Pleased to announce the release of 『アニメが悪くない』, “anime is not bad”. Vol. 1! A chiptune anisong compilation that myself and friends put together, such as Melt Channel, Space Boyfriend, Cyclops Rock and other great artists.
I contributed a song that means a lot to me and has always been a dream to play live and have people mosh and get sweaty to. Please check it out!
Download the compilation, find more information and check out the other artists at:
Vacation Wasteland was made entirely (barring guitar and drums) with a program called LSDJ which you can find here (its super super cheap): http://www.littlesounddj.com/lsd/ It runs on all models of Game Boy, I use a pair of DMGs (the original big grey bricks) for live shows and recording
You can put it on a flashcart (which you can then use with a gameboy), which you can buy from various places for about 30-40 dollars, Kitsch Bent is a really good place for things like this and they restock on these carts pretty often: http://store.kitsch-bent.com/product/usb-64m-smart-card
If you don’t want to invest in a flashcart just yet you can run LSDJ through an emulator of which there are TONS.
As far as using LSDJ, there’s a bit of a learning curve but its extremely powerful once you get the hang of it and one of my favorite platforms to make music on. Plus being able to write music wherever you go is really pleasant.
There are plenty of LSDJ tutorials online and you can find .sav files from artists you like here and there, I don’t like the idea of posting the .sav for the whole EP online for everyone to get, but if anyone wants it, just ask and I’d be more than happy to send it if you want to look through a bunch full songs and see how they’re made.
Alternatively, the other program I’ve been using a bunch is Famitracker: http://famitracker.com Which is free and if you’re familiar with trackers (LSDJ is also a tracker interface) it’s pretty easy to just jump right into.
As with anything, once you get the basics down there’s so many fun things to try out and when it comes to authentic chiptune there’s so many tricks and methods that you’re bound to discover for yourself or want to learn how to replicate and thats part of the fun!
If anyone ever has any specific questions or needs some advice I’d be more than happy to share what I know! I’m not a fully fledged wizard, but I like to help~
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