Chiptune in Recent Media

8-bit music is not a thing only found in old games. People make 8-bit versions of popular songs that are fully instrumental with voice.

A recent example of 8-bit art and 8-bit music (via Chiptune) that was depicted is from Disney Channel’s recent show Gravity Falls in the episode Fight Fighters which features 8-bit characters from an arcade as well as a Chiptune version of the theme song.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbsOZa9_rVQ[/youtube]

Interview Questions

  • What is chiptune? To you?
  • How did you get started with chiptune?
  • How long have you been doing it?
  • Who do you think is the audience?
  • Where can you get the access?
  • Why do you chiptune?
  • How do you learn to chiptune?
  • What are some difficulties?

8bit Bay Area Teaser

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEp0t6WW9XU[/youtube]Here’s my short multimedia presentation on chiptune. Featuring interview clips from Pedro Silva, of the great San Jose chiptune band, Slime Girls. Also featuring music and voiceover by yours truly.