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Today (Sunday 12/3) is the last day of the BLIP festival, today was filled with workshop on actually making 8-bit music, my favorite was from Nullsleep – 8bitpeoples

Jeremiah Johnson [Nullsleep, US] — NES Music: From Concept To Cartridge
Everything you need to know to create original music for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Compose it, code it, burn it and turn your NES into a chiptune-droppin’ blip blop boombox.

Check out the site for info and apps/how-tos – Link.

  • NSF Playback Cartridge Guide – Link.
  • MCK/MML Beginners Guide – Link.
  • GameBoy Music Workshop: LSDJ – Link.
  • DPCM (DMC) HowTo – Link.

Tonight’s music and visuals: The C-Men, Saitone, Portalenz, Jeroen Tel, YMCK, Bubblyfish, Neil Voss, Neil Voss, Dan Winckler, Tristan Perich & Anamana­guchi.

If you plan on getting *any* MAKE kits, books and magazines – stop by and get a discount (no shipping and I’ll give you a good price – cash) – The Tank @ 15 Nassau St. (lower Manhattan).

Pictured above, Bud Melvin – 8 bit + Banjo, one of the best performances! Photo by MlleGlass.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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