Bleep Labs Intros Rad-Fi Synth Kits

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Today, Bleep Labs opened up pre-ordering for a new breadboard audio electronics development system, which they’re calling Rad-Fi.

The Rad-Fi system is a collection of audio electronics kits that work independently or together, are “super mod-able,” and that teach the fundamentals of making analog and digital electronic devices.

The initial set of kits include the Rad-Fi Base; Glitch Delay; and the Patchable Synthesizer.

Bleep Labs explain the new offerings this way: “The idea is to make some kits that wouldn’t work well as finished PCBs and also teach people how to make their own analog and digital electronics on the way.”
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Can You Pick Which Of These 20 Strange Instruments Will Be The Best In The World?

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20 new instruments have been chosen as semi-finalists in this year’s Guthman Musical Instrument Competition.

The international competition is an annual event, held at the Georgia Institute of Technology, that seeks to find the world’s best new ideas in musical instrument design, engineering and musicianship.

The semi-finalists include strange new electronic instruments, MIDI controllers and acoustic instruments. But, while the technologies vary, all the instruments share the goal of providing new ways to make music.

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