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Broadly a chiptune, also known as chip music or 8-bit music is a piece of electronic music produced by using sound chips that were used in in home computer, game consoles or arcade machines popular in the 1980s into the 1990s.[1][2][3] In spite of often being called "8-bit music", a chiptune can also refer to music made on computers with other bitsizes, such as 16-bit music.

See also


  1. ^ A modern implementation of chiptune synthesis by Philip Phelps
  2. ^ Top 5 Chiptune Artists by Ian Friedman
  3. ^ Endless loop: A brief history of chiptunes by Kevin Driscoll and Joshua Diaz, Transformative Works and Cultures, Vol. 2, 2009

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