KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch v3 | SEGA and TAITO coming to Gadget!

Published on Jul 3, 2019 Korg

Revival of the iconic SEGA and TAITO arcade sounds for KORG Gadget on Switch.

“The Dream Collaboration between ‘SEGA’ and ‘TAITO’ becomes reality! Version 3.0 of the KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch is released with 2 new gadgets.

KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch is the collaboration of the century between SEGA and Taito! You can now have both the rhythm sound

Zelda Great Fairy Fountain on a GAMEBOY!!!

Published on Jun 30, 2019 Gemini Horror

“Prosound gameboy running an mgb cart playing Great Fairy Fountain!”

Spotted on discchord.com.

Electroplankton Samplepack (free download)

Published on Apr 28, 2019 AA Battery

Spotted this one on discchord. Electroplankton was a musical game for the Nintendo DS.

“Download it for free from:
https://www.aabattery.de/stuff/Electr… [link does not appear to be working at the moment so check back later if interested]
Fellow artist J46+2 asked me if I wanted to help him create a samplepack from Electroplankton sounds, the Nintendo DS

Chiptune Dual Gameboy Keytar „the Blade“ mit ausgedrucktem Gehäuse.

theremin Hero Gamebox Keytartheremin Hero Gamebox Keytar

Geht es eigentlich noch konsequenter? Eine Keytar mit Gameboy-Klangerzeugung und zwei Hälsen und gespielt wird eine Melodie von Wintergatan, welche sicher durch die bekannte Maschine noch viele kennen.

Diese Keytar ist selbstgebaut, man kann sie nicht kaufen und besteht aus einem selbst per 3D-Druck hergestelltem „Netz-Gehäuse“. Das weiße Gehäuse hält Tastatur und die beiden Gameboys, die Stromversorgung und die Audioanschlüsse zusammen. Der Hals ist doppelt ausgeführt und erlaubt Tonbeugung und hat ein paar Taster für die Steuerung.

Innerhalb des Videos werden die Taster erklärt. So sind Oktavlage und Transposition sowie die Funktionen „Hifi Backing“ und Unisono Modus markiert unter den farbigen Tasten am Hals beider Griffe (letztere sind untenliegend, die ersten beiden oben). Die ersten beiden Knöpfe am oberen Hals bedienen Portamento und Vibrato. Außerdem die Pulsbreite wird ebenfalls „gespielt“ über die Taster.

Die beiden Gameboys werden durch zwei „Arduinoboys“ erweitert, die beiden Hälse stammen vom „Guitar Hero“ Controller und es gibt natürlich 2 Arduionos, die den ganzen Kram zusammen bringen und LEDs gibt es auch, die Theremin Hero (Der Erbauer und Performer) „Dynamic Neopixel“ nennt.

Weitere Information

Es gibt keine wirklichen weiteren Informationen dazu, allerdings gibt es einen Link zu Wintergatans Starmachine 2000 Song, der hier gecovert wurde. Den findet man hier.



Dual Game Boy Chiptune Keytar – Wintergatan Cover (Starmachine 2000)

Published on Apr 4, 2019 Theremin Hero

A new double design for the chiptune keytar. Check out the original here:
Game of Thrones Remix on NESKeytar (8-bit)
Star Trek TNG Theme on NESKeytar (Rough Recording)

“Dual Neck, Dual Game Boy Chiptune Keytar with 3D printed body. We call it “The Blade” for short.
The music is a chiptune cover of Starmachine 2000 by Wintergatan

The team behind the

Homestuck // Flare [S Y N T H W A V E || C O V E R]

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Ace Waters

Nintendo 2DS + Reface DX/D-Tronics RDX through REX-50

Published on Mar 6, 2019 thebrackett

“Quick Jam using patterns built on the 2ds in Korg DSN-12, with some extra noodles on top from the reface DX and the REX-50 for a little of that sweet digital coldness we all seem to be craving lately. (Guest appearance by my dog Walnut)”

Twisted Electrons hapiNES Sound Demo (No Talking)

