Way back in August 2005, two sound designers called James Thompson and Dan Powell, freshly adrift from the R&D centre of a well known japanese music company, collaborated with Native Instruments on a library called ‘Kontakt Experience’. From Soniccouture.
A much-loved and ubiquitous toy from the 1970s and 80s, Texas Instruments Speak & Spell has found a new lease of life in electronica in the last few years. People discovered that if you tinker with its circuits and voice chips, glitching, looping, and other interesting effects can be achieved. ‘Circuit Bending’, as this is known, is said to have begun in the late 1960s, and its invention is attributed to one Reed Ghazala, after a fortuitous accident with a toy ampliﬁer. From Soniccouture.