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Somebody that I used to know ft. Gotye & Kimbra [8-bit chiptune/bi

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#1 Gavin Graham

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:51

 

Gotye has been creating his unique sound for years but the world took notice with 'Somebody that I used to know" featuring Kimbra. Luckily this very identifiable song translates really well to the sounds of the SID chip - or maybe I was just inspired with this one.

This track has been created with only the sounds of the 35yo Commodore 64 MOS-6581 Sound Interface Device (SID) chip. Renoise was used to build this piece and give me as many C64's as I needed and processing effects.

Since I've now developed a bit of an appetite for doing Bitpop/Chiptune remakes, I've been looking for a few more songs that I'd like to cover. The criteria is that the song must've struck me in some way to enthuse me enough to have a crack at covering it.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 15:37

Perfect cover. I like the small touches, like the glissando in the end of the lead :D  


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 23:53

Nice work with the glitch, it would be fine to make the vocals 8-bit too :D



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:36

Perfect cover. I like the small touches, like the glissando in the end of the lead  :D

Hey thanks, much appreciated. Yeah I tried to pay attention to the little things in this song that often get missed. 


Nice work with the glitch, it would be fine to make the vocals 8-bit too :D

Thanks mate. That's an interesting idea with the vocals. I've not thought of that since I struggle understanding the lyrics of a clearly sung piece let alone one where the vocals are reduced. What would be your approach to 8-bitting vocals. LofiMat, Bitcrunching or something more particular with the vocals??


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