Retro 16-bit: chipsynth SFC exactly emulates Super NES/Famicom as instrument

It’s 1990. Nintendo has just leaped into the 16-bit age. And the voice of its new Super Famicom (SNES) console is about to open a window to a world of lush, glossy sound. Now, just shy of 30 years later, that spirit has taken plug-in form.

Games as art, music as game medium, in free festival online: A MAZE.

You couldn’t come to Berlin for Synthposium. But in this year of the virtual, you can explore electronic media from anywhere, without a plane ticket, at A MAZE. It’s relevant to the moment – and can be relevant to music and visual performance, too.

Peter Kirn - July 21, 2020

The newest sound-making device is the trampoline – and here’s a synth made for bouncing on it

Buttons, knobs, faders – yes, they’re decent. But you can’t jump on them, not without serious consequences. What you need is a trampoline.

Peter Kirn - June 9, 2020

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