Sophmore 64 – Making Music on a Gameboy

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Sophmore64 – Making Music on a Gameboy using LSDJ. 

How long have you been creating music?  
We have been creating music since 2011. We were in a band prior to starting Sophmore 64, we were both guitar players.  In August of 2011 Jake had to have spinal fusion surgery and we needed something to keep us occupied as he healed so we decided to use gameboys and the commodore 64 to create music.
What has inspired you in your creativity?  

Henry Homesweet, who also makes chiptune music in England.

What programs or software are you using to create your sound?  

We record our music with Propellerhead Record 5 and use LSDJ to create it.

What excites you about the music you create?  

The reaction of the people who hear our music is what drives us.

Explain LSDJ?

It is a software that we write onto a blank Gameboy cartridge.  It turns our Gameboy into a totally customizable sequencer.
We program certain notes and sounds using all the setting that are within LSDJ. 

What do you guys see for the future of Sophmore 64?  
We just want for our music to reach out to as many people as possible, so that they can experience this style of music and hopefully appreciate it as much as we do.

Check out this video for more info on LSDJ and making music on a Gameboy.