is a music blog dedicated to the growth and review of the Australian chiptune scene. More info about us can be found here, in our very first post. If you (the Australasian chiptuner) have any upcoming shows or releases, contact us about them through this blog or on IRC and we will post them here for the world to see. If you are interested in finding more about the Australian chipmusic scene, follow us on twitter and facebook, check this artist list & release directory and check in with our gig partners Sound Bytes.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Flashback 2012 - Sydney Demoscene event

9th 10th & 11th.

There are some whispers of a live performance from Chainsaw Police.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Peaches The Wale scores custom DS XM/MOD Player

"A few days ago I received an e-mail from a tiny whale. Well, I have to admit it isn't something I've seen really often. They call her "Peaches the Wale" [sic], and she's a musician who recently composed some MOD tunes on her Commodore Amiga. You can see her in this video.
Now she's been invited to have some concerts around, and she realized it wouldn't be very feasible to drag the Amiga with her... so she found on the Internet the XM/MOD player I wrote for the Nintendo DS using libXM7library, but she needed some additional features:
  • the module should load and be ready for replay, instead of starting immediately
  • it should be possible to stop and restart the module from the current pattern
  • it should be possible to skip to next or to previous pattern while stopped or even while playing
  • the program should visually show the number of the current pattern and the total number of patterns in the module
  • the music output should be mono, for her DJ mixer.
I really couldn't refuse giving her my help, so I compiled my player again in a different version with the requested features. I called it XM7dj and of course it's available for everybody who might need it. Download it here. I hope you enjoy!"

-Quoted from A DS Homebrewer's Diary

Thursday, May 3, 2012

GIG: SoundBytes 11 • 26 May, Melbourne

Anyone who is seriously into chipmusic realises that Blip Festival  NY is coming up.  We know Melbourne just had it’s own Blip Festival, but since most of you (and us) can’t make it to NY, so we’re starting a revolution and having our own chip show gathering, right here in Melbourne over the same weekend.
That’s right, SoundBytes is back for our first post-Blip show, with a new night and a new venue and some new names who are lighting up the chipmusic scene.
First up for his first SoundBytes we have Slato, who was a regular at Mana Bar Brisbane’s “Pocket Music” nights. You may have seen his awesome performance at the recent open mic, and he’s bringing his gameboys back to Melbourne to get you moving.
Next up, Rebelling against the game boys we have a double shot of Amiga epicness from two of Sydney’s finest.DF0:BAD, who you may have previously seen performing as Vicious Cyclist will be a gabber kick to the face, while Australia’s favourite performing “wale”, Peaches, along with her dad godinpants, will be performing amazing aquatic inspired jungle d&b for your listening pleasure.
Of course, we haven’t forgotten our local talent, with Maddest Kings AliveDerris-Kharlan and dot.AY rounding out what is sure to be a stellar lineup. And, just for a little something extra special, with an AV setup like The Order has (trust us it’s amazing!), we’d be crazy not to have visuals too to round out the evening so for the first time at SoundBytes we have Abortifcient and iLKke (yeah the guy that makes our amazing posters!!) ensuring that you’re not only getting the audio chip experience but spectacular visuals too.
$15 on the door, $10 presales here.

¡Viva la RevoluciĆ³n!

Details via cm.o.

Video: Blip Festival: Five Years

Lots of good words from cTrix in here and it comes just in time to depress everyone who isn't going to Blip 2012!

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