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Chip Tunes Software

PixelgunPixelgun Posts: 111Member
Sunvox is a chip tunes synth/sequencer application that gives you the tools to create and save your won music. Search Youtube and you'l find a number of tutorials for it.


  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    Yep, it's very good, but I prefer to use LSDJ on an actual GameBoy :D

    QS :D

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...

  • PixelgunPixelgun Posts: 111Member
    Oh that sounds like fun! I don't have an actual Gameboy though. Can you export music from your Gameboy with LSDJ?
  • scitunesscitunes Posts: 4,047Member, Sous Chef
    edited January 2012
    There is also a garageband plugin for midi. I'll google it and see if I can find it. It's cool because you can import any midi file and then replace the standard midi instruments with the chiptune plugin and voila you have a completed chiptune song.

    try this link:

    Scroll down and select your OS
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member

    Yes you can, through the headphone socket of the gameboy into some sort of recording equipment.

    I use this:

    It works with Garageband, so I just use a lead from the GameBoy to the laptop and record my composition as a complete song in GB.

    You can try and install a 'pro sound mod' to a GameBoy - easier than it sounds - you can see it on my GB (the silver thing at the bottom) here:

    This is essentially a second sound port that boosts the bass output and clears some of the background hiss.

    You'll need to buy a copy of LSDJ - a licence is about $2 I believe:

    Here's a Wiki to help you get started :

    And some good youtube guides here:

    Next you'll need a cartridge to burn LSDJ onto via USB - I recommend this:

    And you'll need a GameBoy, obviously! The original ones have a better sound in general, but day to day I do most of my tunes on a GBA SP (clam shell, backlit - easily found for cheap on ebay).

    You can always bypass the whole cartridge/GameBoy thing by using your licensed LSDJ software via a GameBoy emulator on your computer. I prefer to use the actual hardware though, as the sound is more authentic, and it's less fiddly to use with real buttons as opposed to a keyboard!

    Most importantly, it's great fun to use! Careful though, you'll get odd looks composing on the bus! :D

    Hope that helps!

    QS :D

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...

  • PixelgunPixelgun Posts: 111Member
    @Scitunes, yeah that's a good one I use it too. I posted about in in the forums before though I didn't know it was also on a Facebook page.
    @Quantumsheep I think I've heard of an all Gameboy band before, this is probably the app they used on their gameboys.

    Interesting what people do with their tech old and new.
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