8BitMixtapeNEO is a glitchy hackable synth the size of a cassette tape

It’s the size of a cassette tape, has buttons and pots so you can play it as a handheld instrument, it’s open and hackable – and it sounds like 8-bit mayhem.

Roland R-07 wants to be your next recorder – and your phone’s friend

Smartphones have already changed how we think about cameras. So what about recording? The newest handheld in Roland’s popular line has one answer to that.

Peter Kirn - January 8, 2018

Deep knowledge and free sounds for the PO-32 pocket drum machine

Teenage Engineering’s PO-32 is a powerful drum synth, literally in a calculator form factor. Now you can learn more – and update its sounds – from YouTube.

Peter Kirn - November 8, 2017

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