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Index Chiptune

Chiptune, also known as chip music or 8-bit music, is synthesized electronic music which is made for programmable sound generator (PSG) sound chips used in vintage computers, consoles, and arcade machines. [1]

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A Little Oblique

A Little Oblique is a self-released compilation by house producer deadmau5.

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is a 1990 platform and city-building simulation game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System developed by Quintet and published by Enix, combining traditional side-scrolling platforming with urban planning god game sections.

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Aira Mitsuki

is a Japanese singer.

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Alice Practice

Alice Practice is the debut EP from Crystal Castles, released on Merok Records on 9 July, 2006.

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.

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The Amiga is a family of personal computers introduced by Commodore in 1985.

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Analog synthesizer

An analog (or analogue) synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses analog circuits and analog signals to generate sound electronically.

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Anamanaguchi is an American band from New York City.

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Arcade game

An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades.

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A broken chord is a chord broken into a sequence of notes.

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Ashgate Publishing

Ashgate Publishing was an academic book and journal publisher based in Farnham (Surrey, United Kingdom).

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Astralwerks is an American record label primarily focused on electronic and dance music, owned by Universal Music Group.

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Attack of the Show!

Attack of the Show! (AOTS) is an American live television program that initially aired from 2005 until 2013, weeknights on G4, G4 Canada Fuel TV, HOW TO Channel, and Maxxx.

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Background music

Background music refers to the various styles of music or soundscapes primarily intended to be passively listened to.

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Bass note

In music theory, the bass note of a chord or sonority is the lowest note played or notated.

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A bassline (also known as a bass line or bass part) is the term used in many styles of music, such as jazz, blues, funk, dub and electronic, traditional music, or classical music for the low-pitched instrumental part or line played (in jazz and some forms of popular music) by a rhythm section instrument such as the electric bass, double bass, cello, tuba or keyboard (piano, Hammond organ, electric organ, or synthesizer).

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970), known professionally as Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

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Beep (sound)

A beep is a short, single tone, typically high-pitched, generally made by a computer or other machine.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

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Bitpop is a type of electronic music and subgenre of chiptune music, where at least part of the music is made using the sound chips of old 8-bit (or 16-bit) computers and video game consoles.

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Boing Boing

Boing Boing is a website, first established as a zine in 1988, later becoming a group blog.

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is a multi-directional scrolling shooter arcade game which was developed and released by Namco in Japan in 1981.

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Buckner & Garcia

Buckner & Garcia, was an American musical duo consisting of Jerry Buckner and Gary Garcia from Akron, Ohio.

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Central processing unit

A central processing unit (CPU) is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.

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Chicago house

Chicago house refers to house music produced during the mid to late 1980s within Chicago.

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Chris Huelsbeck

Christopher Hülsbeck (born 2 March 1968), known internationally as Chris Huelsbeck, is a German video game music composer from Kassel, Germany.

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CMJ Holdings, Corp. was a music events and online media company which ran a website, hosted an annual festival in New York City, and published CMJ New Music Monthly.

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Commodore 64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982).

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Commodore PET

The Commodore PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) is a line of home/personal computers produced starting in 1977 by Commodore International.

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ComputeHer is a band created by Michelle Sternberger in 2005, making music using 8-bit computers and video game console sound chips.

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A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically via computer programming.

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Computer music

Computer music is the application of computing technology in music composition, to help human composers create new music or to have computers independently create music, such as with algorithmic composition programs.

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Cover version

In popular music, a cover version, cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.

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Crack intro

A crack intro, also known as a cracktro, loader, or just intro, is a small introduction sequence added to cracked software.

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Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles are a Canadian electronic music group formed in 2006 in Toronto, Ontario by founding members songwriter/producer Ethan Kath and songwriter/vocalist Alice Glass.

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CSIRAC (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Automatic Computer), originally known as CSIR Mk 1, was Australia's first digital computer, and the fifth stored program computer in the world.

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Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Daley Thompson's Decathlon is a computer game developed and released under licence by Ocean Software in 1984.

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David Whittaker (video game composer)

David Whittaker (born 24 April 1957 in Bury, England) is known for numerous video game music which he wrote in most of the 1980s and early 1990s, for many different formats.

