New KORG kits with tubes: Nu:Tekt headphone amp, valve overdrive

KORG are adding to their inexpensive, easy put-them-together kits with a headphone amp and valve overdrive. Totally tubular.

The demonic musical Baby Bots of Moon Armada

Why should a synth be a metal box with some wooden endcaps? Why shouldn’t be a severed baby doll head with glowing red eyes and buttons in its skull? Moon Armada helps the forward evolution of synth form factors, and the results are … uh … adorable is the word?

Peter Kirn - February 25, 2019

8BitMixtapeNEO is a glitchy hackable synth the size of a cassette tape

It’s the size of a cassette tape, has buttons and pots so you can play it as a handheld instrument, it’s open and hackable – and it sounds like 8-bit mayhem.

Peter Kirn - May 14, 2018

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