I recently bought a second hand Arturia Microbrute synthesizer as a toy. It's a beautiful miniature yet complete entry-level mono synth. Limited as it may first seem, it actually lives up to Arturia's claim of sounding "massive" and "brutal" quite well.
Well, what the first thing to do when I get an analog semi-modular synth? Tear it down, lads! I really want to see what kind of beast is roaring inside. Notice that this passage is not a review - people on youtube have done that thoroughly years before.
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Greetings to all the new comers.
This article is based on Github repo: ValleyBell/MidiConvertes and Mistydemeo/Pmdmini. Special thanks to オップナー2608 from PC-9800 Series Central Discord Channel for helping me.
Meh... a detailed description of this little project will be covered in a future article (If I actually would do). Basically, I'm trying to make a portable music player / midi synth based around YM2608. I expect this project to take forever to complete...orz
Let's get our hands dirty quick!
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Part2. Bit What?
This article is about the "bit-serial" design scheme employed in HP35's digital design.
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In this section, we will have a brief look at the ISA of the HP35, the first look into the system.
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This part is the prelude to a series of articles on the internal design of the first pocket scientific calculator: HP35.
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