Whether you grew up with the chiptune sounds of classic video games or missed this era, but love the style, it is now easier than ever before to create your own tunes in this genre.

In the first part of our article we took a look at games that featured music creation tools long before digital audio workstations were as commonplace as they are now.

These days if you want to create music with soft synths, you need to learn how to use a digital audio workstation.

Companies have always gone to great lengths to market their products, which often resulted in adverts that were completely over the top.

Sponsored Post: Buying a new synthesizer, whether it is your first one ever, an upgrade for your existing one, or simply the latest addition to your collection, is exciting.

Recent synth reviews

The Ensoniq SQ-R is part of the lower-cost line of SQ products by the company that also included the SQ-1, and SQ-2. The SQ-R is basically a rack mounted version of the SQ-1 keyboard and it does not…
M3
The Korg M3 was released in 2007 and heralded by Korg as their third generation workstation. The company already proved themselves to be very capable of producing quality workstations at an…
Roland released their very first music workstation in 1988 in the form of the Roland W-30. It was one of the very first workstations that was self-contained and came with a large sample library…
The Yamaha A3000 is a professional hardware sampler released by the company in 1997. Back then the company was exactly known for sampling, so the release of the A3000 was an unexpected one. The goal…
Announced at SuperBooth 2017, Peak is Novation's new 8-voice polysynth packed with a surprising set of features that make it a versatile addition to any synthesizer arsenal. Peak was designed by…