Circuit Bending: An Introduction to Tinkering with Electronics

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science presents a workshop called “Circuit Bending: An Introduction to Tinkering with Electronics” on Saturday, Mach 21 2015, from 1 – 4 p.m. “Don’t know what to do with an old toy keyboard or Furby? Create strange and new sounds with these…

Free circuit bending lab at Northern Illinois Univ. this Saturday.

The STEM Outreach Bright Futures program is hosting a free Circuit Bending lab this Satuday at NIU. The lab will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 146 of NIU’s Swen Parson Hall.

Circuit Bent sound library for Ableton, Kontakt & Logic on sale, only $9.99!

Puremagnetik has released Hyperbent, a collection of sounds including over 200 clips and over 500 individual multisamples from over 80 circuit bent and hacked electronics. Read more after the jump: Hyperbent comes with sounds from these 6 Puremagnetik libraries: Artifact – A library of sound palettes created from digital anomalies and…

Arduino TRE Developer Edition is now available. Beta Testers wanted.

Today, a post on the Arduino Blog  states a limited run of the long awaited Arduino TRE is now available for Beta Testers.  50 “Developer Edition” pre-production boards are available at the hefty price of €149.00 ($204.38 as of today).  However, that price gets you: “not a typical Arduino board. It’s a…

Casio SK-1 makes Attack Magazine’s list of 9 samplers that defined dance music.

“We won’t pretend the SK-1 is the definitive sound of thousands of club tracks… the SK-1 looks like a toy, feels like a toy and by today’s standards it most definitely is a toy.“ There, now we got that out of the way, you can understand a little more about it…

NIN spoof video features real Circuit Bent/Home Brew synth.

I wrongly assumed the “Weird Sound” box in the awesome NIN spoof video “This is a Trent Reznor Song,” was just a prop. I decided to ask Director/Writer/Musician Freddy Scott: @BentTronics That is an actual working unit designed and created by @Dr_Blankenstein !— Frederick Scott (@freddyscott) March 27, 2014 Dr….

Do you bend/hack/make MIDI controllers?

If so, MIDI HACK may be of interest to you. OSC, CV, and VST/AU will be represented as well. “The goal of MIDI HACK is to bring together industry leaders, interesting start-ups, software developers, hardware fanatics and musicians who push the envelope of music creation, and to spawn great and…

Be on the lookout for Sales! Radio Shack closing 1100 stores.

Back in 2006 I scored some major deals when Radio Shack shut down about 500 of their stores. Now Forbes says the retailer is shutting down 1100 stores. I made sure to find out which locations near me were closing and wait until the “normal” going out of business sales…

A DIY 8-bit Arduino based mono synth, drum machine and more
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A DIY 8-bit Arduino based mono synth, drum machine and more

Just released, the Atmegatron from Soulsby Synthesizers, is an Open Source 8-bit mono synth based on the Arduino platform.

Glitch Art! Announcing the Moog Circuit Bending Finalists!

Glitch Art! Announcing the Moog Circuit Bending Finalists! Watch the vids…” #benttronicsblog — (@BentTronics) March 1, 2014 from Twitter

Play a Retro-Sounding Commodore 64 Emulation in a Browser

Play a Retro-Sounding Commodore 64 Emulation in a Browser with WebSID – Create Digital Music – #benttronicsblog — (@BentTronics) March 1, 2014 from Twitter

$10 circuit bending shopping spree.

via Instagram One of the great things about circuit bending is how inexpensive it can be. I purchased the three toys above at Savers and Goodwill for a total just under $10.