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…

Synthesis & Samples Hackathon in NYC this Saturday ft. burnkit2600 and littleBits Korg Synth Kit Workshop

Monthly Music Hackathon is hosting their Synthesis & Samples Hackathon in NYC this Saturday. burkit2600 The folks at Monthly Music Hackathon NYC are focusing on Synthesis & Sampling this month. From their site: Make new art from scratch! Learn about recent research, tools, and art related to sound synthesis and audio…

Synthino XM Synth/Groovebox Kickstarter campaign fully funded, only 7 units left!

The Synthino XM Synth/Groovebox Kickstarter campaign has surpassed it’s $14,000 goal. As I told you about before, Minneapolis-based DIY kit makers GetLoFi and Nootropic Design have a Kickstarter campaign for the Synthino XM Polyphonic MIDI Synthesizer and Groovebox. They have now surpassed their $14,000 goal, and will start shipping in April/May. As…

Pics from this weekend’s Denver Synth Meet

The 2015 Denver Synth Meet wrapped-up in pics. Chris Randall, from Audio Damage has a great flickr album of the 2015 Denver Synth Meet. A few highlights below:

Great collection of pics from the Chicago Synth Meet

A great round up of pics of the Chicago Synth meet from March 1st of this year. Photo Credit: Andrew Horton FaceBook user Andrew Horton has some great pics in his album from the Chicago Synth Meet at the Hideaway that we originally told you about here. The album can be…

PAX East Jamspace ’15, Huge 8-bit/chiptune lineup this weekend!

MAGFest and Boston 8bit present the PAX East Jamspace 2015! From the event websites: “MAGFest Presents the PAX East Jamspace 2015! As always, this year will be a mix of open jam time aka your typical Jamspace awesomeness (starting around 10am all three days!) + some fantastic scheduled shows from…

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…