Turning Your Gameboy Into A Musical Instrument

by Emilio on December 14, 2011

And here I was, thinking that making music with a Gameboy could only be taken this far:

It turns out someone did try and improve the Gameboy’s audio capabilities quite recently.  Just look at this Kickstarter project. It added a resonant low pass analog filter into the classic Nintendo Gameboy that became all the rage in the 90s for extra audio supremacy.

Well, for a couple of new effects at least.

It was all done by placing the filter inside the battery’s compartment, with external controls being used for cutoff, resonance, bypass and envelope follower. The filter could operate both in mono and in stereo mode.

See it all for yourself:


A pity the team failed to get the funding they needed. I’d be pleased to know about any future project of theirs.

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