Fractal images are generally made with math algorithms on a computer. But it turns out that there was a way to create fractal images in the 1930s using multiple cameras and projectors. CodeParade explains how these analog patterns would have worked, and how to simulate them with a webcam and a monitor.
Architect James Wines of SITE designed this unique series of watches with faces inspired by topographical maps. The design reveals its depth as light and shadow play across its layers. It comes in in monochrome grey and black models, along with a stainless steel variant directly from Projects Watches.
Electronic gadget maker Love Hultén expands on his Carrier 37 synthesizer with this awesome looking modular synth stack that folds into itself for portability. The MDLR-37 packs in a Korg Minilogue, Korg Microkey 37, Meris ENZO, T-Rex Replicator, and Doepfer A-199 for a complete analog performance system in a briefcase.
Swiss watchmaker CODE41 presents a new series that builds and improves on their original designs. The Anomaly Evolution is more precise, has an increased power reserve, bright Luminova markers, 100m water resistance, a transparent back, and is 1.5 mm thinner than its predecessors. Pre-order through 5.27.2021.
Swatch presents a unique series of wristwatches that meld ceramics and bio-sourced plastics, resulting in a smooth and resilient case. The first watches in the series feature a perfectly matched case and strap color, and a see-through face that exposes their mechanisms. Available in white, black, blue, grey, and pink.
These watches from G-SHOCK feature an analog main dial and a smaller digital display at the bottom. Their case, bezels, and bands are made from stainless steel for heft, while still offering shock-resistance. They feature Neobrite and dual LED illumination, solar power, world time, and automatic time calibration.
Give your headphones a smooth and crystal-clear analog upgrade with Douk Audio’s P1 headphone amp. It has a pair of 6J5 vacuum tubes, and can be used as a hi-fi headphone amp, a tube preamp, or a USB DAC. It supports USB, RCA, and Bluetooth 5.0 sources, and quality up to 24-bit, 192Khz from USB audio sources.
Look Mum No Computer is always building strange and wonderful electronic musical instruments. His latest creation is a massive wall full of oscillator circuits, which, when played together, create an equivalently massive wall of sound. If a symphony played synths instead of strings, it might sound something like this.
The MicroFreak Vocoder Edition, is an an updated version of Arturia’s hybrid analog/digital synthesizer with voice-enhancing capabilities. It includes a 16-band vocoder and a gooseneck electret mic for capturing your voice. Those with a standard MicroFreak can add vocoder ability via a firmware update.
The latest in the Swatch Big Bold collection truly lives up to its name, with this series of vibrant wristwatches with chunky hour indicators and hands in dayglo colors, set against a visible mechanism. Choose from orange/blue, blue/pink , or the pink/green color schemes, each with a comfortable silicone strap.
An oversize version of Timex’s classic Weekender wristwatch. This model is set into a large 43mm case, and comes on a leather strap that’s big enough for an 8-inch wrist. It features bright Indiglo lighting, and is water-resistant to 30m. It’s a great value for everyday wear.
We’re having a hard time resisting this retro alarm clock inspired by 1960s plastic-fantastic style. Created by Penco and TWEMCO, the battery-powered clock features a mechanical flip display, and a shiny orange ABS plastic case with white-on-orange flip tiles. There’s also a less expensive model with black tiles.
Nixon’s bold-faced analog wristwatches feature easy-to-read high-contrast numerals and markers. They come in a variety of styles, from a showy goldtone with metal band to a sophisticated gunmetal with a leather strap. Each watch has a stainless steel 42mm case with a 100m waterproof rating.
The Stylophone is a very basic analog electronic instrument that uses a conductive pen and a metal circuit board of “keys” as its input device. But with the help of a Digitech Whammy effects pedal and some quick pen play, maromaro1337 was able to jam out some iconic rock riffs on the monophonic keyboard. More here.
IK Multimedia proves you don’t have to be big or expensive to create fat analog sounds. Their portable synth costs less than $200, and features a pure-analog audio path with 2 VCOs, noise generator, resonant multimode VCF and VCA, MIDI, and a 27-note multitouch keyboard.
A white-on-black version of Humans Since 1982’s segmented analog timepiece which offers the same 24 analog dials, but a bolder and easier to read display. It’s as amazing as ever, though we only wish it were more affordable. Measures 15.75″ h x 35.5″ w x 1.5″ d.
A crazy cool modular single-voice analog synthesizer that’ll have you cranking out fat beats, crunchy noises, and amazing electronic sounds for your musical creations. It works completely standalone, or can be controlled by studio apps, sequencers, or keyboards via MIDI.