Living on a Prayer [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Bon Jovi

Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer.

I went to a Guns and Roses cover band on my birthday this year and although GnR aren’t on my playlist, I thoroughly had an awesome time. I didn’t realise I knew seven of there songs. Anyhow, it inspired me to bitpop a heavier rock song so I chose this one. Its probably my favourite Bon Jovi song.

Made with ♥
Gavin

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

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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Bitpop & My Audio Design Philosophy

Whilst Chiptunes are generally written and performed on real & emulated hardware such as the Nintendo & Commodore families of 8bit systems, they are bound to the technical constraints of the sound provided by that system. Bitpop tends to be played mostly as a hybrid of 8bit sound-chip sounds and…

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Bitpop 1

Bitpop 1 contains songs that have been selected not out of whimsy or any simple superficial criteria. Rather, I’ve chosen songs that in their instances, their moments of time, have pulled heartstrings, confused thoughts & emotions or struck affinity on a personal level. Some hit raw nerves. They’ve brought me…

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C64 Night 2013

C64 Night 2013 – Brisbane, November 30 Nostalgic 8bit geeks of Brisbane rejoice! C64 Night 2013 is at the end of this month. Last year, a group of my old C64 demoscene friends went to the 2012 C64 Night as a bit of a nostalgic look back at how we…

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I lost my best friend today

This is Suzi (“The Fruit”). She’s my 18 year old little lamb. I’ve returned her back to her maker today. If she could only have known and understood how she was so cathartic for me when I was at my mental worst. She was an awesome kitteh and now she’s…

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