If you have been searching for a way to create your very own Nintendo style chiptune music you may be interested in a new Kickstarter project which has been launched by Arcano Systems this week to manufacture the Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth 2.
The latest Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth 2 builds on the hardware and technology included in the first MIDI synthesiser created by the team which was also launched via a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Watch the video below to learn more about the latest AVR-based MIDI synthesiser that allows you to create or play the 8-bit video game music classics live. Its creator’s playing little more about its inspiration and uses
The Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth II is an AVR-microcontroller-based music synthesizer that faithfully recreates the classic sound of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s audio hardware. The device is the successor to the Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer, a project launched on Kickstarter in 2015.
No programming is required and there is no software to install. Simply connect a MIDI controller to play the NES classics live or create your own original chiptunes. The design of the Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth II is the culmination of the lessons learned from the original Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer project launched in 2015. The most valuable resource in the development of the Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth II has been the feedback from the community of Kickstarter backers who funded the original project. The Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth II features many hardware and software improvements on its predecessor including:
– more polyphony
– more waveforms
– more patches
– greater bass range
– improved volume envelope system for reduced latency
– linearized vibrato depth
– improved Mega-Man-II-style two-channel echo patches
– USB power
– lower parts count
– filtered audio output (low-pass filter with fixed cutoff frequency)
– better audio signal DC-bias removal
For more information on the new Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth 2 jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge from $65 via the link below.