Compusynth is like a love child of a west coast modular and the Altair 8800 computer

128-bit digital sequencer? 1,596 patch points? A combination of a 1970s modular system – and a 1970s hobbyist microcomputer? Composer/artist and engineer Giorgio Sancristoforo has dreamed up a new synth from an alternative universe.

Bentō is an alive, unstable Japanese noise box by Giorgio Sancristoforo

Feedback networks, unstable oscillators, shaky fat quivering filters, distorted mayhem, a bunch of labels in Japanese, a bunch of switches and knobs and a tape recorder – Bentō is a delight of software madness. It’s a delicious meal of noise.

Peter Kirn - March 21, 2022

Tour Berna3, a complete 1950s electronic music studio in software – tape loops to test oscillators

While everyone else modulates the 70s, 80s, and even 90s, step back to the 1950s – with a complete array of test oscillators, vintage sound equipment, mixers, patching, and tape. It’s Berna3, and it’s possibly the most retro electronic music software … ever.

Peter Kirn - October 1, 2021

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