GAME OF THRONES Theme Song Performed using an 8-bit NES Keytar

Watch and listen to the Game of Thrones theme song performed using an 8-bit NES Keystar. Thanks to this video from YouTube user Theramin Hero, we’ve got something to tide us over until next week’s finale.

Last night’s episode was epic, but Game of Thrones is almost over this season. This show is the main reason I have HBO, and I am going to really miss watching it every week.

About the video:

Most of the buttons are functional and can be remapped to different functions, as can the whammy bar. It also has an onboard arpeggio and drum sequencer.

The sound comes from the original RP2A03 chip in the NES, giving it that classic 8-bit sound. All of the available sound channels are utilised.

The software runs on a raspberry pi and is written in a language called Pure Data (pd). There are various modes including a midi controller mode as well as a standalone mode, which allows the whole instrument to be used with a battery pack.


The Game of Thrones theme song is pretty cool, but I think it sounds cooler in 8-bit. One thing is for sure is that the NES Keytar is flippin awesome!

Share your thoughts on the 8-bit Game of Thrones theme song below.

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