The Chipophone an 8-bit Synthesizer from Hacked Electronic Organ

The Chipophone is a homemade 8-bit synthesizer, especially suited for live chiptune playing. It has been built inside an old electronic organ.

All the original tone-generating parts have been disconnected, and the keys, pedals, knobs and switches rerouted to a microcontroller which transforms them into MIDI signals. Those are then parsed by a second microcontroller, which acts as a synthesizer.

You can find more information about how the organ was modified on the at the hacker lftkryo’s website.

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