Gameboy musician Bit Shifter interviewed

By Bob Gourley | Originally published in 2006

Bit ShifterThanks to independently developed software such as Nanoloop and Little Sound DJ, the Nintendo Gameboy has turned into the instrument of choice for a growing number of electronic musicians. While the Gameboy’s 8-bit soundchip is somewhat limited, it has a warm, crunchy sound that works well when taken beyond the context of simply supplying video game soundtracks. Musically, Gameboy tracks run the gamut from energetic electronic pop to weird, often scary-sounding experimental stuff. On the more danceable end of the spectrum is New York’s Josh Davis, aka Bit Shifter, who will soon embark on a world tour with fellow NY Gameboy artist Nullsleep. In an email interview, Josh explained a bit about what goes into making music on a device only intended to play games.

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