DIY + Unusual

An album released on Nintendo 64 cartridge – the next nerdy Remute ROM release

Vinyl? Done. Tape? Ha, as if. German artist Remute is using obsolete game technology to release music – and the latest is an album released on an actual, playable Nintendo 64 cartridge.
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Bespoke visual noise is the next domain for Robert Henke – so let’s revisit Perlin, anyway

For the year 2022, it’s remarkable how much visual generation is still based on decades-old algorithms. But here’s one to watch – voraciously experimental media artist Robert Henke is into noise as his next jam. That makes it a perfect time to revisit…

Resolume 7.8’s REST API turns your visual tools into tweakable web servers

In a huge boon to coders and hackers, Resolume’s Arena, Avenue, and even modular Wires now all can be accessed as web servers. Want your smartphone to be able to dial into that visual creation? Now it’s easy.
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Roaches, mealworms, shrieking bubbles, and more in free Richard Devine sound samples

The chalk is underwater, screaming like a chattering alien. Or that’s how it sounds through a hydrophone. Enter the weird world of some of Richard Devine’s field recordings – then grab the sounds for your own Creative Commons-licensed creations.
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Afrorack with a DIY MIDI-CV converter on the Nile, robotic shakers and kick drum

Our friend Brian aka Afrorack has kept up his must-see series of DIY video tutorials in his home Uganda. And as ever, he’s producing brilliant instruments and fantastic music on a budget, thanks to some serious ingenuity.
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SOMA has a new compact 8-bit noise synth and sequencer for 130€

The romantic engineering synth maker has something small and affordable, a post-apocalyptic weirdo instrument from designer Kakos Nonos. It’s part chip music, part noise experiment, in the grand tradition of stuff like the Atari Punk Console. Mee…

8-bit painting – watch a DIY light pen for the IBM PCjr

Jozef Bogin, Slovak engineer and hacker, has just posted this short video of a light pen – PCjr interface, and whenever we have events planning again, I really want to see it as a VJ act.
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