8Bit Playtime

I’m working on a school project to facilitate the transformation of a school waiting room into a retro computer gamed inspired space. Today’s challenge was to play with 8 Bit sounds (think Mario Kart/Pacman) and produce a simple loop in 30 minutes. Really enjoyed the process.

The young people chose the theme as they want it to become a fun space but inclusive of adults. They chose games ‘old people’ grew up with, yet play themselves. Students associated the room with being in trouble or where parents went to discuss important matters with school. Here’s my playtime results:

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  1. Simon says:

    Hi, nice project – how are you generating the 8 bit sounds? bitcrusher or Sid synth or other?

  2. Bobbie says:


    I plan to use this and a whole heap of samples I’ve purchased.

  3. Leon Trimble says:

    hi Bobbie, did you know there is a really cool 8Bit vsti called chipsounds which faithfully emulates the sounds from all the old sound chips from things like the nes, commodore 64, spectrum et al?

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