A Square Meal: ‘愛を喜ぶ街’ by 黒魔 / Chroma

Originally Posted on theChipWI Blog on September 17th, 2019.
Edited by Joseph Eidson.

The first half of this year was full of extraordinary music releases, and the name that signs this one is a synonym of quality. For those of you that may not be familiar with Chroma’s work, the huge range of styles and emotions he’s capable to express through music have not only been translated into an astonishing combination of techniques, but also into a distinctive fusion of sounds and an incomparable ability to tell stories. Of course, all of this in the form a huge catalog of compositions. All the tracks contained in this album are charged with a strong sense of consistency and are sharpened enough to work along with each other or on its own. So let’s take a look over Chroma’s first full-length album: ‘愛を喜ぶ街’ (Ai wo Yorokobu no Machi – ‘The Town that Enjoys Love’), released through not records.

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A Square Meal: ‘光のチップチューンVS闇のチップチューン 対決コンピレーション’ by novtos

Originally Posted in the ChipWIN Blog.
Edited by Wayne Manselle.

Last month a vast group of chip musicians from the land of the rising sun united their forces to make an astonishing compilation featuring a theme that never gets old: Light vs. Dark. This delicious compilation is divided into two albums, each one containing the best warriors to defend their side. Which one could win? Well, with this line-up; the listener for sure. Before you pick up a camp, let’s take a look at ‘光のチップチューンVS闇のチップチューン 対決コンピレーション’ (Hikari no chippchuun vs. Yami no Chippchuun – Taiketsu Conpireeshon), released through Novtos.

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A Square Meal: ‘The Lost Backups’ by Beek

It feels so good to be back!  From time to time, the Internet can be a strange place, becoming even more strange when you pay close attention to its goings-on. Fortunately, music is an oasis that keeps us sane and helps us find a juncture to make sense of all the gibberish we find out here. Today, I want to share a little escape from all of the things that might be happening around you right now. Last month, Beek released a sweet new batch of tunes filled with funky rhythms, jazzy leads, expressive arpeggios, and notable melodic quality. The result is an enchanting mixture of styles with a nostalgic hint that will make your heart skip and will surely put a smile on your face. So let’s take a look at ‘The Lost Backups’ by Beek!

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Samples tonales en DefleMask

El uso de cinco canales para muestras de audio en el módulo del YM 2151 de DefleMask es una gran herramienta para añadir elementos extra a tu música. Ya sean power chords, cuerdas, notas de piano, percusiones, etc.; puedes aprovechar esta característica para darle más cuerpo y personalidad a tus canciones. Sin embargo, si eres como yo, tal vez no hayas terminado de comprender cómo es que esta función también te permite cambiar el tono de una muestra. Hoy quiero darles una pequeña ayuda para que la puedan utilizar con más confianza. ¡Vamos a ello!

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Tonal Samples in DefleMask

Samples in the YM 2151 Module of DefleMask are a great tool for when you want to add more elements to your music. Whether it be power chords, strings, piano notes, drums, etc. – you can take advantage of this feature to give more meat and personality to your music. However, if you are like me, maybe you never completely understood how to use the feature that allows you to manipulate the pitch of the sample. Today, I’ll give you a hint on how to use it. Let’s take a look at it!

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