Austin, TX

Yeah.  I used to feel pretty strongly about it years ago, but now I just don't give a shit. ♫ ♪

Last edited by HimsyPimsy (Jul 6, 2017 9:05 pm)


FL Studio is a great way to make chiptunes! Maybe try both FL and a tracker in the same project even haha

NC in the US of America

Anything good will be frowned upon by somebody

USA, Utah
tempsoundsolutions wrote:

using flstudio itself is frowned upon. because it is a prison.

a very scary prison... ... then you start to love it, and then all of a sudden "Of, Course!!"

I definitely do, and one day I'll master my way through a Famitracker project... it's still fun!

East Coast USA

lmao 9 times out of 10 when i make chiptune style stuff, im using analog synths on the pulse wave setting XD. Even when I do use my old consoles, I'm always recording into Ableton Live and mixing them with drum samples and other synths. If the music sounds good then it doesn't really matter how you made it as long as youre not like. torturing kittens or something.


To me, every VST is its own platform. I like the idea of exploring the capabilities of one synth (such as multitimbral synths) - doesn't have to be a silicon chip. KVR's OneSynthChallenge is pretty cool in that regard. Jeroen Tel made a song on FastTracker II using only sine waves. I did something similar only using 3xOsc in FLS (made drums using pitch-sweeped sines). Even the Amiga which some consider 'chip' - each tracker program has its own sound and capabilities.

Of course, this cannot be compared to producing your own .sid, .ay or .vgm that contains the direct chip instructions. And some purists would refuse to capture audio off anything but authentic hardware.

The only issue is that if you use VOPM or FMDrive, you can easily create something that cannot be recreated to play back on hardware. That kind of bothers me, if you market a song as "if the Genesis had 12 FM channels and a reverb unit". You might as well just use modern drum kits and not try to be so close to hardware without being authentic.

But use VOPM + Synth1 with some Linnndrum samples? Without pretending like it could play on a hardware platform? Nothing wrong with that, people will still call it retro or video game music.. make the music you love to make.


I appreciate everyone's support as a deeply mired FLStudio composer of chiptunes.

Paris, France

Yes smile