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R.E.S

Recycling Entertainment System

2004
NES Controllers
Microcontroller
MIDI to USA
Max/Msp Software

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The Res uses six Nintendo Entertainment System’s controllers [containing MC 14021 BCP chips] that are connected to a main chip [Atmel Mega 16 programmed in Basic] which reads and converts the signal from the controllers to midi. The midi output from the Res is connected to a computer that runs the Resware, a Max/Msp midi based software. Each controller is playing with a different sound bank, so players can mix like Dj’s and play as a group, like a band.

[1] Bass
[2] Drum
[3] Percussions
[4] Percussions
[5] Voices, Music Loops, Scratch...
[6] Synthesizer

See also: RES Mini - the Open Source version of the RES

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