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Joel Thomas Zimmerman (born January 5, 1981), known professionally as deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse"), is a Canadian electronic music producer, DJ, musician, and composer.

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Deadmau5 Circa 1998–2002

deadmau5 Circa 1998–2002 is a self-released compilation album by deadmau5, released under the name Halcyon441 on his SectionZ page.

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The demoscene is an international computer art subculture focused on producing demos: self-contained, sometimes extremely small, computer programs that produce audio-visual presentations.

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Diatonic and chromatic

Diatonic (διατονική) and chromatic (χρωματική) are terms in music theory that are most often used to characterize scales, and are also applied to musical instruments, intervals, chords, notes, musical styles, and kinds of harmony.

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Dig Dug

is an arcade game developed and published by Namco in Japan in 1982.

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Digital synthesizer

A digital synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses digital signal processing (DSP) techniques to make musical sounds.

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Digital-to-analog converter

In electronics, a digital-to-analog converter (DAC, D/A, D2A, or D-to-A) is a system that converts a digital signal into an analog signal.

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Richard Vreeland, better known by his stage name Disasterpeace, (born June 29, 1986 in Staten Island, New York) is an American composer and musician.

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Discography of the Streets of Rage series

The ''Streets of Rage'' series of beat 'em up action video games, released by Sega from 1991 to 1994, are known for their memorable in-game chiptune music, produced by noted video game music composer Yuzo Koshiro.

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Discogs (short for discographies) is a website and crowdsourced database of information about audio recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and bootleg or off-label releases.

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Dizzee Rascal

Dylan Kwabena Mills (born 18 September 1984), better known by his stage name Dizzee Rascal, is an English hip hop recording artist and record producer. A pioneer of grime music, his work has also incorporated elements of UK garage, bassline, British hip hop, and R&B. He released his acclaimed debut album Boy in da Corner in 2003. It has since been considered a grime classic and earned him the 2003 Mercury Prize. Follow-up albums Showtime, Maths + English, and Tongue n' Cheek have been critically praised and certified platinum, with Tongue n' Cheek going platinum for sales exceeding 300,000 units in the United Kingdom. He has scored the number-one hits "Dance wiv Me", "Bonkers", "Holiday", "Dirtee Disco", "Shout".

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Domo (NHK)

is the official mascot of Japan's public broadcaster NHK, appearing in several 30-second stop-motion interstitial sketches shown as station identification during shows.

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Donkey Kong

is a series of video games featuring the adventures of an ape-like character called Donkey Kong, conceived by Shigeru Miyamoto in 1981.

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DOS is a family of disk operating systems.

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Dragon Slayer (series)

is a series of video games developed and published by Nihon Falcom.

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DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England.

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Drum and bass

Drum and bass (also written as "drum 'n' bass" or "drum & bass"; commonly abbreviated as "D&B", "DnB" or "D'n'B"), is a genre and branch of electronic music which emerged from rave and jungle scenes in Britain during the early 1990s.

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Drum machine

A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.

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Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London in the late 1990s.

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Duty cycle

A duty cycle is the fraction of one period in which a signal or system is active.

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Eightcubed is a Canadian electronic singer-songwriter and producer from Toronto, Ontario.

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Electro (music)

Electro (or electro-funk).

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Electro house

Electro house is a form of house music characterized by a prominent bassline or kick drum and a tempo between 125 and 135 beats per minute.

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Electroclash (also known as synthcore, retro-electro, tech-pop, nouveau disco, and the new new wave) is a genre of music that fuses 1980s electro, new wave and synth-pop with 1990s techno, retro-style electropop and electronic dance music.

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Electronic dance music

Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an international non-profit digital rights group based in San Francisco, California.

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Electronic music

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.

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Electronica encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, jungle and other electronic music styles intended not just for dancing.

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EMI Group Limited (originally an initialism for Electric and Musical Industries and also referred to as EMI Records Ltd.) was a British multinational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London.

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Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.

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Etrian Odyssey

Etrian Odyssey is a dungeon crawler role-playing video game series.

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Experimental music

Experimental music is a general label for any music that pushes existing boundaries and genre definitions.

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FastTracker 2

FastTracker 2 is a music tracker created by Fredrik "Mr.

