Posts Tagged ‘8bit’

ChipWIN-tern Presents: Networking and Brand Management

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Hello everyone. For this month, I decided instead of an album review or talking about a concert I thought that I might perhaps offer some help to the community at large by addressing one of the things I see as a major common weakness: poor brand management. “Wait what,” I hear you say, “why are you teaching me an Intro to Business course here? I just want some dank bleep bloops, bro!” And that’s fine, because at the end of the day is not a man entitled to the bleep from his bloops? But for those of you who are interested in getting senpai to notice you, and by senpai I mean potential fans and friends, then I have some broad and functional advice for you in terms of making sure that what music you have is available to the most people and you can start being that cool kid who wears pastel colored 80’s and 90’s era windbreaker jackets, clear Wayfarer glasses, a geeky Snapback and patterned leggings that all the convention-goers want to throw their parents’ money at. Or whatever it is YOU deem as commercial success, I guess.

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Aydan Appreciates: ‘started commuting’ by Ello Costello

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Hey there, ChipWINners. It’s been a few months since I’ve written an article due to some extremely time-occupying life events, but I’m happy to be back now! At the end of May, Cheapbeats released an EP showcasing a new artist in the community named Ello Costello. This artist certainly isn’t a stranger to producing music; he’s released a few EPs independently prior to this, such as the freely composed ‘Just For Fun‘ and the environmentally influenced ‘Small Windows‘. With influence and assistance from DonutShoes, an artist who’s been featured on ‘ChipWIN: Volume 5‘ and on ‘Volume 6‘, Ello Costello makes his stunning debut in our niche with ‘started commuting’. Throughout this EP, Ello Costello draws influence from morning cityscapes, the excitement of travel, and his own musical interests. Let’s see what this release has in store for us!

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Clover Chain Reacts To: Chiptunes4Autism – Volume 3

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A little over a month ago, Chiptunes4Autism released their highly anticipated ‘Volume 3: Forces of Neurodivergence’ compilation. Spanning around an hour and a half, the album is part of an ongoing fundraising nonprofit run by Gustuf Young (Asperkraken), focused on promoting autism positivity, and empowering people on the spectrum. Uniting a diverse group of chiptune artists from all around the world, with all kinds of backgrounds, Chiptunes4Autism organizes live showcases and a yearly compilation album. The earnings are donated to a few different causes that support opportunities, advocacy, and resources – all while giving musicians, neurodiverse or otherwise, a helpful and accepting community in the process.

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Chip Bit Sid Takes On : HarleyLikesMusic – Steel City Zone

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For this week’s review, I have the distinct pleasure of reviewing the newest album of one of my biggest influences – HarleyLikesMusic’s new ‘Steel City Zone’ as released on Thebasebit. I’ve known Harley for a few years now, first meeting him just before he got into making music on LSDJ and to say his music leaves an impression would be an understatement. After two wildly successful albums released on the Cheapbeats label, Harley is back again with his old tricks – and some new ones too. As someone who cites Harley as a major influencer of my own techniques, I think I’m quite lucky that I get the chance to talk about this with you – it’s not often one gets to discuss someone who has brought so much to the LSDJ game.

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The Unicorn Princess Royally Reviews ‘workplace ergonomics’ by nmlstyl

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Happy June, folks!

This month on the blog, I display to you all a modest delayed reaction on a spring release that I enjoyed recently. ‘workplace ergonomics’ was released on April 23rd, 2018 by Philly based musician, visual artist, and coder, nmlstyl.  While I was shocked that it hadn’t already been reviewed here, there were absolutely no surprises on my end as to how gorgeous this record turned out to be.

Artwork for ‘workplace ergonomics’, courtesy of Bandcamp.

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Progression: Teoría Musical 101 – Grados de la Escala Musical e Intervalos

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Artículo Original de Tuberz_Mcgee. Traducción al Español por Pixel_Guy

Hola, amigos y amigas:

Aquí Tuberz con el inicio de una nueva serie centrada en el entendimiento y la aplicación de la teoría musical. Te estarás preguntando ¿qué es la teoría musical? Bueno, la teoría musical es la base de la mayoría de la música tonal de occidente, es lo que nos permite analizar la música que apreciamos y disfrutamos. Es el entendimiento  de las relaciones que existen entre notas, acordes, ritmos y secciones musicales. Al comprender qué es lo que está pasando en las canciones que nos gustan podemos utilizar estos procesos y técnicas en nuestra propia música, algo cómo lo que escribí en mi artículo sobre investigación musical. ¿No es divertido  cómo funcionan estas cosas? ¿Podemos profundizar en ello?

Vamos a ello.

Algún día también se podrá escribir música en una hoja de cálculo cómo una alternativa completamente diferente de las partituras.

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