Readers Chris Blarsky and Josh Felice sent word about their new project, Synthboy+, a dock that turns a vintage GameBoy into a MIDI synth. Here’s what they’ve got to say about the project: Dust off that first gen Gameboy as we have a very cool interface dock that converts the handheld gaming system into a state… Read More SYNTHBOY+ Turns Nintendo GameBoy Into 8-Bit Sound Machine
Absolute Extremes has introduced the Ninstrument – a custom built rack mountable sound module that can accommodate any number of vintage gaming systems. “We use only original hardware in our systems,” they note. “We don’t use emulators or knock-off type products.” Here’s an overview of the Ninstrument in action:
Saturday Synth Porn: Travis Chen, aka Aristomatic on Etsy, built a Bleep Labs Thingamakit built into an original Nintendo R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy). The synthesizer’s light sensors are built into the eyes and the LEDS are mounted to look like R.O.B.’s antennas. All buttons and switches are mounted at the base of the R.O.B. It has an… Read More Awesome Nintendo R.O.B. Robot Synthesizer
Ready for another Free Live Rack? AfroDJMac has the goods for you – for the 27th straight week. Here’s what he’s got to say about this week’s Ableton Live freebie: Hey Synthtopia 🙂 I’ve teamed up with bedroomproducersblog to bring you the latest Ableton Download in the weekly series, “Gameboy Glitches and Synth.” This week… Read More Gameboy Glitches And Synth (Free Live Rack)
Reader francesco sends word that Furrtek, a group of french videogame hackers, has just released the beta of the DS-Monotron. DS-Monotron is an unofficial software emulation of the Korg Monotron mini analog synth. To run this software you need a Nintendo DS and a compatible flash card.
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… Read More Chip Maestro NES MIDI Synthesizer Cartridge
Developer Jarek Lupinski is working on a new NES cartridge, Chip Maestro, that turns a Nintendo Entertainment System into a MIDI synthesizer. Here’s what he has to say about Chip Maestro: The cartridge will accept a MIDI input from any instrument, and by passing the MIDI notes through the NES, the cartridge will make the NES… Read More New Nintendo Cartridge, Chip Maestro, Turns NES Into A MIDI Synthesizer