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Carol of the Bells

This piece, Shchedryk, was written by Ukrainan composer Mykola Leontovych in 1916, as an assignment for a harmony course. The ostinato is an ancient new year's chant. Peter Wilhousky wrote the English lyrics in 1936, transforming the song into a Christmas carol. Read more.

Posted Sunday 19-Dec-2010 19:01, 4 comments.

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Castlevania

Two well-known pieces from the Castlevania series: Vampire Killer by Kinuyo Yamashita and Bloody Tears by Kenichi Matsubara. Read more.

Posted Saturday 17-Sep-2011 21:11, 4 comments.

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Delta

Title theme for the C64 game Delta, composed by Rob Hubbard in 1987, performed live on the Chipophone. The piece was heavily inspired by the final movement of the Koyaanisqatsi soundtrack which was composed by Philip Glass in 1982. Read more.

Posted Wednesday 25-Aug-2010 20:23, 6 comments.

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DuckTales, The Moon

DuckTales, "The Moon" level, composed by Yoshihiro Sakaguchi (?) in 1989, performed on the Chipophone. Read more.

Posted Sunday 15-Aug-2010 13:27, 5 comments.

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International Karate

International Karate, composed by Rob Hubbard in 1986. This one turned out to be incredibly fun to play! Hope you'll enjoy listening as well. Watch out for the two places where new loops are recorded on the fly. Read more.

Posted Sunday 20-Feb-2011 22:39, 7 comments.

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Legend of Zelda

Legend of Zelda, composed by Koji Kondo in 1986, performed on the Chipophone. Read more.

Posted Tuesday 3-Aug-2010 20:16, 11 comments.

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LFF

LFF by Matt Simmonds (4-mat), performed on the Chipophone. Read more.

Posted Sunday 15-May-2011 15:17, 7 comments.

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Little Nemo: The Dream Master

Music from the game Little Nemo: The Dream Master, composed by Junko Tamiya in 1990, performed on the Chipophone. Read more.

Posted Sunday 12-Dec-2010 10:44, 1 comment.

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Live at LCP 2011

I was given the opportunity to perform live with my chipophone at Little Computer People in Lund. Here is a recording of the concert, courtesy of SceneSat, along with video provided by members of the audience. Read more.

Posted Sunday 21-Aug-2011 14:20, 6 comments.

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Mega Man 3 Intro

The opening theme from Mega Man 3 (original japanese title: Rockman 3). For this tune, I implemented a new feature that allows me to record a loop into memory, and start the playback using a pedal at a later time. Read more.

Posted Sunday 13-Feb-2011 21:40, 3 comments.

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Metroid, part 1

Metroid, intro and ending tunes, composed by Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka in 1986. Read more.

Posted Monday 28-Feb-2011 19:12, 3 comments.

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Metroid, part 2

Metroid, in-game music, composed by Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka in 1986. Read more.

Posted Sunday 13-Mar-2011 22:26, 3 comments.

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Metrolled

Sorry, I just had to do this. =) Read more.

Posted Tuesday 8-Mar-2011 19:34, 8 comments.

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Monty High Score

The high score theme from Monty On the Run, composed by Rob Hubbard in 1985. Arranged for left hand and pedals. Read more.

Posted Sunday 8-May-2011 23:44, 3 comments.

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Pokémon Trading Card Game

This is my Chipophone interpretation of the Credits music from the Pokémon Trading Card Game video game. The music was composed by Ichiro Shimakura in 1998. Read more.

Posted Monday 20-Sep-2010 22:11, 4 comments.

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Spellbound

Spellbound, composed by Rob Hubbard in 1986, performed on the Chipophone. Read more.

Posted Wednesday 21-Jul-2010 23:42, 26 comments.

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Still Alive

A chipophone cover of Still Alive, Jonathan Coulton's song which plays at the end of Portal, featuring the lovely Gabriella as GlaDOS. Read more.

Posted Thursday 21-Apr-2011 00:00, 3 comments.

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Supremacy / Overlord

Music from the c64 version of Supremacy: Your Will Be Done (known as Overlord in USA), composed by Jeroen Tel in 1990. Read more.

Posted Sunday 20-Mar-2011 21:22, 3 comments.

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The Chipophone

The Chipophone is a homemade 8-bit synthesizer, especially suited for live chiptune playing. It has been built inside an old electronic organ. Read more.

Posted Wednesday 21-Jul-2010 23:42, 201 comments.

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Thing On A Spring

One of Rob Hubbard's earliest tunes. The slide effects are triggered by pedals; other pedals are mapped to drum sounds. I goofed up considerably at the end, but decided to upload anyway. Hope you don't mind too much. Read more.

Posted Sunday 6-Feb-2011 21:40, 3 comments.

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Think Twice III

The C64 demo Think Twice III, released by The Judges in 1987, is perhaps best known for its soundtrack by Jeroen Kimmel (Red). This is my Chipophone interpretation of the classic SID power ballad. Read more.

Posted Sunday 12-Sep-2010 20:41, 7 comments.