Published on Feb 27, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

Zelda Fairy Fountain Theme using SNES sounds

Published on Feb 20, 2019 GLASYS

“I don’t usually upload such short videos to YouTube, but people seem to be digging this one so I thought I’d share here too.
The Fairy Fountain theme from ‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past’ (yes, I can’t get enough of this tune) using the original SNES samples, which I’m able to play thanks to a free plugin called C700: http://picopicose.com/

Two twisted desktop grooveboxes: hapiNES L, Acid8 MKIII

Now the Nintendo NES inspires a new groovebox, with the desktop hapiNES. And not to be outdone, Twisted Electrons’ acid line is back with a MKIII model, too.

Twisted Electrons have been making acid- and chip music-flavored groovemakers of various sorts. That started with enclosed desktop boxes like the Acid8. But lately, we’d gotten some tiny models on exposed circuit boards, inspired by the Pocket Operator line from Teenage Engineering (and combining well with those Swedish devices, too).

Well, if you liked that Nintendo-flavored chip music sound but longer for a finished case and finger-friendly proper knobs and buttons, you’re in luck. The hapiNES L is here in preorder now, and shipping next month. It’s a groovebox with a 303-style sequencer and tons of parameter controls, but with a sound engine inspired by the RP2A07 chip.

“RP2A07” is not something that likely brings you back to your childhood (uh, unless you spent your childhood on a Famicom assembly line in Japan for some reason – very cool). Think to the Nintendo Entertainment System and that unique, strident sound from the video games of the era – here with controls you can sequence and tweak rather than having to hard-code.

You get a huge range of features here:

Hardware MIDI input (sync, notes and parameter modulation)
Analog trigger sync in and out
USB-MIDI input (sync, notes and parameter modulation)
Dedicated VST/AU plugin for full DAW integration
4 tracks for real-time composing
Authentic triangle bass
2 squares with variable pulsewidth
59 synthesized preset drum sounds + 1 self-evolving drum sound
16 arpeggiator modes with variable speed
Vibrato with variable depth and speed
18 Buttons
32 Leds
6 high quality potentiometers
16 pattern memory
3 levels of LED brightness (Beach, Studio, Club)
Live recording, key change and pattern chaining (up to 16 patterns/ 256 steps)
Pattern copy/pasting
Ratcheting (up to 4 hits per step)
Reset on any step (1-16 step patterns)

If you want to revisit the bare board version, here you go:

255EUR before VAT.


Okay, so that’s all well and good. But if you want an original 8-bit synth, the Acid8 is still worth a look. It’s got plenty of sound features all its own, and the MKIII release loads in a ton of new digital goodies – very possibly enough to break the Nintendo spell and woo you away from the NES device.

In the MKIII, there’s a new digital filter, new real-time effects (transposition automation, filter wobble, stutter, vinyl spin-down, and more), and dual oscillators.

Dual oscillators alone are interesting, and the digital filter gives this some of the edge you presumably crave if drawn to this device.

And if you are upgrading from the baby uAcid8 board, you add hardware MIDI, analog sync in and out, and of course proper controls and a metal case.


USB-MIDI input (sync, notes and parameter modulation)
Hardware MIDI input (sync, notes and parameter modulation)
Analog sync trigger input and output
Dedicated VST/AU plugin for full DAW integration
18 Buttons
32 Leds
6 high quality potentiometers
Arp Fx with variable depth and decay time
Filter Wobble with variable speed and depth
Crush Fx with variable depth
Pattern Copy/Pasting
Variable VCA decay (note length)
Tap tempo, variable Swing
Patterns can reset at any step (1-16 step pattern lengths)
Variable pulse-width (for square waveforms)
12 sounds: Square, Saw and Triangle each in 4 flavors (Normal, Distorted, Fat/Detuned, Harmonized/Techno).
3 levels of LED brightness (Beach, Studio, Club)
Live recording, key change and pattern chaining

Again, we have just the video of the board, but it gives you idea. Quite clever, really, putting out these devices first as the inexpensive bare boards and then offering the full desktop releases.

More; also shipping next month with preorders now:


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