The guys from Europe in 8 Bits, a very promising looking chipmusic documentary centered around the European 8-bit scene, are running a kickstarter-type thing for the final stage of the production of their film.
On the final run now with two days left, they need only 500 euros to meet their goal and set forth to finish up the film for us all to see.
Take a moment to check out their project and contribute if you can!
Here’s a teaser:
I haven’t heard of Jeri Ellsworth in a while but every time her name pops up around my news feed is because she’s done something awesome.
This time she has made an hybrid bass guitar-SID chip thing, controlled by an FPGA and using a real SID chip to play the sounds (from both the strings and the Commodore keyboard).
Enough blabber, check out an interview and demo on the first part of this video:
My friend Delek has released a new version of Deflemask which adds support for PC-Engine/Turbografx 16, a machine for which we not had any easy way of making music for before.
01: Soundchip Added: Hudson Soft HuC6280.
02: System Added: NEC PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16.
03: Effect Added for PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16: 10xx – Set Wave.
04: Effect Added for PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16: 11xx – Enable Noise Channel.
05: Effect Added for PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16: 12xx – LFO Mode.
06: Effect Added for PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16: 13xx – LFO Speed.
07: Added the feature to copy notes and volume values from patterns and paste them on Macros (with different positions too).
08: Added a value list down any Macro, so you can edit the envelopes by entering numbers.
09: Added a Selected WAVE memory, so you can test different instruments macros with different waves without losing the previous selection.
10: Now to clear the Loop arrow in a Macro you have to simply done a right click in the Loop bar.
11: Added the latest vgm_play Winamp plugin in order to play PC-Engine and Game Boy VGM files (however, the in_vgm plugin for Winamp included with DefleMask will not process the LFO of the PC-Engine, the MAME’s core is not complete).
12: Bugs fixed.
13: Manual Updated.
You can download it from the official website.
Now you can use your 16-bit Sega’s FM (and PSG) sounds in your modern audio rig!
For 85 AUD (~ 87 USD/67 EUR) you can get this interface/cartridge combination that will let you control your Sega through MIDI from the MIDI sequencer of your choice.
First units are scheduled to be shipped “on or before Thursday, 17th May, 2012″.
Head over to little-scale’s website to pre-order one of these fantastic devices!