Introduction: I bought my ATARI 2600 (4 Switches) in the year 2003 on an international auction for 30 dollars. At this time I was obsessed with getting all the 8 bit music systems possible, Commodores, Ataris, Nintendos, FM Chips… Without paying too much attention I bought the unit thinking that it was a NTSC system, so I bought the only game I was ever need, SYNTHCART… This music game or software was mad
1. INTRODUCTION The Synthcart is a cartridge for the Atari 2600 that turns the Atari into a musical instrument. The 2600 can produce some great sounds, and the Synthcart is designed to take full advantage of all the sound features. The Atari is limited in that it cannot produce many pitches that are in tune and it only has two oscillators. However, the Synthcart is programmed with useable scales and intelligent voice
This will be a quick post about the polarized film found in Backlight screens for the gameboy. There is a lot of information about it online but still some pictures don´t show very well the effect so I wanted to try and show it here. Polarized Film: In order for the GameBoy screen to show pixels, it is necesary a polarized film. Basically is a filter that allows just light in one direction. When you add a backlight t
GameBoy DMG Bass boost: A while ago I came acroos an interesting article of a modded gameboy with “Bass Boost”. The information was very small and there was no tests or audio samples in order to check this out. Just for curiosity I have decided to do the mod in one of my DMG units and make some recordings of audio to inspekt it in a spectrum analizer what this upgrade does to the sound. The mod is extrem
What is Circuit Bending Circuit bending is the creative customization of the circuits within electronic devices such as low voltage, battery-powered guitar effects, children’s toys and digital synthesizers to create new musical or visual instruments and sound generators. Emphasizing spontaneity and randomness, the techniques of circuit bending have been commonly associated with noise music, though many more con
ATTENTION! The information in this page is merely informative. It doesn’t constitute any type of guide or tutorial. Hydrogen peroxide can be dangerous if treated incorrectly. Avoid touching your eyes, drink… wear safety goggles and old clothes… And don´t blame me if you fucked it up xD Yellowness: When it comes to computers and video consoles, you really want to keep the original case, even more, th
Circuit bending TR 505 GT This is a modified Roland TR-505. An Extreme and versatile circuit bending project. I did this mod back in 2005 in my obsession to find a “controllable” circuit bending device. Midi was my way to go as it would allow more “in time” control from a sequencer… all my noise making devices were a bit useful or lets say better “too random” when used live
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