Circuit Bending and Custom Electronic Musical Instruments
NTH Music Synthesizer Available Now at
February 2nd, 2012 - Link

The NTH is a fun-to-use, sonically-rich, hackable music synthesizer.  It features digital oscillators, an analog low-pass filter, an integrated step sequencer, MIDI I/O, and simple, intuitive controls.

NTH Music Synthesizer

The NTH is available for purchase from February 2, 2012 to March 1, 2012 via Kickstarter:

Upon successful funding, production of the NTH will begin and the entire design will be open-sourced.

Audio examples, product photos, and additional documentation can be found at the NTH website:

The NTH was designed by Kevin Holland ( and John Staskevich (

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If you like Glitchdesk…
December 1st, 2011 - Link

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Richard Devine’s Bend Workstation Video
August 11th, 2010 - Link

Richard Devine has posted a video of the Bend Workstation and a Roland TR-707 in action:

Filed under: Circuit Bending, Drum Machines, Glitchdesk

Waveplant – Refragment
November 7th, 2008 - Link

Joel Corelitz used a Glitchdesk Bend Workstation & Bent TR-707 to create most of the percussion for his Waveplant release, Refragment.

Filed under: Glitchdesk, Music

Glitchdesk in the Wild
September 21st, 2008 - Link

A Glitchdesk Bend Workstation and a custom module appear in photographs from the recent Richard Devine feature at

Glitchdesk Modules in Richard Devine's Studio

Filed under: Glitchdesk, Music

Circuit Bent Auctions
November 26th, 2007 - Link

Circuit bent items 28 (Speak & Spell) and 29 (Casio SK-1, SK-5 with Rackmount Panel) are now available at eBay with no reserve price. Auctions end on December 2nd.

Filed under: Instruments For Sale

Circuit Bent SK-1, SK-5, Rackmount Patch Panel
October 25th, 2007 - Link

A new instrument package has been posted here.

Included is an early Glitchdesk prototype module–a large 4U rackmount patch panel. There are 100 patch points corresponding to various I/O pins and potentiometer terminals.

The SK-1 and SK-5 each have MIDI input via SKM kits.

SK-1, SK-5

Rackmount Patch Panel

Filed under: Casio SK, Circuit Bending, Glitchdesk, Instruments For Sale

Roland TR-505 Replacement Back Panel
October 23rd, 2007 - Link

The design for the TR-505 back panel has been posted. The design may be modified & ordered using free software from Front Panel Express.

Details on the modified TR-505 product page.

TR-505 Back Panel

Filed under: Drum Machines, Open Source

MIDI Device Auctions
August 31st, 2007 - Link

A few MIDI devices have been posted at eBay:

  • Yamaha VSS-30 with installed UMR kit
  • Casio RAP-1 “Rapman” with installed UMR kit
  • Speak & Spell with installed MIDISpeak kit

Yamaha VSS-30 with MIDI

Casio Rapman with MIDI

MIDI Speak & Spell

Filed under: Instruments For Sale, MIDI, MIDISpeak, UMR

Observation of the Cat State
June 8th, 2007 - Link

Joel Corelitz of underscore music used a Glitchdesk Bend Workstation and bent TR-707 when creating the soundtrack for eatdrink‘s promo video, Observation of the Cat State.

Observation of the Cat State

Filed under: Glitchdesk, Music, User Projects

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