This adaptor connects a Game Boy link cable with a PC’s USB port. It appears as a MIDI port on the PC and offers the following functionality:
- Load updates for nanoloop 2.x and nanoloop one.
- Load additional 32k ROMs, such as mGB, on nanoloop one.
- Backup / restore songs from / to nanoloop 2.5 and nanoloop 1.6.
- Sync any nanoloop version to MIDI-enabled programs on the PC.
- Play the Game Boy via MIDI from the PC using mGB.
- MIDI signals from the Game Boy are forwarded to the PC.
via nanoloop USB-MIDI-adaptor.
Nanoloop one is a sequencer / synthesizer cart for the original Game Boy models.
- Additional “gate” mode for envelope: Short notes with flat envelope.
- Fixed-frequency FM with amplitude modulated by pitch LFO.
- Free-running LFO: The LFO is not reset on each note.
- Tempo range from 30 to 1920 BPM.
- Used pattern file slots are marked, patterns can be deleted.
- Backup and update via USB.
- No fifth voice.
- Only eight banks.
via nanoloop one.
This adaptor connects a Game Boy with a PC via link cable and USB port. It allows to update nanoloop 2.x (2.2 or higher) carts and to backup/restore data from/to nanoloop 2.5.
The adaptor is a bare PCB, shaped to fit into a link cable’s plug and a USB port. Electronic parts are coated with a shrink tube.
Oliver also mentioned on 8bc that “the nanoloop USB adaptor (www.nanoloop.com/usb) will also be available with a MIDI-firmware which does exactly the same (appear as MIDI device, sync Game Boy to PC). for about $10.”
- a Game Boy Advance (DS doesn’t work due to lack of link port)
- a link cable (any Nintendo or 3rd party model will do)
- a PC with Windows
via nanoloop USB-adaptor.