Okay guys, holidays are here and I have plenty of free time to experiment, so I'm gonna ask some further questions, if you don't mind. I'm in the phase I understand what is what, but I am not yet sure how to get hang of things. Specifically, what is the best approach to making chiptunes, Amiga tunes and SID tunes?
I recon there are many possible ways, but I would like to know what are the most popular ones. For SID, I've found this QuadraSID thing some time ago. Do you have any experience with it? For now it seems to me that buying this thingy can be the best you can do for SID composing, on modern platforms, that is. I know I could always do SID in odintracker or so, but it's more...comfortable to do it in modern trackers. But is it worth it?
What about chiptunes? Do chip-artists draw everything themselves? Do they use some basic VSTs or what?
And the greatest question mark for me is Amiga. I simply don't know how to achieve that Amiga sound. I know, 4 channels, 8-bit samples, but what else? This limitation does not give it that recognizable sound. Where can I get samples that sound like that? (I love that deathjester sound)
I would be grateful for any help you could share.