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Chiptune, Midines, Albums, Chris, Kahn
Juice avatar

anyone ever hear from chris kahn aka x|k? maker of midines? his s/t cdr is still one of my favorite original chiptune albums. seems like his website hasn't been updated since '11. always wanted to get an updated midines cart too... Wayfar

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Juice avatar

that's definitely an interesting choice for an image but i guess that album did have the midines track on it ; p

Sep 2016
n9 avatar
n9

that x|k release is truly exceptional.

Sep 2016
bogdan avatar

Count me in - one of my fave artists in terms of energy. I tweeted about it awhile back and never really got any info. . . seems to have been abducted by aliens.

Sep 2016
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I think he might still be active, because I am always seeing new midines cartidges for sell on ebay.

Sep 2016
trash80 avatar

You know he was on the 'old' em411, known as Dropkik. : ) He is still around sort of. Last project I saw him working on was a drum machine remake on Kickstarter. https: //www. kickstarter. com/projects/chriskann/micro-rhythm . . . There is a really good track he posted on a site I run called WeeklyBeats. http: //weeklybeats. com/#/ck/music/automatic-love

Sep 2016
Juice avatar

ah good info t80. looks like he's just abandoned wayfar in favor of http: //www. chriskann. com/index. html and abandoned chiptune in favor of synthwave http: //synthrecords. bandcamp. com/album/lets-make-it-tonight

looks like he's not been active on twitter since last july: https: //twitter. com/chriskann

Sep 2016
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If you're looking for some midi controllable NES action, check out Famitracker. It has MIDI control, instruments, etc. It's emulation of the 2A03 sound chip is excellent and it has other in-cart sound chips that other game studios added to their games in that era.

I had a MIDINes and I am a big NES sound fan, and to my ear, the Famitracker emulation basically sounds like a NES without all the noise and limitations. There are differences of course, but honestly, they're trivial.

Sep 2016
MonkeyPlus1 avatar

gah!! I can't find any of his x|k music anywhere... thought it was on an old computer, but nope. anybody know where to find it online (the wayfar links are busted)

Oct 2016
Juice avatar

@monkeyplus1 @n9 @bogdan@spark @trash80 yoyoyo. i zipped a bunch of x|k stuff (it was all free i think so hopefully no bad blood). included is the self titled nanoloop album, "nestek" and "baud of passion"

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i also have all of his midines demos that i will archive and "outra" which was a 20 minute midines mix. will try to get those up tonite.

Oct 2016
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