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Parts Unkown

Greetings to All.

Inspired by Paul Slocum's synthcarts for the atari and c64, the NESK-1 is a synth cart for the nes.  It uses the 4 controller adapter which allows up to 32 buttons to be used.  Its in the final testing phases now.

Features include:
- Square Channel
- Triangle Channel
- Noise Channel
- 8 Scales w/ adjustable root note
- Arp w/ adjustable rate and intervals
- 2 Sweep settings w/ adjustable rate and direction
- 2 Chord settings w/ adjustable intervals
- Decay w/ adjustable rate
- 2 Tone Banks: Synthesizer and Drums
- 2 Noise Banks.
- All settings can be adjusted without using a monitor or tv

To see the video:  http://heavyw8bit.com/nes_synth.php
 
Thanks!

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Very cool!

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Nomad's Land

oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii... looks awesome!

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IL, US

this and an arduino could be fun, too bad i dont have time for it really

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Winter Haven, FL

NESK-1!!!

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Philly, PA, USA

This looks awesome, I need one of those controller splitter things...

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Riverside, CA

This demands a full NES Orchestra.

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DC, USA, Third Planet

2011: Year of the NES (Part II)

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California

there really is a huge demand for NES music tools right now. this is a huge accomplishment. thank you.

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Philly, PA, USA
*E wrote:

2011: Year of the NES (Part II)

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very cool!

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Neo Jersey

this is AWEOSME. It's pretty much exactly what I've been looking for. I'm glad people are making stuff like this. Can't wait till its done!

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United Kingdom

More NES Dev! This looks sweet!

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I wrote an email to HeavyW8bit but he never replyed. So: Is there any possibility to grab a cartridge for PAL, or a ROM of it?
I would really appreciate this ._.

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Melbourne, Australia

HeavyW8bit - I was wondering if you would be interested in adapting NESK-1 to make a MIDI version for use with my FamiiDI code? What I have in mind is that instead of reading in the 8 bits of Controller 1 as an eight note scale, I could tweak the FamiiDI code to assign a byte containing a MIDI Note Number to the eight controller buttons - immediately increasing NESK-1's range from 8 notes to 128 notes! smile

So when reading from Controller 1, bits 6 to 0 would represent a MIDI Note value between 0 and 127, and then bit 7 could be used to represent Note On / Off - what do you think?

I was making plans to write my own MIDI-controlled NES synth from scratch, and realised I would want to include all of the features of NESK-1 - so I figured it couldn't hurt to see if you would be open to collaborating on an adapted version? I would be more than happy to do all of the work on the Arduino side of things!

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this is insanely awesome!