My 1st attempt ever at creating Chiptune

Chiptune… really shitty Chiptune

UPDATE: Attempt No. 2 Now with less ear pain!

I have been listening to chiptune all my life (I’m counting all the video games I played growing up), and this is my 1st attempt at making my own… it’s not so great.

I used milkytracker to make it, and VLC to convert it to an MP3, mostly because I don’t have a clue what I am doing. I still don’t quite know how to use milky tracker yet either. If anyone has any good tutorials or guides, please feel free to comment with them 🙂

Milkytracker

If you’re interested this is what Milkytracker looks like:

chiptune

The UI is a little clunky and hard to navigate at first, but you get the hang of it pretty quickly. Also, unlike any other type of music editing, Milkytracker (and all tracker programs I’m told) progress VERTICALLY, instead of horizontally. AND everything starts in hexadecimal, rather than standard decimal. Very steep learning curve there.

Down here is where you edit the actual sounds that the system produces. You can either generate wavelengths with a utility, or draw them… if you feel so inclined to that is.
chiptune

Once you have made the different instruments:
chiptune

You insert the sounds here:
chiptune

When it all comes together (and isn’t shitty like my song) it looks like this:

This was not a song I made… I am nowhere near this good! Check out bFly on Soundcloud.

OK, I hope you enjoyed this little mini guide to Milkytracker, and that my song was not too offensive to your ears 😛

Best regards,
B.G. Carter

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