Polish chemist Jan Czochralski, joysticks and patch points spawned this drum machine

Start with a chemical process that grows crystals and silicon for semiconductors, build a multi-layered 6-7 voice drum machine around it, cover it with patch points and clusters of knobs and joysticks, and you get the Czochralski¬†cells. It’s a complex drum machine rather unlike anything before it.

Music thing’s Tom Whitwell used ChatGPT to predict Superbooth news – how did they do?

Tom Whitwell, the human who previously blogged about music tech, has turned his attention to just making gear instead under the same banner, Music thing. But that didn’t stop him from getting ChatGPT to hallucinate some news from Superbooth before it happened. Now that we’ve got the real news, how did the AI fare?

Peter Kirn - May 12, 2023

Polystepper, a gorgeous electroacoustic synth made with stepper motors, and more wonders

Analog, digital… we’re onto the physical, kinetic, and electroacoustic. For one example, marvel at the Polystepper by artist/woodworker Love Hult√©n and coder Koka Nikoladze.

Peter Kirn - May 3, 2023

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