Nintendo Steps up to Support Super Chip Tune Samba Band

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Last week I posted about Pixelh8′s newest music education project, the Super Chip Tune Samba Band. Upon recognizing that children were far more interested in experimenting with electronic music on Nintendo DS handheld gaming devices as opposed to more conventional instruments like keyboards, Pixelh8 constructed a system by which multiple burgeoning chip musicians can perform simple group percussion using the DS stylus and touch screen.

Sadly, his efforts were hampered by a lack of resources, or, more specifically, a lack of systems. Without an adequate number of DSes to share with participants, the Super Chip Tune Samba Band simply can’t perform. Thankfully, none other than Nintendo itself has stepped up to support the project.

Following the example of Marshall, a company that donated 25 MS4 Mini Micro Amplifiers to the cause, Nintendo has agreed to provide Pixelh8 with the necessary DS units.

Heartfelt thanks to Nintendo for its generosity and foresight, and congratulations to Pixelh8 on this recent technological windfall!

On a related note, fans of Pixelh8′s unique take on electronic music are encouraged to attend his performance this Sunday, June 27 at the Aldeburgh Festival as mentioned this week by the BBC.

Super Chip Tune Samba Band Research from Pixelh8 on Vimeo.

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