Monday, May 31, 2010

SEGA Music Competition Compilation April 2010 - Released!

The SEGA Music Competition Compilation is out! Here are my ten personal favourite tracks that people submitted for my competition that included chipmusic hardware as the first prize. Unlike the choice of winner for the competition (congratulations Rush Coil for winning!) which was judged by an independent panel, the decision of the contents of this compilation was entirely my own.

The compilation contains the following tracks:
Blast Processing by Rush Coil
Empty Streets by TmEE
Ode to Megaman by Gregory Bolomey
Outer Limits by Turbo Crush
Love by Solyon
Natsukashii Toshi by Rei Yano
Sonic Boss Medley by Patrick Wichrowski
Stars Are Calling by Shiru
Thought Collection by J&HT
Toads and Rabbits by Linde

Download the compilation here.

Congratulations to those that made it onto the compilation, and thanks to everyone that went to the effort of entering a tune!

Saturday, May 29, 2010 on the Ultimate Chiptune Producers' Gear Guide

"If you’ve read our A-Z of chiptune, you’ll surely have been inspired to start making some retro, 8-bit-sounding music yourself. But what kit do you need to do it, where can you get it and how much does it cost?

MusicRadar is here with the answers to those pressing questions: whether you want old-school hardware authenticity or the convenience of software plug-ins, there’s something here for you.

Drone of Drone: Paul Savage-Wroth Remixes My Debussy Remix

"I was inspired by a recent release by little-scale, A Drone Adaptation of Debussy's 'La Cathedrale Engloutie' to try to remix it and make an even drone-ier version."

Read more and listen here:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Drone Adaptation of Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto in C Minor - 1: Moderato

Rachmaninov's second piano concerto in C minor is one of my favourite piano concertos. Yes, I know that is a bit lame. I don't care. If you haven't heard this concerto, you should check it out.

I made a drone adaptation / remix of the first movement. You can download it here.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Winner of the SEGA Music Competition announced!

I am happy to announce the winner of the SEGA Music Competition: Rush Coil with the track "Blast Processing"!

Here are some comments from the judges (who were from Australia, Japan and Sweden):

"This track has a couple of things that make it really stand out, firstly its sense of space through the use of panning and reverb is really nice and whilst not purist in a hardware sense it still has incredibly creative uses of the core sounds of the sega consoles. Secondly the song has a nice sense of structure introducing and reworking themes in a way that it is never too repetitive but remains familiar."

"I really like this song"

"Beautifully detailed composition within a restricted medium."

Listen to all of the entries here:

Congratulations once again go out to Rush Coil! I wish him the best, and I hope that he enjoys my SEGA Master System MIDI Interface. Honorary mentions go out to the entries by Rei Yano and Turbo Crush!

Thanks to everyone that participated, and a special thanks to all the judges for the amount of effort and time put into adjudicating the entries.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Drone Adaptation of Debussy's 'La Cathedrale Engloutie'

The work 'La Cathedrale Engloutie' by Debussy had a big impact on me when I was young. I can remember being in early high school and being amazed at the different textures and feelings that he was able to bring out of a piano through this composition. It made me wonder about the kind of music Debussy would compose if he were around today.

This work is a drone remix / adaptation of the orchestral rendition of 'La Cathedrale Engloutie'. I hope that you enjoy it. Download it here.

Friday, May 14, 2010

little-scale FaceBook Page - Get Into It Now!

Please go and 'like' it. I'll be posting events / releases / developments.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Racing The Beam (A Book About Atari 2600)

I have finally received a copy of the book Racing The Beam: The Atari Video Computer System by Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost. I am expecting it to be quite a good read. More information about this publication can be found here.

SEGA Music Competition Entries!

If you are wanting to hear the submissions for the SEGA Music Competition entries, whereby participants can win a SEGA Master System MIDI Interface, go to:

Judging will be finalised and results tallied as soon as possible - thanks for your patience!

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