Chip Maestro NES MIDI Synthesizer Cartridge

Chip Maestro – a new project to develop a NES MIDI Synthesizer Cartridge – is fully funded and under development.

Here’s how developer Jarek Lupinski describes the project:

I am prototyping, designing and assembling a special cartridge called Chip Maestro which can be used in any Nintendo Entertainment System. This cartridge will accept a MIDI input from any instrument, and by passing the MIDI notes through the NES, the cartridge will make the NES synthesize 8-bits of awesome in true NES squarewavey goodness.

See the video for more details!

The project has 260 backers and has raised $15,045 of a $1,150 goal, demonstrating that there’s a lot of interest in a NES MIDI Synth.

The Chip Maestro is still under development. You can follow development at Lupinski’s Kickstarter site.

via getlofi

One thought on “Chip Maestro NES MIDI Synthesizer Cartridge

  1. from the demo, it looks like they've just made all five channels as a single five voice patch on a single midi (or meady) channel. Couldn't find any tech info on the site.

    I'd be tempted to pick up a nes for this.

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