Twisted Electrons has introduced the hapiNes – a multitrack chiptune synthesizer, inspired by the RP2A07 sound chip found in the NES games console.… Read More Twisted Electrons Intros hapiNes Chiptune Synthesizer
Mega Cat Studios let us know that they’ve released a new fighting game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Creepy Brawlers, that combines retro-styled fighting action and an original 8-bit soundtrack. … Read More New Halloween Inspired NES Game & Soundtrack, ‘Creepy Brawlers’
SampleScience has released Famirom, a virtual plugin emulation of the NES sound chip, for Mac & Windows.
The Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer is a minimalistic, microcontroller-based synth, designed to emulate the classic chiptune sound of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s APU (audio processing unit.) The synthesizer’s MIDI input allows musicains create NES-video-game-style chiptune music using a MIDI keyboard or other MIDI device. It’s being made available via a Kickstarter project, which is already… Read More Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer Now Available Via Kickstarter
In this post, guest author Joe E. Allen takes a look at making 8-bit music with FamiTracker – a free windows tracker for producing music for the NES/Famicom-systems. How To Make 8-Bit Music: An Introduction To FamiTracker In this series, I’ll be introducing programs that you can use to make music on old video game consoles,… Read More How To Make 8-Bit Music: An Introduction To FamiTracker
This video, via Greig (Theremin Hero), captures an 8-bit NES Keytar performance of the Game Of Thrones theme – with MIDI-controlled lasers. Greig’s NESKeytar is a cross between an original Nintendo console, a Guitar Hero controller and a miniature toy keyboard. The hybrid instrument fully utilities the NES sound chip to produce lo-fi arpeggios, heard in this tribute… Read More Game Of Thrones Theme On 8-Bit NES Keytar! Plus – Friggin’ MIDI-Controlled Lasers!
Ninstrument’s Chris Blarsky contacted us to let us know about the new MCTRL – a MIDI-controlled NES Gamepad. Why would you want a MIDI-controlled NES Gamepad? There are many homebrew audio/video titles for the NES that can’t easily be synced with a traditional DAW or MIDI keyboard/device. The MCTRL (pronounced M-CONTROL) incorporates MIDI In, Thru &… Read More Ninstrument Intros MCTRL – A MIDI Controlled NES Gamepad
Reader Zac Bentz let us know about a couple of new albums released by his project The Electric Witch. Assassin is an album of dark synthpop originals with vocalist Marcus Matthews; and NEScapism is a collection of Nintendo covers. Bentz notes, “These are the songs that I would let play over and over, ignoring whatever might… Read More Free Music From The Electric Witch