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…

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

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.

Moogfest $70 circuit bending challenge

Don’t forget, the deadline for the 4th Annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge is Midnight EST on February 23rd, 2014.  Videos of some of the entries can be found here.

via GetLoFi – Circuit Bending Synth DIY » Blog Archive » Eraser – Bent 2008 Minneapolis

GetLoFi – Circuit Bending Synth DIY » Blog Archive » Eraser – Bent 2008 Minneapolis

Ammo Box Synth video

Video of the ammo box synth/sequencer I built.

Built a new synth.

Built a synth/sequencer in an ammo box. Speaker, 1/4″ out, and theremin style pitch bend. Smaller black knobs randomize the chaos/pitch of the sequence. Also good for shutting down the city of Boston.