Today, I just recieved the first ten PCBs for my chiptune synth kit. The black solder screen looks really good. :D
I’m now waiting for the last parts to make a prototype and to design its case.
Here are my YM2149 Synth schematics.
Ten PCBs will be manufactured this month, as a first test. :)
No Arduino bootloader anymore, only plain avr-gcc code.
I’ve got some messages asking me if I planned to sell a finished version of my YM2149/AY-3-8910 synth. The short answer is: yes.
I’m working on the PCB and the firmware of this synth. As I’m not going to sell thousands of it, it will certainly be sold as a ready-to-solder kit.
Schematics and software code will be public. :)
More to come!
I spent my childhood with an Atari STe and its bleepy sounds. Recently, I purchased its sound generator on eBay: the YM2149 chip (made by Yamaha) or the AY-3-8910 (made by General Instruments).
I would like to make a chiptune MIDI synthesizer with it, but I thought it was a good start to play existing tunes.