New Meris Modular 8-bit FX unit, Ottobit, claims Audio In >> Video Game Out

Meris releases a new 500 series modular format sound processor, Ottobit What is it? Here is how Meris describes it: It is designed to give musicians and sound designers tools to sculpt any source into audio reminiscent of early 8 and 16 bit video game soundtracks… With all of these tools…

GetLoFi & Nootropic Design kickstart Synthino XM Synth/Groovebox

Minneapolis-based DIY kit makers GetLoFi and Nootropic Design begin Synthino XM Polyphonic MIDI Synthesizer/Groovebox Kickstarter campaign. GetLoFi and Nootropic Design describe the Synthino XM Polyphonic MIDI Synthesizer and Groovebox as: The Synthino XM is completely new polyphonic synthesizer with unique features running on a powerful hardware platform. It is compact,…

Rad-Fi System: a new collection of Synth & FX kits by Bleep Labs available for pre-order & on sale!

The Rad-Fi Glitch Delay and Patchable Synthesizer, part of Bleep Labs’ Rad-Fi System, are open for preorder now. On sale until Feb 28th! Bleep Labs has made some great sounding and fun kits. They are now expanding their line with the Rad-Fi System. What is it, you ask? “The RAD-FI…

Great write up of Glitch Music Hackathon: Circuit bending, Chiptunes & 8-bit by Evolver.fm

Glitch Music Hack was the January edition of the Monthly Music Hackathon NYC. Monthly Music Hackathon NYC is a hacking & performance series with a new theme each month. January was Glitch, or as they described it: Circuit bending, Chiptunes, 8-bit music, broken things, retro, or anything else you might describe as…

Xenobioz releases free Amiga Sonix inspired VST, Aegis

Aegis is a free VST inspired by Sonix for Amiga. From the Xenobioz website: Aegis VST is inspired by the old amiga synth Sonix.It’s main features are the Drawable Oscillator and LFO waveforms and a special type of Phase Distortion. Features: 1 Drawable Oscillator. (128 samples) 1 Drawable LFO, that can…

‎SoundScaper 1.0, the Circuit Bending sound design app‬ for iPad has been released

Igor Vasiliev/iMusicAlbum has gotten SoundScaper approved at the iTunes app store. As we mentioned earlier this month SoundScaper was pending approval at the iTunes app store, and it is now available here for $5.99. A recap of the description: SoundScaper is an experimental sound mini lab for creating unusual soundscapes, atmospheric…

µChip3: 3-day UK fest with Chiptunes, 8-bit hardware, hacking, LSDJ & other Glitch Art hosted by Vivid Projects & μCollective

Micro Collective and Vivid Projects will be hosting µChip3, starting Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. While there’s not much info consolidated into one place, this is what I could find: Glitch Art Workshop: Join Antonio Roberts for this one-off workshop in which he will lead participants on a journey…

Circuit Bending is now a course at Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music is offering a course in Circuit Bending and Physical Computing. The course counts for 2 credits. Course Description: In this class, students develop the basic electronics skills necessary to do creative circuit-bending, to modify and rewire sound-making toys, and to build custom performance interfaces using game…

Circuit Bending workshop TODAY in Bloomington, IN by BloomingLabs

Take your Valentine to a circuit bending workshop today! The WonderLab Museum  will be hosting a Circuit Bending Workshop by BloomingLabs today, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. From their website: Bring in an old electronic toy and work with experts from Bloominglabs to permanently change how the toy sounds and operates!…

Synth Meet in Chicago, featuring Make Noise and Hackme Electronics, and BEER!

The Hideout will be hosting their somewhat annual Synth Meet. Make Noise will be showing off some of their new stuff they featured at NAMM, and Hackme Electronics will be demoing their Vectr firmware 2.0. Check out the Facebook event page. Admission is free. Sunday, March 1, 2015; 12:00 pm (event…

Circuit Bending type synth app, bent.fm lite v3.4, released in anticipation of full version. @bent_fm

bent.fm has released bent.fm lite v3.4 for iPhone. In anticipation of the full bent.fm app, bent.fm lite has been updated to version 3.4. Description from the app store page: bent.fm lite is a model of a circuit-bent synthesizer. bent.fm allows the user to tweak classic circuit bending modifications like fine…

New demo tracks for SoundScaper, the iPad 8-bit/circuit bending sound design app @zzzwiw

A few days ago we told you about SoundScaper, a new iPad app up for review at the iTunes store. The developer now has some new demo tracks available. Here’s a few new demo tracks from Motion Soundscape/Igor Vasiliev for the new SoundScaper app.