Watch the 2006 documentary 8 BIT to see chip music and art at its peak – now online

It’s hard to believe not only that 15 years have passed since this movie, but how far chip aesthetics have exploded in global culture. So transport yourself back in time and treat yourself to an essential documentary on the scene, now watchable online. It’s the next best thing to a time machine to the mid-2000s […]

Review: MOD Dwarf is a lush, bottomless portal to effects that keeps getting better

If you love software, if you love the imaginative and compositional choices it affords, at last hardware is embodying that same freedom. Few devices do that more elegantly than the MOD Dwarf. MOD’s place in the sound galaxy You know the story as far as need. You like having all those choices of different effects […]

Peter Kirn - October 8, 2021

Rymdigare for iOS combines FX in a fanciful UI and makes everything fuzzy and wonderful

There’s a gently pastel-colored hand-drawn interface, a backstory involving extraplanetary mining. It’s a reverb, a degrader and multi-effect, but also a drone maker. But whatever it is, Rymdigare transports everything you do to a warm, happy place. It’s like drizzling stuff with warm chocolate.

Peter Kirn - October 4, 2021

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