Monday, January 09, 2012

Come And Build A SEGA MIDI Interface With Me At Blip Festival Australia!

Presented by: little-scale
Session Running Time: Approx 120 minutes

Venue: Fitzroy Library 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy (Town Hall)


Join Dr. little-scale in this exciting, world-first workshop that will go through how to construct and use a SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis MIDI Interface! The SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis MIDI interface allows for writing music using the sound chips from a SEGA console via a computer with a USB port and modern music sequencing software. Participants will solder their own SEGA MIDI interfaces (which they get to keep after the event!), followed by a short beginner's session on how to sequence music for the SEGA Mega Drive using the constructed interfaces.

Participants are asked to bring along:

• A laptop with appropriate music software (this may include packages like Ableton Live, Logic, ProTools etc). If you are not sure if your particular music software package is suitable, please ask us!

Optional

• A SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis (if possible), and a way to connect the sound output from the console to your computer via an audio connection

• Soldering Tools.

We will have limited numbers of these available to use at the workshop, and participants will be able to share with other attendees.

This workshop is very exclusive and numbers are strictly limited - so book early to avoid massive emotional devastation.

Due to the nature of this workshop, a small fee of $50 is required to cover the necessary parts. Previous basic soldering experience would be advantageous for this workshop, but is not required. Likewise, some experience with some sort of music sequencing software would also be beneficial.

Book now at http://www.trybooking.com/BCGY.

7 comments:

n8bit said...

when will we see the Sega Midi interface for the general public?

Peeluv said...

PLEASE! Create a video tutorial for the rest of us! Plenty of us will gladly pay for instructions on how to build one of these!

home alone said...

wow, just got forwarded this by a mate of mine. really awesome stuff. unfortunately i'm in NYC and can't make it...

is there any chance you could send me the parts? (i have a genesis and all that, just want to midi enable it). I'd obviously pay you, seems like a real fun project!

I you're down you can email me @ letsgetspooky@gmail.com

if not, well then awesome mod regardless!

home alone said...

wow, just got forwarded this by a mate of mine. really awesome stuff. unfortunately i'm in NYC and can't make it...

is there any chance you could send me the parts? (i have a genesis and all that, just want to midi enable it). I'd obviously pay you, seems like a real fun project!

I you're down you can email me @ letsgetspooky@gmail.com

if not, well then awesome mod regardless!

Julien H said...

As I'm not a very good english user, i'm not sure i understand.
You made a Midi interface for a Sega Megadrive...?
Any possibility to have a circuit or howto's?
Also i'm in France, i discover you on weeklybeat. I love your work.

lomjuju aka JOMLULU (on WB)

Julien H said...

As I'm not a very good english user, i'm not sure i understand.
You made a Midi interface for a Sega Megadrive...?
Any possibility to have a circuit or howto's?
Also i'm in France, i discover you on weeklybeat. I love your work.

lomjuju aka JOMLULU (on WB)

Julien H said...

As I'm not a very good english user, i'm not sure i understand.
You made a Midi interface for a Sega Megadrive...?
Any possibility to have a circuit or howto's?
Also i'm in France, i discover you on weeklybeat. I love your work.

lomjuju aka JOMLULU (on WB)