It’s a bit off-topic but in case you missed it Red Bull Music Academy has recently released a bunch of videos dealing with some of the “unsung heroes” of the 80’s and 90’s : Japanese composers/engineers involved in the development of chip music for video games. I think its pretty great.
Thanks for sharing. I don’t keep up with Redbull. I was able to put the names to games, but now I put faces to those names. I really hope the chiptune artists get into some of the technical details. I also hope the focus is more on them than the reactions people have to them.
I am always a bit weary of these kinds of mass-appeal documentaries and what they could do to the cost of chiptune gear - or gear in general. Best case scenario, the gear becomes more popular so it will be more widely available.
They throw a bit of technical discussion but as you pointed out there is also the “western artists reacting to the music” part which is really boring…
>“americans reacting to the music”
I believe you mean “producers who sample the chiptunes without crediting the original”
It has happened more than once.
Still, nice find. The Red Bull MA stuff is mostly decent, hope this will be ok as well.
Some amazing stuff in there. I never knew SEGA sounded almost Detroit-ish?
Very nice series so far. Learning about the faces behind those tunes is awesome. Looking forward to seeing the next episodes. Thanks!