Some Cool Ideas For Hacking With The RetroCade

Hola, amigos!

We found some cool videos on YouTube showing what other folks are doing with FPGA audio synthesis that we’d like to share with you. You may find some inspiration/ hacking ideas herein; these are just some of things that are possible with FPGA synths (such as our own RetroCade Synth)!

There are some interesting ideas on display in the videos – they might just light a fire in your brain and give you some ideas for how you can hack around with your shiny new RetroCade.

–Just like on our Kickstarter demo video for the RetroCade Synth, this guy has made his own touchscreen interface for his FPGA kit. You could really make any kind of touchscreen controls you want/ need for your project!–

–It is well within reach to implement effects processing like this on the RetroCade hardware. It’d be really cool to figure out how to vocode with the synth. Robot voice, anyone?–


I don’t know about you, but seeing stuff like this always gets my gears spinning. The possibilities are really only limited by your own creativity and drive. We can’t wait to see what you guys come up with on the RetroCade Synth, so make sure you shoot some video of your projects and send your footage our way. We’ll even post some of your crazy and cool videos here on the blog!

If you’d just like to share your ideas, feel free to post in the comments!

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