DJs who would like to mix up their arcade gaming skills and music in a very unique way, might be interested in the Pianocade Chiptunes synthesizer and midi controller.
Which has been styled along the lines of retro arcade joystick and control buttons, to learn more about the Pianocade project and see it in action, watch the video after the jump.
The Pianocade hardware and software are all open source so you can customise and tailor the setup to suit your exact needs, and is equipped with a 128-note range. Together with traditional 5-pin MIDI and USB MIDI connections, allowing you to control other instruments with the joystick and buttons.
“The Pianocade is a synthesizer designed to sound, look, and feel like vintage arcade games. It’s easy for people who want to dive right in, powerful and feature-rich for people who want to tinker, and fun to play for everyone.”- “All of the Pianocade hardware, firmware, and software is open source and designed for easy hackability. If you’re really ambitious, build your own!”
For more information on the Pianocode jump over to the developers website for details, with special pre-order prices available. One octave: $250CDN, Two octaves: $325CDN or Electronics only for $100CDN.