Some people are just too clever for their own good. Take Reddit user “golgobot” and his synthesiser built from sounds chips taken from three Commodore 64s. Combined and programmed to work in concert, they can produce some fairly awesome-sounding music, like the Game of Thrones theme in the video.
Chiptune fans and anyone nostalgic for a bygone, simpler era in electronic music will be delighted by Swedish tinkerer Linus Åkesson’s ingenius Chipophone. The homemade instrument crams an 8-bit synthesiser into the body of a handsome old electric organ.