OMG NERDGASM: Introducing the Gatari – The Geekiest Musical Instrument of All Time [Video]


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Ok, I have to admit that the Gatari doesn’t sound all that melodious, but still, considering the platform it uses, I think it could still be defined as one of the geekiest musical instrument of all time.

The “gAtari” was my excuse to do something a little silly after I discovered that the Atari 2600 was more limiting than I realized! (31 pitches, minimal waveforms and only 2 channels!) I needed an EQ which could take a high voltage and drop it down to line level (Boss bass EQ) plus a way to hold loops between tracks and parts (Boss delay). So rather than have it “DJ” style config, I thought I make something a little more creative.

[Via Topless Robot]







4 Responses to OMG NERDGASM: Introducing the Gatari – The Geekiest Musical Instrument of All Time [Video]

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