Posts Tagged ‘8bit’
Let Me Get Over – a hit single! Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by b-knox

Released back in July, I managed to get my ass onto the Chiptunes=Win Vol 4 compilation.  It’s a fun track.  I had fun writing, recording and producing it.  DJ Cutman did a good job mastering all the tracks.  Here it is below: <a href=”http://chiptuneswin.bandcamp.com/album/chiptunes-win-volume-4″>Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 4 by b-knox</a> And here is a great […]

10 PRINT is a cute new book Saturday, January 5th, 2013 by b-knox

Published last November, ’10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10′ (yes, that is the entire official title) is an interesting traipse through all things related to running this one line program on a Commodore 64. Watch what it does when you RUN it – Somewhere in the mid 80′s, I discovered those two slash characters could […]

Replacing the NES 72 pin Connector Monday, April 16th, 2012 by b-knox

I was in Austin, TX a few weeks ago. It happened to be around the SXSW festival, so every business around was trying to be a venue. Herr Prof was doing a two hour chiptune stint at Game Over Video Games, and somehow or other we got in contact. Next thing I know, I am offered […]

RIP Jack Tramiel Thursday, April 12th, 2012 by b-knox

Another big, classic computing obituary.  And I really have no idea how directly responsible he was for the actual 8bit Commodore machines, but it has more emotional impact on me than the passing of Steve Jobs.  I was kind of a spoiled kid (or there were great garage sales in my neighborhoods) because I had Commodores […]

Stravinsky loses Public Domain status Monday, January 30th, 2012 by b-knox

When I was a teenager I watched Disney’s Fantasia countless times, Rite and Bald Mountain were my favorite sequences by far. Over a week ago I had an epiphany — I’ve been brewing and incubating my next film project for quite a while, and Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring came to me as a sudden […]

Trying out bitbin Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 by b-knox

Kind of like pastebin, but more for tracking ideas in a rough chiptune format, bitbin is a cool little browser app created by coda. If you are not familiar with trackers you might want to skip it. Currently, it’s ideal for jotting down melodies, rhythms or songs just a few bars in length. You could […]

Notes from my Famitracker Workshop at the AADL Friday, August 5th, 2011 by b-knox

The Ann Arbor District Library’s main branch has a 17-unit computer lab. That’s where I was invited to host a couple 3 hour workshops on How to Make Chip Tunes (using Famitracker). It happened many weekends back; I’ve had plenty of time to reflect. Having done a one hour workshop at Blip Festival years ago, […]

Kind of Bloop got Kind of Screwed Saturday, July 9th, 2011 by b-knox

This is a crap story. It’s just one more bubble in my suds of cynicism. If you make the limelight, you can expect to be scrutinized on every angle. Kind of Bloop is an 8-bit tribute to Miles Davis’ most successful album. It was curated by Andy Baio who’s been blogging and posting links forevers […]

Every once and a while I search ‘knoxburry’ in soulseek to see how accessible I am in that network.  I was pleasantly surprised to see my track from this compilation show up!  It meant that it was finally released!! The official release page is here.  But I found spam on forums first when googling for […]