Chipmusic • Labels • Releases

V/A – Handheld Heroes Volume One

Wow. Retirement break for this insane comp.

Digital Album
Immediate download of 41-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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Data DVD Version
Shipping to US+Canada is included in the price. Add one dollar for int’l orders.
DVD version includes:
– Full compilation in both MP3 and WAV format
– art files by Minusbaby
– Bonus modules / files:
— 2 famitracker files from Baron Knoxburry and Zan- Zan-Zawa-Veia
— 4 nsf files from Alex Mauer, Baron Knoxburry, Heosphoros and MisfitChris
— 1 octamed mod from CCDM
— 1 LSDJ Player ROM, which includes the tracks from BSK, … more

V/A – Handheld Heroes Volume One | Handheld Heroes.

Chipmusic • Releases

Pineapple Smash Crew Soundtrack | syphus

Soundtrack to Pineapple Smash Crew, available from 2nd of February 2012 from Steam and elsewhere for PC! For up to date Pineapple Smash Crew details, hit up using NI Komplete mainly Reaktor with my ensemble, AHX Tracker on Commodore Amiga 600/1200, Ibanez guitars, Access Virus B, Roland SH-101.Please note: the tracks are designed to loop endlessly in the game. That’s why they all fade out at the end :Big thanks to:Rich Edwards, for creating the awesome Pineapple Smash Crew for which it was a pleasure to write music! Parapete for constructive criticism, and some of the other kind. Pope, Skinny, Aidan, Oz, Chris and everybody else who offered helpful advice along the way. Especially, though, Mia and Leo.

via Pineapple Smash Crew Soundtrack | syphus.

Chipmusic • software

Chipslapper for Reaktor Appeared

Sure, the world probably doesn’t need another simplistic, single-osc Reaktor synth, but I made this specifically to mimic the behaviour of so-called ‘chipsamples’ in ProTracker, FastTracker2 and similar trackers.

Traditionally, since the late ’80s, tracked chipmusic has been created by looping short (~32byte) samples which the tracker automatically uses as pitched instruments. Effects are applied using hex commands and more advanced trackers had extended instrument options which emulated the behaviour of basic synths.

Anyway, purely for my own work, I wanted to have a straightforward, cross-platform means of composing using my old tracker styles/technique in newer DAWs like Ableton Live. If it’s useful to any other afficionados, great – but most people will just find it to be a very dull synth that looks like a Reaktor beginner’s project.

via Chipslapper.

Chipmusic • Releases

syphus – pro.tect

pro.tect is a lovingly prepared collection of Syphus’ work from 2007 to 2011 – almost entirely unheard, outside of his live shows. Though the tracks have been mastered for more ear-friendly and mp3-friendly listening, they were all made using AHX (Amiga), HivelyTracker (Amiga), Protracker (Amiga) and FastTracker2/MilkyTracker (PC).

Listen for free here on Bandcamp; if you decide to buy and download the album, as well as high quality mp3/FLAC/etc files and the full-size cover artwork, you also get 3 bonus tracks!

For more details, and for free mp3s and modules, visit

For the morbidly curious, here’s a breakdown of file formats, the number of audio channels used and the original module filesize:
01: AHX/4ch/8kb, 02: AHX/4ch/16kb , 03: FT2/14/81kb, 04: FT2/6ch/25kb, 05: FT2/4ch/44kb, 06:FT2/16/75kb, 07: PT/4ch/12kb, 08: AHX/4ch/20kb, 09: HVL/12ch/13kb, 10: FT2/4ch/36kb, 11: FT2/24ch/255kb, 12: FT2/8ch/35kb, 13: FT2/12ch/94kb, 14: HVL/4ch/6kb


Amiga • Chipmusic • software

Chipdisco updated to 0.2

ChipdiscoDJ is a twin-deck MOD/XM/S3M player, set up like DJ software and with many of the same features. Needless to say, because modules are much better than MP3s, WAVs and other rendered audio files, you can do very cool stuff by digging into the notes as they’re calculated and played on the fly by the player engine. Adjust speed without adjusting pitch! Change pitch without altering speed! Mute individual instruments or channels! Trigger sub-pattern loops (a la Ableton Live) with pinpoint timing accuracy! Also, because modules are usually very small, you can roll up to a party with ChipdiscoDJ and a bunch of tunes on a floppy disk and kill that shit dead. No floppies? Don’t worry – you can queue up files from other websites by copying the URLs. Aaaawesome.

Chipdisco : Built with Processing.