Tag Archives: chiptune

Putting the things together, part 2: MIDI and other problems

Remember a few months ago, when I explained my approach to playing VGM files? Well, VGM files are remarkably similar to Standard MIDI files. In a way, MIDI files are also just time-stamped captures of data sent to a sound … Continue reading

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Putting the things together

So, over time I have discussed various isolated things related to 8088-based PCs. Specifically: Using the latched property of the 8253 programmable interval timer to be able to adjust the interval without any jitter/skew, so you can use it as … Continue reading

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Chiptunes…

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. One thing that annoys me is the recent fad in ‘8-bit’ music. Especially when people also refer to it as ‘chipmusic’ or ‘chiptunes’, then … Continue reading

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