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Tired of the same-old DJ equipment or chiptune gear? Then may want to consider this new and unique piece of kit from Toronto-based Portmanteau Devices. Dubbed the Pianocade, it's a synthesizer and MIDI controller that, as you can see, is disguised as an arcade authentic joystick (albeit one with q...

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August 21, 2012 at 11:22PM
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This is no ordinary electric organ, my friend. Swedish software engineer Linus Åkesson loves chiptune so much (don't we all?) that he felt the urge to convert this old-school instrument into an 8-bit synthesizer. By rewiring the keys, pedals and buttons to a couple of microcontrollers (which ...

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Greetings humans! If you've seen The Engadget Show, then you've been privy to some pretty incredible performances by a group of musicians and artists who eschew familiar instruments in exchange for hacked and modded handheld gaming devices. We grabbed our cameras and got a brief look at the history...

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As far as music distribution methods go, "chiptune" musician Alex Mauer's latest approach may not be the most practical, but it's certainly guaranteed to warm the hearts of his target audience (and no doubt many an Engadget reader as well). Staying true to the 8-bit nature of the tunes, Mauer's gon...

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