Ethereal demoscene creations, animation from scroll bars, at Revision 2024

Demoscene culture continues to produce more with less, producing elaborate audiovisual worlds from tiny amounts of code. Revision is a hub for these kinds of creations, and in 2024, it delivers as always – including, incredibly, an animation made just from HTML scrollbar code. (Seriously.)

chipsynth C64 is an emulation of the SID so good, it can replace hardware

Today, Plogue is launching chipsynth C64, an AAX/AU/VST3/CLAP plug-in recreation of the Commodore 64/128 and its legendary 1982 SID chip (and successors). No one else could create an emulation this obsessive. After just a few minutes with it, it feels like encountering an entirely new instrument that fell straight out of a past decade. It’s likely to enchant both nostalgic C64 fans and those discovering chip music for the first time.

Peter Kirn - December 6, 2023

Here’s the new nanoloop Game Boy cart in action – and more cute stuff coming

It’s one of the cartridges that launched the Game Boy musician phenomenon. And you can still go back to vintage Nintendo hardware with this beautiful homebrew music-making platform. Just watch.

Peter Kirn - July 14, 2023

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