555 Timer Book Chpt 7
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My 555 Book, Chpt. 7 recap: Audible Anarchy with the Atari Punk Console

Companion video for The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to the 555 Timer, Chapter 7: Audible Anarchy

bitRanger, a weird handheld modular synth crammed with over 100 patch points
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Announcing bitRanger, a weird handheld modular synth crammed with over 100 patch points

Has Bastl Instruments launched the ultimate handheld modular synth?

Moogfest Circuit Bending Challenge
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The Moogfest Circuit Bending Challenge is back for 2016

One of the most recognized Circuit Bending Challenges is back.

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…

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…

Circuit Bending sound design app SoundScaper has been updated to v1.1

The circuit bending inspired sound design tool, SoundScaper is now at v1.1 I’ve mentioned SoundScaper by Motion Soundscape (aka Igor Vasiliev) before here, here and here. Now v1.1 has been released. Here’s what’s new:  Advanced control panel for all faders and rotary knobs opened by double tap. Simple automation of changing…

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…

Make your own Synth in this 6 week class starting Mon. in Boston

Artisan’s Asylum is hosting a 6 week course on making your own synthesizer. The six week, one-night-a-week classes start this Monday, March 9 and are going to be taught by Jimmie P. Rodgers at the Artisan’s Asylum. Course Description: Join us for an intense six-week introduction to electronics through an exploration of…