30 Aug '17, 3pm

Portable SNES Chiptune Player

Chiptunes are the fantastic, bleeping musical renditions of the soundchips of retro consoles past. Performers of the art overwhelmingly favour the various flavours of Game Boy, though there are those who work with such varied machines as the Commodore 64, Sega Genesis, and the Nintendo Entertainment System. A little more off the beaten track in the chiptune scene is the Super Nintendo, but [kevtris] has struck out and built a chiptune player for SNES-based music. The heavy lifting is handled by an FPGA, which emulates the SNES’s S-SMP sound processor, and handles loading the music from the SPC-format files. Being chiptunes, these files store both the instrument data as well as the note data for the music. Audio output is clean and crisp, as heard in the test video. The laser cut case lends the device a great aesthetic. Case design is where this project really shines. Laser...

Full article: https://hackaday.com/2017/08/30/portable-snes-chiptune-pl...

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Portable SNES Chiptune Player

hackaday.com 30 Aug '17, 3pm

Chiptunes are the fantastic, bleeping musical renditions of the soundchips of retro consoles past. Performers of the art o...

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hypebeast.com 31 Aug '17, 6am

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