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Paul’s Tech Talk – LSDJ 5.3.5_4x Part 1: Overclocking and dual oscillator theory

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Hello beautiful people and thank you for reading Paul’s Tech Talk on The ChipWIN Blog!

Today we’re going to talk about a very special version of LSDJ, and a tracking method that cannot often be used on Gameboy, but flourishes on other platforms such as NES: ~ OVERCLOCKING ~ ♪♫

During the avalanche of updates that gave light to this column in the first place, the community was hard at work trying to sniff out bugs and offer feature suggestions of their own. Some were very daring, seemed almost impossible, but were still considered by Johan for integration. One of them was actually the notion of underclocking. Why make the gameboy even slower than it is, you will undoubtedly ask? Well there is one limitation of the Gameboy hardware that theoretically could have been overcome with this method: its note range.

Gameboy Pocket featuring a Variable Clock Mod


Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 6 [Tracks 31-40]

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Happy total solar eclipse of the heart Monday to one and all Chip-denizens! On a momentous day such as today, why bother with watching rare astronomical phenomenon when you could instead have your ears rocked by the constant stream of epic that is another ten tracks from Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 6. Don’t risk your valuable retina, and join us past the fold to hop right in!

Bonus ‘Volume 6’ album art by Rich Legault.


Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 6 [Tracks 1-10]

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We’ve hit that magical time of the year where we release 51 tracks of some of the best chipmusic out there today. For the sixth year in a row, the international chiptune community has come forth to present a collection of some of their best efforts. Without a doubt, with any growing international community of badass composers and sound designers, time and dedication have proven to further develop people’s talents. It comes as no surprise to say that this year’s release is even stronger than the last! Without further ado, let’s dive in to the first ten songs of the track list!

Bonus ‘Volume 6’ album artwork by Chronowolf,


The Unicorn Princess’ Start Guide for Live Gigging

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Happy January, folks!

This month, instead of the usual review, I decided to put together a helpful guide for those looking for more insight on playing live shows. Playing shows can be super fun, but being less than prepared can cause a ton of stress.

Here’s the scenario: Your show’s date is set. You have a month or more to prepare. Tons of time, right? Wrong. Chances are, you’ll procrastinate. You have other gigs to focus on. You’re working on an EP (or four). You’ve got somewhere between one and three jobs. You might be studying. Maybe you have a family.  Everyone has a million things on their plate, and that’s OK. It’s normal. With that in mind, you need to keep your eyes on the prize, because rule number one of this whole thing is:

  1. If you commit to something, do everything in your power to produce good results.

Maybe you just like playing shows for fun. Maybe music is how you pay your bills. Maybe you create as a way to express yourself, maybe you’re more of a programmer and are developing music tech tools as a way to test them. Whatever. Regardless of why you’re part of the industry, it all comes down to this:  If you are not reliable, people won’t want to work with you. People serious about their craft do not mingle with people who aren’t dependable, professional, and on time. It doesn’t matter what field that you’re in.  As Jim Rohn said in one of my favorite quotes: jim_rohn_find_a_way_motivational_vinyl_wall_decoration__51411.1422495171.1280.1280 (more…)

Stokin’ the Forge: ‘Powers of Two’ by TRIAC

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A preemptive happy New Year to everyone in the Chip Realm! Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had the luck of stumbling across TRIaC’s sophomore release, ‘Powers of Two’.  Hailing from Dresden, Germany, TRIaC’s been playing music live since 2009. Coming out a little more than a year after his first release ‘Eat your Bricks’, ‘Powers of Two’ showcases TRIaC’s growth both as an artist and as a master of nanoloop. There’s a lot to love in this album, so let’s hop the fold and get to the heart of the matter.

TRIAC - Powers of Two Album Art

Album art by Mario Hamborg