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…

‎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 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.

New iPad app, SoundScaper, to resemble 8-bit/circuit bending sounds

Igor Vasiliev has submitted SoundScaper to the iTunes store for review. From the developer’s site: SoundScaper is an experimental sound mini lab for creating unusual soundscapes, atmospheric textures, drones, glitches and noises based on circuit bending ideas…The oscillators, based on simulating schematics of actual 8 bit lofi sound playback chips,…

Critical Vibrations releases Circuit Bent Collection Live Pack

Circuit Bent Collection, a new Live Pack from Critical Vibrations has been released. Built from a huge library of samples recorded from circuit bent toys, keyboards, and drum machines, it contains 140 instruments for Ableton Live 9. From their site: “This collection isn’t just the glitchy lo-fi toy sounds you…

Venetian Snares demos new glitchy analog drum module!

Dr. Snarold Snarington (Aaron Funk of Venetian Snares) shows a quick demo of the new Mutant Machine module from hexinverter.net. This drum module is described as having a “microcontroller-free analog percussion synthesis engine.” They go on to say, “The Mutant Machine is a dynamic analog instrument capable of generating a wide…