Atari 2600 with MIDI and Video Mod

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Atari 2600 with MIDI and Video Mod

Post by Rekarp » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:20 pm

Oih longtime peoples.



Been working on this puppy for awhile now. This is a Heavily modded Atari 2600 Heavy Sixer. It is modded with the Longhorn Engineer V2.2E S-Video mod and the MIDI2600 mod. The Video mod enables it to output both S-Video and Composite Video as well as splitting the Audio Signal into two distinct Left and Right channels. The MIDI2600 mod allows the user to plug in a MIDI keyboard to control the Atari 2600. These coupled with the Synthcart create a fairly unique 8-Bit "musical" device.

Highly Liquid MIDI2600: http://highlyliquid.com/kits/midi2600/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Synthcart: http://www.qotile.net/synth.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

edit// i just uploaded it so it may take a bit to get there.
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Post by Hifeno » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:19 pm

This is really sweet man.
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Post by Tchay » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:03 pm

That is sick dude! :D
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Post by Metallica Man X » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:08 pm

Killer! now I want one :lol:
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Re: Atari 2600 with MIDI and Video Mod

Post by airz » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:59 pm

thats so sick! do you produce music? got links?
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Post by Rekarp » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:20 pm

airz wrote:thats so sick! do you produce music? got links?
I don't produce music I built this for a customer. But after playing around with it I might have to build a All in one MIDI2600. Keyboard/Atari/Synthcart/Videomod/Screen

I have been looking at MIDI NES devices. Whos up for a All in one 8-bit Synthesizer?
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Post by bicostp » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:02 pm

FREE BIRD! :P

I'd like to see something like this but for the Genesis. That Yamaha audio chip can do some pretty nice funk music.

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Re: Atari 2600 with MIDI and Video Mod

Post by Sparkfist » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:38 pm

Rekarp wrote:I don't produce music I built this for a customer. But after playing around with it I might have to build a All in one MIDI2600. Keyboard/Atari/Synthcart/Videomod/Screen
That'd be cool! It sounds better then that band that uses Atari computer equipment to make music. It's an awesome mod, you should bring that to the MGC.
Rekarp wrote:I have been looking at MIDI NES devices. Whos up for a All in one 8-bit Synthesizer?
If you can make one for the NES, how different is it for each system? Cause an NES does sound cool, but using the Sony chip in the SNES would be just plain sweet.

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Re: Atari 2600 with MIDI and Video Mod

Post by Rekarp » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:45 pm

Sparkfist wrote:
Rekarp wrote:I don't produce music I built this for a customer. But after playing around with it I might have to build a All in one MIDI2600. Keyboard/Atari/Synthcart/Videomod/Screen
That'd be cool! It sounds better then that band that uses Atari computer equipment to make music. It's an awesome mod, you should bring that to the MGC.
Rekarp wrote:I have been looking at MIDI NES devices. Whos up for a All in one 8-bit Synthesizer?
If you can make one for the NES, how different is it for each system? Cause an NES does sound cool, but using the Sony chip in the SNES would be just plain sweet.

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Each system does sound a whole lot different. Play an Atari (Pitfall II has great music for it) and NES the sound is completely different.
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Post by Metallica Man X » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:13 pm

I'd be all for having a NES synth operation! that'd be so sweet!
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Re: Atari 2600 with MIDI and Video Mod

Post by thewizdawg » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:20 pm

Do you know where I can buy a synthcart? The Atariage store appears to be down.

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Post by brandonk318 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:46 pm

That is too cool. Seriously amazing. :shock:

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Re: Atari 2600 with MIDI and Video Mod

Post by DK » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:46 pm

I vote for the Keytari 2600, a Atari 2600/keytar instrument :twisted:
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Re: Atari 2600 with MIDI and Video Mod

Post by Rekarp » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:35 am

DK wrote:I vote for the Keytari 2600, a Atari 2600/keytar instrument :twisted:
You win. There shall be a Keytari coming to MGC.
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