February th, 2019

Dictionary Compression of Chiptune Module Data

I’ve been playing around with a dictionary based approach to encoding chiptune modules, with the specific requirements of 1-bit sound in mind. A few days ago I ran some tests with a large corpus (~1800 files) of modules obtained from modland.org, which indicate that a simple dictionary based packing scheme is significantly more efficient than comparable pattern/sequence based approaches.

Read the full report on the 1-Bit Forum.