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Zubb Is here ;)
« on: November 12, 2009, 20:11:16 »

Hey Guys, My name is Zubb.
I'm 21 years of age,i grew up in the 8-bit era. Used to own an amiga as a kid and used to use my mum's old spectrum and c64, and have loved oldschool 8-bit music ever since.
I listen to chip tunes nearly everyday, and i decided to start making my own.

Ive started tracking in milkytracker, and learning everyday.

So yeah :P Hope to have a nice stay here and learn lots more about creating 8-bit sounds ;)

I do however have one question which has been puzzling me for a while.
I want to buy an old gameboy and link it up to my computer to create sounds.

which hardware would i need (and software) to be able to create those cool sounds from an old gameboy.
I know it's possible but i can't find a tutorial anymore  :-\

I hope you guys can help me out.

Thank you.

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009, 21:57:09 »

Hi Zubb and welcome to the forums. :)
As Wikipedia says, the Gameboy has "2 square waves, 1 programmable 32-sample 4-bit PCM wave, 1 white noise", so it should be fairly easy to write music that sounds like Gameboy tunes with those very simple waveforms.
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009, 22:30:06 »

Thank you, Saga Musix :D

I'm completly new to the whole 8-bit/chip tune creation.
I've used Fruity loops and reason 4 in the past, But i see no point in learning how to use those apps, seeing as my main focus on music revolves around old school music :P

Do you know any good articles i can read to get my started on my Journey?
Like learn all about chip tunes/wave/bit's/noise etc etc, as im clueless.

I'll have a look on wiki, but i find wiki hard to digest imo. xD

Thank you :)


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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009, 21:44:39 »


For Gameboy-like tunes, you can use LSDJ.

For NES-like tunes, you have FamiTracker.

The 8bitcollective website has a cool wiki about 8bit music software:
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