At the 2016 NAMM Show, being held in Anaheim, CA Jan 21-24, Roland is introducing the A-01 – a unique mobile MIDI controller and 8-bit synthesizer. The A-01 is a genre-busting piece of gear: The A-01 is the same size as Roland’s Boutique synths, and can dock in the Boutique K-25m keyboard. It’s a MIDI controller that works… Read More Roland Intros A-01 MIDI Controller & 8-Bit Synthesizer
Arcano Systems has introduced the Obscura – an inexpensive minimal chiptunes MIDI synth.
In this video, The 8-Bit Guy takes a look at how old-school 8-bit music worked, with an emphasis on video games systems.
Soulsby Synthesizers has introduced the miniAtmegatron – an DIY 8-bit synthesizer shield kit for the Arduino Uno. Here’s the official intro video:
SuperByte 2015 – a ‘Chiptune, Low-Tech & 8-Bit Arts Festival – returns to Manchester, UK this year for its fourth installment. SuperByte has risen to prominence over the last three years as one of the most important events on the international chiptune calendar. The festival launched in 2012 as a one-day chiptune and retro gaming event and featured… Read More SuperByte 2015 Chiptune + Low-tech Arts Festival Returns To Manchester In September
Developer Alexander Zolotov (SunVox, PixiTracker, Virtual ANS, PhonoPaper) has introduced Quantum VJ – a pocket-sized glitch-style 8-bit audio visualizer.
This video is a sneak preview of BitRumble – a new 8-bit polyphonic synthesizer sequencer.
AudioThing has introduced miniBit – a 8-bit/chiptune synthesizer, inspired by the retro sounds of video game consoles and home computers of the 80s.