Definitions

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  • noun music A piece of computer music in which the sounds are generated and mixed in realtime, common in the 1980s before the advent of mass storage for prerecorded sound.

Etymologies

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chip (i.e. sound chip) + tune

Examples

  • Anamanaguchi plays a bionic breed of punk called chiptune that relies on old video-game sound chips.

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  • Anamanaguchi plays a bionic breed of punk called chiptune that relies on old video-game sound chips.

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  • Anamanaguchi is a punk band that's part of an underground music scene known as "chiptune," an emerging form of electronic music that creates a layered sound from limited technology: video-game systems from the '80s.

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  • Anamanaguchi plays a bionic breed of punk called chiptune that relies on old video-game sound chips.

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  • Anamanaguchi plays a bionic breed of punk called chiptune that relies on old video-game sound chips.

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  • Photo: Courtesy blipfestival.org Videogame soundtracks may be on par with Hollywood film soundtracks these days, but the audio upgrade hasn't tempered the enthusiasm of "chiptune" artists who hack, tweak and repurpose old computers and videogame systems to make music of a surprising sonic variety.

    'Chiptune' Bands Blitz New York for Blip Festival

  • Photo: Courtesy blipfestival.org Videogame soundtracks may be on par with Hollywood film soundtracks these days, but the audio upgrade hasn't tempered the enthusiasm of "chiptune" artists who hack, tweak and repurpose old computers and videogame systems to make music of a surprising sonic variety.

    'Chiptune' Bands Blitz New York for Blip Festival

  • They'll pogo and stage-dive away to the additive-laden sound of the "chiptune" bands playing live.

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  • They'll pogo and stage-dive away to the additive-laden sound of the "chiptune" bands playing live.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • They'll pogo and stage-dive away to the additive-laden sound of the "chiptune" bands playing live.

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