Posts Tagged ‘chip music’

The Mage’s Workbench – Episode 1: Dynamic Mixing

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Welcome to The Mage’s Workbench, a mini-series which tackles various audio production topics spanning from trackers to DAWs (and everything in between). While the material may not always apply directly to you, the goal of each episode is to present production techniques in a broad, universally applicable fashion. In short, there should be something here for nearly everyone that works with audio. For the inaugural installation, we’re going to take a look at how you can use automation to craft a polished mix that evolves throughout the course of your song.

Episode 1: Dynamic Mixing

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Aydan Appreciates: ‘[USA]’ by Anamanaguchi

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Anyone who’s ever listened to chipmusic has assuredly heard of the legendary Anamanaguchi. A four-piece group from New York City, their 2009 ‘Dawn Metropolis EP‘ was likely the first taste of chipmusic many of us received upon exploring the genre – myself included. 2013’s ‘Endless Fantasy’ saw a departure from this style and marked their first full-length foray into the world of electronic dance music, and spawned a semi-viral video in which the band launched a slice of cheese pizza into space. In October of 2019, they released ‘[USA]’, their second full-length album, and on the off-chance you missed it on release, I’m excited to share it with you all today!

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Intense tech con Defense Mech – ¡Examinando las nuevas funciones!

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Artículo original de DEFENSE MECHANISM. Traducción al español por Pixel Guy.

¡Hola y bienvenidos de vuelta a Intense tech con Defense Mech! En esta ocasión daremos un vistazo a las nuevas funciones de la versión 7 del LSDj. Les garantizo que encontrarán algo que despertará su interés en la versión más reciente, así que, ¡veamos de qué se trata!

Aviso: Al momento de escribir este artículo, la versión 7 aún presenta bugs y, ¡puede que incluso deje de funcionar! Siéntanse libres de experimentar con las nuevas funciones, pero ¡por favor respalden su trabajo! Es recomendable permanecer en la última versión estable: la 6.9.0.

Imagen hecha por @dethrood.

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Intense Tech with Defense Mech – Scoping Out New Features!

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Hello and welcome back to Intense Tech with Defense Mech! This time let’s cover some of the brand new features from LSDj version 7! I guarantee you’ll find something here that will pique your interest in checking out the latest version, so let’s dig in!

Disclaimer: At the time of writing, version 7 is still buggy and WILL CRASH! So feel free to play with new features, but please back up your work! It is still recommended to stay at the latest stable version 6.9.0.

Art by @dethrood.

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Leveling Up Your Artistic Identity – Episode V: Know Thyself

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Generally speaking, the most measurable and gratifying progress will surface when focusing on specific, actionable tasks. The less nebulous your goals, the more feasibly they can be achieved. That being said, it can sometimes be necessary to grapple with less tangible concepts. Amidst the throes of artistic development, it’s not uncommon to encounter feelings of self-doubt, inspirational drought, and mental fatigue. If this sounds familiar, some well-deserved ‘me time’ may be long overdue. While many of us might hesitate to pump the brakes for some healthy introspection, a quick self-diagnostic will help to keep your spirits high and your mind sharp.

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This month in The Overworld: Crab Sound

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Nestor Ovilla, also known as Crab Sound, is a Chiptune music producer and the founder of one of the first music collectives in his home country of México. Interestingly enough, he is also an illustrator, writer, and experimental photographer. Born in Tuxla Gutierres, the capital of the Chiapas state on the year 1991, he was always drawn to experimental art.

Crab Sound posing with a gameboy, his instrument of choice.

Crab Sound posing with a Game Boy, his instrument of choice.

On 2010, he started working with producing and programming his own EDM tracks, an activity that flourished with several projects besides of Crab Sound that he still continues up to this day. Self described as “A boy who inhabits an ice mountain, inventing sounds to make the robots and mutants break into dance”, here’s what he had to say about Chiptune.

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