recently my job hired me on the side (as-in, not for the usual work i get paid to do there) to create some covers/instrumental versions of a select set of hit songs from the 80′s. sounds right up my alley aye? sarcasm there, no? so, i need money and i took the job, plus i had the idea to do these covers in true 8-bit format…. straight from the n.e.s. and all that, and that sounds like a blast to me as i would never give myself a chance to do something like this for my own music (8-bit and ambient don’t seem to go together very well). i’ve got about fifteen songs to do and will probably release them as a for-free download album when i’m done with them. so, look forward to that… more sarcasm? anyways, i got this true 8-bit composition program today called milky tracker. it’s a little complicated to figure out how to use, but as a test run i did the following with a few samples of leaves rustling for the percussion and one sine wave for the rest. it’s an 8 bar loop repeated a few times. enjoy.