Let’s do the Time Warp again. As far as synthesizers making spooky sounds are concerned, I’m pleased to party every day like it’s Halloween. (After all, what is the point of music electronics if not to scare small children, animals, and… adults?)

But I want to take us back to 2007, when our friends at Bleep Labs produced this great series of limited-edition Halloween mods to their fantastic Thingamagoop. It’s an excuse to just point you to Bleep Labs’ site – they remain one of the world’s great vendors for genuinely-fun sonic electronics for everyone. They’re gadgets you can use as unique instruments — or teach even non-musicians who haven’t a clue about circuitry about the magic of electricity. No, this isn’t a sponsored post. Some music inventions are like your favorite Halloween candy: you can only say positive things. (Sorry, candy corn. It’s all about the Tootsie Pop.)


Heck, some of you may be too young to remember reading CDM that long half-decade ago, before the iPhone had apps and when some music artists were still on MySpace. So – let’s turn back the clock and enjoy.