#1
Need an effects pedal to help me get close to old atari/nintendo type sounds - like almost midi sounding.

Please give me your suggestions!
#3
Midi doesn't sound like anything btw... :p

MXR Bluebox is my suggestion.
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Death By Audio Robot.

MXR Blue Box.
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MIDI sounding? MIDI is a data communications protocol, it doesn't have a sound.
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HEXE BitCrusher III
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Quote by Cathbard
MIDI sounding? MIDI is a data communications protocol, it doesn't have a sound.


Let's just assume he had a brainfart and meant 'synthesizer'.
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#11
Quote by Raijouta
Let's just assume he had a brainfart and meant 'synthesizer'.

Hmmm, that could still mean anything from a PSR to a Nord. A Nord will produce a richer, more organic sound than an MG.
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#12
Catalinbread Perseus. Hear it! It does EXACTLY what you are asking for.

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Quote by Cathbard
MIDI sounding? MIDI is a data communications protocol, it doesn't have a sound.

I think me means guitar pro midi stuff, like whe you export a track to MIDI and then play it back with media player. You get these weird monophonicky sounds.
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Quote by GS LEAD 5
I think me means guitar pro midi stuff, like whe you export a track to MIDI and then play it back with media player. You get these weird monophonicky sounds.

Oh ok. That makes sense.

Doesn't Devi Ever make a lofi pedal that will pretty much do that? The name of it eludes me atm.


Edit. I was thinking of this actually.
http://www.deviever.com/fx/bit-the-legend-of-fuzz/
Maybe not what you are after, it's a nasty fuzz that sounds very lofi on purpose. Personally I wouldn't let it in my house but it may be what you are looking for.
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Marshall 18W clone
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Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
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Last edited by Cathbard at Feb 9, 2012,
#17
Actually, the MXR Blue Box is what I already had on my list of pedals to fill the void for this sound, but then I heard there were much better pedals that were reasonably priced is why I was asking.
#18
Devi makes the Legend Of Fuzz (used ot be the Bit) which is a pretty dirty sounding fuzz, which sounds a bit like a screwed up Atari I guess. WMD Geiger Counter is an excellent Bit Crusher and covers a wide range of sounds, but is pretty expensive and frankly intimdating for the first week you own it. I also recommend the slightly less versatile (but much cheaper) Catalinbread Heliotrope, a great pedal you can get some good Atari-ish clean sounds from it without bogging it down with fuzz, but ultimately more limited than the GC. I have both and use both for different things, the GC is without a doubt my all time favourite pedal.