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A true miracle waiting to happen.
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Dopenoise85



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:00 pm    Post subject:  A true miracle waiting to happen.
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Ok so here's the deal. I just picked up a 49 key keyboard called "The Miracle" made in the 90s by a company called "The Software Toolworks". It was made to learn how to play the keyboard as a game on the original Nintendo.

Is there anyone that knows anything about this keyboard? Has anyone bent its circuits? Can it be done? I'm looking for good dubstep sounds. Please help. Thanks..[/img]
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Google is your friend:

http://pianoeducation.org/pnompfaq.html

A FAQ, with links to schematics!
http://pianoeducation.org/MIRB1_0.pdf
http://pianoeducation.org/MIRB1_1.pdf

Before you get too excited, the circuitry is pretty sparse. (uControllers, custom ICs, etc.) There is an LM13700 as stereo output VCAs, and fixed filters and a DAC you might tinker with.

"The Miracle Piano did not ever generate sounds from the NES hardware; all NES MIDI information was converted into audio by the instrument's built-in ROM and played through the instrument's stereo speakers, allowing the keyboard to be used independently of the console."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_Piano_Teaching_System

Huh?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thank you for the info and help. So do you think I will be able the get any
dubstep wobble sounds out of this?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I really couldn't say, since I'm not familiar with those "styles" or the Miracle keyboard itself.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Is this your first bend? I think your expecting way too much.

I am familiar with the genre and with circuitbending and generally it's nearly impossible to predict what kind of sounds you can get out of a particular bend instrument.

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