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Ferranti Mark 1

The Ferranti Mark 1, also known as the Manchester Electronic Computer in its sales literature, and thus sometimes called the Manchester Ferranti, was the world's first commercially available general-purpose electronic computer.

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Fez (video game)

Fez (stylized as FEZ) is an indie puzzle-platform video game developed by Polytron Corporation and published by Trapdoor.

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The FM-7 ("Fujitsu Micro 7") is a home computer created by Fujitsu, first released in 1982, sold in Japan and Spain.

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Four Tet

Kieran Hebden (born 1977), best known by the stage name Four Tet, is an English musician. Hebden first came to prominence as a member of the band Fridge before establishing himself as a solo artist. Hebden has remixed tracks by artists including Aphex Twin, Bicep, Explosions in the Sky, Super Furry Animals, Radiohead, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Manic Street Preachers, Sia, Black Sabbath and Madvillain, and has produced two albums by psychedelic improvisational group Sunburned Hand of the Man. Hebden's recent output includes a number of improvisational works with jazz drummer Steve Reid and collaborations with Burial and Thom Yorke.

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Fourth generation of video game consoles

In the history of computer and video games, the fourth generation (more commonly referred to as the 16-bit era) of games consoles began on October 30, 1987 with the Japanese release of NEC Home Electronics' PC Engine (known as the TurboGrafx-16 in North America).

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Frequency modulation synthesis

Frequency modulation synthesis (or FM synthesis) is a form of sound synthesis where the timbre of a simple waveform (such as a square, triangle, or sawtooth) called the carrier, is changed by modulating its frequency with a modulator frequency that is also in the same or similar audio range, so that a more complex timbre results.

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Frogger is a 1981 arcade game developed by Konami.

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Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University (FSU) is a public university in Frostburg, Maryland.

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is a Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Future bass

Future bass is an electronic dance music genre that arose around 2006 in the United Kingdom, United States, Japan, China and Australia.

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G4 (U.S. TV channel)

G4 (also known as G4tv) is a defunct American digital cable and satellite television channel that was owned by G4 Media, a joint venture between the NBCUniversal Cable division of NBCUniversal and Dish Network.

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is a Japanese arcade game developed and published by Namco Japan and by Midway in North America in 1981.

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Game (Perfume album)

Game (capitalized as GAME) is the debut studio album by Japanese girl group Perfume.

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Game Boy

The is an 8-bit handheld game console which was developed and manufactured by Nintendo and first released on the 100th anniversary of Nintendo in Japan on, in North America on and in Europe on.

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Game Boy Advance

The Game Boy Advance (GBA) is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo as the successor to the Game Boy Color.

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Gameplay is the specific way in which players interact with a game, and in particular with video games.

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GamesRadar+ is an entertainment website dedicated to video game-related news, previews and reviews, that is owned by Future Publishing (a subsidiary of Future plc).

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Girl (Beck song)

"Girl" is a Beck song from the 2005 album Guero.

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Glitch (music)

Glitch is a genre of electronic music that emerged in the late 1990s.

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Global Television Network

Global Television Network (more commonly called Global, or occasionally Global TV) is a privately owned Canadian English-language broadcast television network.

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Golden age of arcade video games

The golden age of arcade video games was the era when arcade video games entered pop culture and became a dominant cultural force.

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Good Game (TV program)

Good Game is an Australian television gaming programme produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), which aired on ABC2.

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is a series of shooter video games, introduced in 1985, developed and published by Konami for a variety of portable, console and arcade platforms.

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Grime (music genre)

Grime (also known as, Eskibeat, 8Bar, Sublow and UK Bashment) is a genre of music that emerged in London in the early 2000s.

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Gun Fight

Gun Fight, known as Western Gun in Japan and Europe, is a 1975 arcade shooter game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado, and released by Taito in Japan and Europe and by Midway in North America.

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is a fixed shooter arcade game designed by Yoshiki Okamoto and released by Konami in 1983.

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is an arcade game designed by Yu Suzuki and released by Sega in 1985.

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A harmonic is any member of the harmonic series, a divergent infinite series.

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Haruomi Hosono

, sometimes credited as Harry Hosono, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.

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Heavy metal music

Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.

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Hip hop music

Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.

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Hiroshi Kawaguchi (composer)

is a Japanese video game music composer and keyboardist who works for Sega.

