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Glasgow, Scotland.

Hiya.

I am interested in trying out the NES chips for musical purposes, as it's something I've never done before. I come to you, asking for advice on what the best implementation would be in a hardware sense.

I ask this because I have used the SID chip in a whole manner of different forms, from Eurorack to dedicated synth modules to the console itself via MSSIAH, and I know that the latter wasn't really the most practical option - so assume that the same may well be true with the NES. That said, I do not own a NES (and never have), but I am prepared to get one if that turns out to be the best way.

So... should I get a NES and a particular cart/mod? Is there a specific hardware synth that works really well? e.g. the Twisted Electrons thing? Open to all suggestions (except VSTs - they don't float my boat).

Thank you!

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Glasgow, Scotland.

After some better searching (not sure why I failed in the first place), I have something of an answer.

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Bratislava, Slovakia

If you are talking about NES and not about SNES, it is not far far away from normal Game boy DMG-01 with lsdj or nanoloop. So if you want something handy you can try it.