Monday, October 8, 2012
Episode 21: Chiptunes
Hi, and welcome to the Open Licensed Music Podcast, the show where we highlight music from artists who let you share their music. I'm Ralph Wacksworth, and today's episode is featuring chiptunes.
Strolling Cats (3:07)
My_favorite_8bit (chiptune original) (edited) (4:50)
Too 8-Bit to Quit (3:58)
Hoffipolka Chiptune (1:09)
Alien Blues 8 bit Melody (0:45)
8-Bit Ninja (2:29)
CHIPTUNE 2020 (2:26)
That was Strolling Cats by Shiru and a slightly edited version of My_favorite_8bit (chiptune original) by gotrio, which are both available from SoundCloud and are licensed under an Attribution license. After that was Too 8-Bit to Quit by FASTERCHILD, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution license. Then we had Hoffipolka Chiptune by mpyui, which is available from SoundCloud and is licensed under an Attribution license. Next up was Alien Blues 8 bit Melody by Clemens H. a.k.a. "sauer2", which is available from OpenGameArt and is licensed under the CC0 license. Following that we had 97 by lightsoda and April by quazo, which are both available from SoundCloud and are licensed under an Attribution license. After that was 8-Bit Ninja by FoxSynergy, which is available from OpenGameArt and is licensed under an Attribution license. And finishing up was CHIPTUNE 2020 by seece, which is available from SoundCloud and is licensed under an Attribution license.
This week is going to be a lot of very small songs. And again this week I made sure that everything in this episode was either licensed as Attribution or something compatible with it. We could use a few more good cross-platform games - why not use some of this music and make one?
Anyway, back to music.
CPU Showdown (4:16)
A Little Chiptune Can't Hurt Anyone (1:36)
12 05 13 Golias (0:31)
Solving a problem (remake) (2:15)
Hold the Line LOSPEC MIX (0:24)
Chiptune Sample (0:51)
oh no (0:27)
Dunce Dance (2:33)
8-bit DUB CREAM (2:24)
Chipstep [mastered] (4:06)
12 04 05 Ashes (0:45)
12 06 06 Globe (0:41)
That was CPU Showdown by MegaPixel Music, which is available from OpenGameArt. After that was A Little Chiptune Can't Hurt Anyone by Silent Mason, 12 05 13 Golias by LestatV3, and Solving a problem (remake) by sznurek_pl, which are available from SoundCloud. Then we had Drunkfest by Andrey Avkhimovich, which is available from Jamendo. Next up was Hold the Line LOSPEC MIX by bart, which is available from OpenGameArt. And after that was Chiptune Sample by Raedon, grooves.fm by kahwi triebkraft, blubber_rampage by psy_wombats, oh no by Sosowski, Dunce Dance by Tommy, 8-bit DUB CREAM by Poindextar, Chipstep [mastered] by Hacker Blinks, 12 04 05 Ashes by LestatV3, and finishing up was 12 06 06 Globe by LestatV3. Those last nine were available from SoundCloud, and all 15 songs in this set are licensed under an Attribution license.
Today's app-of-the-day is Eclipse, a very nice open source IDE for creating and editing programs, particularly Java programs, though other languages are also supported. It has a very powerful plugin architecture and there are many plugins you can download for it, for example to integrate with version control systems. It's available for Linux, BSD, OpenSolaris and OpenIndiana, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. It also appears to be possible to run it on OS/2, BeOS, Haiku, and just about any other platform that will run Java by using the version from the Eclipse on Swing project, though I have not tried it. However if you're on one of the more common platforms that are officially supported, download Eclipse today at eclipse.org
Now for a short noncommercial break from one of our nonsponsors followed by more music.
Chippy 04 (2:09)
10 PRINT "HELLO WORLD" (2:32)
20 GOTO 10 (2:45)
Star Bars (1:10)
Chiptune - 2010-06-04 (1:29)
That was gainer by lwpss, Reckless by Jakeamon, PT-5100 by Travis Briggs, and Chippy 04 by lightsoda, which are available from SoundCloud. After that was 10 PRINT "HELLO WORLD" and 20 GOTO 10, both by Andrey Avkhimovich and available from Jamendo. Then we had Ibiza by lahiniz, which is available from SoundCloud, and Star Bars by Andrey Avkhimovich, which is available from Jamendo. Finishing up was Chiptune - 2010-06-04 by MenTaLguY, which is available from SoundCloud. All nine of the songs in this set are licensed under an Attribution license.
So, that's all for today. Remember - piracy of commercial music only proves your dependence on that model and justifies further censorship and restriction. So don't pirate it - replace it with something better. Listen to open licensed music, donate to the artists behind it, go to concerts, and buy music from artists whose record labels don't see you as their enemies. Support artists where your support actually counts.
This episode was made using Xubuntu Linux, Gentoo Linux, Audacity, Audacious for organizing playlists, and Leafpad for notes, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. Feel free to give it to your friends, or if you didn't like it, your enemies. Links to the songs in this podcast are available on the website. Listen in next time for some Asian-influenced music. See 'ya!