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PocketCHIP & PICO-8

PLay TONS of games and compose your own chiptunes with PocketCHIP & PICO-8 , now available for $49 bucks until June. For less than the cost of a ticket to Comic Con, you can begin creating games and composing in the palm of your hand.

The PocketChip site has some demos of games and more information/ideas for things you can do with the tiny console.
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Slushii releases Brain Freeze EP

Slushii, signed by Monstercat last month has released a 7 track EP “Brain Freeze” as chill as it’s confectionary namesake, this chiptune infused EDM album that is tracking well for the unknown producer. While some of the songs have been previously released together they coalesce into a complete mix taking listeners on a vibed out journey of sonic pleasure.

This album will be a great ace in the hole for your party soundtracks. From the blippy melodies to the solid bass lines this album will have you grooving out all summer long.

You can check out the track ‘Some More’ after the jump.

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Ever Wanted a MIDI Synth That Fits In Your Pocket? We Found One!

Have you ever looked at your synth and thought, “I wish this was absolutely tiny!” Well, someone out there did and his name is Tim Jacobs.
First, he created what he claims is the smallest MIDI synth ever. You can check out how he achieved that on his website, Mitxela. That was perhaps too small to be practical, so Jacobs set his sights on making an a mini-MIDI that fits in your pocket, but still plays a tune. So, he decided to see if he could cram a MIDI synth into a USB port. Apparently, he can!

All photos by Tim Jacobs, Mitxela.com.
All photos by Tim Jacobs, Mitxela.com.

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Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth II

Though it doesn’t use actual NES sounds, the Arcano II (‘the successor to the Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer, a project launched on Kickstarter in 2015’) emulates the sounds and effects of the NES with a microcontroller programmed to generate the same sounds and waveforms.
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