ICON 3 Hello!

Hey, I'm Blake, aka PROTODOME. I'm a musician, PhD student and (general tech/GFX guy for ThinkSpace Education) from Portsmouth, UK. You're probably here because you know me for writing jazz flavoured (UK spelling) chipmusic, but I also mess about with graphics, software and electronics.

If you'd like to get in contact, you should definitely email me at hello@protodome.co.uk. I'd love to hear from you; it's always nice getting mail.


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ICON 1 Music

I've got a bunch of chipmusic / chipfusion jazz albums over on bandcamp, but right here, for your listening pleasure, is a little taste of what I get up to musically. You'll notice I use the same bass sound a lot. Some might accuse me of stagnating sonically, or perhaps even creatively. I tell myself that it's my USP.

Actually, why not play some games with my music in them? More fun than sitting on a website watching me dance. ----> Obliteracers | 8BitMMO


Cool little demo I did for Impact Soundworks' Super Audio Cart.

Some big-band jazzfunk for the wacky racing game Obliteracers.

A collaboration with the sexy Shirobon

Hey, it's CHIPFUNK! Made using 80s / 90s hardware.

Famifood was written on a real-life Nintendo Entertainment System

That's enough music for now. You get the idea.


ICON 2 Projects

So, I picked up electronics last year, and a few years earlier I got the programming bug (HA) so now I make software and stuff for fun. It's all a little amateur hour, but please humour me.


A quick demo of a stupid instrument I came up with. The left hand controls the root of a particular scale, while the right controls the amount to increment by. Jaaazzzzz.

I jumped on the AVR bandwagon and made a MIDI controlled 1-bit synthesizer.

Look! It's a single channel 1-bit sequencer! You enter notes aided by a neat little binary LED display.

I made this little puzzle game BLOCKED way back in 2012; graphics, music - the works. You'll need change gravity for the on-screen blocks to help your little guy get a snack. If you're on a Windows machine, download and play it!

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