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
NESynth – a synthesizer that recreates the ‘8 bit sound of video games in the 80’s’ – has been updated with MIDI support. New in NESynth 1.6: CoreMIDI is supported. ?iOS4.2 or later ) Supported MIDI interface YAMAHA i-MX1 Supported USB MIDI keyboard(iPad only) KORG nanoKEY Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit is required to connect… Read More NESynth Gets MIDI Support