what is chiptune?
we just don't know.
@iliana the definition i've seen tossed around is chiptune is anything that makes exclusive use of "primitive" sound chips that can't reproduce arbitrary waveforms (at least not without much difficulty or quality loss), with mastering being excluded since raw output from old chips can be real noisy and, bad
bitpop is music that uses them as a primary instrument, or that uses modern stuff that sounds similar to chiptune (like FL studio plugins)
it makes enough sense to me
@unascribed this sounds right
but at this point I'm just like. "does the artist call it chiptune y/n"
@iliana yeah it's almost never a useful distinction
i listen to chiptune and bitpop, i enjoy both, i don't distinguish between them. 🤷
@iliana grateful my timeline doesn’t actually contain arguments about what is and is not trve kvlt chiptune
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