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How a NES Power Adapter Saved MAGFest

Dale North posted this incredible story of how a NES Power Adapter saved the legendary performance by Nobuo Uematsu and Earthbound Papas at this year’s MAGFest.

During rehearsal, The Papas had found that they were missing the power adapter to a necessary instrument pedal. No stores in the area had what was required, but thanks to some MAGFest ingenuity and fancy wirework, a technician was able to modify a power supply from a Nintendo Entertainment System to power the composer’s instrument. How fitting :)

Read the non-butchered story on Destructoid.

Powerglove Shows us How to Make Music with Guitar Hero Controller

Turn your Guitar Hero controller into a synth instrument! It’s not as hard as you might think. And your old friend Powerglove will show you how!

You’ll need the following:

Guitar Hero Controller

Ps2 to Usb Converter:

Nostromo Gamepad or other game controller with buttons
Here’s the newer version:

A computer with Direct X

Visual Studio (or SharpDevelop):

Some programming knowledge

Guitar Pro (or another midi program, or just a sample set of notes):

effects and an amp (optional)

Have fun, and check out Powerglove while you’re at it: