The late Dave Smith with Tom Oberheim, Marcus Ryle, Tony Karavidas talking OB-X8 design

We’re fortunate for all the time we get to spend together talking about the stuff we love and meeting the people who make our musical instruments. And that time is always limited. So this moment from the OB-X8 team is especially worth watching for all four designers – and RIP, Dave.

Make your own MIDI-to-CV adapter in a skull, with a 3D printer and CircuitPython

Liz Clark over at Adafruit has a great DIY project. It’s compact. It’s beginner-friendly. It teaches you some simple embedded Python with Circuit Python. It’s… a skull.

Peter Kirn - August 10, 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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