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Music

D's Quest by MicroD

  • D's Quest contains all-new tracks created for the Roland MT-32 Sound Module. The MT-32 was the standard for computer music and PC games in the late 80s/early 90s (notably those made by Sierra) prior to MIDI
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  • Release Date: 2016-06-21
  • Tracks: 6
  • Length: 14:30
  • Platform: Roland MT-32 + PC
  • Software: MIDI

Radical D by MicroD

  • Radical D contains 8 tracks spanning genres from surf, ska, reggae, prog rock and beyond. This album, unlike my previous Game Boy material, was created for the Nintendo Entertainment System
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  • Release Date: 2013-08-13
  • Tracks: 8
  • Length: 25:35
  • Platform: NES
  • Software: Famitracker

Prime by MicroD

  • Prime began as a concept that would challenge me to write more songs in odd time signatures. The idea to write a series of songs in prime number time signatures ultimately became Prime
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  • Release Date: 2011-11-11
  • Tracks: 9
  • Length: 24:09
  • Platform: Game Boy
  • Software: Little Sound Dj
  • Artwork: Party Time! Hexcellent!

MicroD S/T by MicroD

  • The songs on this disc are more an exercise in musical minimalism than of programming prowess. Music written on guitar and piano and stripped them down to their basic elements
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  • Release Date: 2009-10-10
  • Tracks: 8
  • Length: 13:49
  • Platform: Game Boy
  • Software: Little Sound Dj

Info

MicroD is an alias used by Michael DuFault for his chipmusic compositions. MicroD draws inspiration from video game classics and uses the same old consoles (Game Boy, NES, and more) with specialized software such as Little Sound DJ and FamiTracker to create heavily melodic and new original music. Most of these tunes are the result of music written on piano or guitar then transcribed and retrofitted to the video game scores that influenced him greatly as a young musician.

This project debuted with a self-titled EP at the end of 2009 composed for the Nintendo Game Boy. This was followed by numerous exclusive tracks for related compilation albums, such as Rebound for Rudeboy (A collection of ska and reggae songs in chiptune style).

MicroD's sophomore album, Prime, was released on 11/11/2011. Also composed for the Game Boy, Prime is a nine track concept album consisting of the four part title tracks and five others. A limited run of hand-numbered CDs are still available here.

For his third album, Radical D, he utilized the sounds of the NES for eight brand new tracks spanning genres from surf, ska, reggae and beyond.

In addition to the recorded music, MicroD has performed a handful of live shows in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston, Texas at TX Chip events and most notably at Gearbox Software's Community Day in 2013.

For his most recent release in 2016, MicroD created a set of songs built around the Roland MT-32 and recalled an early PC video game style. Titled D's Quest in homage to games made by Sierra in the late 80s and early 90s, and introduced by voice actor Glen McCready, the fleeting set of songs is wrapped in a bittersweet motif.

MicroD has currently set his sights on some more ambitious musical experiments involving Google's new VR platform, Jump. Until then, subscribe to the mailing list to be notified when new music is released.

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Resources

Software

Little Sound Dj

Little Sound Dj transforms a plain Game Boy into a full-fledged music workstation… 
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Famitracker

FamiTracker is a free windows tracker for producing music for the NES… 
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Community

µCollective.org

µCollective.org — The little big Chiptune media sharing community… 
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Chipmusic.org

Chipmusic.org is an online community in respect and relation to chip music… 
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Discography

View MicroD's full discography below — in order of release and including all compilations. Tap any album to learn more.

Merry Chipmas 2016

Merry Chipmas 2016

2016-12-21

D's Quest

D's Quest

2016-06-21

TX Chip Compilation Vol. II

TX Chip Vol. II

2015-03-16

Merry Chipmas 2014

Merry Chipmas 2014

2014-12-20

Merry Chipmas 2013

Merry Chipmas 2013

2013-12-19

Circuits 2 Compilation

Circuits 2

2013-12-12

Radical D

Radical D

2013-08-13

TX Chip Compilation Vol. I

TX Chip Vol. I

2013-03-19

Merry Chipmas 2012

Merry Chipmas 2012

2012-12-24

Merry Chipmas 2011

Merry Chipmas 2011

2011-12-24

Prime

Prime

2011-11-11

Cementimental Presents 1 Second Chipnoise Comp Which Took Way Too Long

1 Second Chipnoise

2011-02-27

Merry Chipmas 2010

Merry Chipmas 2010

2010-12-24

Bitmasters Vol. II

Bitmasters Vol. II

2010-08-02

Warm Yummy Dub

Warm Yummy Dub

2010-06-27

No Dancing Comp

No Dancing Comp

2010-06-21

Rude Boy

Rude Boy

2010-05-16

1-Minute

1-Minute

2010-03-28

MicroD (Self-Titled)

MicroD

2009-10-10