The aim of this hands-on, practical workshop is to give participants an introduction to the world of Chiptune music and how the Nintendo Game Boy played its part in creating this underground music culture. Participants will used with custom software to create chiptune music.


● Understand what chiptune music is and how it is created

● Become familiar with the Nintendo Game Boy and its role in creating chiptune music

● Find out about custom music creation software developed for the Nintendo Game Boy such as LSDJ and Nanoloop

● Learn about emulation and how classic operating systems can still be used via modern hardware

● Create simple instruments with LSDJ for a range of different sound types

● Use software to sequence notes and create simple melodies

● Combine melodies and percussion to compose songs

● Learn about affordable, DIY approaches to creating electronic music and to gain a new outlook and appreciation of vintage hardware