Greig Stewartt (Theremin Hero) shared this video demo of a custom dual-necked chiptune keytar, The Blade.
The Blade uses two Game Boys, running custom ROMs, to become a fully playable instrument.
The shell is 3D-printed and the necks were repurposed from old guitar hero controllers. All buttons are re-mappable in code. The Blade can function as a pure MIDI controller, as well as routing the MIDI direct to the Game Boy chips.
The Blade was created by Sam Wray, Siddharth Vadgama & Greig Stewart.
The music is a chiptune cover of Starmachine 2000 by Wintergatan.
6 thoughts on “Dual Game Boy Chiptune Keytar”
I think this is the first keytar I have desired! Love it! 🙂 Great tune also!
Here’s a video of this tune by the original artist. https://youtu.be/rEeiRXOlWUE
Tremendous! Can’t wait to see what happens when this instrument is pushed to the limits.
I WANT ONE.
Here is my attempt at a HP scanner stepper motor Keytar. Please note I can not play very well however Mark Mothersbaugh is the new proud owner of it. Not sure if he ever used it.
OMG I NEED IT !!!!! RN!!! <3