Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Digital Overlay for Synthcart and MIDI2600

I made a little Max/MSP patch that shows an overlay for a pair of Atari 2600 CX-50 or similar keypads when used with Synthcart. This is handy for when one is not near a TV and/or the SynthCart manual. The patch sends a note on or off when each key is toggled by clicking on it. Alternatively, the patch will accept MIDI data. A Highly Liquid MIDI2600 module interfaces between the MIDI output and the Atari console.

Basically, it's good news if one wants to set up a certain sound easily without having to refer to a manual or a MIDI implementation chart. Download the patch here:

The patch requires Max/MSP runtime, which can be acquired from Cycling74.

Demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ljEBMKYJs