Chip Tunes (Jan. 08, p. 42)
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Musicians who go by the names of Bacalao, Glomag, Nullsleep, Covox, and many others have created a new electronic music subgenre using parts from old video games to make new musical instruments. In addition to describing this music, this article highlights the way people employ "alternative" objects for musical uses, and it also discusses recording techniques like sequencing.
How are electronic games adapted into musical instruments?
How are the musicians in the 8-bit subgenre like the early pioneers of electronic music?
How does a sequencer work?
Various Artists: 8-bit Operators: The Music of Kraftwerk Performed on Vintage 8-bit Video Game Systems
Anamanaguchi: Power Supply
(just let this music play in the background as you work)
Little Sound DJ
How to turn a GameBoy into a musical instrument
Little Sound DJ Artists on the Web
Little Sound DJ Workshop
Real-time sound editor for Game Boy
Online Chiptune Media Sharing
8-Bit Operators interview on National Public Radio