covers of Toto’s “Africa” but I wanted to do a Toto song that hasn’t been done to death. Lots of…

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Into You [Bitpop / Chiptune] – Tribute to Ariana Grande

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Made exclusively with the sounds of the Commodore 64 I simply like this song. It’s catchy. I’ve gone for a more raw Commodore 64 SID chip sound in this one. Big arpeggios, rattly drums and plenty of pulse width modulation – all the defining sounds of that computer’s chiptunes. This…

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Cool Change [Bitpop] – Tribute to Little River Band

Made with the Commodore 64 MOS6581 SID chip (Multi-SID). A classic Little River Band song and the first Australian song I’ve bitpopped. It seems fitting for a New Year to start with a song like this; Particularly if you plan to make some New Year resolutions. All the best &…

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Purple Rain [Bitpop] – Tribute to Prince

Made exclusively with the sounds of the Commodore 64 MOS6581 Multi-SID “I want to try something before we go home. It’s mellow.” – Prince When there’s blood in the sky – red and blue = purple… purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one…

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All Right [Bitpop] – Tribute to Christopher Cross

Made exclusively with the sounds of the Commodore 64 MOS6581 Multi-SID Though the past can make you weary, just know that the future doesn’t have to be more of the same. It’s all right because next time around it wont be like the time before. This 8 bit arrangement was…

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The River of Dreams [Bitpop] – Tribute to Billy Joel

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Made exclusively with the sounds of the Commodore 64 MOS6581 Multi-SID I really appreciate you taking to the time to listen. Thanks. —- Buy Bitpop 1, 2, 3 & 4 and support me, please. You can name your own price as a form of donation. Bandcamp https://gavingraham.bandcamp.com/ —- Homepage: http://gavingraham.com…

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A Sky Full of Stars [Bitpop] – Tribute to Coldplay

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Made exclusively with the sounds of the Commodore 64 MOS6581 Multi-SID I really appreciate you taking to the time to listen. Thanks. —- Buy Bitpop 1, 2, 3 & 4 and support me, please. You can name your own price as a form of donation. Bandcamp https://gavingraham.bandcamp.com/ —- Homepage: http://gavingraham.com…

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Fuck You [Bitpop][Explicit] – Tribute to Cee Lo Green

{{unknown}}Made exclusively with the sounds of the Commodore 64 MOS6581 Multi-SID As its title suggests, ‘Fuck You’ is essentially a middle finger extending from the fist of a pop single—and a gloriously catchy Motown stomper of a pop single at that. It felt nearly criminal to have this much fun…

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How I manage my audio projects

Geek time. I’ve mentioned previously how I use Git to version all my work. Regardless of whether its audio, video, text/code or config, it goes into version control. This time I want to show you how I project manage my albums. I use Google Keep for purpose it’s actually not…

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Born This Way [Bitpop] Tribute to Lady Gaga

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As the result for the Australian Marriage Equality Survey looms, win or lose, no matter your ability, gender, sexuality or ethnicity, I and many others are with you. This one is for anyone who has in any way felt marginalised, excluded or just made fun of. This one is for…

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