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NES Poly Famitracker Instrument Guide

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer

An NES Poly Chiptune Synth user named Scott has created a color-coded chart to help users create Famitracker instruments that sound like NES Poly patches. NES Poly Famitracker Instrument Guide PDF.

Preorder The NES Poly Chiptune Synth.

The Kickstarter campaign for the NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer has ended, buy you can still preorder the synth at chiptunesynth.com.

The NES Poly Chiptune Synth Kickstarter Campaign

The Kickstarter campaign to fund the next production run of the NES Poly Chiptune Synth has been launched. NES Poly Kickstarter Campaign Link

MEGAMAN REMIX "BLUE BOMBER" by The Abominable Dr. VHiBEZ

Listen to MEGAMAN REMIX "BLUE BOMBER" by the Abominable Dr. VHiBEZ. The track was created with the help of the NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer.

ZELDA REMIX "DUNGEON CRAWLER" by The Abominable Dr. VHiBEZ

Check out the Zelda theme remix titled "DUNGEON CRAWLER" by electronic music composer The Abominable Dr. VHiBEZ. The track was created with the NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer.

SPACE NOMAD by The Abominable Dr. VHiBEZ

This is a new song called SPACE NOMAD by electronic music composer The Abominable Dr. VHiBEZ. The track was created using multiple synths, including the NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer.

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer is now available.

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer is now available for purchase at chiptunesynth.com.

Blue Enclosures for the Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer

The blue-painted aluminum cases for the Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer have been completed. The first batch of NES Poly synths are being assembled and tested. The NES Poly will be available for purchase on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at chiptunesynth.com.

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer Production Update

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer

The overlay decals for the Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer have been completed. The cases with a polished aluminum finish have been completed, and the cases with a light blue finish will be complete within the next 48 hours. When the cases are complete, the synths will be assembled, tested, and packaged for shipping. The NES Poly will be available for purchase on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer Release Date

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer release date has been moved to Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer will be released on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. The NES Poly is the polyphonic counterpart to the Arcano NES Mono Chiptune Synthesizer. The NES Poly features up to 4 notes of polyphony for most patches and 2 notes of polyphony for patches that use the Mega-Man-II-style 2-channel reverberation effect.

NES Poly Chiptune Synth Overlay and Paint Color

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer

The Arcano NES Poly Chiptune Synthesizer will feature a light blue finish on its custom-milled aluminum case. The NES Poly's overlay decals have not yet been printed. (The photo above is an NES Mono Synth with the "Poly" digitally pasted over the image.)

What happened to the Arcano VCX-8 PSG Sound Chip?

The Arcano VCX-8 PSG Sound Chip

We've gotten some emails over the past two years from Arcano Synth users asking about the Arcano VCX-8 Programmable Sound Generator project. The project was originally conceived to be a "modern" 8-bit programmable sound generator chip for use in synthesizers and other electronics. The idea was to create a programmable sound generator that had an integrated MIDI interface whose sound parameters could easily be controlled with MIDI messages, instead of the more complicated parallel data interfaces used by the PSG chips of the past.

Although a small number of working prototypes were produced, production and technical support costs for the VCX-8 were deemed too high for it to be a viable commercial product.

The Arcano NES Mono Chiptune Synthesizer is back in stock.

The Arcano NES Mono Chiptune Synthesizer

The second production run of the NES Mono is complete, and the synth is back in stock at chiptunesynth.com.

The Arcano NES Mono Chiptune Synthesizer is sold out.

The Arcano NES Mono Chiptune Synthesizer

The first production run of the Arcano NES Mono Chiptune Synth sold out much earlier than expected. A second production run is currently in progress.

The Arcano NES Mono Chiptune Synthesizer will be released on October 15.

The NES Mono Chiptune Synth will be available for purchase starting on October 15 only at chiptunesynth.com. This video is a demo of the NES R4 prototype upon which the NES Mono was based.