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UBI076 Zackery Wilson — SNESQUE

Posted on September 28th, 2014

Zackery Wilson’s SNESQUE is the marriage of Super Nintendo soundfonts (i.e. collections of samples from original Super Nintendo video games) and modern-day audio production (i.e. EQ, delay, reverb, filters, etc.). For each original track, Zack adhered strictly to self imposed limitations: Each was created using only one soundfont(exclusive to each respective game), again, only taking liberties with audio production and some creative sample manipulation (i.e. pitch-shifting, time-stretching, etc.); the structure of each track limited to roughly a minute’s worth of music, looping once (in the tradition of standard video game “level” music) before fading out.

From progressive rock to jazz fusion, samba to swing, SNESQUE is a hodgepodge of musical styles, connected by the nostalgic sound of Super Nintendo video games and the familiarity of present-day audio production techniques.

Zackery Wilson — Snowball's Chance In 'L

Posted on September 19th, 2014

A second single from upcoming Zackery Wilson's album SNESQUE. Coming up this month.

Danimal Cannon and Zef — Logic Gatekeeper (Trev Wignall's Live Violin Cover)

Posted on September 18th, 2014

A live electric violin cover of "Logic Gatekeeper" off of Parallel Processing by Danimal Cannon and Zef, performed by Trev Wignall.

Kickstarter: Rekcahdam's Band Saga

Posted on September 10th, 2014

Rekcahdam, one of the developers of Celestial Mechanica, the web chiptune sequencer Pulse Boy, and the author of recently released Band Saga LP is running a Kickstarter campaign for his dream project Band Saga, of which the aforementioned album is a part.

Band Saga is a modern Action Roguelike where every level, enemy and item is generated by music. Furthermore, every melody and every sound is synthesized in real time as you play. Each new area explored will unlock new sounds, items and the ability to modify and sequence them musically in Band Saga's built-in FM Sequencer reminiscent of the Sega Genesis.

Meanwhile, you can check out this sneak peek video of the Tokyo Game Show 2014 demo:

Learn more about Band Saga on Kickstarter page and support his dream project! The campaign will be live until Thursday, Oct 2 2014 4:41 AM.

Zackery Wilson to release SNESQUE

Posted on September 2nd, 2014

Zackery Wilson is a composer, pianist, and video game music enthusiast currently living in Austin, TX. Like so many others of similar age, Zack grew up playing the video games of yesteryear and, subsequently, latched onto their infectious soundtracks, particularly the jazz-based harmonic language of early video game music. It wasn't until fairly recently, though, that Zack became directly involved with the VGM/chiptune community, first uploading chipmusic on the now-defunct 8bitcollective back in 2011. Since his formal debut on Ubiktune last year (2013), Zack has released music on various albums, soundtracks, and compilations, while concurrently working on his dissertation [in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) at the University of Texas at Austin].

Zackery Wilson’s SNESQUE is the marriage of Super Nintendo soundfonts (i.e. collections of samples from original Super Nintendo video games) and modern-day audio production (i.e. EQ, delay, reverb, filters, etc.). For each original track, Zack adhered strictly to self imposed limitations: Each was created using only one soundfont(exclusive to each respective game), again, only taking liberties with audio production and some creative sample manipulation (i.e. pitch-shifting, time-stretching, etc.); the structure of each track limited to roughly a minute’s worth of music, looping once (in the tradition of standard video game “level” music) before fading out.

From progressive rock to jazz fusion, samba to swing, SNESQUE is a hodgepodge of musical styles, connected by the nostalgic sound of Super Nintendo video games and the familiarity of present-day audio production techniques.

SNESQUE will be released this September. Stay tuned!

Firebelly Studios launches a Temporus Kickstarter, feat. music by C-jeff

Posted on June 25th, 2014

The San Francisco Bay Area-based Firebelly Studios announces the launch of its Kickstarter campaign to fund Temporus, a 2D platformer and side-scrolling shooter for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The game focuses on the story of a society devastated by an unknown force. The mission is to search through the aftermath of rubble and debris for clues that might help you as you turn back time to set events right and prevent the elimination of your people.

Temporus is the debut work of Firebelly Studios on the indie game field, as well as C-jeff debut scoring an indie game. The soundtrack will feature a number of electronic progressive rock elements, cinematic turns as well as deep atmospheric ambience, permeated by an FM sonic palette. A number of tracks, written especially for Kickstarter, are available to stream via Soundcloud.

The project requires at least $20,000 is pledged by Mon, Jul 21 2014 and the team is looking for your support!

UBI075 Rekcahdam — Band Saga LP

Posted on June 19th, 2014

Rekcahdam (Roger Hicks) is a musician, hacker and game developer hybrid. He's best known for developing Celestial Mechanica and the web chiptune sequencer Pulse Boy.

Musically Rekcahdam is known for is proficiency with percussion instruments and has been seen drumming for many well known chip artists such as Disasterpeace, Virt and Chipocrite. Rekcahdam's love for music spans all genre's and styles and it shines through in his most recent project.

His brand new album Band Saga LP tells the story of a boy with a dream of starting a band with his friends when things take a turn for the worst. A mysterious girl is the only one who knows why thugs, aliens and life itself seem to be out to kill him. Will he survive the new hardships laid before him and fulfill his dream?

Band Saga LP features Stemage, Laura Shigihara, Mega Ran, Danimal Cannon, Disasterpeace, BR1GHT PR1MATE, MisfitChris, Chelsea Davis, Jeff Ball and Martina Chevalier.

Band Saga LP also includes a full 22 page 173 panel comic, illustrated by Gina Chacón.

Band Saga LP is more than just a music album...

505 — Sturmwind Kondensat Soundtrack

Posted on April 26th, 2014

We're happy to announce that Nils Feske aka 505, the author of Interlude, just released the soundtrack for the indie game Sturmwind. Sturmwind is a side-scrolling shooter released for the Sega Dreamcast console in 2013. The game was developed by Duranik — a German game developer originating from the Atari scene.

That's what Nils said about the release:

"Just as the game itself, the creation of the soundtrack came a rather long way since 2006. In fact after years of doing music on Atari computers only, some of the tracks were my first attempts on producing music using a PC. The idea was to create a driving mix of mid-90s techno and chipmusic. With several rounds of rework and new compositions the soundtrack was finally finished in 2013. The songs of Sturmwind Kondensat represent my personal favorites. Enjoy!"

— 505

The album is available on a "name-your-price" basis via 505's Bandcamp.

Taking a break!

Posted on April 5th, 2014

Hey guys, just to let you know, we're on slight hiatus. We'll be back soon!

Weekly Treats 2014: Blitz Lunar — Hexaperplexia

Posted on January 31st, 2014

Dave Harris aka Blitz Lunar is one of Ubiktune's oldest artists, whose first appearance was on the Summertunes compilation album back in 2009. Being a prolific NES/Famicom composer, Dave is also a master of audio production overall, and this passion in combination with FM and retro sounds, led him to creation of his debut album Triptunes. "Hexaperplexia" is a track that was supposed to be a part of that album, but was dropped for stylistic reasons.

Download "Hexaperplexia" from Weekly Treats website.

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