(11 replies, posted in Releases)

Dr Treble wrote:

"Book one in the r^2dr universe written and composed by Dr. Treble begins when R, troubled astro-archaeologist-for-hire awakens to the brig of an unknown ship. Travel with him in the first 5 chapters of his story, where he battles lost memories, a corpo-cratic organization, and changes he can't control in a sprawling galaxy of neo-colonized planets in the far reaches of space."

My absolute favorite thing about music is its power to feed the imagination of the listener.  My favorite music is the music that takes me somewhere without telling me outright where it means to take me, but I also love it when an artist sets the stage like this smile


Just typed his name followed by "...bandcamp.com".  Around these parts I think that's a pretty solid bet when you don't get a link.

As far as the album goes, all I'll say is that I'd love to see what the .ftm files actually look like.


(12 replies, posted in Releases)

ClairBear wrote:

*Start slowly applauding*

*applauds slightly faster*


(8 replies, posted in Releases)

thesimplicity wrote:

Pretty much every sound on this album (other than the piano and percussion) was produced by either a MIDInes or a custom SID box I built. But it doesn't sound like the sort of traditional LSDJ stuff people may be used to.  I don't know if that's good or bad.

When it comes to music, the ear is the arbiter of all things.  I think Ant1 saying that he didn't hear anything that made it chipmusic is as definitive a statement as you're going to get; if it doesn't sound like a particular genre, then how can it be that genre?  The rules that define each genre (and whether or not there should even be rules) is largely a matter of semantics, but in this case even if you begin with basic chiptune hardware, the sound you end up with will be what defines the music. 

Nothing wrong with posting here, you've made some great stuff and I think that just using the hardware at least qualifies you to post your music on the site, but that's just my 2 cents.


(34 replies, posted in Software & Plug-ins)

XyNo wrote:

This will totally replace Duplex for my Launchpad in my setup !!! big_smile

I totally get it if you want to play live, but if you're not playing live then doesn't using a step sequencer in Renoise sort of null the whole point of the tracker interface?  The Launchpad is awesome, but I can't see it being too useful outside of a live environment.


(87 replies, posted in Software & Plug-ins)

Bit wish wrote:
MegaMantra wrote:

Using Linux + JACK, so it's produce/compose with Renoise, record with Qjackrcd, edit with Audacity.


Obviously I don't do the actual recording with the linux kernel smile

atomsmasha wrote:

video games suck, my dreamcast props up my desktop monitor



(34 replies, posted in Software & Plug-ins)

Dude that's beautiful.


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Recently switched to Linux from Windows, and as you might've seen from the Renoise thread I'm now working with Renoise.  It works beautifully, JACK is an amazing environment to work in, and I wouldn't have it any other way save for a single thing: VST support on Linux is not all that great.

Actually there are tons of great VST's for linux, not to mention the native DSSI and LADSPA plugins, there's no shortage of powerful synths or effects, it's just that there don't seem to be any aimed towards chipmusic.  The site Woolyss has this awesome, extensive list of VST plugins but not one of them is also available on Linux, which is a shame.  I could just as easily create my own sounds or sample out of Goattracker, but that's a much less intuitive solution. 

Do you guys know of any chip-style VST's that are also native to linux (SID/NES emulation, stuff like Magical8BitPlug, etc)? 

(A note about FST and DSSI-wrappers like dssi-vst, I've been wrestling with them for weeks and they really, really just DO NOT want to work, so there's no need to suggest those, I've already tried smile)


(87 replies, posted in Software & Plug-ins)

Using Linux + JACK, so it's produce/compose with Renoise, record with Qjackrcd, edit with Audacity.


(34 replies, posted in Software & Plug-ins)

myriad violets wrote:

I wish it had an on-board sound generator though, for now I typically import samples I've created in sunvox or lsdj. At least it's made me more creative at sampling different things, like pen-clicks and typewriter taps and whatnot.

While it's a shame that Renoise doesn't automatically have that functionality built in, there's an officially supported Tool that adds a pretty good waveform generator that at least matches the one built into the likes of Milkytracker.



(12 replies, posted in Releases)

The combination of the album art and the music makes my imagination absolutely run wild.


(34 replies, posted in Software & Plug-ins)

Because why not.

I just got Renoise, moving up from Milkytracker, and so far I absolutely love it.  I dabbled around in the likes of FL Studio for a little while but the setup is stupid - piano rolls and step sequencing, bleh.  A DAW with a tracker interface and some really, really nice workflow ideas is a much better, much more usable option in my opinion. 

Anyways, assuming you use Renoise, why not share your favorite techniques for making chip-style music?  Your favorite tools/scripts?  Or even just pop in to say you love such and such artist for using the program as well.


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Nice, really solid release.  Especially liked "Rebels of Ardan".

ant1, is there anything you don't know how to do?

ant1 wrote:


the Stallman approves.

Awesome tutorial.