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…

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 Workshop in Detroit

This Sunday in Detroit, MI, the Mobile Homestead will be hosting a Circuit Bending Workshop. From the Facebook Event page: Emphasizing spontaneity and randomness, circuit bending is the creative, chance-based customization of the circuits found within electronic devices such as low voltage, battery-powered guitar effects, children’s toys, and digital synthesizers….

Denver Synth Meet 2015!

Denver Synth Meet is an all ages sight and sound sharing event. The meet will include: Modular, Old & New Hardware/Software Analog/Digital Do It Yourself Controllers Guitar Pedals Manufacturers  Demos You will be able to buy/sell/trade and open tables will be available for you to show off your gear. Live…

R.I.P. Lo-Fi SES, the lovable, hackable 8-bit chiptunes instrument we never knew

In a sad update on their Kickstarter page, Assorted Wires has cancelled their campaign for the Lo-Fi SES. After a +500% funded campaign and great media coverage, they’ve shut down the project. “Over the past few weeks I was hit hard with a series of things that have consumed all…

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…

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…