Live 8-bit Synthesizer

In Watch on January 4, 2011 at 7:07 am

Linus Akesson built an 8-bit synthesizer into an old electric organ:

All the original tone-generating parts have been disconnected, and the keys, pedals, knobs and switches rerouted to a microcontroller which transforms them into MIDI signals. Those are then parsed by a second microcontroller, which acts as a synthesizer.

Here’s Linus running through some of the features of his “Chipophone”:

His presentation video above lasts over seven minutes, but he gets right to the point at 0:24, demonstrating exactly why this DIY project is so great.  (Also: Tetris at 2:22, Commando at 3:34, and MegaMan 2 at 5:30)

Via: Make:Online


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