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Chiptunes


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    • 8-bit music
    • Chip music
    • Chipmusic
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    • found: Work cat: 2018001620: McAlpine, K., Bits and pieces, 2018:t.p. (chiptunes) ecip data (Bits and Pieces tells the story of chiptune, a style of lo-fi electronic music that emerged from the first generation of video game consoles and home computers in the late 1970s and early 1980s)
    • found: Wikipedia, April 16, 2017(Chiptune, also known as chip music or 8-bit music, is synthesized electronic music which is made for programmable sound generator (PSG) sound chips used in vintage computers, consoles, and arcade machines. The term also refers to tracker format music which intentionally sounds similar to older PSG-created music (this is the original meaning of the word) and music that combines PSG sounds with modern musical styles; The heyday of chiptune music was the 1980s.The earliest commercial chiptune records produced entirely from sampling arcade game sounds have existed since the mid-1980s, an early example being Haruomi Hosono's Video Game Music in 1984; On March 16, 2012 the Smithsonian American Art Museum's "The Art of Video Games" exhibit opened featuring a chipmusic soundtrack at the entrance by artists 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer. 8 Bit Weapon also created a track called "The art of Video Games Anthem" for the exhibit as well)
    • found: Soundfly WWW site, April 16, 2018(Chiptune artists harness the sound chips of old video games to make 8-bit-style electronic beats, songs, and soundscapes)
    • found: Grove Music Online, viewed April 19, 2018(Chiptunes (Chip music): Term related to music made by the eight-bit soundchips in 1980s and early 1990s gaming systems and microcomputers, as well as music composed using modified ('modded') gaming systems or environments designed to emulate the capabilities of early soundchips)
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    • 2018-04-16: new
    • 2018-07-13: revised
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