Originally posted on the ChipWIN Blog on March 17th, 2020.
Edited by Dan Butler & Brandon L. Hood.
Confrontation is, occasionally, inevitable. Most of the time, however, we can learn from our differences and enrich our own perspective. In some cases, even highlighting these contrasting elements can be a good thing. After a spectacular showcase compilation last year, しのりゅー brings to us yet another incredible release that showcases this pixelated dichotomy. For this chapter, 56 artists explored the contrasting themes of cute and cool in their own unique styles. So let’s take a look over ‘カワイイチップチューン VS カッコイイチップチューン 対決コンピレーション’ (Kawaii Chippchūn VS Kakkoii Chippchūn: Taiketsu Conpirēshon), released through novtos.
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Originally Posted on the ChipWIN Blog on May 14th, 2020.
Edited by Aydan Scott.
During my short time listening to chiptune, I’ve found a handful of iconic artists. However, today I’d like to call attention to an artist who is of particular importance to my personal chiptune journey. Responsible for one of the most iconic albums of the past decade, an avid enthusiast of chipmusic and accessories, tireless supporter of chipmusicians from all around the globe, advocate for chipmusic education, and notable Meme Master tobokegao has released a new album! Without any further ado, let’s take a look at ‘B (Albert comes over to me)’!
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Originally Posted on the ChipWIN Blog on July 16th, 2019.
Edited by Adam Seats
When a long day finally comes to an end, there are just a few things we can say are ‘universally pleasant’: taking your shoes off, laying on the bed with your face on the pillow, drinking or eating something, playing some music, or taking a shower to name a few. Thinking on those little pleasures sometimes is the reason we hold ourselves together and keep going through a hard day. This time I want to bring to you a tremendous EP that would be useful in a situation like the one I just described – I’m talking about ‘Sine Sleep Session EP’ by Saitone, released through Future Disorder.
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Originally Posted on the ChipWIN Blog on October 17th, 2019.
Edited by Wayne Manselle.
Just lovely, that’s how anyone who has listened to scythe’s music would describe his style if you asked them. His charming melodies and upbeat rhythms enter the ears but go straight to the heart. This quality made his second album ‘Nighty Night Stories’ win the VGMOnline AGMA 2018 for Best Chiptune Album. This time scythe is back with two LSDj and a whole new batch of tunes that will warm our souls and take our minds to explore the wonders and limits of an incredible fantasy. So let’s take a look over ‘Mirage Diary’ by scythe.
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Uno de los parámetros básicos que causan más conflicto al momento de iniciarse en el uso de DefleMask es el de la configuración de tempo. Aunque algunos podrían pensar que es un asunto de sentido común, la realidad es que tiene matices un tanto esotéricos; o en un primer momento así pareciera. Aunque el manual ofrece una explicación, esta profundiza poco en el ajuste preciso de esta función. Hoy compartiré lo que sé al respecto para que puedas comprender un poco mejor esta característica. Claro está que siempre se puede hacer un uso más sofisticado mediante la aplicación combinada de técnicas (como el uso de los comandos 9 y D); pero hoy nos centraremos en lo básico. ¡Vamos a ello!
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