shitbird wrote:
catskull wrote:

IDK how shitpost.NSF exists and someone thinks chiptune is dead

exactly, i wasn't sayin it was dead. I got a lil emotional there haha, and I am admitting it's me with the problem. If I don't like the way things are, then make a way.

Oh yeah! Wasn't responding to you specifically, just makin a general goof. Thought I agree, the migration to facebook groups is unfortunate but understandable. They have the unique ability to hide everything you want to see and show everything you want hidden (even try and find a post from a few days ago? good luck!) But I get it, it's just where everyone is.

e.s.c. wrote:
Imaginary wrote:

Saying "thing X is cancelled due to lack of interest", is usually a signal from your own ego to alert you that you are losing interest in said thing. I hear musicians pushing out new work all the time. Is the scene as good as it could be? I dunno, what's that supposed to look like? Make music, consume music, support the musicians you like. Boom, done.

for the events, many of the people who are running them can't afford to lose money on them and venues usually cost money, so in those cases it's legit to eventually cut your loses if you keep ending up in the red. some friends of mine were doing breakcore events roughly quarterly in Chicago, but they were losing hundreds of dollars on each event, so now they're not really doing them anymore. there's no ego or loss of interest really on their parts, they're just adults with jobs that don't pay enough to eat substantial losses on a regular basis. especially since there's a lot of stress involved in organizing anything like that

Word dude, events are a whole different ballgame. We used to play mostly free house shows because dealing with local promotion companies was such a painful experience. The margins are truly miserable for anything that's not either "The Next Big Thing" or "About To Be The Next Big Thing".
With any very niche scene you're kinda just stuck accepting that you'll end up with marginal opportunity to see live examples.
Mad respect for anybody who goes out on a limb to make small local events happen.

I suppose the aforementioned post was more of a philosophical shunt of the standard "chiptune is dead/dying" theme that seems to underly the entire community. "The world is ending" says the man who is letting his world end. For the rest of us it's Tuesday and we have to be at work in an hour.

So i'm wondering, is this site all about active artists and live performance?
In that case, sure, it could be out of fashion from time to time.

But I think of chiptune - primitive waveforms and limited sound channels - more as an instrument, like piano or guitar, than a genre.  A strange instrument that relatively few have discovered, but one that takes skill to master.

In that way, I think chip music has about as much danger of "dying" as a harmonica.

monx wrote:

So i'm wondering, is this site all about active artists and live performance?
In that case, sure, it could be out of fashion from time to time.

But I think of chiptune - primitive waveforms and limited sound channels - more as an instrument, like piano or guitar, than a genre.  A strange instrument that relatively few have discovered, but one that takes skill to master.

In that way, I think chip music has about as much danger of "dying" as a harmonica.

it's about both, tbh

there's jazzfunk chiptune and demo chiptune and dance chiptune and art chiptune folks all pumping out huge amounts of works, netlabels still operating and competitions going on constantly all the time
i also scrolled past hundreds of tweets about the recent high profile event in japan where seemingly everyone in the world but me played live :B
things appear to be going well

i bet you could assemble a discord ring of artist discords many of which are publicly joinable
im a terrible internet hermit and i can tell it's really really easy to track down musicians you like if you wanna

it's just that maybe you'll never again summon up teh halcyon feeling where BRK can be an entire post

new zan-zan-zawa-veia wrote:

there's jazzfunk chiptune

can you give me all of the links you have of this please?

well mix into more genres. I still make chip punk.  about year ago I started to bit crash my guitar to create low fi crunch when put over drive before it. it sound nice in punk. how ever am not a good musician so it not likely to catch on. emulators allow people to make chip tunes without  real hard ware. I lucky enough to keep my gba around and now using that for chip tunes. What I hate is that music genre go through fads and cycle where you have up and downs. it people stuck to genre and keep make music help get alive in its down cycle.

It took so long for it to die, it'd be a shame to bring it back really.