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Hot Fuss

Hot Fuss is the debut studio album by American rock band The Killers.

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House music

House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.

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I-f (also Interr-Ference) is the stage name of Ferenc E. van der Sluijs, a Dutch producer and DJ based in The Hague.

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IBM Personal Computer

The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.

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Mayu Nakazawa (中澤真由 Nakazawa Mayu), known by the stage name immi, is a Japanese Electronica singer and songwriter.

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J-pop (often stylized as J-POP; ジェイポップ jeipoppu; an abbreviation for Japanese pop), natively also known simply as, is a musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s.

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Jean-Joseph Mouret

Jean-Joseph Mouret (11 April 1682 in Avignon – 22 December 1738 in Charenton-le-Pont) was a French composer whose dramatic works made him one of the leading exponents of Baroque music in his country.

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Jesse Saunders

Jesse Saunders (born March 10, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American DJ, record producer, film producer and entrepreneur.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a composer and musician of the Baroque period, born in the Duchy of Saxe-Eisenach.

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Kernkraft 400

"Kernkraft 400" (English: Nuclear Energy 400) is a song performed by German electronic artist Zombie Nation and the first single from their album Leichenschmaus.

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Kesha Rose Sebert (born March 1, 1987; formerly stylized as Ke$ha) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress.

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A key generator (key-gen) is a computer program that generates a product licensing key, such as a serial number, necessary to activate for use of a software application.

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, commonly referred to as Konami, is a Japanese entertainment and gaming conglomerate.

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Kraftwerk ("power station") is a German band formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is a major daily newspaper published in Las Vegas, Nevada, since 1909.

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Lazy Jones

Lazy Jones is a computer game for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX and Tatung Einstein.

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Leonardo Music Journal

Leonardo Music Journal is an annual multimedia peer-reviewed academic journal (print and audio CD) published by the MIT Press on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology.

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List of audio programming languages

This is a list of programming languages optimized for sound production, algorithmic composition, and sound synthesis.

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List of best-selling singles

This article is a compendium of the best-selling music singles.

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List of sub-regions used in the London Plan

Greater London is divided into five sub-regions for the purposes of the London Plan.

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Loop (music)

In electroacoustic music, a loop is a repeating section of sound material.

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Mark Knight (sound designer)

Mark Alan Knight (also known as TDK and madfiddler) (born 8 January 1973, in Brighton, East Sussex) is a British video game music composer and sound designer, Chiptune composer, and electric violinist.

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Martin Galway

Martin Galway (born 3 January 1966, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is one of the best known composers of chiptune video game music for the Commodore 64 sound chip, the SID soundchip, and for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

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Masami Mitsuoka

is a Japanese pop singer.

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Masterpiece (TV series)

Masterpiece (formerly known as Masterpiece Theatre) is a drama anthology television series produced by WGBH Boston.

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Mega Man Battle Network (video game)

Mega Man Battle Network, known as in Japan, is a video game developed by Capcom for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) handheld console.

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A microcomputer is a small, relatively inexpensive computer with a microprocessor as its central processing unit (CPU).

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MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related music and audio devices.

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Miki Higashino

is a Japanese video game composer best known for her works in the Suikoden series.

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MIT Press

The MIT Press is a university press affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States).

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Module file

Module files (MOD music, tracker music) are a family of music file formats originating from the MOD file format on Amiga systems used in the late 1980s.

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MOS Technology 6522

The 6522 Versatile Interface Adapter (VIA) is an integrated circuit that was designed and manufactured by MOS Technology as an I/O port controller for the 6502 family of microprocessors.

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MOS Technology SID

The MOS Technology 6581/8580 SID (Sound Interface Device) is the built-in Programmable Sound Generator chip of Commodore's CBM-II, Commodore 64, Commodore 128 and Commodore MAX Machine home computers.

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Motohiro Kawashima

is a Japanese video game composer and techno producer.

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Much (TV channel)

Much (formerly and commonly known as MuchMusic) is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel currently owned by Bell Media.

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Music Macro Language

Music Macro Language (MML) is a music description language used in sequencing music on computer and video game systems.

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Music of Japan

The music of Japan includes a wide array of performers in distinct styles both traditional and modern.

