Originally Posted by Babs
Check this out.
This thing is amazing! converts your NES into MIDI. Sure you can replicate the basic 5 channels on Reason, Ableton, etc... But this goes to show how more impressive you can be using your original NES. I would recommend using the NES toploader though, a lot more user friendly.
Here's a link if any of you are interested. http://www.wayfar.net/0xf00000_overview.php
Or get Famitracker, which is free. (Personally, I make stuff with Milkytracker, but my music is not at a level where I would feel comfortable releasing it.)
I like virt, Chibi-tech, Funky Fish, nullsleep, and that about does it for "fakebit" or neo-chip. As for the oldschool "we made chip music because it's all we had", Jochen Hippel, Rob Hubbard, Martin Galway, the C64 work of Chris Huelsbeck, the NES work of David Wise, Koji Kondo, Yuzo Koshiro, and pretty much everyone who ever worked for Konami.