Chiptune, also known as chip music or 8-bit music, is synthesized electronic music which is made for programmable sound generator (PSG) sound chips used in vintage computers, consoles, and arcade machines.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • Chiptune, also known as chip music or 8-bit music, is synthesized electronic music which is made for programmable sound generator (PSG) sound chips used in vintage computers, consoles, and arcade machines. The term also refers to tracker format music which intentionally sounds similar to older PSG-created music (this is the original meaning of the word) and music that combines PSG sounds with modern musical styles.By the early 1980s personal computers became less expensive and more accessible than they had been previously. This led to a proliferation of outdated personal computers and game consoles that had been abandoned by consumers as they upgraded to newer machines. They were in low demand by consumers as a whole, and thus were not difficult to find, making them a highly accessible and affordable method of creating sound or art. While it has been a mostly underground genre, chiptune has had periods of moderate popularity in the 1980s and 21st century, and has influenced the development of electronic dance music. (en)
dbo:instrument
dbo:musicFusionGenre
dbo:musicSubgenre
dbo:soundRecording
dbo:stylisticOrigin
dbo:thumbnail
dbo:wikiPageEditLink
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageExtracted
  • 2017-09-28 06:49:38Z (xsd:date)
  • 2018-04-28 14:28:24Z (xsd:date)
  • 2019-04-19 10:34:24Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageHistoryLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 83463 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageLength
  • 50271 (xsd:integer)
  • 51668 (xsd:integer)
  • 51801 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageModified
  • 2017-09-09 01:51:57Z (xsd:date)
  • 2018-03-24 19:36:23Z (xsd:date)
  • 2019-04-19 10:30:31Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageOutDegree
  • 344 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 799658228 (xsd:integer)
  • 832248701 (xsd:integer)
  • 893150432 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionLink
dbp:bgcolor
  • silver (en)
dbp:color
  • black (en)
dbp:culturalOrigins
  • 1980.0
dbp:description
  • 400.0
  • "Expander" from the soundtrack of Sega's Mega Drive game Streets of Rage 2 , composed by Motohiro Kawashima. It features a blend of house music with electro basslines and "trancey electronic textures." (en)
  • Sega's arcade game Super Locomotive by Fukumura Mizunaga features a chiptune cover version of Yellow Magic Orchestra's synthpop hit "Rydeen" . (en)
  • These are examples of modern-day chiptune tracks distributed as stand-alone music files without being a part of a video game soundtrack. (en)
dbp:filename
  • David_Whittaker_-_Lazy_Jones.ogg (en)
  • Drozerix - Computer Adventures.wav (en)
  • Streets of Rage 2 - Expander.ogg (en)
  • Super Locomotive.ogg (en)
  • The Adventure Lights.ogg (en)
dbp:fusiongenres
dbp:instruments
dbp:name
  • Chiptune (en)
dbp:popularity
  • Mostly underground, with periods of moderate popularity (en)
dbp:pos
  • right (en)
dbp:regionalScenes
dbp:stylisticOrigins
dbp:subgenres
dbp:title
  • Lazy Jones – "Star Dust" (en)
  • Skip Cloud – "The Adventure Lights" (en)
  • Streets of Rage 2 – "Expander" (en)
  • Super Locomotive (en)
  • Drozerix – "Computer Adventures" (en)
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dct:subject
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • Chiptune, also known as chip music or 8-bit music, is synthesized electronic music which is made for programmable sound generator (PSG) sound chips used in vintage computers, consoles, and arcade machines. (en)
rdfs:label
  • Chiptune (en)
rdfs:seeAlso
owl:sameAs
foaf:depiction
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • Chiptune (en)
is dbo:genre of
is dbo:musicSubgenre of
is dbo:stylisticOrigin of
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbp:genre of
is dbp:stylisticOrigins of
is rdfs:seeAlso of
is foaf:primaryTopic of