Chord is synth program for the original nintendo gameboy. The idea was to make something that can be played like an instrument, but with the limitations of the few buttons available. No extra accessories. No midi keyboards.
You build “chords” of five notes and play them back using the pulsewave channel, with full sound register settings control and optional arpeggiator.
Not the best of videos but some nice nanoloop sounds from about 20 seconds in.
That’s a hell of a bundle, and the price isn’t totally prohibitive either. Click below to take a link
LSDJ NANOLOOP 8-BIT MUSIC MEGA BUNDLE
Thanks to @glidepro (via Twitter) for pointing this one out.
Oh, great! I’d almost promised myself that I’d stop funding things on Kickstarter, then this turns up! Having said that it really isn’t a cheap option, but I still hope that they hit their funding target.
I’m still tempted though.
I’ve heard that this will work under gbulator on a palm. Worth trying out perhaps?
I’ll have to give it a chance at some point.
I had to post this link. A fabulous set of links for gameboy music and musicians.
I found this on CDM (Create Digital Music) which is an excellent source of news and information. Herbert Weixelbaum has recently posted what may be the most thorough sonic comparison of Gameboy models. In his comparison he uses LSDJ to analyze the sonic qualities, as well as list the pros, cons and quirks of each model with and without the so-called ‘pro sound’ modification. He has provided MP3 examples as well as waveform images.