8-bit Weapon - Chip On Your Shoulder remix contest

Los Angeles based chiptune duo 8 Bit Weapon are at it again! Right on the heels of their OCReMix contest, they are now working with Sony for another such contest, This time to remix a song off their newest release, the Electric High EP. Head over to the official remix page or read below for the contest info straight from Seth and Michelle of 8bW.

Sony has launched a remix contest over at their Acid Planet site! The contest is to find the best remix of our tune "Chip On Your Shoulder" off our new "Electric High EP". You can download a zip file of the songs chiptune loops/sound fx and an Acid project file format here:


If you dont have any software or even any gear to make the remix, NO PROBLEM! Sony has provided a FREE copy of ACID for PC computers on the remix site for you to use. Mac users can download the loop zip file and use the loops to make a remix as well in programs like Garage band, etc. However Mac users wont be able to use the acid project file.

There are NO restrictions on how the remix is made! You can use all chip related devices, modern softsynths, or anything else that tickles your fancy. Also, you do not have to use ACID software to enter! You can make your remix any way you like. :)

The Grand Prize winner will receive: A Commodore 64, 1541 drive, cables, a Prophet 64 Cart, ACID Pro software, Five Standard Collection Libraries, as well as a copy of our "Electric High EP" & an 8bw T-shirt!

Contest End Date: Thursday, August 13, 2009

8 Bit Weapon Electric High EP (limited edition) and 8BW's Sony Loops Library release

Recently 8 Bit Weapon released their newest effort, the Electric High EP, in limited edition and hand numbered 5.25" Floppy Disk. The six song EP is full of awesome sounds made from all the great classic systems including the Commodore 64, Atari 2600, NES, Gameboy, and then some! You can check out some of the tracks as well at 8 Bit Weapon's myspace page. The album is available for $9.95 at 8 Bit weapon's official site store. Check out the track listing below.

1. Closer (Bitpop Mix)
2. Kiss My Bits (ComputeHer Mashup Mix)
3. Chip on your Shoulder
4. FUNDAnalogue
5. Chiptune Attack 2600 AD
6. Macro Disko (Minimal Mix)

On top of the new release, 8 Bit Weapon has also been hard at work creating an amazing sample library for use by all up and coming chiptuners and folks who just enjoy playing with those classic console sounds.

Sony Creative Software has released our loop and sample library called, "8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Odyssey" today! The library contains real sounds from each of the following computers/consoles: Apple II, Commodore 64, NES, Gameboy, and the Atari 2600. Each system library has everything from drums, bass and synth to special effects. Both Michelle (aka ComputeHer) and I have featured song demos built into the collection to boot!

The sound library works with ACID, Ableton Live, Cubase, Garage Band, Logic, Soundtrack, and more!

Users who purchase the "Green" Downloadable version of the Sony loop library will get the full MP3 release of our "Electric High EP" plus an exclusive track "Break Beat Bonanza" as an added bonus!

Click the link to see Sony's official page: http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/8bitweapon