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,…

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…

Xenobioz releases free Amiga Sonix inspired VST, Aegis

Aegis is a free VST inspired by Sonix for Amiga. From the Xenobioz website: Aegis VST is inspired by the old amiga synth Sonix.It’s main features are the Drawable Oscillator and LFO waveforms and a special type of Phase Distortion. Features: 1 Drawable Oscillator. (128 samples) 1 Drawable LFO, that can…

‎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 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…

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 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…

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…