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Music tracker

A music tracker (short version tracker) is a type of music sequencer software for creating music.

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is a Japanese corporation that operates game centers and theme parks, but is best known for its previous identity as a video game developer and publisher.

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Nashville Scene

Nashville Scene is an alternative newsweekly in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Nelly Furtado

Nelly Kim Furtado ComIH (born December 2, 1978) is a Portuguese-Canadian singer and songwriter.

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New Rally-X

is a maze and driving arcade game that was released by Namco in 1981.

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Niagara Gazette

The Niagara Gazette, also referred to as The Gazette, is a morning daily newspaper published in Niagara Falls, New York, United States, which covers several parts of Niagara County, including the Town of Niagara, and the City of Niagara Falls.

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A nightclub, music club or club, is an entertainment venue and bar that usually operates late into the night.

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Nintendo DS

The Nintendo DS, or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo.

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Nintendo Entertainment System

The Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo.

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Nintendo Gamer

Nintendo Gamer was a magazine published in the United Kingdom which mainly covered Nintendo video game consoles and software and consoles.

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Nintendocore (also known as Nintendo rock, nerdcore, and video game rock) is a broadly defined music genre that fuses chiptune and video game music with modern hardcore punk and heavy metal and various associated rock music styles.

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New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.

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No Doubt

No Doubt is an American ska band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986.

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Open-source model

The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.

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Out Run

is an arcade game released by Sega in 1986.

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, stylized as PAC-MAN, is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan as Puck Man in May 1980.

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Pac-Man Fever (album)

Pac-Man Fever is a 1982 album recorded by Buckner & Garcia.

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Pac-Man Fever (song)

"Pac-Man Fever" is a hit single by Buckner & Garcia.

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PC game

PC games, also known as computer games or personal computer games, are video games played on a personal computer rather than a dedicated video game console or arcade machine.

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PC-8800 series

The, commonly shortened to PC-88, are a brand of Zilog Z80-based home computers released by Nippon Electric Company (NEC) in 1981 in Japan, where it became very popular.

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PC-9800 series

The, commonly shortened to PC-98, is a lineup of Japanese 16-bit and 32-bit personal computers manufactured by NEC from 1982 through 2000.

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The PDP-11 is a series of 16-bit minicomputers sold by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) from 1970 into the 1990s, one of a succession of products in the PDP series.

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Perfume (Japanese band)

is a Japanese pop girl group from Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, consisting of Ayano Ōmoto ("Nocchi"), Yuka Kashino ("Kashiyuka") and Ayaka Nishiwaki ("A~chan").

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Personal computer

A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.

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PetSynth is an open-source music software for the Commodore PET computer, created in 2007 by Chiron Bramberger.

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Pixelh8 (pronounced "pixel hate") is the stage name for Matthew Applegate, a British chiptune composer.

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Pole Position

is an arcade racing video game which was released by Namco in 1982 and licensed to Atari, Inc. for US manufacture and distribution, running on the Namco Pole Position arcade system board.

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In music, polyphony is one type of musical texture, where a texture is, generally speaking, the way that melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic aspects of a musical composition are combined to shape the overall sound and quality of the work.

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Pop rock

Pop rock (also typeset as pop/rock) is rock music with a greater emphasis on professional songwriting and recording craft, and less emphasis on attitude.

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In music, portamento (plural: portamenti, from portamento, meaning "carriage" or "carrying") is a pitch sliding from one note to another.

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Porter Robinson

Porter Weston Robinson (born July 15, 1992) is an American DJ, record producer and musician from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Programmable sound generator

A programmable sound generator, or PSG, is a sound chip that generates sound waves by synthesizing multiple basic waveforms, and often some kind of noise generator (all controlled by writing data to dedicated registers in the sound chip, hence the name) and combining and mixing these waveforms into a complex waveform, then shaping the amplitude envelope of the resulting waveform using attack, decay, sustain, and release time periods, so that the resulting waveform then mimics a certain kind of sound.

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Progressive music

Progressive music is music that subverts genre and results in the expansion of stylistic boundaries.

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Project 56 (album)

Project 56 is a self-released compilation by the Canadian electronic music producer deadmau5.

