Possibly? “Circuit-Bent” Atari 2600

First of all you have to have a circuit to bend it, otherwise its Data bending, but not according to this Make:Blog post containing nothing about a Circuit Bent a Atari 2600 contrary to its heading. Instead it links to a port of Stella emulator in Jitter that can assign MAX/MSP controls based on different pixel parameters, in theory. To me that does not constitute a Circuit-Bent creation as much as it proves the power of high level programming languages and the creativity of people who use them. I may be splitting hairs here, but I suggest the editors of Make:Blog, whom I admire, start reading GetLoFi.com to learn more about the concept. Oh wait….they already do 🙂

2 thoughts on “Possibly? “Circuit-Bent” Atari 2600”

  1. Lol.

    My 2600/synth cart is half way through ‘bending right now. Just video bends and flashing lights from the atari so far. Looks pretty cool though.
    Added 4 pots/switches from the video output to the chips. Lot’s of vertical interferance lines, trippy colour saturation patterns and flashing strobes….

    Couldn’t get any stable ‘bends from the audio, so I’m installing an old overdrive pedal inside the machine which is the target for the audio bending 🙂

    Have you tried a precision oscillator in a 2600 yet? I wonder if it will function with the ‘liquid midi kit?

  2. We have not tried the LTC on the 2600. I bet it would work just fine. The Highly Liquid kit runs of a separate clock so it should not be affected by the 2600 being slowed down. Except only in the response time.

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