Bitpop/Chiptune cover version made with the sounds on the Commodore 64 – 6 Channels
There’s two thing guaranteed to make you humble, The Iron Sheik and a night in Bangkok. Given the choice, I’d prefer the latter. 🙂 The chorus extol Bangkok’s reputation as an exciting city while the verses are dismissive. Two members of ABBA were involved in the writing and production of this song.
80s msuic cover version made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 – Multi SID
Time to get yer trashbag on.
Some fun facts from around the web: • Voted 4th worst song of all time • Lead Singer, Dene Michael, was jailed for claiming false benefits. • Dene was forced to sing the song for other inmates • Once you hear this song it will be in your head for hours afterwards
Bitpop/Chiptune cover version of a classic 80s song, the Final Countdown by Europe – Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 – Multi SID
Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 – Multi SID
This song needs no introduction so I wont. 😛 I have at times gone out of my way to avoid the typical C64 Pulse-width modulation (PWM) although its a defining C64 sound simply because its a staple modulation effect that often comes at the expense of other waveforms not being used as much. This time around though, its PWM all the way.
Cover version of a great dance song by the Scissor Sisters. Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer.
The original song has a segment after the first chorus that was composed on the Commodore 64 using the onboard SID sound chip in the computer. Now here’s the whole song done with the Commodore 64’s onboard SID chip.
8 bit cover version of Magic! – Rude: Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer.
Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer.
I couldn’t think of a more ironic way to celebrate a divorce than with a song about a marriage proposal. Hahaha. 🙂
One of those hybrid SID waveforms of mixing triangle with a thin pulse makes an appearance in this one. Sawtooth bass, very minimal PWM – just to mix up the flavour a bit. Oh, and SID 6581 R4 filter goodness in the instrumental solo.
I love a bit of reggae, even if it is watered down for pop music. Hahaha.
Putting it all together – the glue Here we are with discreetly sampled sounds, lead & backing vocals and production effects/engineering and now they all need to be combined into a Bitpop song. This is where modern music production tools come into play. Up until recently, I was using Renoise…
Technical Brief I use a few core tools in creating these tracks. Some are new, some are old (and emulated). Let’s start with the old since this is where all the sound design happens. Ever since the 80’s, I have written in assembler my own C64 Music & Sound effect…
8 bit Bitpop (Chiptune) cover of an awesome 80s song – Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer.
I wanted that bangy-clangy sound so I’ve used a bit of ring-mod in this one. Kinda feels like how I did Kiss’ ‘I was made for loving you’ – but different. 👍
One (or two) of my most loved features of the 6581/8580 SID Chip is its Ring and Sync-Mod capabilities. I don’t use them often since they are hard beasts to master. I’ve gone for quite a bit of ring/sync in this one.
I’ve also done a nice little transition from a real whistle to a ring-modded SID generated one.
Scene-newbies appear to be lost about the past, confused, or even being totally ignorant about it. As in, how things worked back then, how it all came to be, the ‘unwritten rules’ etc.
“The Zen master was asked the solemn question--what is Buddha? He took off his sandal, put it on his head, and walked away.”
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