Arcade Music Tribute is a nostalgic musical trip to the past. It is the revisiting of the original Chiptune VGM Era of the 80s and the early 90s computer music.

Musical Covers of the Themes are done by 8.bit Commando イート ビット コマンド.

In January of 2011 as I finished construction of my very first Music Studio and some free time on my hand, I remembered that I wanted to remix a few of my favorite ZX Spectrum musical themes that I really loved listening to when I was a kid. [Gryzor, Hypaball and some others]

As soon as I started working things clicked and the feeling was overwhelming. I felt like I was inventing something new and I ended up demoing over 15 songs in 4 months. I started getting involved with different chip sounds and the beauty of vintage chips sound VGM theme classics.

In 2014 I came up with the name ARCADE MUSIC TRIBUTE and I started a Youtube Channel dedicated to the project. The feeling was like being back home and I’ve never stopped since.

My purpose is not to try to outshine the Original VGM Themes, but instead try to envision how these themes would sound if they were recorded in a Studio evnvironment.

“Making music for Commodore is like trying to play a piano wearing boxing gloves” – Rob Hubbard

Where some people have only heard “beeps”, “boops” and “nosies”, I have always taken the Chiptune music very seriously. For me it is just another genre of music.

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