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Pseudorandom noise

In cryptography, pseudorandom noise (PRN) is a signal similar to noise which satisfies one or more of the standard tests for statistical randomness.

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Pulse wave

A pulse wave or pulse train is a kind of non-sinusoidal waveform that includes square waves (duty cycle of 50%) and similarly periodic but asymmetrical waves (duty cycles other than 50%).

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Pulse-code modulation

Pulse-code modulation (PCM) is a method used to digitally represent sampled analog signals.

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Rabbit Software

Rabbit Software was an English company which produced home computer games for machines such as the Commodore VIC-20, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, and Commodore 64 in the early to mid-1980s.

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Ralf Hütter

Ralf Hütter (born 20 August 1946) is a German musician best known as the lead singer, keyboardist, founding member and leader of Kraftwerk.

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is a driving game set in an overhead, scrolling maze, released in arcades by Namco, and licensed in 1980 to Midway Manufacturing Co. for US manufacture and distribution in 1981.

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Red Bull Music Academy

The Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) is a world-traveling series of music workshops and festivals, founded in 1998 by Red Bull.

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Retro Gamer

Retro Gamer is a British magazine, published worldwide, covering retro video games.

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Retrogaming, also known as classic gaming and old school gaming, is the playing or collecting of older personal computer, console, and arcade video games in contemporary times.

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Robin Miriam Carlsson (born 12 June 1979), known as Robyn, is a Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer.

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Ryu Umemoto

was a Japanese video game music composer, born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

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Sampling (music)

In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.

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Sampling (signal processing)

In signal processing, sampling is the reduction of a continuous-time signal to a discrete-time signal.

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Saori@destiny (born June 10, year unknown) is a Japanese electronica artist, who was produced by Terukado Ōnishi during her time as a major-label artist, who also produces Aira Mitsuki.

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Sarasota Journal

The Sarasota Journal was an American daily newspaper published in Sarasota, Florida, from 1952 until 1982.

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Sawa (singer)

, stylized as SAWA also see (https://m.facebook.com/sawa.palace/), is an Arabic singer and songwriter who debuted in 2008 famous for elaab yalaa on the stage of SAWA.

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Sawtooth wave

The sawtooth wave (or saw wave) is a kind of non-sinusoidal waveform.

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Science International

Science International, later retitled What Will They Think Of Next!, is a Canadian television series produced by the Global Television Network from 1976 to 1979.

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Sega Games Co., Ltd., originally short for Service Games and officially styled as SEGA, is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices around the world.

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Sega Genesis

The Sega Genesis, known as the in regions outside of North America, is a 16-bit home video game console developed and sold by Sega.

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Serpent's Tail

Serpent's Tail is a British independent publishing firm founded in 1986 by Pete Ayrton.

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Shinobi (series)

is a series of video games created by Sega.

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Shoot 'em up

Shoot 'em up (also known as shmup or STGDavies, Jonti.. GameSpy. 30 July 2008.Carless, Simon.. Game Set Watch. 5 April 2011.) is a subgenre of the shooter genre of video games.

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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is a 2D side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Yacht Club Games.

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Signal generator

A signal generator is an electronic device that generates repeating or non-repeating electronic signals in either the analog or the digital domain.

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Singapore Press Holdings

Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) is a media organisation in Singapore with businesses in print, Internet and new media, radio and outdoor media, and property and healthcare.

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Skweee is a musical style, with origin in Sweden and Finland.

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Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (commonly known as SAAM, and formerly the National Museum of American Art) is a museum in Washington, D.C., part of the Smithsonian Institution.

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Snoop Dogg

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, television personality and actor.

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Solid State Survivor

Solid State Survivor is the second album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, released in 1979.

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Sound card

A sound card (also known as an audio card) is an internal expansion card that provides input and output of audio signals to and from a computer under control of computer programs.

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Sound chip

A sound chip is an integrated circuit (i.e. "chip") designed to produce sound.

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South by Southwest

South by Southwest (abbreviated as SXSW and colloquially referred to as South By) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States.

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Space Harrier

is an arcade video game developed and released by Sega Enterprises in December 1985.

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Space Invaders

is an arcade game created by Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978.

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Space Invaders (Player One song)

"Space Invaders" is a song by Australian songwriters Russell Dunlop and Bruce Brown, recording under the band name Player One (commonly stylised as Player) in 1979.

