Make your ultimate chiptune jam with this neat Web app

Make your ultimate chiptune jam with this neat Web app

The twinkly notes of 8-bit music, also known as ‘chiptune,’ are a definite nostalgia-stirrer. Whether you remember the cheery tunes of the first ‘Super Mario Bros.’ or the looping melody of the Namco arcade classic “Rally-X,” chiptune brings all of the feelings of old-school gaming in a way other electronic music can’t match.

Now, you can make your own chiptune beat simply and easily with PulseBoy, a Web-based application (also available for PC download) under the Creative Commons License that is geared towards 8-bit music newbies. Developed by musician and developer Roger Hicks, PulseBoy’s simple interface will help lessen the learning curve that comes with fiddling around with electronic music.

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Check out the beginner’s tutorial here:


So, whether you try to painstakingly recreate a piece of music from the past or make your own original song, it will sound like it comes straight out of a Nintendo.

PulseBoy [Web/PC]

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