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Like any sort of excellent popular music scene, chip new music is a movement with a philosophy. Rooted in the visual appeals of traditional computer game and competitive computer system graphics trials, the contents of that philosophy differ from person to person. To me it & rsquo; s constantly been about the concept that our innovation is only as useful as we make it; that our fetishization of the brand-new and the shiny has actually blinded us from the dormant ability and beauty sitting right in front of us, resting inside our once-cherished childhood years toys. More notably, it & rsquo; s additionally about the range of concepts that emerge from that uncertain values. And there & rsquo; s no place that range is more pronounced than at Blip Celebration, the biggest chip music celebration in the world.
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Like any good music scene, chip music is a movement with a philosophy. Rooted in the aesthetics of classic video games and competitive computer graphics demos, the contents of that philosophy vary from person to person. To me it’s always been about the idea that our technology is only as useful as we make it; that our fetishization of the new and the shiny has blinded us from the dormant capability and beauty sitting right in front of us, sleeping inside our once-cherished childhood toys. More importantly, it’s also about the diversity of ideas that emerge from that ambiguous ethos. And there’s nowhere that variety is more pronounced than at Blip Festival, the largest chip music festival on the planet.
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No, this isn’t a recycled news item from the 1980s — it’s 2011, and MJ Mahon and 8 Bit Weapon have just announced the release of the Apple II DMS Drummer, a wavetable-based drum sequencer for Apple II-era machines. The monophonic synth reproduces eight drum sounds like bass, snare, rim shot, hand clap, tom, hat open, hat closed and “lazer,” along with a sequencer that lets you plug in up to 16 drum patterns across 256 slots. Seems like just the thing for chiptune composers hankering for a way to make authentic eight-bit drum tracks using vintage Apple hardware. System requirements call for an Apple IIe, IIc, IIc+ or IIgs with 80-column capability and a 5.25-inch floppy drive — you know, pretty modern stuff. A limited demo version is available, but if that doesn’t satisfy, you can either buy it on a floppy for $ 14.95 or download a .dsk disk image for $ 9.95. Oh, and neither require a time-traveling DeLorean to go back to 1985.
This is no ordinary electric organ, my friend. Swedish software engineer Linus Åkesson loves chiptune so much (don’t we all?) that he felt the urge to convert this old-school instrument into an 8-bit synthesizer. By rewiring the keys, pedals and buttons to a couple of microcontrollers (which isn’t quite our usual weekend project in the garage), the reborn organ — dubbed the Chipophone — can now reproduce classic hits like Super Mario Bros’ theme tune on the fly. Oh, and you can even record loops and change their tempo on this bad boy. We’re not sure if Linus is planning on publishing the full details of his fabulous mod, but he’ll be performing here all week anyway. Well, on YouTube at least — check him out after the break.
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