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Video: Talk MIDI with the Bus Pirate on Talk Like a Pirate Day

Shiver me timbers, there’s finally a video tutorial on how to set up the Bus Prate for the MIDI protocol.

MIDI serial oscilloscope
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Video: Decode/debug MIDI Serial Data on an Oscilloscope

Have you ever needed to decode/debug your MIDI data stream in more detail than what conventional software allows? Your oscilloscope could save the day.

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Video: miniAtmegatron Demo & Sneak Peek at the New Improved Manual

Soulsby Synthesizers is releasing a proper manual for the miniAtmegatron. Get a sneak peek here, and an in-depth sound demo!

Make the World’s cheapest MIDI Tester
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Video: Make the World’s cheapest MIDI Tester

A quick and dirty (and cheap) MIDI tester.

Obscura 8-bit Chiptune Synth
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Introducing a new and improved 8bit MIDI NES Chiptune Synth

The 8bit Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth II from Arcano Systems is now on Kickstarter.

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Arcano Systems releases Gem-8, a Retro 8-bit, WiFi-enabled computer and chiptune music synthesizer

The retro-styled, WiFi-enabled computer specializes as a chiptune music synthesizer, but also has a few other tricks up its sleeve.

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…

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…

Algorithmic/Automatic Music Hackathon in NYC this Saturday

Monthly Music Hackathon NYC is featuring  algorithmic music. This Saturday is the Automatic Music Hackathon. This is a series at Monthly Music Hackathon NYC. Schedule:11:30 Doors open11:45 Pizza12:00 TalksAndreas Jansson – Midimacs: A semi-algorithmic midi sequencer in Emacs LispRyan Groves – Automatic melodic analysis and its application to automatic compositionJonathan Marmor –…

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,…

Great write up of Glitch Music Hackathon: Circuit bending, Chiptunes & 8-bit by

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…