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(8 replies, posted in Circuit Bending)

Hey Hawk, do you know for sure if they are PCM samples stored in a chip somewhere? I had read they were analog drums, so I was hoping for some individual circuits.
There isn't a lot of technical info for this little dinosaur.

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(8 replies, posted in Circuit Bending)

Hawk, you are brutally honest. Thanks. I 100% agree. You are correct.
My interest is more for a personal learning journey along the path of electronics. "Can I make this idea actualize in my real world?"
Because, in the end, you either need the "seriously amazing" bends I did, or loooong fx chains to make these casio bangers happen.
  I never thought about that sample start/stop manipulation bit. Clever. I usually round robin separate samples. The other way could lead to some interesting outcomes. Especially if sloppy with the timing and getting parts of 2 sounds instead of 1.
I wish there was a Casio pt-80 schematic somewhere... "Come on, universe! I need a miracle!☝"
I will probably wait for the tiny scope and try to find the signals that way. I'm scared to bend anything that I'd like to keep. I have a working one that I bent, and one that is cold and lifeless, after just a minute of random bending trials. It serves as a reminder of the inherent dangers of actions in ignorance.
So I'm getting a fresh, clean one and trying a more informed approach. I hope.
Thanks, Orgia Mode. What you're describing is pretty close to my dream outcome. The thing there is I have about 0.001% experience coding. So...im still gonna need someone more knowledgeable to hold my hand and point the way.

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(8 replies, posted in Circuit Bending)

Hawk, you are brutally honest. Thanks. I 100% agree. You are correct.
My interest is more for a personal learning journey along the path of electronics. "Can I make this idea actualize in my real world?"
Because, in the end, you either need the "seriously amazing"

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(8 replies, posted in Circuit Bending)

I do not remember what the bends were. I am going to try this on a fresh one. I can bend it afterwards if it works.
Finding out if I can bypass the CPU and just trigger the drums is 1st step. If not, I'm probably stuck. Trying to get something coded to talk to the CPU to get it to trigger the drums is probably too much for me to figure out. 
Is arduino or teensy my best bet to take midi notes and translate those to separate triggers? And are there resources already coded that I could get tweaked enough to work for this idea?

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(8 replies, posted in Circuit Bending)

I have a bent casio pt-80.  Makes great drum sounds. I want to find a way to midify the drums. Just some midi notes that trigger a drum sound. I got a midi input mod board (UMR2 clone) for an sk-1. That got me thinking about this.  I dont think that I can use the UMR2 board for this cause it is designed and programmed to use a keyboard matrix, or maybe the buttons that pick a drum pattern. I want to control these drums with a daw via midi. So, I have to figure out how this machine makes the drums. Says they are analog, so I'm hoping for individual circuits for each sound that I can trigger and maybe have seperate outputs. I'm going to get a cheap oscilloscope and start trying to find these signals. But then I probably need an arduino or teensy type controller to take midi notes and make analog signals to trigger the drum sounds.
It would also be super cool to have midi cc controlled switches and pots. To control the bends via midi.
I'm in over my head.
Any help would be great. Ideas welcomed. Hints,tips, and any advice please.

That means It's COOL again! 
Chiptunes are always going to be the thing that is new and excitingfor someone. It's a cool idea.
I'm glad this place exists. The people are quite helpful. I cant imagine what it would be like to try to figure this out by yourself.
Rock on.

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(114 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Yes.

Either interface is fine. Depends if you want midi connector or midi over usb. Midi control of parameters is the hang up. Gameboy stuff is mainly just sequenced with midi or synched via midi. Pushpin is supposed to have more midi control. I always seem to mess it up sending too many cc's maybe. And I can't figure out switching the wave channel.
Main thing with chip stuff is trackers doing their thing. The midi control of stuff is pretty limited.

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(0 replies, posted in Atari)

http://www.masswerk.at/rc2018/04/studio2600/
Haven't loaded this up yet, but here's whatever it is...

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(33 replies, posted in Trading Post)

Bennvenn. He says he's working on a usb cart. I picked up one of his sd carts. I like it. I'd beg him to finalize those.  Maybe ship a box of cash to him.

Catskull? Why dont you offer one? Maybe everyone ship a box of cash to him too?
All i know is money is the key to happiness. Unless you have plenty of money.... Then giving it to everyone else is the key to happiness.  So, ship me boxes of money.

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(17 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Do it, Man. Circuit bend that shit. You'll be the one who did it first and everyone in the future will know it by your name.

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(2 replies, posted in Sega)

I've been hurt before, but hope springs eternal.

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(5 replies, posted in Circuit Bending)

Don't go from the power supply to anywhere else. You could try grounding the Rom pins. Stuff between cpu and Rom... Kiss it goodbye and cross your fingers...

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(32 replies, posted in Trading Post)

Oh my... Heated with passion. Is there somewhere else to go? It's a small pond we are in. And you guys thought chiptune was dead...

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(2 replies, posted in Nintendo Handhelds)

Send some shots of the guts. If not miswired, or shorting somewhere, could be a faulty part.
I have a similar experience, but mine only does it when I'm making music.
Also, send samples of said noise. Could be dope. In the right context.

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(9 replies, posted in Nintendo Handhelds)

Will an everdrive work for lsdj these days? Or is it still multiple roms with 1 save each? If it does work, which version?