The 8bit-collective is a community website dedicated to the sharing of chiptune music. Chiptune musicians repurpose legacy computer hardware, video game consoles and other toys in order to compose original music.
Since the site launched in 2005, interest in modern chip music has exploded. The community has evolved rapidly and so has the boundaries of its content. At the time this was written (2009) the site is home to 9,000+ registered users, and its forums serve as a hub for chip musicians to converse online.
The site was developed with a friend, Jose Torres, in the course of a few rather unpleasant caffeine fueled nights during my junior year of high school. I was responsible for the site’s design, CSS styling as well as the PHP and MySQL development that enabled user interaction and file sharing.