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Re: Chiptune VideoCast

Reply #20 on: March 18, 2010, 03:46:02 am
@mathias: Well yes, but not everyone knows how to do that though. . .

I'll go out on a short and sturdy limb - If you like chiptunes, it's nearly a guarantee you're also computer saavy. Just a thought.

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Re: Chiptune VideoCast

Reply #21 on: March 18, 2010, 04:31:01 am
Fairly sturdy. :)

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Re: Chiptune VideoCast

Reply #22 on: March 18, 2010, 01:45:55 pm
I'll go out on a short and sturdy limb - If you like chiptunes, it's nearly a guarantee you're also computer saavy. Just a thought.

Not true at all, most of my friends are into chiptunes and none of them are computer savvy. The DJs and producers tend to be major computer geeks though :)

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Re: Chiptune VideoCast

Reply #23 on: March 18, 2010, 03:32:56 pm
I'll go out on a short and sturdy limb - If you like chiptunes, it's nearly a guarantee you're also computer saavy. Just a thought.

Not true at all, most of my friends are into chiptunes and none of them are computer savvy. The DJs and producers tend to be major computer geeks though :)

If I had a quarter for all the times you've directly contradicted a statement I've made, I'd . . . have like enough for those new LCD's I been wantin'!   (ok, so my limb turns out to have once had a termite problem, and is actually dead as a result, therefore drastically reduced in it's virtual stuctural integrity, to such a degree that it is actually a little unsafe and probably shouldn't be 'gone out on' too far. I should've stayed hidden in the foliage.)

In response I'll say that your avatar is annoying. ESC key, thank you for your functionality. You should get one like mine, it's possibly the best avatar ever used here. I can make you one. I at least owe you that for all the quarters you've given me.
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It kinda depends on your definition of "computer saavy". I don't mean genius programmer savants. I really just meant people that are knowledgeable enough to understand the web for the resource that it is and know how to take advantage of it - in this case, find chiptunes, download them, and know how to listen to them, perhaps even understand how to keep an organized folder structure to store the files in a way they're easy to find/listen to; sufficiently computer literate.
I reason that anyone that enjoys chiptunes probably enjoys video games, and as such most likely have a propensity for electronics, easily including computers + the web. Though, I'm in the central US and you're in Belgium. I wonder if there's a cultural difference in what we observe. Your point of view may not be valid for my chunk of the world, and vice versa for my point of of view. I think you also belong to a circle of friends very familiar with DJ'ing (I believe you yourself DJ from time to time) and parties, so your immediate clique may be abnormally exposed to chiptunes . . . or not? Just trying to determine the differences in our environments/perception of how much chiptune awareness there really is.

But now we're way off-topic, unless Xhunter considers the information good marketing research. I know he's about to launch a t-shirt line any second now, and he wants to know how many shirts to have screened initially.

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Re: Chiptune VideoCast

Reply #24 on: March 18, 2010, 07:40:39 pm
I'll make this the last post on this, as it might be semi-topic as you mentioned.

First off, if I intimidate you by my behavior, just tell me to back off. I understand your reason and I'll give you that free card to avoid us both getting into pointless arguments. I think I like you in this community, but our visions on most things will be very different (maybe the cultural thing as you mention?).

That said, I'll clarify the chiptunes involvement.

In the UK, you have a whole scene involved with chiptunes. The scene started from the perspective of retro gamers, which are sometimes computer savvy, but not always (some just used to own a nintendo for example). The whole movement got broader, the computer savvy aspect was even more downplayed.

Off to Belgium, a country that is culturally very broad. We have some of the best music festivals in the world in a country the size of my back pocket. We invented new beat. We imported Techno from the USA (simplifying here). We have the European headquarters, were the original founders of European open trade, recently provided the first European president. We are a two hour train drive away from Paris, afternoon trip to London, 2 hour drive from Amsterdam, small trip to major German cities.

Basically, whatever music scene evolves in Europe, it tends to affect our little European hub (ask Helm and he'll say that Greece's location probably does the opposite). We don't have to search for underground music in Belgium, it's all around us. We now have a similar underground scene of chiptune lovers to the UK, with members coming off a second wave of punk and hardcore bands who got into drum & bass onto more eclectic genres (chiptunes, breakcore, etc). Punk kids don't make for the best computer experts usually, so that explains how the ultimate gamer genre was introduced to a new demographic.

As for me and music:

I am a DJ (rave and drum & bass mostly), not a very good one though. Lots of my friends happen to be prominent DJs and producers. I consider myself lucky in that aspect :). I used to organize punk, metal and hardcore shows, which is were a lot of my current audience as a DJ comes from too (as I said, punk/D&B connection).

If you want to listen to what my influences are, check out this mix I made recently: http://soundcloud.com/djreminisce/reminisce-ravin-001


Sorry to xhunterko for derailing his thread.
As a present, I'll give you some obscure chiptunes soon, but I have to research my collection first.

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Re: Chiptune VideoCast

Reply #25 on: March 18, 2010, 07:51:03 pm
Not a problem. Although so the mods don't notice anything wrong, here's a first quickie. My first video comment for bytejacker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQgHZF4D6mg

http://www.bytejacker.com/

I'll post a new episode up should be tonight if your interested. Btw mathias, I was just wondering exactly where you get your chiptunes from? iimusic.net? ubiktune? calmdownkidder? 8bitcollective? 8bitpeople? Some other place I don't know about? I'm always looking for new stuff.

Good discussion guys.

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Re: Chiptune VideoCast

Reply #26 on: March 18, 2010, 11:50:35 pm
Check out Swampy Boy on 8bit collective btw. He's awesome.

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Re: Chiptune VideoCast

Reply #27 on: March 19, 2010, 02:46:47 am
You just led me to a whole new netlabel. Holy cow and thanks!

http://www.sociopath-recordings.com/

And new show saturday. Can't get together tonight for some reason.
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Re: Chiptune VideoCast

Reply #28 on: March 19, 2010, 05:02:49 am
Is there a reason only modern chiptunes are being played/discussed? Just preference?

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Re: Chiptune VideoCast

Reply #29 on: March 19, 2010, 05:49:04 am
Aside from the fact that some classic video game chiptunes are still copyrighted? Unless your talking about something else I haven't found?