This Ableton Push cover of Ghouls ‘n Ghosts wins Halloween

The Interwebz are awash with various Halloween-themed music covers in the fight for YouTube subscribers. But let’s go to a 1988 Japanese video game classic.

How A Plug-in Recaptured the Robot Voices of Your Childhood

I’ve just gotten lost making my computer sing. And now I can’t stop. You see, a funny thing happened on the way to the future. As speech synthesis vastly improved, it also became vastly more boring. Intelligibility robbed synthesized words and singing of its alien quality, which was what made it sound futuristic in the […]

Peter Kirn - January 14, 2015

Dreamcast Arcade Stick as MIDI Controller

As touchscreens grow in popularity, let’s pause to reflect on the joy of the tangible, the physical. Juda (oneworldoneband.com) writes to share his rig coupling the Sega Arcade Controller for the Dreamcast game system with a computer. The ingredients: one terrific Sega game controller, one USB adapter, one Max/MSP app called MultiControl (runs via runtime […]

- April 26, 2010

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