Atari, at 50, leaves a legacy of electronic imagination in visuals and sound

It’s official: video games, or certainly their leading icon Atari, have crossed the half-century landmark. But maybe that’s why the aesthetics of some of Atari’s earliest greats now sound newly fresh – not only retro, but as something elemental no deep in music, art, and culture.

Casio’s MT-100 toy keyboard is reborn as a free plug-in for macOS and Windows

Sample Science has a tasty freebie for us – Retro Cazio models the 1983 Casio Casiotone MT-100, for a very, very 80s drum kit, keys, and other instruments. Let’s revisit that source instrument.

Peter Kirn - April 11, 2022

Sequence sounds out of emoticons-icons with this surprisingly addictive free website

We have access to endlessly powerful music creation and sound synthesis software. So… why on this particular Friday is it more fun to make stupid sequences out of emoticons? Enjoy “thirtydollarhaircut.”

Peter Kirn - January 28, 2022

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