When geek composer, programmer and Game Of Thrones fan Greig Stewart (aka Theremin Hero) has a little bit of time on his hands, the result is An 8-bit NES keytar cover of the Game of Thrones opening credits theme.
You also get a MIDI-controlled laser show and a video of the entire thing.
Check it out after the break.
If you’re wondering how he made this happen, here’s Grieg in his own words:
Most of the buttons are functional and can be remapped to different functions, as can the whammy bar. It also has an onboard arpeggio and drum sequencer.
The sound comes from the original RP2A03 chip in the NES, giving it that classic 8-bit sound. All of the available sound channels are utilised.
The software runs on a raspberry pi and is written in a language called Pure Data (pd). There are various modes including a midi controller mode as well as a standalone mode, which allows the whole instrument to be used with a battery pack.
Guitar Hero Controller
3 Mini Arduinos
Midi IN/OUT connections
MidiNES / Chip Maestro
(via Laughing Squid)