8-bit AU Artists Bitrcusher Blogs Chipmusic Chiptrackers Chiptunes Circuit bending Composers Discovery Fuzzboxes Hardware Jukebox Labels Loops MML Machines Netlabels News Plagiarism Plugins Podcasts RTAS SF2 Samples Shop Sound generators Soundfonts Trackers VST Videos WAV Webradios Because I am French, I will explain it with simple words and examples. Because most of resources are in english (and japanese too ! Commonly on Internet, "chiptune", "chipmusic" and "8-bit sound" mean the same thing. Just one thing before to start : the difference between the terms "chiptune" and "chipmusic" is not very important ! Historically, the term "chiptune" came before "chipmusic". So, in general, Chiptune define music written in sound formats where all the sounds are synthesized in realtime by a computer or video game console sound chip, instead of using sample-based synthesis.The 'golden age' of chiptunes was the mid 1980s to early 1990s, when such sound chips were the most common method for creating music on computers.There was a time, however, when all of this wealth was threatened.A time not too long ago at that, a legacy which dogged the producer for more than a decade until his most recent court engagement was dismissed last year on a technicality.
Compare the percussion on “Dirt,” for example, to the bucket-banging on “Cop That Shit” (later duplicated by colleague Justin Timberlake on Beyoncé’s “Yoncé/Partition”); the cheerleader whistle samples and hand-claps on Missy Elliott’s “Pass That Dutch”; and the iconic pep rally horns on Lil’ Kim’s “The Jump Off”.That song is “Indian Flute,” a collaboration with longtime partner Magoo and Carnatic fusion singstress Raje Shwari.The lyrics and music video are part orgy, part Orientalist fantasy, with imagery of snake charmers and bellydancers amidst Tim’s goofy visage behind mirrored shades.Lately, though, Tim’s been quiet, shying away from the media and — God forbid — Twitter.He is instead focusing on parenting his own wunderkinder and, up until this year, has been serving as lead composer for another , this one featuring Taraji P. Curiously, though, despite two decades of digital fiddle-work, Tim’s Rome has not yet burned to the ground.