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SPAMasterpiece Theater

SPAMasterpiece Theater (or S.P.A.M. Theater) is an American web series starring humorist John Hodgman where he does dramatic readings of unsolicited email spam received by Boing Boing editors in a parody of Masterpiece Theatre.

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Speech synthesis

Speech synthesis is the artificial production of human speech.

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Square wave

A square wave is a non-sinusoidal periodic waveform in which the amplitude alternates at a steady frequency between fixed minimum and maximum values, with the same duration at minimum and maximum.

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Stratovox, known in Japan as Speak & Rescue (スピーク&レスキュー), is an arcade fixed shooter developed by Sun Electronics and published by Taito in 1980.

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Streets of Rage

Streets of Rage, known as Bare Knuckle (ベア・ナックル Bea Nakkuru) in Japan, is a trilogy of beat 'em up games developed and published by Sega in the 1990s.

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Streets of Rage 2

Streets of Rage 2, released in Japan as, is a side-scrolling beat 'em up video game published by Sega in for the Mega Drive/Genesis and developed by an ad hoc team of several companies: Sega, Ancient, Shout! Designworks, MNM Software and H.I.C. It is the second game in the Streets of Rage series, a sequel to Streets of Rage and followed by Streets of Rage 3.

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Streets of Rage 3

Streets of Rage 3, known in Japan as, is a side-scrolling beat 'em up developed and published by Sega in 1994 for the Mega Drive/Genesis.

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Stryker's Run

Stryker's Run is a video game designed by Chris Roberts and Philip Meller for the BBC Micro and BBC Master which was published by Superior Software in 1986.

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Suite of Symphonies for brass, strings and timpani No. 1

The Suite of Symphonies for brass, strings & timpani No.

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, stylized as SUNSOFT, is a Japanese video game developer and publisher.

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Super Hexagon

Super Hexagon is an independent twitch video game developed by Terry Cavanagh, with music composed by Chipzel.

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Super Locomotive

Super Locomotive is a side-scrolling train arcade video game developed by Sega and released in 1982.

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Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy is an independent video game designed by Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes and developed by Team Meat.

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Sweet Exorcist (band)

Sweet Exorcist was a British music duo consisting of Richard Barratt (DJ Parrot) and Richard H. Kirk.

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Sweet Vacation

Sweet Vacation(スウィート・バケイション)is a Japanese music unit made of members Hayakawa Daichi and Thai vocalist May.

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Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop; also called techno-pop) is a subgenre of new wave music that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.

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A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.

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Synthwave (also called outrun, retrowave and futuresynth) is a genre of electronic music influenced by 1980s film soundtracks and video games.

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Takeshi Abo

is a Japanese video game composer.

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Tech house

Tech house is a subgenre of house music that combines stylistic features of techno with house.

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Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade game)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up released by Konami as a coin-operated video game in.

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Ten Thousand Free Men & Their Families

Ten Thousand Free Men & Their Families (also known as 10k or 10kfreemen) is a musical project of Sydney based Game Boy music composer and performer Thomas Gilmore, who began writing music with the Nintendo Game Boy in 2007.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Japan Times

The Japan Times is Japan's largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper.

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The Killers

The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals).

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The Orchard (company)

The Orchard is an American music and entertainment company founded in 1997 by Scott Cohen and Richard Gottehrer.

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The Postal Service

The Postal Service was an American indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, consisting of singer Ben Gibbard, producer Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis on background vocals.

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The Revenge of Shinobi

The Revenge of Shinobi, released in Japan as, is a video game developed and published by Sega in 1989.

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The Wire (magazine)

The Wire (sometimes stylised as WIRE) is a British avant garde music magazine, founded in May 1982 by jazz promoter Anthony Wood and journalist Chrissie Murray.

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Third generation of video game consoles

In the history of computer and video games, the third generation (sometimes referred to as the 8-bit era) began on July 15, 1983, with the Japanese release of both the Family Computer (referred to in Japan in the abbreviated form "Famicom", and later known as the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, in the rest of the world) and SG-1000.

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Tik Tok

"Tik Tok" (stylized as "TiK ToK") is the debut single by American singer Kesha.

