Though it doesn’t use actual NES sounds, the Arcano II (‘the successor to the Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer, a project launched on Kickstarter in 2015’) emulates the sounds and effects of the NES with a microcontroller programmed to generate the same sounds and waveforms.
If you’ve been toying with the idea of creating your own chiptunes, check out the kickstarter here. A pledge of $70.00 or more will get you “One Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth II kit. Soldering skills required. (Does not include cables or wooden base.)” the $65.00 perk is sold out, and we’re sure this one will sell out soon!
Is this something you would use? How do you create music?