GENRE | SUBGENRE

Electronic : 8bit | Chiptune : Music Bed (Underscore)

ALBUM COPY

Your 8bit sonic experience is back and this time with more energy than ever! All your favorite sounds from the early days of video games are represented here. Take your project back to days when button mashing was a full-time job. Enjoy!

STRUCTURAL DIRECTION

All tracks should be approx. 90 – 120 seconds in length. The format should be as follows:

Intro | A section | B Section | A’ Section | Ending Tag/Stinger

Start small in section 1; introduce your ideas and set the mood for what is to come. Section 2 is the mid level intensity of your track. Expand the orchestration perhaps with a counter-idea and stronger approach. There should be a marked increase in intensity from sections 1-2. Section 3 is your final statement. State your idea one final time in as full a version as is warranted for the style. Again there should be a noticeable increase in orchestration and support from section 2-3. Unlike our other categories, there should be no breaks between sections, The entire track should flow together as one cohesive piece.

MUSICAL DIRECTION

Reference examples are embedded below. Use these for inspiration. Your tracks should be Activity, Cheeky, Electric, Kitsch and Technology. Please capture the same spirit and feel of the references, even though they clearly do not adhere to the prescribed structural direction. Please, vary the instrumentation throughout yet keep each section at the same tempo. For this album, we recommend utilizing the following instrumental forces:

Synth Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Machine, Synth Pulses, Synth Leads

The above is suggested instrumentation to help you begin your track, please add additional instrumentation as warranted by the specific style.

TIMELINE

We like to see tracks turned around in a few weeks or less. That said, we are MUCH more interested in quality of both composition and production over quantity of tracks or speed of delivery. If you enjoy the process, we can definitely use your help on other albums as well. The more you write, the better the chances of having your music programmed by our editor partners. 

If you have any questions, please contact us any time. We look forward to licensing your music!

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