A first look at the Soulsby Synthesizers miniAtmegatron.
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Video: I unbox, assemble, and play the new $39 open source, 8bit/chiptune miniAtmegatron synth kit

A first look at the Soulsby Synthesizers miniAtmegatron.

Video: miniAtmegatron: open source 8bit/chiptune, Arduino compatible synth shield, official price announced

The miniAtmegatron is officially announced, with price. Hot on the heels of the Atmegatron V2 and it’s lowered price, is the official release video of the miniAtmegatron from Soulsby Synthesizers. The mini is an Arduino compatible shield, in kit form. The price is only $39, almost an impulse buy. The…

Video: 90 Second demo of the updated Atmegatron, and it’s new lower price

A video from Soulsby Synthesizers has been released for the updated Atmegatron, and it’s new lower price. Last week I posted about the upcoming release of the new Atmegatron, it’s new lower price and even a miniAtmegatron Arduino compatible shield in kit form. Today Soulsby Synthesizers has released a quick…

Atmegatron, the open source, 8bit, Arduino based mono synth & drum machine is updated to V2 and a mini kit!

Soulsby Synthesizers is back with an update to their Atmegatron line, and a new kit. Paul Soulsby has announced an updated version of his Atmegatron, due out August 24, 2015. The new Version 2 has the the same unique sound, but with many more software profiles for download, and a…

Displaying animations on an oscilloscope from sound waves; and a Kickstarter audio/visual album.

Can you create animations on an oscilloscope from sound waves? I had been looking for something like this to display a clock or other graphics on my oscilloscope. During my research I stumbled across some YouTube videos of people doing the same thing, only some of these people were taking the…

NMASS 2015 teaser video featuring sound design by Richard Devine, visuals by Dr. Bleep

Great audio/visual work for the NMASS 2015 teaser video by Richard Devine and Dr. Bleep. The video is below. Unfortunately I have a wedding to attend the same weekend as NMASS 2015. What is it, you may ask? “A 3-day festival featuring music performances, sound installations, film screenings, and a…

Audio In >> Video Game Out – Meris Ottobit Bit Reduction/FX Module just released + awesome demo video

The Meris 500 Series Ottobit module is finally out, along with an awesome demo video. I wrote about the original announcement of the Ottobit here, and gave some basic info about it. Meris now has the Ottobit available for purchase. Along with the release, they have posted a great demo…

Drum8, 8-Bit Drum Machine Sampler for the Apple II

Riccardo Macri has written Drum8, an 8-bit sample playback drum machine for the Apple II. In the early 2000s I had quite a vintage computer collection. TRS-80 CoCo2, Apple IIe, Amiga 500,¬†Commodore 64, a couple Atari XL series, and a couple others that I can’t recall. Sadly, I had to…

Circuit Bending/DIY Synth guru Dave Wright/Not Breathing releases new Album

If you’re a fan of live DIY synth/circuit bent performances, you need to check out Not Breathing, aka Dave Wright of Tucson, AZ. His newest album, Wrightman II, was released earlier this month on Bandcamp. $5 for 9 songs. Be sure to check it out on a decent sound system,…

Circuit Bending sound design app SoundScaper, now with MIDI control

SoundScaper, the circuit bending sound design app now has MIDI control in version 1.2 The updates have been coming fast. Igor Vasiliev has been busy. What is new in SoundScaper: Complete MIDI control for all faders, knobs and other modes Possibility to create MIDI control maps for different controllers Two different…

Circuit Bending/Noise artist AMULETS plays tonight in San Antonio. Houston, Lafayette this weekend

AMULETS plays circuit bent/noise set tonight in San Antonio, TX. Houston, Lafayette this weekend I stumbled across a fantastic video on YouTube of circuit bent/tape loop/noise artist AMULETS aka Randall Taylor of Austin, TX.  He is another example of someone performing some great compositions with lofi/minimalist gear. Micro Tour info: Thursday…

Ivo Ivanov of Glitchmachines Releases Impressive Pictue Gallery of His Circuit Bent Instruments

A new FaceBook gallery of circuit bent instruments from Ivo Ivanov of Glitchmachines. Before Glitchmachines was known as a high-level, futuristic software effects brand, Ivo Ivanov was very busy releasing beautifully crafted circuit bent devices. He recently put up a gallery of said devices and it’s impressive, not only in…