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Old 21 January 2003, 23:02   #1
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Question What's a...

... chip tune?
I know what a MOD is, being an (average) tracker user, but a chip tune? Huh?
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Old 22 January 2003, 01:23   #2
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A chip tune is basically a mod that doesn't use samples, all the sounds are computer generated, the same way old 8 bit platforms did it...
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Old 22 January 2003, 01:55   #3
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To get more into detail:

Chiptunes in MOD Format usually use samples, but these are very small and looped and in most cases hand-drawn => that gives them the typical, crispy sound.

Besides them there are many tunes in exotic formats which support synth instruments. Synth instruments constist of hand-drawn samples and a set of rules how these samples are manipulated during music playing.

Some examples for exotic formats are:
Sonic Arranger
Delta Music
Tronic Tracker (a packed Delta Music format)
Hippel
Future Composer
Fred

http://exotica.fix.no is a good source if you want further information about exotic formats and/or you want to download some tunes
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many thanks for the info guys!
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