Get Bit

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03:27
2.
02:52
3.
02:33
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03:42
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02:25
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02:34
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02:33
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02:47
11.
02:46
12.
02:46
13.
03:19

about

Get Bit is constructed as both a recognition of the classic chiptune artists of Ye Olde Modscene, those who utilize the actual physical hardware of various soundchips to produce music, and a sort of personal learning experience in the art of limitation. No after-modulation save volume control and panning has been added to the tracks; each and every sound is exactly as produced by the VST's chip synthesis. No mastering, echo, doubling, or any of the like has been achieved through added after-effects, to as closely simulate the idea of having multiple pieces of hardware wired to a single master soundboard as possible.

The first nine songs are constructed each using a single "chip", or VST instrument model; songs ten, eleven and twelve are dual-chip; and song thirteen culminates in a three-chip symphony.

All songs are constructed entirely with the free VSTs listed and linked below, and are noted on their pages. (I'm using the 1.1 NesVST because 1.2 hadn't come out when I started the album, and part of how several songs function is due to minor errors in the 1.1 version of the VST.)

NesVST 1.1 by Matt Montag (Nintendo Entertainment System)
www.mattmontag.com/projects-page/nintendo-vst

ProtoPSG 0.0.5 by g200kg (Genesis/Megadrive)
www.g200kg.com/en/software/protopsg.html

PooBoy 2.0 by Pontonius (Gameboy)
www.pontonius.se

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released June 28, 2014

Art by Kyonkun87.

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h0ax La Belle, Florida

Man of many hats, most of 'em flat.

Just pretend I put something deeply philosophical here.

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