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Timothy Zachary Mosley (born March 10, 1972), better known by his stage name Timbaland, is an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ.

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Timbaland plagiarism controversy

The 2007 dance-pop song "Do It" performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado features elements plagiarized from "Acidjazzed Evening", a chiptune-style track composed by the Finnish demoscene artist Janne Suni.

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In music, timbre (also known as tone color or tone quality from psychoacoustics) is the perceived sound quality of a musical note, sound or tone.

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Time Out (magazine)

Time Out is a British travel magazine published by Time Out Group.

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Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

The Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, is a piece of organ music written, according to its oldest extant sources, by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Tomohiro Nishikado

is a Japanese video game developer.

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Trance music

Trance is a genre of electronic<!-- The source says electronic music, not electronic dance music ---> music that emerged from the rave scene in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s and developed further during the early 1990s in Germany before spreading throughout the rest of Europe, as a more melodic offshoot from techno and house.

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Triangle wave

A triangle wave is a non-sinusoidal waveform named for its triangular shape.

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Ultimate Soundtracker

Ultimate Soundtracker, or Soundtracker for short, is a music tracker program for the Commodore Amiga.

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Undertale is a role-playing video game created by American indie developer Toby Fox.

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Unicorn Kid

Oliver Sabin, formerly known as Unicorn Kid, is a Scottish electronic music/chip music composer and musician from Edinburgh, educated at Leith Academy.

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Vibrato (Italian, from past participle of "vibrare", to vibrate) is a musical effect consisting of a regular, pulsating change of pitch.

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Video game console

A video game console is an electronic, digital or computer device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game that one or more people can play.

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Video game music

Video game music is the soundtrack that accompanies video games.

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Visual novel

A is an interactive game genre, which originated in Japan, featuring mostly static graphics, most often using anime-style art or occasionally live-action stills (and sometimes video footage).

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VVVVVV is a 2010 2D puzzle platform video game created by Terry Cavanagh.

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Warez scene

The Warez scene, often referred to as The Scene, is an underground community of people that specialize in the distribution of copyrighted material, including television shows and series, movies, music, music videos, games (all platforms), applications (all platforms), ebooks, and pornography.

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Warp (record label)

Warp (also known as Warp Records) is an English independent record label, founded in Sheffield in 1989 by record store workers Steve Beckett, Rob Mitchell and record producer Robert Gordon.

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WarpVision: The Videos 1989-2004 is a DVD released by British record label Warp Records on 27 September 2004, which features most of the music videos produced for their artists in the 1989-2004 period.

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A waveform is the shape and form of a signal such as a wave moving in a physical medium or an abstract representation.

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Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press (or WSU Press) is a university press that is part of Wayne State University.

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is a Vertically scrolling shooter that was released by Namco in arcades in December 1982.

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Yamaha Corporation

() is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics and power sports equipment.

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Yasutaka Nakata

is a Japanese DJ, record producer, composer and songwriter.

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Yellow Magic Orchestra

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band formed in Tokyo in 1978 by Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals).

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Yellow Magic Orchestra (album)

Yellow Magic Orchestra is the first official studio album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, who were previously known as the Yellow Magic Band.

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Yie Ar Kung-Fu

is a arcade fighting game developed and published by Konami.

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YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.

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Ys (series)

() is a series of Japanese role-playing video games produced by Nihon Falcom.

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Yuzo Koshiro

is a Japanese video game music composer, arranger, music programmer, and president of the game development company, Ancient.

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Zombie Nation (artist)

Zombie Nation is a German project of the DJ and producer Florian Senfter.

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ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research.

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1UP.com was an American entertainment website that focused on video games.

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2 Player Productions

2 Player Productions, Limited is a video production company based in San Francisco, California.

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Matthew Simmonds, also known as 4mat or 4-Mat, is a British electronic musician, sound designer, and video game composer best known for his chiptunes written in tracker software.

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50 Cent

Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, businessman, and investor.

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8 Bit Weapon

8 Bit Weapon is a chiptune music band formed by Seth and Michelle Sternberger.

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8-Bit Operators: The Music of Kraftwerk

8-Bit Operators: The Music of Kraftwerk was released in 2007 by the group 8-Bit Operators on Kraftwerk's US label Astralwerks and EMI Records worldwide.

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