The Awesome gAtari Atari 2600 Chipmusic Keytar Thing

cTrix explains his awesome 8-bit gAtari Atari 2600 chipmusic keytar thing, and then demonstrates how he uses it, rocking the Tokyo Blip Festival.

Here’s what he has to say about the gAtari:

The “gAtari” was my excuse to do something a little silly after I discovered that the Atari 2600 was more limiting than I realized! (31 pitches, minimal waveforms and only 2 channels!) I needed an EQ which could take a high voltage and drop it down to line level (Boss bass EQ) plus a way to hold loops between tracks and parts (Boss delay). So rather than have it “DJ” style config, I thought I make something a little more creative. It uses my atari-x-mod converter software which compiles binary files for Atari.

You can download a cTrix set at FreeMusicArchive.

2 thoughts on “The Awesome gAtari Atari 2600 Chipmusic Keytar Thing

  1. Excellent! Love the joystick attachment. All those Dubstep makers – this should be your instrument of choice! 🙂

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