Posts Tagged ‘chip music’

Aydan Appreciates & Interviews: nanobii/Linus from the Stars

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I ‘ve been keeping my eye on nanobii for quite some time ever since I was introduced to the artist on his ‘Love Songs EP‘, which ended up being one of my favorite works from 2017. At times playful and at times heartfelt, the EP was a showcase of a diverse musical style that nanobii continued to develop and refine over the past few years on releases such as ‘Sunshine Express‘ and ‘Children of the Sky‘. His musical aptitude was even further showcased on the announcement of his newer synthpop project, Linus from the Stars, through three phenomenal releases. Most recently, nanobii played a thirty-minute live set for electronic music legend Porter Robinson’s ‘secret sky’ online music festival to much applause from his audience. I received the opportunity to sit down and speak with Linus about his experience playing ‘secret sky’, his music, himself, and even his preferred literature in the most comprehensive interview I’ve ever had the pleasure of conducting. Read on, and enjoy these insights into Linus’ world!

nanobii meets Hiroshima!
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A Square Meal: ‘B (Albert comes over to me)’ by tobokegao

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During my short time listening to chiptune, I’ve found a handful of iconic artists. However, today I’d like to call attention to an artist who is of particular importance to my personal chiptune journey. Responsible for one of the most iconic albums of the past decade, an avid enthusiast of chipmusic and accessories, tireless supporter of chipmusicians from all around the globe, advocate for chipmusic education, and notable Meme Master tobokegao has released a new album! Without any further ado, let’s take a look at ‘B (Albert comes over to me)’!

Art by tobokegao.
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Intense tech con Defense Mech – ¡Que no se te pase la mezcla!

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

Hola de nuevo, ¡y bienvenido a otra edición de Intense tech! Este mes daremos un vistazo a algunos de los diferentes métodos que se pueden tomar en consideración para mezclar tus canciones en LSDj. Una vez que hayas leído este artículo tendrás, espero, nuevas maneras de proceder al trabajar con los volúmenes, la separación estéreo y los rangos de frecuencia de tus instrumentos para hacerlos brillar en tus canciones. ¡Vamos a ello!

Imagen hecha por @dethrood.
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Intense Tech With Defense Mech – Let’s Mix It Up (and Down)!

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Hello again, and welcome back to another edition of Intense Tech! This month, let’s take a look at some different ways to consider mixing in LSDj. After reading this article, I hope you’ll have some new ways to think about working with the volumes, stereo panning, and frequency ranges of your instruments to make them shine throughout your tracks! Let’s dig in!

Art by @dethrood.

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Leveling Up Your Artistic Identity – Episode VIII: Nurturing Your Creation

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This column has put a lot of focus on developing a healthy appreciation for your own work. One very important question remains to be asked, though. After spending so much time building up our artistic identity from the ground up, we need to ask: what is the ultimate goal? What exactly does ‘the end’ look like? If you don’t know the answer, that’s okay. This question is less about provoking existential dread and more about contemplating the future—which is always in motion. However, as fortune would have it, we have a great deal of influence on the present. Appropriately, in this final episode of Leveling Up Your Artistic Identity, we’re going to look at some future-proofing essentials.

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