The 1979 Remco Sound Fx Machine, ‘one of the stupidest toys ever made’, has been recreated as a free app.
Why recreate one of the stupidest toys ever in software?
Just because it was stupid doesn’t mean that it wasn’t lusted after by kids everywhere back in the day. Here’s what Tom of Waveformless has to say about it:
Now we are open-minded enough to realize that the Remco Sound FX Machine is not only one of the stupidest toys ever made, but that it’s also a pretty cool noise machine. So, of course, these things go for stupid money on eBay.
And the Remco Sound FX Machine has been recreated in software.
Here’s an overview of the Ghostfact Sound FX Machine:
We’re guessing that even the software version will annoy parents.
You can download the app at the Ghostfact site.
7 thoughts on “1979 Remco Sound Fx Machine, ‘One Of The Stupidest Toys Ever Made’, Recreated As Software”
This was Aphex Twin´s first toy.
For sure? It was mine too
One of the stupidest toys ever made in 1979: Remco Sound FX Machine
One of the stupidest toys ever made in 2010: iPad.
Let’s see what the future brings …
I don´t think the iPad qualifies as a stupid toy, rather as an expensive one, though.
Hehe, if I had children I would rather give them this Remco toy than an iPad or a mobile phone. Or a tape recorder. Something that promotes learning the basics first and seeing that you can go a long way by using your own creativity and some basic tools.
Here is a video project using the Remco and SN76477
Any chance of getting a AU or VST of this?