GenMDM with Sega Genesis/Mega Drive

GenMDM is a 10 part multitimbral synth system using the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive video game console, using a cartridge and midi interface that connects to the controller port. It utilizes utilized 5 monophonic Yamaha YM2612 FM chip voices, a sample/noise voice, and four SN76489 PSG chip voices. GenMDM was developed by chip tune artist and electronic engineer Sebastian Tomczak aka little-scale from 2008 to 2013 and sold in limited quantities. Later Catskull Electronics founder David DeGraw started producing them since the design and code was made available as open source. It was made famous in a series of videos by YouTuber LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER in 2019.

The YM2612 FM voices are similar to a lo-fi Yamaha FM synth voice like the FB-01, TX-817, or DX7. Each voice can have it’s own algorithm, feedback, envelope, LFO and pitch control. The division setting makes it possible to use as a microtonal synth. The SN76489 PSG chip on the other hand is only able to produce a generic tone.

This instrument is available for use at our studio in Long Beach, Ca for playing and recording. Contact us to book your time.

We can convert synth patches for this FM synth to almost any other type of FM synth. Learn more about our FM synth patch conversion.

Are you outside of LA or OC? No problem! We can record the synthesizer, drum sounds, or effects tracks for you! Send us your MIDI or audio files, we play it through the instrument or effects unit, record it, and send you the audio files. Learn more about our synthesizer and effects recording services.

Custom patch loading is possible for this item. Send us your sysex, midi files containing sysex, tape backup audio, or even Opcode Galaxy Bank or Bundles or Unisyn files for pre-loading for synth rentals or synth recording services.

Delivery is available for this item within select areas in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

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