The Commodordion: 8-bit instrument made of taped-together C64s and floppies

Eat your heart out, Roland V-Accordion. Meet the Commodordion, an 8-bit chip instrument with bellows made of floppies and gaffer tape – and a surprisingly deep feature set.

BASTL Microgranny is back – in a limited Monolith edition with Bogdan Raczynski

microGranny 2 was discontinued – but it gets one last lease on life, in a very limited Monolith edition. It’s a “final form” for the beloved 8-bit, lo-fi granular sample instrument.

Peter Kirn - October 14, 2022

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.

Peter Kirn - June 29, 2022

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