So lately I've been coming across a lot of music that isn't quite chiptune, but has very similar textural roots. Rather than using the sound pallete of 80s games, it utilizes sampling and soundfonts for a SNES/N64 sound:
I've mostly found it around Ubiktune's folks, as well as those crossbreed chiptune/PC Music artists around Soundcloud (Maxo, bo en, Spazzkid, KKB, etc). I think it's all pretty great stuff, and I'd like to explore this kind of music more myself. But whenever I try introducing friends to these jams, I find myself hesitant to refer to it as chiptune, provided it is very distinct from LSDJ/Famitracker/Nanoloop music.
All of the artists I listed except bo en have at least dabbled in chiptune, and now they're doing stuff like this. I'd like to call it VGM, though none of these songs were composed for actual games (much like chiptune itself). I think there are a lot of similarities and connections between chip and whatever this is, and I don't see talked about much.
What do you guys think? Can this music qualify as chiptune? Is it just "VGM," or is it something altogether different ("post-chip"?)? Would you guys be against somebody posting this music on CMO?