SOMA has a new compact 8-bit noise synth and sequencer for 130€

The romantic engineering synth maker has something small and affordable, a post-apocalyptic weirdo instrument from designer Kakos Nonos. It’s part chip music, part noise experiment, in the grand tradition of stuff like the Atari Punk Console. Meet Rumble of Ancient Times aka Грохот древних эпох. It’s great to see Soma using some of their recent […]

8-bit painting – watch a DIY light pen for the IBM PCjr

Jozef Bogin, Slovak engineer and hacker, has just posted this short video of a light pen – PCjr interface, and whenever we have events planning again, I really want to see it as a VJ act.

Peter Kirn - December 2, 2021

Watch the 2006 documentary 8 BIT to see chip music and art at its peak – now online

It’s hard to believe not only that 15 years have passed since this movie, but how far chip aesthetics have exploded in global culture. So transport yourself back in time and treat yourself to an essential documentary on the scene, now watchable online. It’s the next best thing to a time machine to the mid-2000s […]

Peter Kirn - October 11, 2021

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