Posts Tagged ‘arps’

Paul’s Tech Talk – Exploring Arpeggios part 1: The Power of Illusion

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Hello beautiful people and thank you for reading Paul’s Tech Talk on The ChipWIN Blog! It’s been a while since I’d last whipped out a good ol’ techy article so I decided to make this one extra special. Today we’re going to delve into one of my all-time favourite aspects of chiptune production: Arpeggios!

Most of you probably know quite well what an arpeggio is, and why it’s widely used in Chiptune music. So in this article, I will try to dig a little deeper, examine closely how they work and what they can do, and experiment with some more advanced techniques to unleash their amazing potential.

Let’s dive in!

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Stokin’ the Forge: ‘Hurrigwen’ by Square Punch

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Chipmusic Heroes veteran Square Punch brings us a little bit of the sentimental and a lotta bit of the fresh with his late October release ‘Hurrigwen‘. The album is three tracks of excellent collaborations, and six fresh new tracks to tantalize cochlear nerves and move feet. A couple of these collaborations appear on previous Chipmusic Heroes releases of which I’m a big fan. You should check them out, but today we’ll be honing in on Square Punch’s newest tracks down past the fold.

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Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 3 [Tracks 17 – 21]

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Welcome fellow chip friends and fiends to the continuing coverage of Chiptunes = WIN Volume 3! Joseph Eidson here to discuss tracks 17-21, all of which continue the tradition of awesomeness on this compilation. It is an interesting and exciting challenge to try and summarize five very different artists with their own unique approaches to chip music: the extreme variety is one of the things that I really enjoy about listening to this album as a whole. (more…)

Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 3 [Tracks 12 – 16]

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Good afternoon Chiprealm, this is Viridian Forge, coming to you live from Internets with our continuing coverage of the Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 3 epic release of epicness.  Today we’re delving into tracks 12 through 16 of the compilation, continuing with a numerical order that has no organizational value whatsoever.  Know going in that each of these tracks is amazing in its own way, and each is worth your ear’s attention.

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Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 3 [Tracks 1- 6]

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Those of you who are in the know have probably already heard the 51 rockin’ tracks that comprise the newest compilation from the team over at Chiptunes = WIN.  But for those of you who are looking for some more info, that are new to the Chip Realm, or are seeking different perspective on the tracks, the crew here at the ChipWIN Blog will be, over the course of the next few weeks, reviewing the *massive* Volume 3 compilation track by track, artist by artist.  Starting off this week it is I, First Lady Ryn, the resident Chiptune Newb and Chip Mom, who will be sharing the first six amazing tunes with you!

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